Watson Lake (electoral district)

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Watson Lake
Yukon electoral district
Territorial electoral district
Legislature Yukon Legislative Assembly
MLA
 
 
 
Patti McLeod
Yukon Party
District created 1974
First contested 1974
Last contested 2016
Demographics
Census subdivisions Swift River, Two Mile and Two and One-Half Mile Village, Upper Liard, Watson Lake, Yukon, Unorganized

Watson Lake is an electoral district which returns a member (known as an MLA) to the Legislative Assembly of the Yukon Territory in Canada. The riding is one of the Yukon's eight rural ridings and is one of the oldest ridings in the Yukon.

Watson Lake includes the communities of Watson Lake and Upper Liard and is situated on the traditional territory of the Ross River Dena Council and the Liard First Nation of the Kaska Dena. It is bordered to the west by the rural riding of Pelly-Nisutlin.

The riding is currently held by Yukon Party MLA Patti McLeod, the former Speaker of the Yukon Legislative Assembly, who was first elected on October 11, 2011 and re-elected on November 7, 2016. The riding is also the former seat of two-term Premier Dennis Fentie of the Yukon Party.

It is considered a Yukon Party stronghold.

MLAs[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
1970 1970-1974     Donald Taylor Independent
1974 1974–1978
1978 1978–1982     Progressive Conservative
1982 1982–1985
1985     Independent
1985 1985–1989     Dave Porter New Democratic
1989 1989–1991     John Devries Progressive Conservative
1991–1992     Yukon Party
1992 1992–1996
1996 1996–2000     Dennis Fentie New Democratic
2000 2000–2002
2002     Yukon Party
2002 2002–2006
2006 2006–2011
2011 2011–present Patti McLeod
2016 2016–present

Electoral results[edit]

2016 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 2016[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Yukon Party Patti McLeod 299 38.9% +1.8%
     NDP Erin Labonte 219 28.5% -4.6%
     Liberal Ernie Jamieson 212 27.6% +5.0%
     Independent Victor Kisoun 38 5.0% -1.6%
Total 768 100.0%

2011 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 2011[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Yukon Party Patti McLeod 276 37.8% -26.9%
     NDP Liard McMillan 242 33.1% +27.3%
     Liberal Thomas Slager 165 22.6% -3.0%
     Independent Patricia Gilhooly 48 6.6% +6.6%
Total 731 100.0%

2006 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 2006[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Yukon Party Dennis Fentie 495 64.7% +1.6%
     Liberal Rick Harder 196 25.6% +4.4%
     NDP Rachael Lewis 45 5.8% -10.0%
     Independent Dale Robert Worsfold 28 3.6% +3.6%
Total 764 100.0%

2002 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 2002[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Yukon Party Dennis Fentie 521 63.1% +46.2%
     Liberal Tom Cove 174 21.1% -10.9%
     NDP Kathy Magun 130 15.8% -35.3%
Total 825 100.0%

2000 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 2000[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     NDP Dennis Fentie 434 51.1% -1.7%
     Liberal Isaac Wood 272 32.0% +19.3%
Yukon Party Mickey Thomas 144 16.9% -12.8%
Total 850 100.0%

1996 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 1996[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     NDP Dennis Fentie 442 52.8% +18.3%
Yukon Party Barrie Ravenhill 249 29.7% -29.0%
     Liberal Dave Kalles 106 12.7% +5.9%
     Independent Mickey Thomas 40 4.8% +4.8%
Total 837 100.0%

1992 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 1992[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Yukon Party John Devries 485 58.7% +13.5%
     NDP Karel Kauppinen 285 34.5% -10.2%
     Liberal Ron Lutz 56 6.8% -2.7%
Total 826 100.0%

1989 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 1989[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative John Devries 298 45.2% +29.4%
     NDP Karel Kauppinen 295 44.7% +11.5%
     Liberal John McDonald 63 9.5% +9.5%
Total 660 100.0%

1985 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 1985[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     NDP Dave Porter 183 33.2% +29.9%
     Independent Donald Taylor 174 30.6% -0.4%
     Independent Brian Shanahan 119 21.0% -8.1%
Progressive Conservative Don McIntosh 90 15.8% -11.1%
Total 568 100.0%

1982 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 1982[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Independent Donald Taylor 170 31.0% +31.0%
     Independent Brian Shanahan 154 28.1% +28.1%
Progressive Conservative Dave Rollie 142 27.5% -25.9%
     Liberal Eileen Van Bibber 60 10.9% -34.9%
     NDP James Cahill 18 3.3% +3.3%
Total 548 100.0%

1978 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 1978[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Donald Taylor 226 53.4%
     Liberal Grant Taylor 188 44.9%
Total 419 100.0%

1974 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 1978[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Independent Donald Taylor 223 49.6%
     Independent Johnny Friend 110 24.4%
     Independent Harold Godfrey 107 23.8%
Total 450 100.0%

1970 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 1970[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Independent Donald Taylor 397 58.0%
     Independent R.W. Stubenberg 275 40.2%
Total 684 100.0%

References[edit]

  • Watson Lake - Yukon Votes 2006. Retrieved May 22, 2009.

  1. ^ Unofficial results, Watson Lake Elections Yukon, November 7, 2016. Retrieved January 21, 2017
  2. ^ Report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Yukon on the 2011 General Election Elections Yukon, 2011. Retrieved January 21, 2017
  3. ^ Report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Yukon on the 2006 General Election Elections Yukon, 2006. Retrieved January 21, 2017
  4. ^ Report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Yukon on the 2002 General Election Elections Yukon, 2002. Retrieved January 21, 2017
  5. ^ Report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Yukon on the 2000 General Election Elections Yukon, 2000. Retrieved January 21, 2017
  6. ^ Report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Yukon on the General Election Held on September 30, 1996 Elections Yukon, 1996. Retrieved January 21, 2017
  7. ^ Report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Yukon on the 1992 General Election Elections Yukon, 1992. Retrieved January 21, 2017
  8. ^ Report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Yukon on the 1989 General Election Elections Yukon, 1989. Retrieved January 21, 2017
  9. ^ Report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Yukon on the 1985 General Election Elections Yukon, 1985. Retrieved January 21, 2017
  10. ^ Yukon Elections Board Report on the 1982 Election Elections Yukon, 1982. Retrieved January 21, 2017
  11. ^ Yukon Elections Board Report on the 1978 Election Elections Yukon, 1978. Retrieved January 21, 2017
  12. ^ Report of the Chief Electoral Officer on Yukon Territory Elections Held During the Year 1974 Elections Yukon, 1974. Retrieved January 21, 2017
  13. ^ Report of the Chief Electoral Officer on Yukon Territory Elections Held During the Year 1970 Elections Yukon, 1970. Retrieved January 21, 2017