Weyburn-Big Muddy

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Weyburn-Big Muddy
Saskatchewan electoral district
SK 2016 Weyburn Big Muddy.png
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
MLA
 
 
 
Dustin Duncan
Saskatchewan
First contested 1908
(as Weyburn)
Last contested 2016
Demographics
Electors 9,784
Census subdivisions Weyburn

Weyburn-Big Muddy is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, Canada. Located in southeastern Saskatchewan, the constituency was created through the Representation Act, 1994 (Saskatchewan) by combining most of the Weyburn district with part of Bengough-Milestone. The "Weyburn" riding was once represented by former CCF Premier, and federal NDP leader, Tommy Douglas.

The largest centre in the constituency is the city of Weyburn (pop. 9,433). Smaller communities in the district include the towns of Willow Bunch, Coronach, Ogema and Bengough; and the villages of Minton, Pangman and Mctaggart.

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

Legislature Years Member Party
23rd 1995–1999     Judy Bradley New Democrat
24th 1999–2003     Brenda Bakken Saskatchewan Party
25th 2003–2006
2006–2007 Dustin Duncan Saskatchewan Party
26th 2007–2011
27th 2011–2016
28th 2016–present

Election results[edit]

Saskatchewan general election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Saskatchewan Dustin Duncan 6,177 78.73 +3.02
New Democratic Karen Wormsbecker 1,260 16.06 -6.06
Green Barry Dickie 155 1.97 -0.20
Progressive Conservative Glenn Pohl 131 1.66 +1.66
Liberal Dylan Hart 122 1.55 +1.55
Total valid votes 7,845 100.0  
Eligible voters
Source: Elections Saskatchewan[1][2]
Saskatchewan general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Saskatchewan Dustin Duncan 5,194 75.71 +15.00
  New Democratic Party Ken Kessler 1,517 22.12 -3.03
Green Gene Ives 149 2.17 +0.29
Total 6,860 100.00
Saskatchewan general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Saskatchewan Dustin Duncan 4,972 60.71 +11.71
  New Democratic Party Sharon Elliott 2,060 25.15 +1.30
  Liberal Colleen Christopherson-Cote 1,004 12.26 -14.89
Green Al Birchard 154 1.88 *
Total 8,190 100.00
Saskatchewan general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Saskatchewan Brenda Bakken 3,827 45.14 -2.69
  New Democratic Party Sherry Leach 3,441 40.58 +4.99
  Liberal Janet Ledingham 1,211 14.28 -2.30
Total 8,479 100.00
Saskatchewan general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Saskatchewan Brenda Bakken 4,190 47.83 *
  New Democratic Party Judy Bradley 3,118 35.59 -6.58
  Liberal Joseph Weisgerber 1,453 16.58 -11.97
Total 8,761 100.00
Saskatchewan general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  New Democratic Party Judy Bradley 3,506 42.17 *
     Prog. Conservative Brenda Bakken 2,434 29.28 *
  Liberal Hugh Kimball 2,373 28.55 *
Total 8,313 100.00

2006 by-election[edit]

In February 2006, the constituency's seat became vacant when the current member, Brenda Bakken Lackey (Saskatchewan Party) tendered her resignation. On May 19, 2006, Premier Calvert announced a by-election for the seat, to be held on June 19, 2006.

The candidates were:

  • Graham Mickleborough raised on a family farm in the Rose Plain district of Saskatchewan, was the candidate running for the NDP. He lives and works in Weyburn as the government appointed CEO and President of Weyburn Regional College.
  • Dustin Duncan, born and raised in Weyburn, was the Saskatchewan Party candidate. He resided in Regina and worked in the SP legislative caucus office prior to the by-election.
  • Liberal leader David Karwacki who was raised in Saskatoon and was the Liberal Party candidate. David is an entrepreneur and founder of Star Produce Ltd.

The Saskatchewan Party won the constituency by a considerably wider margin than it had in the 2003 Saskatchewan general election, although the party only managed to increase its share of the vote by a modest four percentage points (this swing would be enough for a Saskatchewan Party majority if it were repeated provincewide in the next general election). The Liberal Party was able to gain more support than the NDP, although that may well have been due to the candidacy of their leader. [1]

Compared to typical Saskatchewan by-elections, voter turnout was high.

June 19, 2006 By-Election: Weyburn-Big Muddy
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Saskatchewan Dustin Duncan 3,585 49.01% +3.87%
  Liberal David Karwacki 1,985 27.14% +12.86%
  New Democratic Party Graham Mickleborough 1,745 23.86% -16.72%
Total 7,315 100.00% 0.1%

Source: Elections Saskatchewan: Constituency Vote Summaries – Historical

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

# MLA Served Party
  1. Robert Menzies Mitchell 1908–1919 Liberal
  2. Charles McGill Hamilton 1919–1929 Liberal
  3. Robert Sterritt Leslie 1929–1934 Progressive
  4. Hugh Elliott Eaglesham 1934–1938 Liberal
  5. George Levi Crane 1938–1944 Liberal
  6. Thomas Clement Douglas 1944–1961 CCF
  7. Junior Herbert Staveley 1961–1964 Liberal
  8. James Auburn Pepper 1964–1982 CCF/NDP
  9. Lorne Henry Hepworth 1982–1991 Prog. Cons.
  10. Ronald Joseph Wormsbecker 1991–1995 NDP
  11. Judy Bradley 1995–1999 NDP
  12. Brenda Bakken 1999–2006 Saskatchewan Party
  13. Dustin Duncan 2006–present Saskatchewan Party

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Register of Official Candidates by Constituency - March 19 - FINAL" (PDF). Elections Saskatchewan. 19 March 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "2016 General Election Results". Elections Saskatchewan. 4 April 2016. Retrieved 7 November2016.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 49°35′N 104°55′W / 49.583°N 104.917°W / 49.583; -104.917