Whitehorse Centre

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Whitehorse Centre
Yukon electoral district
Territorial electoral district
Legislature Yukon Legislative Assembly
MLA
 
 
 
Liz Hanson
New Democratic
First contested 1992
Last contested 2016
Demographics
Electors (2016) 1,559
Census subdivisions Downtown Whitehorse

Whitehorse Centre is an electoral district which returns a member (known as an MLA) to the Legislative Assembly of the Yukon Territory in Canada. It was created in 1992 from an amalgamation of the ridings of Whitehorse North Centre and Whitehorse South Centre and readjusted in 2002 following the dissolution of the neighbouring riding of Riverside. The riding encompasses the downtown core of the City of Whitehorse (including Marwell) between the escarpment and the Yukon River. Whitehorse Centre is home to most of Whitehorse's businesses and government offices.

Whitehorse Centre is bordered by the ridings of Riverdale North, Takhini-Kopper King, and Mountainview.

The current MLA is Liz Hanson, who is the current leader of the Yukon New Democratic Party and Leader of the Third Party in the Yukon Legislative Assembly. It is the former seat of Todd Hardy, leader of the Yukon New Democratic Party between 2002 and his death in 2010.

The riding is generally considered a New Democrat stronghold.

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

Legislative Years Member Party
32nd 1992–1996     Margaret Commodore NDP
33rd 1996–2000 Todd Hardy
34th 2000–2002     Mike McLarnon Liberal
2002     Independent
35th 2002–2006     Todd Hardy NDP
36th 2006–2010
2010–2011 Liz Hanson
37th 2011–2016
38th 2016–present

Electoral results[edit]

2016 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 2016.[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     NDP Liz Hanson 487 43.8% -18.3%
     Liberal Tamara Goeppel 432 38.9% +23.6%
Yukon Party Doug Graham 193 17.4% -6.5%
Total 1,112 100.0%

2011 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 2011[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     NDP Liz Hanson 525 62.1% +9.6%
Yukon Party Marian Horne 202 23.9% +3.2%
     Liberal Patrick Singh 104 12.3% -13.9%
Total 846 100.0%

2010 by-election[edit]

December 13, 2010 By-election[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     NDP Liz Hanson 356 51.6% +5.0%
     Liberal Kirk Cameron 181 26.2% -1.3%
Yukon Party Mike Nixon 150 21.7% -3.1%
Total 690 100.0%
  • Held upon the death of Todd Hardy, July 28, 2010.

2006 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 2006[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     NDP Todd Hardy 357 46.6% +13.4%
     Liberal Bernie Phillips 211 27.5% +3.4%
Yukon Party Jerry Johnson 188 24.8% +5.9%
Total 766 100.0%

2002 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 2002[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     NDP Todd Hardy 300 33.2% -0.7%
     Liberal Bernie Phillips 218 24.1% -22.1%
     Independent Mike McLarnon 207 2.9%
Yukon Party Vicki Durrant 171 18.9% +0.3%
Total 904 100.0%

2000 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 2000[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Liberal Mike McLarnon 312 46.2% +23.0%
     NDP Todd Hardy 229 33.9% -11.9%
Yukon Party Vicki Durrant 130 19.2% -11.0%
Total 676 100.0%

1996 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 1996[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     NDP Todd Hardy 328 45.8% +8.3%
Yukon Party Linda Dixon 216 30.2% -7.0%
     Liberal Jon Breen 166 23.2% -1.7%
Total 716 100.0%

1992 general election[edit]

Yukon general election, 1992[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     NDP Margaret Commodore 288 37.5%
Yukon Party Chuck Rear 286 37.2%
     Liberal Phil Wheelton 191 24.9%
Total 768 100.0%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Unofficial Results, Whitehorse Centre Elections Yukon, November 7, 2016. Retrieved February 3, 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 a By-election in the Electoral District of Whitehorse Centre Elections Yukon, 2011. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  4. ^ Report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Yukon on the 2006 General Election Elections Yukon, 2006. Retrieved January 21, 2017
  5. ^ Report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Yukon on the 2002 General Election Elections Yukon, 2002. Retrieved January 21, 2017
  6. ^ Report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Yukon on the 2000 General Election Elections Yukon, 2000. Retrieved January 21, 2017
  7. ^ Report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Yukon on the General Election Held on September 30, 1996 Elections Yukon, 1996. Retrieved January 21, 2017
  8. ^ Report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Yukon on the 1992 General Election Elections Yukon, 1992. Retrieved January 21, 2017