Yukon Liberal Party

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Yukon Liberal Party
Parti libéral du Yukon
Active territorial party
Leader Sandy Silver
President Devin Bailey
Founded 1898 (1898)
Headquarters 108 Elliott Street
Unit 183
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 6C4
Ideology Liberalism
Political position Centre
Colours Red
Seats in Legislature
11 / 19
Website
www.ylp.ca

The Yukon Liberal Party [1] (French: Parti libéral du Yukon) is a political party in the territory of Yukon, Canada.

Sandy Silver, MLA for Klondike, is the Leader of the Yukon Liberal Party[2] and Premier of Yukon.[3]

History[edit]

After twenty years as a minor party, the Yukon Liberal Party won the 2000 general election and formed a government under Premier Pat Duncan. The government was plagued with defections, however, and was reduced to minority government status. Duncan called a snap election for November 2002 in the hope of regaining her government's majority. The party was almost completely wiped out, however, by the conservative Yukon Party. Duncan won the Liberals' sole seat in the Yukon Party's landslide.

The Liberal Party remained in opposition until the 2016 general election where the party went from third place in the legislature to majority government with its leader, Sandy Silver, becoming Premier.

Election results[edit]

Election Leader Votes  % Seats +/– Position Government
1978 Iain MacKay 26.0
2 / 16
Steady 2 Steady 2nd Opposition
1982 Ron Veale 15.0
0 / 16
Decrease 2 Decrease
1985 Roger Coles 7.6
2 / 16
Increase 2 Increase 3rd Opposition
1989 Jim McLachlan 11.1
0 / 16
Decrease 2 Decrease
1992 Paul Thériault 16.1
1 / 17
Increase 1 Increase 4th Opposition
1996 Ken Taylor 3,486 24.1
3 / 17
Increase 2 Increase 3rd Opposition
2000 Pat Duncan 6,092 42.7
10 / 17
Increase 7 Increase 1st Majority
2002 Pat Duncan 4,056 29.0
1 / 18
Decrease 7 Decrease 3rd Opposition
2006 Arthur Mitchell 4,704 34.7
5 / 18
Increase 4 Increase 2nd Opposition
2011 Arthur Mitchell 3,979 25.2
2 / 19
Decrease 3 Decrease 3rd Opposition
2016 Sandy Silver 7,404 39.4
11 / 19
Increase 10 Increase 1st Majority

Leaders[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Yukon Liberals". Yukon Liberals. Retrieved 2016-09-21. 
  2. ^ "Sandy Silver named new Yukon Liberal Party leader". 11 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Liberals officially sworn in, forming new Yukon government". CBC News. Retrieved 2016-12-03.