A look back …

Friday afternoon, Premier Darrell Pasloski announced Yukoners would be going to the polls on October 11. So, the latest territorial election will be held almost exactly five years after the Yukon Party won its second successive majority on October 10, 2006.

Friday afternoon, Premier Darrell Pasloski announced Yukoners would be going to the polls on October 11.

So, the latest territorial election will be held almost exactly five years after the Yukon Party won its second successive majority on October 10, 2006.

Unlike the last election, there are now 19 ridings.

In 2006, 13,545 votes were cast across 18 ridings.

Of those, the Yukon Party took 5,506, or 40.65 per cent of the popular vote.

The Liberals pulled 4,699 ballots, for 34.69 per cent of the popular vote.

The New Democrats, with 3,197 ballots, took 23.60 per cent of the popular vote.

And Independent candidates pulled 143 votes, or 1.06 per cent of those cast.

When the dust settled, there was only 807 votes separating the Yukon Party government and the Opposition Liberals.

Curious for a refresher course on how close some of those races were?

Take a look…

Incumbents shown in bold.

RURAL YUKON

KLONDIKE

Yukon Party: 405

Liberal Party: 132

New Democratic Party: 297

Independent: 56

Difference between winner (YP’s Steve Nordick) and runner up (NDP’s Jorn Meier): 108 votes

KLUANE

Yukon Party: 176

Liberal Party: 317

New Democratic Party: 82

Independent: 19

Difference between winner (LP’s Gary McRobb) and runner up (YP’s Jim Bowers): 141 votes

LAKE LARGE

Yukon Party: 458

Liberal Party: 221

New Democratic Party: 120

Difference between winner (YP’s Brad Cathers) and runner up (LP’s Jon Breen): 237 votes

MAYO-TATCHUN

Yukon Party: 166

Liberal Party: 301

New Democratic Party: 99

Difference between winner (LP’s Eric Fairclough) and runner up (YP’s Jean VanBibber): 135 votes

MOUNT LORNE

Yukon Party: 236

Liberal Party: 231

New Democratic Party: 361

Difference between winner (NDP’s Steve Cardiff) and runner up (YP’s Valerie Boxall): 125 votes

PELLY-NISUTLIN

Yukon Party: 241

Liberal Party: 145

New Democratic Party: 146

Independent: 40

Difference between winner (YP’s Marian Horne [now running in Whitehorse Centre]) and runner up (NDP’s Gwen Wally): 95 votes

SOUTHERN LAKES

Yukon Party: 276

Liberal Party: 134

New Democratic Party: 238

Difference between winner (YP’s Patrick Rouble) and runner up (NDP’s Kevin Barr): 38 votes

VUNTUT GWITCHIN

Yukon Party: 38

Liberal Party: 64

New Democratic Party: 40

Difference between winner (LP’s Darius Elias) and runner up (NDP’s Lorraine Peter [Netro]): 24 votes

WATSON LAKE

Yukon Party: 495

Liberal Party: 196

New Democratic Party: 45

Independent: 28

Difference between winner (YP’s Dennis Fentie) and runner up (LP’s Rick Harder): 299 votes

WHITEHORSE

COPPERBELT

Yukon Party: 374

Liberal Party: 632

New Democratic Party: 191

Difference between winner (LP’s Arthur Mitchell) and runner up (YP’s Russ Hobbis): 258 votes

MCINTYRE-TAKHINI

Yukon Party: 201

Liberal Party: 328

New Democratic Party: 334

Difference between winner (NDP’s John Edzerza) and runner up (LP’s Ed Schultz): six votes

PORTER CREEK CENTRE

Yukon Party: 344

Liberal Party: 224

New Democratic Party: 159

Difference between winner (YP’s Archie Lang) and 1st runner up (LP’s David Laxton [now running for the YP in Porter Creek Centre]): 120 votes

PORTER CREEK NORTH

Yukon Party: 311

Liberal Party: 191

New Democratic Party: 158

Independent:

Difference between winner (YP’s Jim Kenyon) and runner up (LP’s Dale Cheeseman): 120 votes

PORTER CREEK SOUTH

Yukon Party: 298

Liberal Party: 304

New Democratic Party: 97

Difference between winner (LP’s Don Inverarity) and runner up (YP’s Dean Hassard): six votes

RIVERDALE NORTH

Yukon Party: 429

Liberal Party: 373

New Democratic Party: 172

Difference between winner (YP’s Ted Staffen) and runner up (LP’s Lesley Cabott): 56 votes

RIVERDALE SOUTH

Yukon Party: 357

Liberal Party: 324

New Democratic Party: 226

Difference between winner (YP’s Glenn Hart) and runner up (LP’s Phil Treusch): 33 votes

WHITEHORSE CENTRE

Yukon Party: 190

Liberal Party: 211

New Democratic Party: 357

Difference between winner (NDP’s Todd Hardy) and runner up (LP’s Bernie Phillips): 146 votes

WHITEHORSE WEST

Yukon Party: 511

Liberal Party: 371

New Democratic Party: 75

Difference between winner (YP’s Elaine Taylor) and runner up (LP’s Mike Walton): 140 votes

*Please note that some ridings have changed since 2006.

Copperbelt, has now divided into Takhini-Kopper King, Copperbelt North and Copperbelt South. Also, much of Copperbelt south was previously the Mount Lorne riding. The Whitehorse West riding has expanded and the McIntyre-Takhini riding is now split between Takhini-Kopper King, Mountainview and Whitehorse West.

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