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Flin Flon (electoral district)

2011- boundaries for Flin Flon highlighted in red

Flin Flon is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It was created by redistribution in 1957, and has formally existed since the provincial election of 1958.

At about 80,000 square kilometers, Flin Flon occupies roughly 20% of Manitoba's total area, and is the second largest riding in the province after Rupertsland. It was a smaller riding before 1989, when it gained a significant amount of territory from the former riding of Churchill. It is a mostly rural and sparsely populated riding, located in the province's northwestern corner.

Flin Flon is bordered by Saskatchewan to the west, Nunavut to the north, the ridings of Rupertsland and Thompson to the east, and the riding of The Pas to the south. The actual city of Flin Flon is located in the southwestern corner of the riding, and is its only urban centre.

The riding's population in 1996 was 14,470. In 1999, the average family income was $55,113, and the unemployment rate was 9.70%. Manufacturing accounts for 17% of Flin Flon's economy, followed by mining and oil production at 16%.

Thirty-six per cent of Flin Flon's residents are aboriginal, the sixth-highest percentage in the province.

Flin Flon has been held by the New Democratic Party of Manitoba (NDP) since 1969, and is now considered to be extremely safe for the party. The current MLA is Gerard Jennissen, who was re-elected with over 70% of the vote in 2003.

Contents

  • List of provincial representatives 1
  • Electoral results 2
  • Previous boundaries 3
  • References 4

List of provincial representatives

Name Party Took Office Left Office
Francis Bud Jobin Lib-Prog 1958 1959
Charles Witney Cons 1959 1969
Thomas Barrow NDP 1969 1981
Jerry Storie NDP 1981 1994
Gerard Jennissen NDP 1995 2011
Clarence Pettersen NDP 2011 present

Electoral results

Manitoba general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Clarence Pettersen 1,890 56.84 −19.89
     Progressive Conservative Darcy Linklater 797 23.97 -
Liberal Thomas Heine 510 15.34 −6.74
Green Saara Harvie 111 3.33 -
Total valid votes 3,308
Rejected and declined votes 17
Turnout 3,325 35.34 −0.9
Electors on the lists 9,409
Manitoba general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Gerard Jennissen 2,255 76.73 $10,879.75
Liberal Gary Zamzow 651 22.08 $3,607.58
Total valid votes 2,915 98.88
Rejected and declined votes 33
Turnout 2,948 36.24
Electors on the lists 8,135
[1]
Manitoba general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Gerard Jennissen 3,026 64.59 $18,573.00
     Progressive Conservative Tom Therien 1,368 29.20 $22,044.17
     Manitoba Phillip Ng 268 5.72 $1,209.00
Total valid votes 4,662 99.51
Rejected and declined votes 23
Turnout 4,685 51.45
Electors on the lists 9,106
[2]

Previous boundaries

1998-2011 boundaries for Flin Flon highlighted in red

References

  1. ^ http://www.electionsmanitoba.ca/en/Results/39_division_results/39_flinflon_summary_results.html - 2007 results
  2. ^ http://www.electionsmanitoba.ca/apps/results/37gen/pbp.asp?ED=12 - 1999 results

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