Thompson (electoral district)

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Thompson
Flag of Manitoba.svg Manitoba electoral district
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Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
MLA
 
 
 
Danielle Adams
New Democratic
District created1968
First contested 1969
Last contested 2019
Demographics
Census subdivisions Thompson

Thompson is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It was created by redistribution in 1968 from parts of Churchill and Rupertsland, and has formally existed since the provincial election of 1969.

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Thompson is located in the north of the province. It is bordered by Rupertsland to the north and east, Keewatinook to the north and west, and The Pas to the south. The city of Thompson was incorporated shortly before the riding's creation, and is its only major urban centre. Almost half of the riding's residents live in that community.

Keewatinook provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba

Keewatinook is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. The riding existed previously under the name Rupertsland. Starting with the 2011 election, the riding was renamed Kewatinook which means "from the north" in Cree. Effective with the 2019 Manitoba general election, the spelling was corrected to Keewatinook.

Thompson, Manitoba City in Manitoba, Canada

Thompson is the largest city in the Northern Region of Manitoba and is situated along the Burntwood River, 761 kilometers north of Winnipeg. Originally founded in 1956 as a mining town, Thompson now primarily serves as the "Hub of the North", providing goods and services to the surrounding communities.

The riding's population in 1996 was 19,349. In 1999, the average family income was $56,402, and the unemployment rate was 12.60%. The riding's character is primarily working-class, with 17% of its economy coming from the mining sector.

Forty-two per cent of the riding's residents are aboriginal, the third highest rate in the province.

Thompson is usually considered safe for the New Democratic Party, which represented the riding almost continually since its creation. The current MLA, New Democrat Danielle Adams defeated Progressive Conservative Kelly Bindle in the 2019 election. Bindle had previously defeated longtime MLA Steve Ashton as part of her party's landslide victory in the 2016 election. Bindle was only the second Tory ever to win the seat, and the first since 1977.

New Democratic Party of Manitoba political party

The New Democratic Party of Manitoba is a social-democratic political party in Manitoba, Canada. It is the provincial wing of the federal New Democratic Party of Canada, and is a successor to the Manitoba Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. It is currently the opposition party in Manitoba.

Danielle Adams is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba in the 2019 Manitoba general election. She represents the electoral district of Thompson as a member of the New Democratic Party of Manitoba.

The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba is a centre-right political party in Manitoba, Canada. It is currently the governing party in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, after winning a substantial majority in the 2016 election and maintaining a majority in the 2019 election.

List of provincial representatives

NamePartyTook OfficeLeft Office
Joseph Borowski NDP 19691972
Independent NDP19721973
Ken Dillen NDP 19731977
Ken MacMaster PC 19771981
Steve Ashton NDP 19812016
Kelly Bindle PC 20162019
Danielle Adams NDP 2019present

Electoral results

2019 Manitoba general election
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
New Democratic Danielle Adams 2,65154.41+16.0
Progressive Conservative Kelly Bindle 1,75035.92-4.6
Green Meagan Jemmett2946.03
Liberal Darla Contois1773.63-17.29
Total valid votes4,872100.0  
Total rejected ballots
Turnout37.1
Eligible voters
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +10.3
2016 provincial election redistributed results [1]
Party%
  Progressive Conservative 40.5
  New Democratic 38.4
  Liberal 20.9
 Independent0.1
2016 Manitoba general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
Progressive Conservative Kelly Bindle 1,71244.15+15.99$11,544.03
New Democratic Steve Ashton 1,52739.38-28.82$17,980.87
Liberal Inez Vystrcil-Spence63816.45+13.29$7,318.95
Total valid votes/Expense limit3,877100.0 $32,545.00
Eligible voters
Source: Elections Manitoba [2] [3] [4]
2011 Manitoba general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
New Democratic Steve Ashton 2,58668.20−5.24$11,696.80
     Progressive Conservative Anita Campbell1,06828.16+18.10$16,809.87
Liberal Ken Dillen 1203.16−12.73$462.91
Total valid votes3,774
Rejected and declined votes18
Turnout3,79236.72−3.09
Registered voters10,328
2007 Manitoba general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
New Democratic Steve Ashton 3,03673.44$9,356.43
Liberal Kenny Braun65115.89$7,377.03
     Progressive Conservative Cory Phillips41610.06$688.99
Total valid votes4,10899.37
Rejected and declined votes26
Turnout4,13439.81
Registered voters10,384

[5]

2003 Manitoba general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
New Democratic Steve Ashton 3,291$9,804.99
Progressive Conservative Bill Archer532$2,448.27
Liberal Myrle Traverse155$627.36
Total valid votes/Expense limit100.0 $
Eligible voters
Source: Elections Manitoba [6] [7]
1999 Manitoba general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
New Democratic Steve Ashton 3,79370.58$7,846.00
     Progressive Conservative Cecil Thorne1,30624.03$20,487.52
Liberal Pascal Bighetty2444.54$2,661.92
Total valid votes5,343100.00
Rejected and declined votes31
Turnout5,37457.48
Registered voters9,879

[8]

1995 Manitoba general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
New Democratic Steve Ashton 3,61961.71+1.78
     Progressive Conservative Chuck Shabe1,32022.51-7.36
Liberal Tim Johnston92615.79+5.57
Total valid votes5,865100.00
Rejected votes19
Turnout5,88454.87
Registered voters10,724
Source: Elections Manitoba [9]
1973 Manitoba general election
PartyCandidateVotes%
New Democratic Ken Dillen 2,74237.54
Progressive Conservative Anna Denby2,48033.95
Liberal Blain Johnston2,08328.51
Total valid votes7,305100.00
Rejected votes33
Turnout7,33871.30
Electors on the lists10,292

Previous boundaries

The 1998-2011 boundaries for Thompson highlighted in red Thompson98.png
The 1998-2011 boundaries for Thompson highlighted in red

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Coordinates: 55°35′24″N97°58′34″W / 55.590°N 97.976°W / 55.590; -97.976

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