Thunder Creek (1975–2016 electoral district)

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Thunder Creek
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg Saskatchewan electoral district
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Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
District created 1975
First contested 1975
Last contested 2011
Demographics
Electors 11,112
Census divisions Division 6, 7, 11

Thunder Creek was a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, Canada. Originally created for the 3rd Saskatchewan general election in 1912 and abolished in 1938, this constituency was reconstituted for the 18th Saskatchewan general election in 1975. It was abolished a second time in 2016, with most of the constituency being re-distributed into the new electoral district of Lumsden-Morse.

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Contents

Communities in the district included the towns of Lumsden, Caronport, Central Butte, Regina Beach, Morse, Craik and Herbert; and the villages of Chaplin, Elbow, Mortlach, Riverhurst, Waldeck, Eyebrow and Bethune.

Lumsden, Saskatchewan Town in Saskatchewan, Canada

Lumsden is a town in the Qu'Appelle Valley in south central Saskatchewan, Canada, 31 km northwest of the city of Regina. It is surrounded by the Rural Municipality of Lumsden No. 189. The town functions as both a farming community and an unofficial suburb of Regina. Lumsden has an active artistic community, which consists of many writers, painters and sculptors.

Morse, Saskatchewan Town in Saskatchewan, Canada

Morse is a town in southern Saskatchewan, Canada. It is situated on the Trans Canada Highway near the north shore of Reed Lake. The town is named after the American scholar and inventor Samuel Morse, best known for the invention of the telegraph based on the European telegraph system. Although he was an American, he left a large enough impression that the town was named after him.

Craik, Saskatchewan Town in Saskatchewan, Canada

Craik is a town in south central Saskatchewan, Canada, incorporated on August 1, 1907. It is strategically located along Provincial Highway 11 in the RM of Craik No. 222, 140 km southeast of Saskatoon and 117 km northwest of Regina.

Members of the Legislative Assembly

ParliamentYearsMemberParty
18th 1975 – 1978   Colin Thatcher Liberal
19th 1978 – 1982   Progressive Conservative
20th 1982 – 1984
1985 – 1986 Richard Swenson Progressive Conservative
21st 1986 – 1991
22nd 1991 – 1995
23rd 1995 – 1999   Gerard Aldridge Liberal
24th 1999 – 2003   Lyle Stewart Saskatchewan Party
25th 2003 – 2007
26th 2007 – 2011
27th 2011 – 2016
District dissolved into Lumsden-Morse

Election results

Saskatchewan general election, 2011: Thunder Creek
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Saskatchewan Lyle Stewart 5,92079.61%+15.16
  NDP Ryan McDonald1,30417.54%-5.62
Green Jill Forrester2122.85%+0.72
Total7,436100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 2007: Thunder Creek
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Saskatchewan Lyle Stewart 5,55864.45%+10.92
  NDP Larry Hall1,99723.16%-7.65
Liberal Rod Haugerud5906.84%-6.84
  Prog. Conservative Richard Swenson 2953.42%-
Green Russ Rudd1842.13%
Total8,624100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 2003
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Saskatchewan Lyle Stewart 4,43053.53%+0.58
New Democratic Larry Hall2,55030.81%+10.85
Liberal Rod Haugerud1,13213.68%−13.41
Western Independence Harold Stephan1641.98%
Total8,276 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1999: Thunder Creek
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Saskatchewan Lyle Stewart 3,96952.95%
Liberal Gerard Aldridge 2,03127.09%-10.40
  NDP Ivan Costley1,49619.96%-10.90
Total7,496100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1995: Thunder Creek
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Gerard Aldridge 2,85937.49%+13.65
  Prog. Conservative Janet Day2,41431.65%-10.96
  NDP Lewis Draper 2,35330.86%-1.73
Total7,626100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1991: Thunder Creek
PartyCandidateVotes%±
  Progressive Conservative Richard Swenson 2,92942.61%-10.91
  NDP Ron Bishoff2,24032.59%+6.15
Liberal Bill Johnstone1,63923.84%+4.34
  Independent Dwayne McBride660.96%
Total6,874100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1986: Thunder Creek
PartyCandidateVotes%±
  Progressive Conservative Richard Swenson 3,77353.52%+11.03
  NDP Betty Payne1,86426.44%-1.09
Liberal Bill Johnstone1,37519.50%-7.60
Western Canada Concept Robert Gleim380.54%-2.34
Total7,050100.00%
March 27, 1985 By-Election: [1] Thunder Creek
PartyCandidateVotes%±
  Progressive Conservative Richard Swenson 2,67042.49%
  NDP Betty Payne1,73027.53%
Liberal Bill Johnstone1,70327.10%
Western Canada Concept Henry Banman1812.88%
Total6,284100.00%

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  1. Due to the resignation in disgrace of Colin Thatcher.

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