Brendan Bell (acclaimed)
Riding Profile: The Yellowknife South riding is high-density suburbia, embracing middle- and higher-income housing in a newer part of the city. The riding is bounded on the north by Finlayson Drive North, on the east by Range Lake Rd., and on the south by the Kam Lake industrial area. Yellowknife, with a population of 17,913, is the N.W.T.'s capital and by far its largest community.
Political History: As a 28-year-old political novice, Brendan Bell's 12-vote defeat of former Yellowknife mayor Pat McMahon was one of the big surprises of the 1999 election. Narrow victories have been the rule in this riding: In 1995, Seamus Henry upset incumbent Tony Whitford by a mere four votes. Voter turnout here has been low to moderate.
|Brendan Bell||359 (40.47%)|
|Pat McMahon||347 (39.12%)|
|Mary Beth Levan||181 (20.41%)|
|Seamus Henry||972 (41.56%)|
|Tony Whitford||968 (41.39%)|
|Kirby Marshall||399 (17.06%)|
|Voter turnout||64.6% (third lowest in the N.W.T.)|
| Tony Whitford