District Profiles

CandidateVote ShareElected
COCHRANE, Garett 6.5%  
HACALA, Amy 31.8%
McLEOD, Bob 61.7% X
October 1, 10:59:08 PM MT

Disclaimer: Results are rounded off to nearest percentage point. Results are not official until Elections N.W.T. has reviewed the ballot count, which usually takes several days.

Yellowknife South


Current MLA:

Brendan Bell, minister of industry, tourism and investment; minister of justice; minister responsible for the homeless

District Profile:

The Yellowknife South district is high-density suburbia, embracing middle- and higher-income housing in a newer part of the city. The district is bounded to the north by the neighbourhoods along Finlayson Drive North, to the east by Range Lake Road, to the south by the Kam Lake industrial area, and to the west by the city limits. Yellowknife, with a population of 18,700, is the Northwest Territories' capital and by far its largest community.

District Map:
From Elections N.W.T.:
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Political History:

Two-term incumbent Brendan Bell has held onto the Yellowknife South district through two completely different election outcomes: he was acclaimed in the 2003 election, but he won by only a 12-vote margin in 1999, edging out former Yellowknife mayor Pat McMahon in one of the big surprises in that election.

There was also a narrow victory in the 1995 election, when Seamus Henry upset incumbent Tony Whitford by a mere four votes. Voter turnout here has been low to moderate: in 1999, turnout was 66.8 per cent.


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