Moosomin (electoral district)

Moosomin is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, Canada. Located in southeastern Saskatchewan, this constituency was one of 25 created for the 1st Saskatchewan general election in 1905.

Moosomin
Saskatchewan electoral district
Saskatchewan 2012 Moosomin.svg
Provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
MLA
 
 
 
Steven Bonk
Saskatchewan
District created1905
First contested1905
Last contested2020
Demographics
Electors10,345
Census division(s)Division 5, 6
Census subdivision(s)Moosomin

Formerly represented by speaker Don Toth, it is arguably one of the most conservative ridings in the province, having been in the hands of a centre-right party without interruption since 1975. It has never elected a member of the CCF or NDP, though the NDP came within 51 votes of winning it during its 1991 landslide.

The largest centre in the constituency is the town of Moosomin. Other towns in the district include Grenfell, Kipling, Montmartre, Broadview, Whitewood, Rocanville and Wolseley.

Members of the Legislative AssemblyEdit

Legislature Years Member Party
18th 1975–1978     Larry Birkbeck Progressive Conservative
19th 1978–1982
20th 1982–1986
21st 1986–1991 Don Toth
22nd 1991–1995
23rd 1995–1997
1997–1999     Saskatchewan Party
24th 1999–2003
25th 2003–2007
26th 2007–2011
27th 2011–2016
28th 2016–2020 Steven Bonk
29th 2020–present

Election resultsEdit

2020 Saskatchewan general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Saskatchewan Steven Bonk 5,467 77.78 +5.47
New Democratic Ken Burton 1,143 16.26 +1.75
Progressive Conservative Frank Serfas 248 3.53 -0.46
Green Marjorie Graham 171 2.43 -1.00
Total valid votes 7,029 99.56
Total rejected ballots 31 0.44
Turnout 7,060
Eligible voters
Saskatchewan hold Swing
Source: Elections Saskatchewan
2016 Saskatchewan general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Saskatchewan Steven Bonk 5,142 72.31 -4.75
New Democratic Ashlee Hicks 1,032 14.51 -5.42
Progressive Conservative Lloyd Hauser 284 3.99 -
Green Kate Ecklund 244 3.43 +0.42
Independent Trevor Bearance 218 3.00 -
Liberal Janice Palmer 191 2.68 -
Total valid votes 100.0  
Eligible voters
Source: Elections Saskatchewan[1][2]
2011 Saskatchewan general election: Moosomin electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Saskatchewan Don Toth 4,810 77.06% +4.74
  NDP Carol Morin 1,244 19.93% -1.42
Green Laura Forrester 188 3.01%
Total 6,242 100.00%
2007 Saskatchewan general election: Moosomin electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Saskatchewan Don Toth 5,101 72.32% +12.46
  NDP Virginia Healey 1,506 21.35% -9.49
Liberal Randy Jeffries 446 6.33% -0.56
Total 7,053 100.00%
2003 Saskatchewan general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Saskatchewan Don Toth 4,400 59.92% +0.09
New Democratic Robert Stringer 2,268 30.89% +10.31
Liberal Bryn Hirsch 506 6.89% −12.81
Western Independence Frank Serfas 169 2.30%
Total 7,343 100.00%
1999 Saskatchewan general election: Moosomin electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Saskatchewan Don Toth 4,669 59.77%
  NDP John M. McCormick 1,604 20.53% -11.54
Liberal John Van Eaton 1,539 19.70% -6.42
Total 7,812 100.00%
1995 Saskatchewan general election: Moosomin electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Progressive Conservative Don Toth 3,314 41.81% +1.39
  NDP Glen Gatin 2,542 32.07% -7.67
Liberal Vic Greenlaw 2,070 26.12% +6.28
Total 7,926 100.00%
1991 Saskatchewan general election: Moosomin electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Progressive Conservative Don Toth 3,005 40.42% -19.80
  NDP Mary McGuire 2,954 39.74% +8.09
Liberal Keith Lewis 1,475 19.84% +11.71
Total 7,434 100.00%
1986 Saskatchewan general election: Moosomin electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Progressive Conservative Don Toth 4,622 60.22% +9.44
  NDP William F. Sauter 2,429 31.65% +1.46
Liberal Myles Fuchs 624 8.13% +5.08
Total 7,675 100.00%
1982 Saskatchewan general election: Moosomin electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Progressive Conservative Larry Birkbeck 4,165 50.78% +8.50
  NDP Fred A. Easton 2,476 30.19% -2.77
Western Canada Concept Don Donaldson 1,311 15.98%
Liberal Peter Semchuk 250 3.05% -21.71
Total 8,202 100.00%
1978 Saskatchewan general election: Moosomin electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Progressive Conservative Larry Birkbeck 3,353 42.28% +4.54
  NDP Fred A. Easton 2,614 32.96% +6.86
Liberal J. Sinclair Harrison 1,964 24.76% -11.40
Total 7,931 100.00%
1975 Saskatchewan general election: Moosomin electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Progressive Conservative Larry Birkbeck 3,018 37.74% -
Liberal Ernest Gardner 2,891 36.16% -15.64
  NDP Fred A. Easton 2,087 26.10% -22.10
Total 7,996 100.00%
1971 Saskatchewan general election: Moosomin electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Ernest Gardner 4,003 51.80% +8.91
  NDP Edward B. Shillington 3,724 48.20% +16.53
Total 7,727 100.00%
1967 Saskatchewan general election: Moosomin electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Ernest Gardner 3,297 42.89% +6.18
  NDP William F. Goodwin 2,435 31.67% -2.48
  Progressive Conservative Andrew E. Bruce 1,956 25.44% -3.70
Total 7,688 100.00%
June 30, 1965 By-Election: Moosomin electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Ernest Gardner 3,033 36.71% -22.61
  CCF William F. Goodwin 2,821 34.15% -6.53
  Progressive Conservative Andrew E. Bruce 2,407 29.14% -
Total 8,261 100.00%
1964 Saskatchewan general election: Moosomin electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alexander McDonald 4,523 59.32% +19.17
  CCF William F. Goodwin 3,102 40.68% +11.88
Total 7,625 100.00%
1960 Saskatchewan general election: Moosomin electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alexander McDonald 3,245 40.15% -4.30
  CCF Edwin Nystrom 2,328 28.80% -1.72
Social Credit Arthur E. Johnston 1,298 16.06% -8.97
  Progressive Conservative Verlie McDonald 1,212 14.99% -
Total 8,083 100.00%
1956 Saskatchewan general election: Moosomin electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alexander McDonald 3,680 44.45% -9.16
  CCF Alfred S. Swanson 2,527 30.52% -15.87
Social Credit William A. Thomas 2,072 25.03% -
Total 8,279 100.00%
1952 Saskatchewan general election: Moosomin electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alexander McDonald 4,639 53.61% -6.80
  CCF Edwin Nystrom 4,014 46.39% +6.80
Total 8,653 100.00%
1948 Saskatchewan general election: Moosomin electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative-Liberal Alexander McDonald 5,251 60.41%
  CCF Ivan Burden 3,442 39.59% -6.65
Total 8,693 100.00%
1944 Saskatchewan general election: Moosomin electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Arthur T. Procter 3,865 53.76% +2.10
  CCF David A. Cunningham 3,324 46.24% -
Total 7,189 100.00%
1938 Saskatchewan general election: Moosomin electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Arthur T. Procter 4,198 51.66% +7.04
  Conservative Percy S. George 2,528 31.11% -8.00
Social Credit Joseph C. Richards 1,400 17.23%
Total 8,126 100.00%
1934 Saskatchewan general election: Moosomin electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Arthur T. Procter 2,812 44.62% -
  Conservative Frederick Dennis Munroe 2,465 39.11% -
  Farmer-Labour John Frederick Herman 1,025 16.27%
Total 6,302 100.00%
October 7, 1929 By-Election: Moosomin electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Conservative Frederick Dennis Munroe Acclaimed 100.00%
Total Acclamation
1929 Saskatchewan general election: Moosomin electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Conservative Frederick Dennis Munroe 2,361 54.49% -
Liberal Arthur T. Procter 1,972 45.51% -1.81
Total 4,333 100.00
1925 Saskatchewan general election: Moosomin electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Independent John Louis Salkeld 1,888 52.68% +1.72
Liberal George L. Martin 1,696 47.32% -1.72
Total 3,584 100.00
1921 Saskatchewan general election: Moosomin electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Conservative John Louis Salkeld 1,892 50.96% -2.06
Liberal Daniel L. Oliver 1,821 49.04% +2.06
Total 3,713 100.00
1917 Saskatchewan general election: Moosomin electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Conservative John Louis Salkeld 1,921 53.02% +9.75
Liberal Joseph Scott Goodman 1,702 46.98% -9.75
Total 3,623 100.00
1912 Saskatchewan general election: Moosomin electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alexander Smith Smith 1,146 56.73% +5.15
  Conservative Edward Lindsey Elwood 874 43.27% -5.15
Total 2,020 100.00
1908 Saskatchewan general election: Moosomin electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alexander Smith Smith 1,026 51.58% +2.58
  Provincial Rights Daniel David Ellis 963 48.42% -2.58
Total 1,989 100.00
1905 Saskatchewan general election: Moosomin electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Provincial Rights Daniel David Ellis 915 51.00%
Liberal Alexander Smith Smith 879 49.00%
Total 1,794 100.00

HistoryEdit

Members of the Legislative Assembly – MoosominEdit

# MLA Served Party
  1. Daniel David Ellis 1905–1908 Provincial Rights
  2. Alexander Smith Smith 1908–1917 Liberal
  3. John Louis Salkeld 1917–1925 Conservative
  4. John Louis Salkeld 1925–1929 Independent
  5. Frederick Dennis Munroe 1929–1934 Conservative
  6. Arthur T. Procter 1934–1948 Liberal
  7. Alexander McDonald 1948–1965 Liberal
  8. Ernest Gardner Sept. 1965 – 1975 Liberal
  9. Larry Birkbeck 1975–1986 Progressive Conservative
  10. Don Toth 1986–1997 Progressive Conservative
  11. Don Toth 1997–2016 Saskatchewan Party
  12. Steven Bonk 2016–present Saskatchewan Party

See alsoEdit

Moosomin – Northwest Territories territorial electoral district (1870–1905).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Register of Official Candidates by Constituency - March 19 - FINAL" (PDF). Elections Saskatchewan. 19 March 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 April 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  2. ^ "2016 General Election Results". Elections Saskatchewan. 4 April 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 50°18′N 102°25′W / 50.300°N 102.417°W / 50.300; -102.417