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Yukon Liberal Party

The Yukon Liberal Party [1] (French: Parti libéral du Yukon) is a political party in the territory of Yukon, Canada.

Yukon Liberal Party
Parti libéral du Yukon
Active territorial party
LeaderSandy Silver
PresidentDevin Bailey
Founded1978; 41 years ago (1978)
Headquarters108 Elliott Street
Unit 183
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 6C4
IdeologyLiberalism
Political positionCentre
ColoursRed
Seats in Legislature
11 / 19
Website
www.ylp.ca

Sandy Silver, MLA for Klondike, is the Leader of the Yukon Liberal Party[2] and Premier of Yukon.[3]

Sandy Silver, Yukon liberal party chief.

HistoryEdit

After twenty years as a minor party, the Yukon Liberal Party won the 2000 general election and formed a government under Premier Pat Duncan. The government was plagued with defections, however, and was reduced to minority government status. Duncan called a snap election for November 2002 in the hope of regaining her government's majority. The party was almost completely wiped out, however, by the Yukon Party. Duncan won the Liberals' sole seat in the Yukon Party's landslide.

The Liberal Party remained in opposition until the 2016 general election where the party went from third place in the legislature to majority government with its leader, Sandy Silver, becoming Premier.

Election resultsEdit

Election Leader Votes % Seats +/– Position Government
1978 Iain MacKay 26.0
2 / 16
  2   2nd Official Opposition
1982 Ron Veale 15.0
0 / 16
  2   No seats
1985 Roger Coles 7.6
2 / 16
  2   3rd Third Party
1989 Jim McLachlan 11.1
0 / 16
  2   No seats
1992 Paul Thériault 16.1
1 / 17
  1   4th Fourth Party
1996 Ken Taylor 3,486 24.1
3 / 17
  2   3rd Third Party
2000 Pat Duncan 6,092 42.7
10 / 17
  7   1st Majority Government
2002 4,056 29.0
1 / 18
  7   3rd Third Party
2006 Arthur Mitchell 4,704 34.7
5 / 18
  4   2nd Official Opposition
2011 3,979 25.2
2 / 19
  3   3rd Third Party
2016 Sandy Silver 7,404 39.4
11 / 19
  10   1st Majority Government

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Yukon Liberals". Yukon Liberals. Retrieved 2016-09-21.
  2. ^ "Sandy Silver named new Yukon Liberal Party leader". 11 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Liberals officially sworn in, forming new Yukon government". CBC News. Retrieved 2016-12-03.