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Saskatchewan election results 2016: NDP wins Cumberland riding

A look at Cumberland, one of the 61 provincial electoral districts in the 2020 Saskatchewan election.
A look at Cumberland, one of the 61 provincial electoral districts in the 2020 Saskatchewan election.

Doyle Vermette of the NDP has won the Cumberland riding with 2,731 votes beating out the Sask. Party’s Thomas Sierzycki who got 1,235 votes.

Summary: An NDP stronghold in northern Saskatchewan, Doyle Vermette seeks re-election in Cumberland.

Boundaries: Encompassing the entire northwest quarter of the province, Cumberland roughly spans all areas north of the 54th parallel, and east of the 106th parallel, excluding the Black Lake area. The largest population centres are La Ronge, Air Ronge, Denare Beach, Creighton and Cumberland House.

Last Election: Vermette defeated Saskatchewan Party candidate Joe Hordyski by over 1500 votes, 63-33 per cent.

History: Perhaps the safest NDP riding in the province historically, Cumberland has gone to the NDP—or its predecessor, the CCF—in every election since 1952.

Candidates

Saskatchewan Party: Thomas Sierzycki, mayor of La Ronge

NDP: Doyle Vermette, MLA since 2008

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Liberal: George Morin, has worked for all levels of government and is a member of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation

Green: Mick Taylor-Lessard