Saskatchewan election results 2016: Sask. Party wins Cut Knife-Turtleford riding
Larry Doke of the Sask. Party has won the Cut Knife-Turtleford riding with 5,710 votes beating out the NDP’s Danica Lorer who got 950 votes.
Summary: MLA Larry Doke seeks a second term in Cut Knife-Turtleford, one of the many rural ridings that has been a stronghold for the Cut Knife-Turtleford in recent elections.
Boundaries: Cut Knife-Turtleford generally encompasses the area between the Battlefords and the Alberta/Saskatchewan border, stretching as far north as Turtleford (but excluding Lloydminster) and as far south as Unity and Wilkie.
Last Election: Doke defeated NDP candidate Bernadette Gopher by over 1800 votes, 63-33 per cent.
History: The riding has been held by the Saskatchewan Party since it was created prior to the 2003 election. Prior to that, most of the riding was in Battleford-Cut Knife, which elected the Saskatchewan Party in 1999 and the NDP in 1995. Before that, the area was split between the ridings of Cut Knife-Lloydminster and Turtleford, both of which tended to be bellwether seats.
Saskatchewan Party: Larry Doke, MLA since 2011
NDP: Danica Lorer, journalist
Liberal: Rod Gopher, General Manager for Carlton Housing
Green: Tammy Fairley
Progressive Conservative: Rick Cline