March 17, 2016 7:52 am
Updated: August 4, 2016 8:46 pm

Saskatchewan election results 2016: Sask. Party wins Cut Knife-Turtleford riding

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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.

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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.

Candidates

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

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