British Columbia Southern Interior

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This article is about the federal electoral district. For the larger region it is part of, see British Columbia Interior.
British Columbia Southern Interior
Flag of British Columbia.svg British Columbia electoral district
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British Columbia Southern Interior in relation to other British Columbia federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Alex Atamanenko
New Democratic
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 97,952
Electors (2011) 74,996
Area (km²)[2] 26,248.34
Pop. density (per km²) 3.7
Census divisions Okanagan-Similkameen, Kootenay Boundary, Central Kootenay
Census subdivisions Nelson, Castlegar, Trail, Osoyoos, Oliver, Grand Forks, Okanagan-Similkameen C, Central Kootenay E, Central Kootenay F, Central Kootenay H,

British Columbia Southern Interior (formerly known as Southern Interior) is a federal electoral district in the province of British Columbia, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2004.

Description[edit]

Regions included in the riding are the Similkameen, the southern half of the South Okanagan region, the Boundary Country, all of the West Kootenay region, the Slocan Valley, Lower (but not Upper) Arrow Lake, and including the east shore of Kootenay Lake from opposite Kaslo northwards.

Municipalities within the riding are Princeton, Keremeos, Oliver, Osoyoos, Greenwood, Grand Forks, Trail, Rossland, Warfield, Montrose, Fruitvale, Castlegar, Nelson, Salmo, Slocan, New Denver, Silverton, and Kaslo.

History[edit]

This electoral district was created as "Southern Interior" in 2003 from Kootenay—Boundary—Okanagan and part of Okanagan—Coquihalla riding.

In 2004, its name was changed to "British Columbia Southern Interior".

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
38th 2004–2006     Jim Gouk Conservative
39th 2006–2008     Alex Atamanenko New Democratic
40th 2008–2011
41st 2011–present

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

The riding's Member of Parliament is New Democrat Alex Atamanenko. He was elected in 2006, after first losing to Conservative Jim Gouk by 680 votes in 2004. Atamanenko is a member of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, a role he has fulfilled since taking his seat, and has been an associate member of various parliamentary committees during his term.[3]

Election results[edit]

British Columbia Southern Interior[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Alex Atamanenko 25,176 50.9 +3.4
Conservative Stephen Hill 19,276 38.9 +3.1
Green Bryan Hunt 3,173 6.4 -3.2
Liberal Shannon (Shan) Lavell 1,872 3.8 -3.1
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,674 100.0
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Alex Atamanenko 22,693 47.5 -1.5 $66,606
Conservative Rob Zandee 17,122 35.9 +16.6 $76,704
Green Andy Morel 4,573 9.6 -1.7 $8,439
Liberal Brenda Jagpal 3,292 6.9 -13.3 $28,430
Marxist–Leninist Brian Sproule 80 0.2 -0.1 --
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,915 100.0 $92,328
Total rejected ballots 155 0.3 -0.2
Turnout 47,915 63.89
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Alex Atamanenko 22,742 49.0 +13.9 $72,595
Liberal Bill Profili 9,383 20.2 +2.2 $40,534
Conservative Derek Zeisman 8,948 19.3 -17.3 $53,470
Green Scott Leyland 5,258 11.3 +3.4 $14,334
Marxist–Leninist Brian Sproule 123 0.3 +0.2 $0
Total valid votes 46454 100.0
Total rejected ballots 236 0.5
Turnout 46,690 66.4
     NDP gain from Conservative Swing +15.6

Southern Interior[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Jim Gouk 16,940 36.6 * $55,553
New Democratic Alex Atamanenko 16,260 35.1 +25.3 $22,019
Liberal Doug Stanley 8,310 18.0 -9.4 $74,051
Green Scott Leyland 3,663 7.9 +1.4 $16,098
Independent Robert Schuster 591 1.3 * $9,264
Marijuana Karine Cyr 391 0.8 *
Canadian Action Farlie Paynter 87 0.2 * $454
Marxist–Leninist Brian Sproule 39 0.1 *
Total valid votes 46,281 100.0
Total rejected ballots 163 0.4
Turnout 46,444 60.0

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