Kamloops (provincial electoral district)

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Kamloops was a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada from 1903 to 2009. The provincial constituency should not be confused with the former federal electoral district of Kamloops, which encompassed a much larger area.

For other ridings named Kamloops or in the Kamloops-Shuswap-Thompson area, please see Kamloops (electoral districts).

Kamloops voted for the winning party in every election it was contested, from the riding's creation in 1903 up until its final election in 2005.

Demographics[edit]

Population, 2001 48,959
Population Change, 1996–2001 1.3%
Area (km²) 2,695.61
Pop. Density (people per km²) 18

Electoral history[edit]

10th British Columbia election, 1903
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Conservative Frederick John Fulton 517 51.14% unknown
     Liberal John Francis Deane 494 48.86% unknown
Total valid votes 1,011 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
11th British Columbia election, 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Conservative Frederick John Fulton 534 54.88% unknown
     Liberal John Donald Swanson 439 45.12% unknown
Total valid votes 973 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
12th British Columbia election, 1909
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Conservative James Pearson Shaw 872 64.40% unknown
     Liberal Henry Maxwell Vasey 482 35.60% unknown
Total valid votes 1,354 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
13th British Columbia election, 1912
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Conservative James Pearson Shaw 931 70.11% unknown
     Liberal Raymond Findlay Leighton 397 29.89% unknown
Total valid votes 1,328 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
14th British Columbia election, 1916
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Liberal Frederick William Anderson 1,519 61.27% unknown
Socialist James Pearson Shaw 960 38.73% unknown
Total valid votes 2,479 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %


British Columbia general election, 1920
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Frederick Wilhelm Anderson 1,617 37.43%
Conservative Matthew Fulton Crawford 1,295 29.98%
United Farmers John Owen Stevens 1,408 32.59%
Total valid votes 4,320 100.00%
16th British Columbia election, 1924
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Liberal James Reginald Colley 1,212 41.38% unknown
     Conservative Edwin Arthur Meighen 997 34.04% unknown
Provincial William Frederick Palmer 720 24.58% unknown
Total valid votes 2,929 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
17th British Columbia election, 1928
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Conservative John Ralph Michell 1,531 50.25% unknown
     Liberal James Reginald Colley 1,516 49.75% unknown
Total valid votes 3,047 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 66
Turnout %
18th British Columbia election, 1933
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Liberal Robert Henry Carson 1 1,836 44.76% unknown
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. George Richmond Williams 1,360 33.15% unknown
Non-Partisan Independent Group David Brown Johnstone 906 22.09% unknown
Total valid votes 4,102 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 85
Turnout %
1 Brother of Ernest Crawford Carson, Conservative MLA for Lillooet. Both became cabinet ministers in their respective governments. Their father, Virginian Robert Carson, came west via the Sierra Nevada passes to California and, coming north for the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush, homesteaded on Pavilion Mountain on one of BC's earliest ranches.
19th British Columbia election, 1937
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Liberal Robert Henry Carson 1,786 38.89% unknown
     Conservative Alfred Hugh Bayne 1,461 31.82% unknown
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. George Faulds Stirling 1,345 29.29% unknown
Total valid votes 4,592 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 47
Turnout %


British Columbia general election, 1941
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Robert Henry Carson 1,933 40.14%
Co-operative Commonwealth Charles Edward Scanlan 1,712 35.55%
Conservative Nathaniel Nye 1,138 23.63%
Socialist Labour John Marshall 19 0.39%
Independent Walter Unnett Homfray 14 0.29%
Total valid votes 4,816 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 100
21st British Columbia election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Coalition Robert Henry Carson 2,804 57.78% unknown
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. George Richmond Williams 1,893 39.01% unknown
     Labour Progressive Party Charles Herbert Cook 156 3.21% unknown
Total valid votes 4,853 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 54
Turnout %
22nd British Columbia election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Coalition Sydney John Smith 4,992 64.47% unknown
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Charles Archibald Smith 2,751 35.53% unknown
Total valid votes 7,743 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 105
Turnout %


British Columbia general election, 1952
Party Candidate Votes
1st count
% Votes
final count
%
Social Credit League Philip Arthur Gaglardi 3,108 38.44% 4,002 54.32%
Liberal Sydney John Smith 2,708 33.49% 3,366 45.68%
Co-operative Commonwealth Ralph Wilbur Emery 1,311 16.21%
Progressive Conservative George Henry Greer 959 11.86%
Total valid votes 8,086 100.00% 7,368 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 231
Note: Preferential ballot. First and final of three counts only shown.
British Columbia general election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
1st count
% Votes
final count
%
Social Credit Philip Arthur Gaglardi 4,037 49.33% 4,171 51.44%
Liberal Robert Gordon Carson5 2,272 27.75% 2,503 30.87%
Co-operative Commonwealth Pete Wright 1,368 16.72% 1,434 17.69%
Progressive Conservative Gilbert Smith 427 5.22%
Labor–Progressive Robert Gordon Carson5[citation needed] 80 0.98%
Total valid votes 8,184 100.00% 8,108 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 356
Note: Preferential ballot. First and second of two counts only shown.
5 Son of Robert Henry Carson, previous Liberal MLA for this riding.
25th British Columbia election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Philip Arthur Gaglardi 4,948 61.02% unknown
     Liberal Thomas Palmer Wilson 2,017 24.87% unknown
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Victor Mauro 1,144 14.11% unknown
Total valid votes 8,109 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 53
Turnout %
26th British Columbia election, 1960
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Philip Arthur Gaglardi 4,777 45.86% unknown
     CCF Ronald Edmund Green 2,828 27.15% unknown
     Liberal Thomas Palmer Wilson 1,437 13.80% unknown
     Progressive Conservative Peter John Millward 1,374 13.19% unknown
Total valid votes 10,416 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 531
Turnout %
27th British Columbia election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Philip Arthur Gaglardi 5,669 47.17% unknown
     Progressive Conservative Edmund Davie Fulton 4,473 37.22% unknown
     New Democrat Lance Randle 1,297 10.79% unknown
     Liberal Henry Maxwell Smith 580 4.83% unknown
Total valid votes 12,019 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 71
Turnout %
28th British Columbia election, 1966
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Philip Arthur Gaglardi 5,753 52.35% unknown
     New Democrat Lance Randle 3,237 29.45% unknown
     Liberal Nicholas Harvey Kalyk 2,000 18.20% unknown
Total valid votes 10,990 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 63
Turnout %
29th British Columbia election, 1969
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Philip Arthur Gaglardi unknown
     Liberal unknown
     New Democrat unknown
Total valid votes
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
30th British Columbia election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     New Democrat Gerald Hamilton Anderson 7,497 32.19% unknown
Social Credit Philip Arthur Gaglardi 6,812 29.25% unknown
     Liberal George William Mercer 5,691 24.43% unknown
     Progressive Conservative John Archibald Willoughby 3,243 13.92% unknown
     Independent Terrence Andrew Shaw 48 0.21% unknown
Total valid votes 23,291 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 154
Turnout %
31st British Columbia election, 1975
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Rafe Mair 14,639 48.67% unknown
     New Democrat Gerald Hamilton Anderson 10,975 36.49% unknown
     Liberal Donald Norman Carter 4,464 14.84% unknown
Total valid votes 30,078 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 236
Turnout %
32nd British Columbia election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Rafe Mair 15,430 51.74% unknown
     New Democrat Andrew Lapa 12,121 40.64% unknown
     Progressive Conservative Murray Regis Pratt 2,273 7.62% unknown
Total valid votes 29,824 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 545
Turnout %
33rd British Columbia election, 1983
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Claude Richmond 21,114 57.11% unknown
     New Democrat David Phillip Reiter 14,627 39.56% unknown
     Independent Andrew Lapa 972 2.63% unknown
     Independent Christopher Keith Sumner 259 0.70% unknown
Total valid votes 36,972 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 356
Turnout %
34th British Columbia election, 1986 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Claude Richmond 17,478 25.64% unknown
Social Credit Bud Smith 16,869 24.74% unknown
     New Democrat David Phillip Reiter 16,442 24.12% unknown
     New Democrat Peter Rolston 7 15,131 22.20% unknown
     Liberal Norman A. Morrison 1,277 1.87% unknown
Green Trudy M. Frisk 695 1.02% unknown
     Independent Leon Mikulin 282 0.41% unknown
Total valid votes 68,174 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 1,148
Turnout %
6 Seat increased to two members from one..
7 Later elected in the riding of Dewdney and grandson of Social Credit figure Tilly Rolston..
B.C. General Election 1991: Kamloops
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     NDP Arthur Charbonneau 8,926 43.67% $26,908
Liberal Kimball B. Kastelen 6,033 29.52% $12,595
Social Credit Patricia A. Wallace 5,481 26.81% $72,408
Total Valid Votes 20,440 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 247 1.19%
Turnout 20,687 71.65%
B.C. General Election 1996: Kamloops
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Cathy McGregor 10,135 44.30 +0.63 $29,790
Liberal Gur Singh 9,273 40.53 +11.01 $45,486
Reform Joe Leong 1,721 7.52 $7,280
Progressive Democrat Deborah J. Fisher 1,241 5.42 $4,471
Social Credit Ken Endean 508 2.22 -24.59 $6,538
Total Valid Votes 22,878 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 172 0.75%
Turnout 23,050 69.56%
British Columbia general election, 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Claude Richmond 12,258 60.21 19.68 $43,147
New Democratic Cathy McGregor 4,592 22.55 -21.75 $26,572
Marijuana Julian Gushulak 707 3.47 $410
Unity Ruth Watson 430 2.11 $1,224
Independent Ernie Schmidt 193 0.95 $491
Total Valid Votes 20,360 100.00
Total Rejected Ballots 174 0.85
Turnout 20,534 72.46
British Columbia general election, 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Claude Richmond 11,261 47.58 -12.63
New Democratic Doug Brown 9,886 41.77 +19.22
Green Frank Stewart 1,723 7.28
Conservative Terry Frank Bojarski 797 3.37
Total 23,667 100.00

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