Kootenay (provincial electoral district)

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For the provincial electoral district known as "Kootenay" in use from 1966 to 2001, see Kootenay East. For other provincial and federal ridings with this name, or which are or were in the same region, please see Kootenay (electoral districts).

Kootenay was a provincial electoral district in the province of British Columbia, Canada, from 1871 to 1890. It was originally a two-member riding until the 1875 election; from 1878, it was a one-member seat until its partition for the 1890 election into East Kootenay and West Kootenay. For the 1966 election, the riding-name was re-established, but the area described was only the East Kootenay and included none of the West Kootenay.

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History[edit]

Notable MLAs[edit]

Election results 1871-1890[edit]

1st British Columbia election, 1871
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Independent John Andrew Mara 17 43.59% unknown
     Independent William Cosgrove Milby 9 23.08% unknown
     Independent Charles Todd 13 13.33% unknown
Total valid votes 39 100.00%


2nd British Columbia election, 1875
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Reform caucus Robert Leslie Thomas Galbraith 16 25.40% unknown
     Reform caucus Charles Gallagher 16 25.40% unknown
     Government William Cosgrove Milby 15 23.80% unknown
     Reform caucus Arthur Wellesley Vowell 48 23.88% unknown
Total valid votes 63 100.00%
To break a three-way tie, the Returning Officer cast the deciding votes for Gallagher and Vowell (Victoria Colonist 24 October 1875)
British Columbia general election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes Elected
Opposition (?) Robert Leslie Thomas Galbraith Accl. Green tickY
Opposition (?) Charles Gallagher Accl. Green tickY
Total valid votes 187
4th British Columbia election, 1882 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Government Robert Leslie Thomas Galbraith Accl. --% unknown
Total valid votes -- --%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout
1 Seat reduced to one member from two.
5th British Columbia election, 1886
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Government James Baker 111 60.00% unknown
Opposition William M. Brown 74 40.00% unknown
Total valid votes 185 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
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The riding was partitioned for the 1894 election.

Election results 1966-1986[edit]

The riding-name was re-established in time for the 1966 election, but covered only the East Kootenay region rather than the entire Kootenays as had been the case in its first incarnation.

5th British Columbia election, 1966
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Robert Owen Jones 3,070 34.89% unknown
     Liberal Henry Cartmell (Harry) McKay 2,123 24.13% unknown
     NDP Leo Thomas Nimsick 3,605 40.98% unknown
Total valid votes 8.798 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
5th British Columbia election, 1969
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit J. Harry Broadhurst 4,267 38.26% unknown
     Liberal Henry Nelson 2,604 23.35% unknown
     NDP Leo Thomas Nimsick 4,282 38.39% unknown
Total valid votes 11,712 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
5th British Columbia election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Liberal Harry Edwards Caldwell 1,872 13.64% unknown
     NDP Leo Thomas Nimsick 6,065 44.20% unknown
Social Credit Ronald Powell 1,615 11.77% unknown
     PC David John Reeves 4,169 30.38% unknown
Total valid votes 13,721 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
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5th British Columbia election, 1975
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit George Wayne Haddad 7,915 52.29% unknown
     NDP Leo Thomas Nimsick 7,223 47.71% unknown
Total valid votes 15,138 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
5th British Columbia election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     PC Roy Wilburn Paul 975 7.80% unknown
Social Credit Terence Patrick Segarty 6,167 49.37% unknown
     NDP Douglas Wayne Right 5,350 42.83% unknown
Total valid votes 12,492 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
5th British Columbia election, 1983
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     NDP Harry Edwin Mathias 8,245 47.36% unknown
     Liberal Kory Palmer 975 7.80% unknown
Social Credit Terence Patrick Segarty 8,819 50.65% unknown
Total valid votes 12,492 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
5th British Columbia election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     NDP 'Kathleen Anne Edwards 8,000 47.94% unknown
     Liberal Paul R. Kershaw 539 3.23% unknown
Social Credit Terence Patrick Segarty 7,649 45.84% unknown
     Progressive Conservative James G. Smith 499 2.99% unknown
Total valid votes 16,687 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %

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