Kootenay East

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For the current provincial electoral district named "Kootenay East", previously named "Kootenay" and "East Kootenay", see Kootenay East (provincial electoral district).
Kootenay East
British Columbia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1976
District abolished 1996
First contested 1979
Last contested 1993

Kootenay East (also known as Kootenay East—Revelstoke) was a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1917 to 1968 and from 1979 to 1997.

This riding was created as "Kootenay East" in 1914 from parts of Kootenay riding.

It was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed into Kootenay West and Okanagan—Kootenay ridings.

It initially consisted of the provincial electoral districts of Cranbrook, Fernie and Columbia.

Its boundaries were adjusted in 1924, 1933, and 1947.

It was recreated in 1976 as "Kootenay East" from parts of Kootenay West and Okanagan—Kootenay ridings, and consisted of:

  • the East Kootenay Regional District;
  • the southeast part of the Central Kootenay Regional District; and
  • the eastern part of the Columbia-Shuswap Regional District lying east of Electoral Areas C and E.

The name of the electoral district was changed in 1977 to "Kootenay East—Revelstoke".

The electoral district was abolished in 1987 when it was redistributed into a new Kootenay East riding and Kootenay West—Revelstoke.

The new Kootenay East riding consisted of:

  • the East Kootenay Regional District;
  • Electoral Areas A, B and C of the Central Kootenay Regional District;
  • the Town of Creston;
  • Electoral Area A of the Columbia-Shuswap Regional District; and
  • the town of Golden.

The electoral district was abolished in 1996 when it was redistributed into Kootenay—Columbia.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Kootenay East
Riding created from Kootenay
13th  1917 − 1921     Saul Bonnell Government (Unionist)
14th  1921 − 1922     Robert Ethelbert Beattie Liberal
 1922 − 1925     James Horace King Liberal
15th  1925 − 1926
16th  1926 − 1926
 1926 − 1930
17th  1930 − 1930     Michael Dalton McLean Conservative
 1930 − 1935     Henry Herbert Stevens Conservative
18th  1935 − 1938     Reconstruction
 1938 − 1940     Conservative
19th  1940 − 1945     George MacKinnon National Government
20th  1945 − 1949     James Herbert Matthews Co-operative Commonwealth
21st  1949 − 1953     James Allen Byrne Liberal
22nd  1953 − 1957
23rd  1957 − 1958
24th  1958 − 1962     Murray McFarlane Progressive Conservative
25th  1962 − 1963     James Allen Byrne Liberal
26th  1963 − 1965
27th  1965 − 1968
Riding dissolved into Kootenay West and Okanagan—Kootenay
Kootenay East—Revelstoke
Riding re-created from Kootenay West and Okanagan—Kootenay
31st  1979 − 1980     Stan Graham Progressive Conservative
32nd  1980 − 1984     Sid Parker New Democratic
33rd  1984 − 1988     Stan Graham Progressive Conservative
Kootenay East
34th  1988 − 1993     Sid Parker New Democratic
35th  1993 − 1997     Jim Abbott Reform
Riding dissolved into Kootenay—Columbia

Election results[edit]

Kootenay East, 1988–1997[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Reform Jim Abbott 16,883 48.51 +44.46
Liberal Jim S. Wavrecan 7,812 22.45 +10.39
New Democratic Sid Parker 5,041 14.48 -38.09
Progressive Conservative Jake McInnis 3,780 10.86 -27.66
National Hilda Bechler 576 1.66
Green Rhonda Smith 288 0.83
Christian Heritage Gerald Lionel Brinders 193 0.55 -1.60
Natural Law Ruth Anne Taves 156 0.45
Canada Party Lelannd Haver 73 0.21
Total valid votes 34,802 100.0  
Reform gain from New Democratic Swing +17.04
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Sid Parker 14,904 52.57 +11.77
Progressive Conservative Stan Graham 13,284 38.52 -7.97
Liberal Bob Wilson-Smith 4,159 12.06 +0.58
Reform Minnie Pearl Wilder 1,398 4.05
Christian Heritage Gerald L. Brinders 742 2.15
Total valid votes 34,487 100.0  
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +9.87

Kootenay East—Revelstoke, 1979–1988[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Stan Graham 18,129 46.49 +8.51
New Democratic Sid Parker 15,908 40.80 +0.93
Liberal Richard Fonger 4,477 11.48 -10.66
Independent David R. Gildea 479 1.23
Total valid votes 38,993 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from New Democratic Swing +3.79
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Sid Parker 13,299 39.87 +4.80
Progressive Conservative Stan Graham 12,668 37.98 -2.77
Liberal Joe Conroy 7,386 22.14 -2.04
Total valid votes 33,353 100.0  
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +3.78
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Stan Graham 12,904 40.75
New Democratic Sid Parker 11,107 35.07
Liberal Joe Conroy 7,658 24.18
Total valid votes 31,669 100.0  
This riding was re-created from parts of Kootenay West and Okanagan—Kootenay, both of which elected Progressive Conservative candidates in the previous election.

Kootenay East, 1917–1968[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal James Allen Byrne 5,574 31.67 -1.95
New Democratic James Patterson 4,825 27.42 -2.00
Social Credit James E. Kennelly 4,370 24.83 +9.56
Progressive Conservative Murray McFarlane 2,830 16.08 -5.61
Total valid votes 17,599 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing +0.02
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal James Allen Byrne 6,165 33.62 +2.03
New Democratic William Basil Mundy 5,395 29.42 +2.72
Progressive Conservative Murray McFarlane 3,977 21.69 -4.42
Social Credit Allan Wood Hunter 2,800 15.27 -0.33
Total valid votes 18,337 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing -0.34
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal James Allen Byrne 5,414 31.59 +3.62
New Democratic William B. Mundy 4,576 26.70 +1.70
Progressive Conservative Murray McFarlane 4,475 26.11 -7.35
Social Credit Douglas Sadler 2,673 15.60 +2.03
Total valid votes 17,138 100.0  
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +0.96
Change for the New Democrats is based on the Co-operative Commonwealth.
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Murray McFarlane 5,363 33.46 +19.45
Liberal James Allen Byrne 4,483 27.97 -3.47
Co-operative Commonwealth David E. Bjerstedt 4,006 25.00 -2.07
Social Credit James R. R. Chabot 2,174 13.57 -13.91
Total valid votes 16,026 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +11.46
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal James Allen Byrne 4,670 31.44 -6.65
Social Credit James R. Chabot 4,082 27.48 -2.10
Co-operative Commonwealth Howard William Day 4,022 27.07 -0.97
Progressive Conservative Murray McFarlane 2,082 14.01
Total valid votes 14,856 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing -2.28
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal James Allen Byrne 4,988 38.09 -2.40
Social Credit Lorne George McLean 3,874 29.58
Co-operative Commonwealth Donald Cameron MacDonald 3,672 28.04 -11.73
Labor–Progressive Samuel English 563 4.30
Total valid votes 13,097 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing -15.99
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal James Allen Byrne 5,546 40.49 +15.55
Co-operative Commonwealth James Herbert Matthews 5,448 39.77 +2.92
Progressive Conservative Albert Tindale Richardson 2,704 19.74 -0.91
Total valid votes 13,698 100.0  
Liberal gain from Co-operative Commonwealth Swing +6.32
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Co-operative Commonwealth James Herbert Matthews 4,712 36.85 +3.42
Liberal John Joseph O'Neill 3,189 24.94 -6.67
Progressive Conservative Donald Kent Archibald 2,640 20.65 -14.31
Labor–Progressive Harvey Murphy 1,632 12.76
Social Credit Joseph Arthur Horne 613 4.79
Total valid votes 12,786 100.0  
Co-operative Commonwealth gain from National Government Swing +5.04
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
National Government George E.L. MacKinnon 4,395 34.96
Co-operative Commonwealth James Herbert Matthews 4,202 33.43 +17.99
Liberal Edwin K. Stewart 3,974 31.61 -1.59
Total valid votes 12,571 100.0  
National Government gain from Reconstruction Swing +8.48
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Reconstruction Henry Herbert Stevens 3,904 38.81
Liberal Robert Randolph Bruce 3,339 33.20 -15.67
Co-operative Commonwealth Bayard Ormand Iverson 1,553 15.44
Social Credit Ernest William Sjodin 1,262 12.55
Total valid votes 10,058 100.0  
Reconstruction gain from Conservative Swing +27.24
Canadian federal by-election, 25 August 1930
On Michael McLean's acceptance of an office of emolument under the Crown, 7 August 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Henry Herbert Stevens acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Michael Dalton McLean 4,674 51.13 +11.53
Liberal Joseph-Francis Guimont 4,468 48.87 +5.94
Total valid votes 9,142 100.0  
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +2.80
Canadian federal by-election, 9 November 1926
On James King's acceptance of an office of emolument under the Crown, 11 October 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Horace King acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal James Horace King 3,547 42.93 -13.06
Conservative John Wesley Rutledge 3,272 39.60 -4.41
Labour James Sims 1,444 17.48
Total valid votes 8,263 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing -4.32
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal James Horace King 4,446 55.99 -6.40
Conservative John Wesley Rutledge 3,495 44.01
Total valid votes 7,941 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing -25.20
Canadian federal by-election, 14 March 1922
On Robert Beattie's acceptance of an office of emolument under the Crown,
8 February 1922
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal James Horace King 3,223 62.39 +24.25
Unknown Thomas Harold Bronsdon 1,943 37.61
Total valid votes 5,166 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing -6.68
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Robert Ethelbert Beattie 2,339 38.14 +9.35
Conservative Saul Bonnell 2,203 35.92 -27.23
Progressive William Scott MacDonald 1,591 25.94
Total valid votes 6,133 100.0  
Liberal gain from Government (Unionist) Swing +18.29
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes %
Government (Unionist) Saul Bonnell 3,398 63.15
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Robert Beattie 1,549 28.79
Labour Thomas Biggs 434 8.07
Total valid votes 5,381 100.0  
This riding was created from parts of Kootenay, which elected a Conservative candidate in the previous election.

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External links[edit]

Riding history from the] Library of Parliament