Nanaimo—Alberni

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Nanaimo—Alberni
Flag of British Columbia.svg British Columbia electoral district
Nanaimo—Alberni.png
Nanaimo—Alberni in relation to other Vancouver Island federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
James Lunney
Conservative
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 127,275
Electors (2011) 95,882
Area (km²)[2] 8,324.98
Pop. density (per km²) 15.3
Census subdivisions Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Nanaimo E, Nanaimo F, Nanaimo G, Nanaimo H, Lantzville, Alberni-Clayoquot E,

Nanaimo—Alberni is a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1979 to 1988. It was subsequently recreated and has been represented in the House of Commons since 1997.

For other current and historical federal and provincial ridings in the Nanaimo area please see Nanaimo (electoral districts).

Demographics[edit]

Population, 2001 112,972
Electors 87,088
Area (km2) 8,324.98
Population density (people per km2) 15.3

Nanaimo—Alberni has the highest median age of all federal electoral districts in Canada (50.1 years of age).[3]

Geography[edit]

From 1979 to 1988, it consisted of:

  • the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District,
  • the Nanaimo Regional District,
  • (Lasqueti Island and the adjacent smaller islands in the Powell River Regional District,
  • the northwest part of Electoral Area H of the Cowichan Valley Regional District.

The present district includes Lasqueti Island, the Regional District of Alberni-Clayoquot, and all of the Regional District of Nanaimo except the extreme southeastern part, including but the extreme northern part of Nanaimo. The southern part of Nanaimo is part of the Nanaimo—Cowichan electoral district.

History[edit]

This electoral district was originally created in 1976 from parts of Comox—Alberni and Nanaimo—Cowichan—The Islands ridings.

It was abolished in 1987 when it was redistributed into Comox—Alberni and Nanaimo—Cowichan.

It was re-created in 1996 from those two ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Comox—Alberni and Nanaimo—Cowichan—The Islands prior to 1976
31st 1979–1980     Edward Allan Miller New Democratic
32nd 1980–1984
33rd 1984–1988     Ted Schellenberg Progressive Conservative
Comox—Alberni and Nanaimo—Cowichan from 1988-1997
36th 1997–2000     Bill Gilmour Reform
2000     Canadian Alliance
37th 2000–2003     James Lunney Canadian Alliance
2003–2004     Conservative
38th 2004–2006
39th 2006–2008
40th 2008–2011
41st 2011–present

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

Its Member of Parliament is James Lunney, a former chiropractor. He was first elected in the 2000 election. He is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. During the 38th Parliament he served as a member on the 'Standing Committee on Health'. During the 40th Parliament, he was a member of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Conservative James Lunney 30,469 46.42 -0.26
New Democratic Zenaida Maartman 25,165 38.34 +6.59
Liberal Renée Miller 4,984 7.59 -4.44
Green Myron Jespersen 4,482 6.83 -0.15
Pirate Jesse Schroeder 363 0.55
Christian Heritage Frank Wagner 94 0.14 -0.14
Marxist–Leninist Barbara Biley 81 0.12 -0.13
Total valid votes/Expense limit 65,638 100.00
Total rejected ballots 165 0.25 +0.05
Turnout 65,803 67.38
Eligible voters 97,661
     Conservative hold
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Conservative James Lunney 28,930 46.68 +5.32 $76,199
New Democratic Zeni Maartman 19,680 31.75 -0.47 $47,561
Green John Fryer 7,457 12.03 +6.68 $22,852
Liberal Richard Pesik 5,578 9.00 -10.05 $4,791
Christian Heritage Frank Wagner 176 0.28 +0.11 --
Marxist–Leninist Barbara Biley 155 0.25 +0.11 --
Total valid votes/Expense limit 61,976 100 $95,019
Total rejected ballots 124 0.20 -0.04
Turnout 62,100
     Conservative hold Swing +2.9
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Conservative James Lunney 26,102 41.36 +2.30 $86,796
New Democratic Manjeet Uppal 20,335 32.22 -0.08 $78,268
Liberal Jim Stewart 12,023 19.05 -0.80 $25,983
Green David Wright 3,379 5.35 -2.00 $1,469
Independent R.L. Dusty Miller 920 1.45 --
Christian Heritage Diana E. Lifton 136 0.17 $230
Canadian Action Jen Fisher-Bradley 113 0.17 -0.16 $1,312
Marxist–Leninist Barbara Biley 94 0.14 +0.01 --
Total valid votes 63,102 100.00
Total rejected ballots 149 0.24 -0.04
Turnout 63,251 68.8


Canadian federal election, 2004: Nanaimo—Alberni
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Conservative James Lunney 23,158 39.06 -21.55 $62,241
New Democratic Scott Fraser 19,152 32.30 +17.78 $54,710
Liberal Hira Chopra 11,770 19.85 -0.84 $29,462
Green David Wright 4,357 7.35 $9,530
Marijuana Michael Mann 560 0.94 -1.20
Canadian Action Diana E. Lifton 201 0.33
Marxist–Leninist Barbara Biley 80 0.13
Total valid votes 59,278 100
Total rejected ballots 169 0.28
Turnout 59,447 68.26
Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Alliance James Lunney 26,516 50.45 +0.59 $42,263
Liberal Hira Chopra 10,877 20.69 -0.21 $39,235
New Democratic Bill Holdom 7,635 14.52 -7.68 $7,246
Progressive Conservative Bill McCullough 5,340 10.16 +4.99 $8,619
Marijuana Donald Lavallee 1,125 2.14 $9
Independent Brunie Brunie 830 1.57 $616
Natural Law Marty Howe 235 0.44 -0.12
Total valid votes 52,558 100.00
Total rejected ballots 163 0.31 -0.05
Turnout 52,721 64.94 -2.19

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Reform Bill Gilmour 25,069 49.86 $36,473
New Democratic Bill Holdom 11,162 22.20 $35,683
Liberal David Lobay 10,513 20.90 $52,031
Progressive Conservative Garry Shepp 2,602 5.17 $18,929
Green David Martin 650 1.29
Natural Law Cliff Brown 282 0.56 $120
Total valid votes 50,278 100.00
Total rejected ballots 181 0.36
Turnout 50,459 67.13

1979 - 1988[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
Progressive Conservative Ted Schellenberg 27,410 45.81 +11.00
New Democratic Ted Miller 25,659 42.88 -6.31
Liberal Joe Martin 5,922 9.90 -4.39
Green Aileen Fletcher 529 0.88
Communist Mark F. Mosher 231 0.39 +0.03
Independent Louis J. Lesosky 83 0.14
Total valid votes 59,834 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
New Democratic Ted Miller 24,082 49.20 +5.22
Progressive Conservative Scott Van Alstine 17,040 34.81 +0.79
Liberal Cecile McKinnon 6,994 14.29 -7.15
Rhinoceros Frank Tee Pee Red Coffey 591 1.21
Communist Gary William Swann 173 0.35 -0.06
Marxist–Leninist Allan H. Bezanson 69 0.14 -0.01
Total valid votes 48,949 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Ted Miller 21,304 43.98
Progressive Conservative Scott Van Alstine 16,478 34.02
Liberal Hugh Anderson 10,385 21.44
Communist Mark F. Mosher 199 0.41
Marxist–Leninist Katie Fraser 74 0.15
Total valid votes 48,440 100.00

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