Nelson-Creston

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Nelson-Creston
Flag of British Columbia.svg British Columbia electoral district
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
MLA
 
 
 
Michelle Mungall
New Democratic
First contested 1933
Last contested 2009
Demographics
Population (2001) 44,131
Area (km²) 21,795
Pop. density (per km²) 2

Nelson-Creston is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada. It made its first appearance on the hustings in the general election of 1933 following a redistribution of the earlier Nelson riding.

Historically, the riding was consistently held by the "free enterprise" party of the era. Until 1952, this alternated between the Liberals and the Coalition, while after 1952, Social Credit won every election until the NDP victory in 1972.

Since 1972, the NDP has won all but two elections: in 1986, Social Credit won the riding along with many others in the Interior and in 2001, prominent NDP Cabinet minister, Corky Evans, was defeated in an election that saw all but two NDP MLAs suffer defeat. Since 2005, the NDP has won the riding by wide margins.

Demographics[edit]

Population, 2001 44,131
Population Change, 1996–2001 -2.2%
Area (km²) 21,795
Pop. Density (people per km²) 2.0

Geography[edit]

History[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

The district has elected the following members to the Legislative Assembly:

Parliament Years Member Party
18th 1933-1937     Frank Putnam Liberal
19th 1937-1941
20th 1941-1945
21st 1945-1949     Coalition
22nd 1949-1952     Walter Hendricks Coalition
23rd 1952-1953     Wesley Drewett Black Social Credit
24th 1953-1956
25th 1956-1960
26th 1960-1963
27th 1963-1966
28th 1966-1969
29th 1969-1972
30th 1972-1975     Lorne Nicholson NDP
31st 1975-1979
32nd 1979-1983
33rd 1983-1986
34th 1986-1991     Howard Dirks Social Credit
35th 1991–1996     Corky Evans NDP
36th 1996–2001
37th 2001–2005     Blair Suffredine Liberal
38th 2005–2009     Corky Evans NDP
39th 2009–2013     Michelle Mungall NDP
40th 2013–present

Election results[edit]

B.C. General Election 2013: Nelson-Creston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Michelle Mungall 7,576 50.32% -4.68%
Liberal Greg Garbula 4,348 28.88% -2.12%
Green Sjeng Derkx 3,133 20.81% +13.81%
Total Valid Votes 15,057 100%
Total Rejected Ballots
Turnout
B.C. General Election 2009: Nelson-Creston
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     NDP Michelle Mungall 9,060 55% n/a $52,366
Liberal Josh Smienk 5,191 31% n/a $77,586
Green Sean Kubara 1,189 7% n/a $3,800
     Conservative David Duncan 1,083 7% n/a $2,676
Total Valid Votes 16,523 100%
Total Rejected Ballots 98 0.6%
Turnout 16,621 60%
B.C. General Election 2005 Nelson-Creston
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     NDP Corky Evans 12,896 58.80% $59,942
Liberal Blair Suffredine 5,862 26.73% $52,434
Green Luke Crawford 2,724 12.42% $10,212
     Marijuana Philip McMillan 276 1.26% $100
     Bloc BC Brian Taylor 173 0.79% $215
Total Valid Votes 21,931 100%
Total Rejected Ballots 137 0.62%
Turnout 22,068 67.88%
B.C. General Election 2001: Nelson-Creston
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Blair Suffredine 8,558 39.00% $53,478
     NDP Corky Evans 6,981 31.82% $46,070
Green Colleen McCrory 4,723 21.53% $33,223
Unity Stephen Cox 1,108 5.05% $3,216
     Marijuana Dan Loehndorf 570 2.60% $1,400
Total Valid Votes 21,940 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 79 0.36%
Turnout 22,019 75.32%
B.C. General Election 1996: Nelson-Creston
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     NDP Corky Evans 9,179 44.90% $42,880
Liberal Howard Dirks 6,434 31.47% $41,078
Green Andy Shadrack 2,282 11.16% $18,611
Reform Brian Dale Gaschnitz 2,114 10.34%
Family Coalition Brian John Zacharias 360 1.76% $4,489
     Natural Law Ruth Anne Taves 73 0.36% $398
Total Valid Votes 20,442 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 82 0.40%
Turnout 20,524 75.20%
B.C. General Election 1991: Nelson-Creston
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     NDP Corky Evans 8,583 46.91% $33,620
Social Credit Howard Dirks 5,739 31.36% $52,253
Liberal Barry L. Neufeld 3,510 19.18% $863
Green Andrea Wright 467 2.55% $1,082
Total Valid Votes 18,299 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 428 2.29%
Turnout 18,727 80.60%
28th B.C. General Election 1966: Nelson-Creston
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Wesley Drewett Black 4683 59.3%
     NDP Munro 2324 29.4%
Liberal A. M. M. Vogel 892 11.3%
Total Valid Votes 7899 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 91 1.1%
Turnout 7990 69.2%
27th B.C. General Election 1963: Nelson-Creston
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Wesley Drewett Black 4047 44.6%
     NDP Askevold 1943 21.4%
Liberal A. M. M. Vogel 1600 17.7%
     Progressive Conservative Shorthouse 1474 16.3%
Total Valid Votes 9064 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 53 0.6%
Turnout 9117 75.2%
26th B.C. General Election 1960: Nelson-Creston
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Wesley Drewett Black 4501 49.4%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. McNevin 2664 29.2%
Liberal Oliver 1222 13.4%
     Progressive Conservative Taylor 730 8.0%
Total Valid Votes 9117 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 106 1.1%
Turnout 9223 76.0%
25th B.C. General Election 1956: Nelson-Creston
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Wesley Drewett Black 4190 51.0%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Affleck 2331 28.4%
Liberal White 1622 19.7%
     Labour Progressive Mountford 70 0.9%
Total Valid Votes 8213 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 86 1.0%
Turnout 8299? 71.0%
British Columbia general election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
1st count
% Votes
final count
%
Social Credit Wesley Drewett Black 3,450 39.4% 4,199 55.2%
Co-operative Commonwealth Simms 2,636 30.1% 3,404 44.8%
Liberal Tees 1,803 20.6%
Progressive Conservative Shorthouse 772 8.8%
Labor–Progressive Mountford 99 1.1%
Total valid votes 8,760 100.00% 7,603 100%
Total rejected ballots 455
Turnout 88.1%
Note: Preferential ballot. First and last counts only shown.
British Columbia general election, 1952
Party Candidate Votes
1st count
% Votes
final count
%
Social Credit Wesley Drewett Black 2,975 33.8% 4,265 56.0%
Liberal Walter Hendricks 2,572 29.2% 3,351 44.0%
Co-operative Commonwealth Simms 2,473 28.1%
Progressive Conservative Stibbs 774 8.8%
Total valid votes 8,794 100.00% 7,616 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 413 4.5%
Turnout 75.2%
Note: Preferential ballot. First and last counts only shown.
22nd B.C. General Election 1949: Nelson-Creston
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Coalition Walter Hendricks 4783 60.0%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Drew 2675 33.6%
Social Credit Horne 508 6.4%
Total Valid Votes 7966 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 151 1.9%
Turnout 8117 79.6%
21st B.C. General Election 1945: Nelson-Creston
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Coalition Frank Putnam 3055 58.6%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Phillips 1249 24.0%
People's Co-operative Commonwealth Peter Stuart Beatt 726 13.9%
     Independent Frisby 184 3.5%
Total Valid Votes 5214 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 39 0.7%
Turnout 5253 65.0%
20th B.C. General Election 1941: Nelson-Creston
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Liberal Frank Putnam 2144 33.5%
     Conservative Donaldson 2140 33.4%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Frisby 2124 33.1%
Total Valid Votes 6408 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 89 1.4%
Turnout 6497 76.9%
19th B.C. General Election 1937: Nelson-Creston
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Liberal Frank Putnam 2149 39.2%
     Conservative Horswill 1901 34.6%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Bayliss 1121 20.4%
Social Credit Howe 177 3.2%
     Independent Mulholland 139 2.5%
Total Valid Votes 5487 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 61 1.1%
Turnout 5548 74.5%
18th B.C. General Election 1933: Nelson-Creston
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Liberal Frank Putnam 2489 49.2%
Non-Partisan Independent Group Fred W. Lister 1302 25.7%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Walley 1161 22.9%
United Front (Workers and Farmers) Mountford 108 2.1%
Total Valid Votes 5060 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 102 2.0%
Turnout 5162 74.0%

Sources:

1. SUMMARIES OF PROVINCIAL ELECTIONS AND BY-ELECTIONS, BRITISH COLUMBIA 1928 TO 1969.By: BRITISH COLUMBIA. CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER, Published: 1969, McMaster University Government Publications.

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