Okanagan—Coquihalla

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Okanagan—Coquihalla
Flag of British Columbia.svg British Columbia electoral district
Okanagan-Coquihalla.png
Okanagan—Coquihalla in relation to other British Columbia federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Dan Albas
Conservative
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 113,836
Electors (2011) 83,242
Area (km²)[2] 10,351.99
Pop. density (per km²) 11
Census subdivisions Penticton, Summerland, Merritt, Peachland, Logan Lake, Central Okanagan J, Okanagan-Similkameen D, Okanagan-Similkameen E, Okanagan-Similkameen F, Tsinstikeptum 9

Okanagan—Coquihalla is a federal electoral district in the province of British Columbia, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1997.

Geography[edit]

This electoral district includes the towns of Penticton, Merritt, Summerland, Logan Lake, West Kelowna and Peachland.

History[edit]

This riding was created in 1996 from parts of Fraser Valley East and Okanagan—Similkameen—Merritt ridings.

In 2003, it underwent slight boundary changes, with small parts added from Kamloops, Thompson and Highland Valleys and Kelowna ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Okanagan—Coquihalla
Riding created from Fraser Valley East and Okanagan—Similkameen—Merritt
36th  1997 − 2000     Jim Hart Reform
 2000 − 2000     Alliance
 2000 − 2000     Stockwell Day Alliance
37th  2000 − 2003
 2003 − 2004     Conservative
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present     Dan Albas Conservative

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Dan Albas 28,525 53.59 -4.54
New Democratic David Finnis 12,853 24.15 +7.51
Liberal John Kidder 5,815 10.92 -0.97
Green Dan Bouchard 5,005 9.39 -3.95
Independent Sean Upshaw[3] 860 1.62 -
Independent Dietrich Wittel 180 0.34 -
Total valid votes/Expense limit 53,238 100.00
Total rejected ballots 121 0.23 -0.07
Turnout 53,359 62.69 +3.1
Eligible voters 85,117
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Stockwell Day 28,765 58.13 +7.86 $59,382
New Democratic Ralph Poynting 8,236 16.64 -2.57 $8,169
Green Dan Bouchard 6,603 13.34 +5.78 $592
Liberal Valerie Hallford 5,883 11.89 -11.08 --
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,487 100.0 $91,800
Total rejected ballots 148 0.30 +0.04
Turnout 49,635 59.6 -3.2
Total valid votes/Expense limit 100.00
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Stockwell Day 25,283 50.27 +0.48 $46,867
Liberal David Perry 11,552 22.97 -0.07 $5,727
New Democratic John Harrop 9,660 19.21 -0.33 $6,809
Green Karan Bowyer 3,802 7.56 +1.61 $1,328
Total valid votes 50,297 100.00
Total rejected ballots 130 0.26 -0.18
Turnout 50,445 62.8 -0.7
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Stockwell Day 24,220 49.79 -15.62 $63,012
Liberal Vanessa Sutton 11,212 23.04 +2.59 $36,417
New Democratic Joyce Procure 9,509 19.54 +11.10 $7,994
Green Harry Naegel 2,896 5.95 +3.67 $1,105
Marijuana Jack William Peach 548 1.12 -0.56
Canadian Action Lelannd Haver 259 0.53 -0.42 $397
Total valid votes 48,644 100.00
Total rejected ballots 214 0.44 +0.10
Turnout 48,858 63.55 -1.95

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 % ∆% Expenditures
Alliance Stockwell Day 28,794 59.36 +6.30 $61,098
Liberal Tom Chapman 9,923 20.45 -5.98 $15,521
New Democratic Ken Ellis 4,096 8.44 -3.31 $4,470
Progressive Conservative Gordon John Seiter 2,939 6.05 +0.61 $697
Green Harry Naegel 1,110 2.28 +0.11 $5,034
Marijuana Teresa Taylor 818 1.68
Canadian Action Larry Taylor 461 0.95 $1,502
Natural Law Elizabeth Innes 167 0.34 $514
Marxist–Leninist Dorothy-Jean O'Donnell 99 0.20 $123
Independent Clay Harmon 95 0.19
Total valid votes 48,502 100.00
Total rejected ballots 166 0.34 0.00
Turnout 48,668 65.50 +0.44

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

Canadian federal by-election, 11 September 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
On the resignation of Jim Hart
Alliance Stockwell Day 19,417 70.00
New Democratic Ken Ellis 3,470 12.5
Green Joan Russow 2,115 7.6
Canadian Action Jack William Peach 1,159 4.2
Independent Jim Strauss 689 2.5
Independent M. Boris St-Maurice 438 1.8
Independent Dennis Earl Baker 223 0.8
Independent Rad Gajic 108 0.4
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Reform Jim Hart 24,570 53.06 $48,868
Liberal Bruce Murdock 12,241 26.43 $66,877
New Democratic David Finnis 5,441 11.75 $18,388
Progressive Conservative Ramesh Rikhi 2,523 5.44 $23,815
Green Harry Naegel 1,008 2.17 $691
Christian Heritage Stuart Allan Town 318 0.68 $2,109
Independent Janice G.A.E. Switlo 202 0.43 $550
Total valid votes 46,303 100.00
Total rejected ballots 159 0.34
Turnout 46,462 65.06

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Stastistics Canada: 2012
  2. ^ Stastistics Canada: 2012
  3. ^ http://seanupshaw.tumblr.com/ Sean Upshaw, Independent Conservative Candidate in Okanagan—Coquihalla

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