Okanagan—Shuswap

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Okanagan—Shuswap
Flag of British Columbia.svg British Columbia electoral district
North Okanagan-Shuswap.png
Okanagan—Shuswap in relation to other British Columbia federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Colin Mayes
Conservative
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 121,062
Electors (2011) 89,400
Area (km²)[1] 13,780.87
Pop. density (per km²) 8.8
Census subdivisions Vernon, Armstrong, Coldstream, Salmon Arm, Spallumcheen, North Okanagan C, North Okanagan F, Columbia-Shuswap C, Columbia-Shuswap D, Thompson-Nicola P (Rivers and the Peaks),

Okanagan—Shuswap is a federal electoral district in the province of British Columbia, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1988. The district has been sporadically known as North Okanagan—Shuswap and is slated to again use that nomenclature upon the next change of federal electoral boundaries.

Geography[edit]

North Okanagan–Shuswap consists of Subdivision C of Columbia-Shuswap Regional District, and the North Okanagan Regional District. This electoral district includes the towns of Salmon Arm, Vernon, Coldstream, Lumby and Armstrong.

Demographics[edit]

According to the Canada 2011 Census; 2013 representation[2][3]

Ethnic groups: 89.7% White, 7.8% Aboriginal
Languages: 90.4% English, 2.9% German, 1.5% French
Religions: 52.3% Christian (11.9% Catholic, 8.3% United Church, 6.0% Anglican, 3.0% Baptist, 2.9% Lutheran, 1.6% Pentecostal, 1.1% Presbyterian, 17.5% Other), 45.3% No religion
Median income (2010): $25,500
Average income (2010): $33,904

History[edit]

This district was created in 1987 from Kamloops—Shuswap and Okanagan North ridings.

In 1996, the riding was abolished and replaced by "North Okanagan–Shuswap". In 1997, the name of this riding was changed to "Okanagan–Shuswap". There were no elections during this time. The riding was abolished again in 2003, and was again replaced by a riding called "North Okanagan–Shuswap". In 2004, the name was changed back to "Okanagan–Shuswap".

The 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution concluded that the boundaries of Okanagan—Shuswap should be adjusted, and a slightly modified electoral district will be contested in future elections under the name "North Okanagan—Shuswap".[4] The redefined North Okanagan—Shuswap gains an area previously in the district of Kootenay—Columbia comprising the small community of Needles and its environs. These new boundaries will be legally defined in the 2013 representation order, and will come into effect upon the call of the 42nd Canadian federal election, scheduled for October 2015.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Okanagan—Shuswap
Riding created from Kamloops—Shuswap and Okanagan North
34th  1988 − 1993     Lyle MacWilliam New Democratic
35th  1993 − 1997     Darrel Stinson Reform
36th  1997 − 2000
 2000 − 2000     Alliance
37th  2000 − 2003
 2003 − 2004     Conservative
Riding renamed — North Okanagan—Shuswap
38th  2004 − 2006     Darrel Stinson Conservative
Riding renamed — Okanagan—Shuswap
39th  2006 − 2008     Colin Mayes Conservative
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

Its Member of Parliament is Colin Mayes of the Conservative Party of Canada. During the 40th Parliament, he was a member of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Mel Arnold
New Democratic Jacqui Gingras
Green Dave Smith
Liberal Cindy-Jean Derkaz
Total valid votes/Expense limit  
Total rejected ballots
Turnout
Eligible voters
2011 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  Conservative 31,510 55.36
  New Democratic Party 15,075 26.48
  Green 6,082 10.68
  Liberal 4,252 7.47
  Others 4 0.01
Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Colin Mayes 31,439 55.45 +3.73
New Democratic Nikki Inouye 14,955 26.38 +6.68
Green Greig Crockett 6,058 10.68 -6.62
Liberal Janna Francis 4,246 7.49 -2.51
Total valid votes/Expense limit 56,698 100.00
Total rejected ballots 135 0.24 -0.1
Turnout 56,833 62.68 +2
Eligible voters 90,678
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Colin Mayes 28,002 51.72 +6.71 $61,199
New Democratic Alice Brown 10,664 19.70 -6.73 $17,160
Green Huguette Allen 9,368 17.30 +13.22 $29,673
Liberal Janna Francis 5,414 10.00 -12.72 $25,825
Independent Gordie Campbell 416 0.77 -0.01 $0
Canadian Action Darren Seymour 278 0.51 +0.19 $33
Total valid votes/Expense limit 54,142 100.00 $96,364
Total rejected ballots 137 0.3 +0.05
Turnout 54,279 61 -3
     Conservative hold Swing +6.72

2006[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Colin Mayes 24,448 45.01 -1.38 $77,064
New Democratic Alice Brown 14,551 26.43 +2.23 $31,917
Liberal Will Hansma 12,330 22.72 +0.25 $36,301
Green Harry Naegel 2,215 4.08 -0.42 $128
Independent Gordon Campbell 425 0.78 +0.01 --
Independent Darren Seymour 359 0.66 $606
Canadian Action Neville O'Grady 172 0.32 -0.17 $3,084
Total valid votes 54,500 100.00
Total rejected ballots 174 0.25 -0.09
Turnout 54,674 64
     Conservative hold Swing -1.8

2004[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Darrel Stinson
(Armstrong)
24,014 46.39 -21.36 $73,168
New Democratic Alice Brown
(Falkland)
12,528 24.20 +15.72 $36,696
Liberal Will Hansma
(Spallumcheen)
11,636 22.47 +1.89 $51,772
Green Erin Nelson
(Coldstream)
2,333 4.50 $960
Marijuana Blair Longley
(Montreal, Quebec)
492 0.95 $400
Independent Gordon Campbell
(Armstrong)
401 0.77
Canadian Action Claire Foss
(Lumby)
257 0.49 -1.02 $1,558
Independent K. No. Daniels
(Armstrong)
104 0.20 -0.73
Total valid votes 51,765 100.00
Total rejected ballots 174 0.34 +0.09
Turnout 51,939

2000[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Alliance Darrel Stinson 29,345 61.29 +8.17 $62,411
Liberal Marvin Friesen 9,855 20.58 -4.08 $41,376
New Democratic Wayne Alexander Fowler 4,060 8.48 -3.95 $4,575
Progressive Conservative Sheila Marguerite Wardman 3,096 6.46 -0.26 $2,992
Canadian Action Vera Gottlieb 724 1.51 -0.19 $1,855
Independent K. No Daniels 447 0.93
Communist David Lethbridge 347 0.72 +0.18 $304
Total valid votes 47,874 100.00
Total rejected ballots 118 0.25 -0.06
Turnout 47,992 65.61 -1.45

1997[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Reform Darrel Stinson 24,952 53.12 +10.67 $63,898
Liberal Lyle MacWilliam 11,585 24.66 +6.24 $60,414
New Democratic Calvin White 5,839 12.43 -11.31 $17,699
Progressive Conservative Norm Crerar 3,160 6.72 -3.12 $18,143
Canadian Action Claire Foss 802 1.70 +1.54 $5,555
Independent David Lethbridge 370 0.78 $1,657
Independent Gordon Campbell 257 0.54 +0.11
Total valid votes 46,965 100.00
Total rejected ballots 147 0.31
Turnout 47,112 67.06

1993[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Reform Darrel Stinson 21,023 42.45 +39.38
New Democratic Lyle Macwilliam 11,760 23.74 -19.73
Liberal Brooke Jeffrey 9,124 18.42 +2.50
Progressive Conservative Alice Klim 4,871 9.84 -26.35
National Don MacLennan 2,018 4.07
Green Hermann Bruns 312 0.63 -0.52
Independent Gordon Campbell 211 0.43
Natural Law Rig Gelfand 130 0.26
Canada Party Claire Foss 78 0.16
Total valid votes 49,527 100.00

1988[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Lyle Dean MacWilliam 18,749 43.47
Progressive Conservative Jake Spoor 15,606 36.19
Liberal David L. Simpson 6,868 15.92
Reform Donald McDonell 1,321 3.06
Green Connie K. Harris 495 1.15
Independent Kathleen Daniels 89 0.21
Total valid votes 43,128 100.00

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