Okanagan Boundary

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This page is for the federal electoral district Okanagan Boundary. For the defunct provincial electoral district of the same name, see Okanagan-Boundary. For other Okanagan-area ridings, please see Okanagan (electoral districts).
Okanagan Boundary
British Columbia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1952
District abolished 1976
First contested 1953
Last contested 1974

Okanagan Boundary was a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1953 to 1979.

This riding was created in 1952 from parts of Kamloops and Yale ridings.

It was abolished in 1976 when it was redistributed into Fraser Valley East, Kootenay West, Okanagan North and Okanagan—Similkameen ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Kamloops and Yale
22nd  1953 − 1957     Owen Jones Co-operative Commonwealth
23rd  1957 − 1958     Frank Christian Social Credit
24th  1958 − 1962     David Vaughan Pugh Progressive Conservative
25th  1962 − 1963
26th  1963 − 1965
27th  1965 − 1968
28th  1968 − 1972     Bruce Howard Liberal
29th  1972 − 1974     George Whittaker Progressive Conservative
30th  1974 − 1979
Riding dissolved into Fraser Valley East, Kootenay West,
Okanagan North and Okanagan—Similkameen

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative George Whittaker 23,089 43.17 +0.68
Liberal John Dyck 19,421 36.31 +6.80
New Democratic Arnet Tuffs 8,975 16.78 -11.22
Social Credit Violet R. Sharp 2,002 3.74
Total valid votes 53,487 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -3.06
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative George Whittaker 20,468 42.49 +14.14
Liberal Bruce Howard 14,213 29.51 -3.16
New Democratic Bryan McIver 13,487 28.00 +0.21
Total valid votes 48,168 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +8.65
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bruce Howard 12,321 32.67 +12.07
Progressive Conservative David Vaughan Pugh 10,691 28.35 -2.50
New Democratic Alex Turner 10,481 27.79 +3.36
Social Credit Dave Sparrow 4,217 11.18 -12.95
Total valid votes 37,710 100.0  
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +7.28
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative David Vaughan Pugh 9,499 30.85 -2.21
New Democratic D.A. Alex Turner 7,522 24.43 +3.25
Social Credit Charles Edward Emery 7,431 24.13 -0.36
Liberal Bruce Howard 6,343 20.60 -0.67
Total valid votes 30,795 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -2.73
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative David Vaughan Pugh 10,031 33.06 +1.71
Social Credit Frederick Davis Shaw 7,430 24.49 +1.10
Liberal William Andrew Gilmour 6,453 21.27 +3.50
New Democratic J.A. Young 6,425 21.18 -6.32
Total valid votes 30,339 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +0.30
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative David Vaughan Pugh 9,069 31.35 -17.04
New Democratic Owen Lewis Jones 7,956 27.50 -1.50
Social Credit Frederick Davis Shaw 6,766 23.39 +10.54
Liberal Elmore Philpott 5,141 17.77 +8.00
Total valid votes 28,932 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -7.78
Change for the New Democrats is based on the Co-operative Commonwealth.
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative David Vaughan Pugh 13,065 48.39 +22.41
Co-operative Commonwealth Owen Lewis Jones 7,829 29.00 -0.95
Social Credit Henry Carson 3,470 12.85 -17.61
Liberal William Andrew Gilmour 2,637 9.77 -3.84
Total valid votes 27,001 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from Social Credit Swing +11.68
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Frank Christian 7,465 30.46 -6.01
Co-operative Commonwealth Owen Lewis Jones 7,340 29.95 -9.15
Progressive Conservative David Vaughan Pugh 6,368 25.98
Liberal Melville Joseph Butler 3,336 13.61 -10.82
Total valid votes 24,509 100.0  
Social Credit gain from Co-operative Commonwealth Swing +1.57
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes %
Co-operative Commonwealth Owen Lewis Jones 8,086 39.10
Social Credit Ivor James Newman 7,543 36.47
Liberal William Allen Rathbun 5,053 24.43
Total valid votes 20,682 100.0  
This riding was created from parts of Kamloops and Yale, which elected a Progressive Conservative and a Co-operative Commonwealth candidate, respectively, in the previous election. Owen Jones was the incumbent from Yale.

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