Peace River (British Columbia electoral district)

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Peace River was a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada. It made its first appearance in the general election of 1933, and its last was in 1953.

Demographics[edit]

Population, 1961
Population Change, 1931–1961  %
Area (km²)
Pop. Density (people per km²)

Geography[edit]

History[edit]

Member of Legislative Assembly[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

Note: Winners of each election are in bold.

18th British Columbia election, 1933
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
United Front (Workers and Farmers) Emily Loretta Crawford 59 2.30% unknown
Non-Partisan Independent Group Clive Montgomery Francis Planta 957 37.31% unknown
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Mervin Cecil Simmons 800 31.19% unknown
     Liberal Wallace Archibald Watson 749 29.20% unknown
Total valid votes 2,565 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 19
Turnout %
19th British Columbia election, 1937
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Liberal Glen Everton Braden 1,168 42.61% unknown
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Charles Wilmer Bumstead 905 33.02% unknown
     Conservative Thomas Hargreaves 434 15.83% unknown
     Independent Clive Montgomery Francis Planta 234 8.54% unknown
Total valid votes 2,741 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 34
Turnout %


British Columbia general election, 1941
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Glen Everton Braden 1,436 51.16%
Co-operative Commonwealth Joseph Hardcastle Corsbie 983 35.02%
Independent Farmer Thomas Jamieson 388 13.82%
Total valid votes 2,807 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 22
21st British Columbia election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Coalition Howard Guthrie Atkinson 1,117 31.78% unknown
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Joseph Hardcastle Corsbie 1,682 47.85% unknown
Social Credit Alliance Margaret Teresa Lally Murray2 388 13.82% unknown
Total valid votes 3,515 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 27
Turnout %
2 Publisher/editor of the Alaska Highway News and wife of George Matheson Murray, formerly MLA for Lillooet (1933–1941) and later MP for Cariboo.


British Columbia general election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes %
Coalition Glen Everton Braden 2,342 49.69%
Co-operative Commonwealth Joseph Hardcastle Corsbie 1,901 40.34%
People's Co-operative Commonwealth Philip Franklin Tompkins 470 9.97%
Total valid votes 4,713 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 52
23rd British Columbia election, 1952 3
Party Candidate Votes
1st count
% Votes
final count
% ±%
     Liberal Glen Everton Braden 1,425 26.14% - -.- % unknown
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Arthur Roald Dahlen 1,571 28.82% 1,865 38.80% unknown
     Progressive Conservative Walter Clarence Henderson 278 5.10% - -.- % unknown
Social Credit League Charles William Parker 2,178 39.95% 2,942 61.20%
Total valid votes 5,452 100.00% 4,807
Total rejected ballots 151
Turnout %
3 Preferential ballot. First and final counts of three (3) shown only.
24th British Columbia election, 1953 4
Party Candidate Votes
1st count
% Votes
final count
% ±%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Arthur Roald Dahlen 1,921 33.24% 2,216 42.31% unknown
Social Credit League Charles William Parker 2,481 42.92% 3,022 57.69%
     Liberal Stanley Weston 1,378 23.84% - -.- % unknown
     Progressive Conservative Walter Clarence Henderson 278 5.10% - -.- % unknown
Total valid votes 5,780 100.00% 5,238
Total rejected ballots 316
Turnout %
4 Preferential ballot. First and final counts of twp (2) shown only.

After the 1953 election the Peace River riding was partitioned into North Peace River and South Peace River.


Coordinates: 56°13′44″N 121°21′00″W / 56.229°N 121.350°W / 56.229; -121.350