Peace River North

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Peace River North (1991–)
North Peace River (1956–1991)
Flag of British Columbia.svg British Columbia electoral district
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
MLA
 
 
 
Pat Pimm
Liberal
District created 1955
First contested 1956

Peace River North is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada. It was created under the name North Peace River by the Constitution Amendment Act, 1955, which split the old riding of Peace River into northern and southern portions for the 1956 B.C. election. Its current name has been in use since 1991. Peace River North has been represented by a variety of British Columbia Political paries over the years. The riding has consistently elected political paries that come from the right side of the political spectrum. For many years the riding was represented by the BC Social Credit Party. Currently the riding is represented by the centre-right BC Liberal Party. The left of centre New Democratic party has never been successful in electing a candidate to the BC Legislature, despite fielding numerous candidates since the 1950s.

Demographics[edit]

Population, 2001 32,353
Population change, 1996–2001 4.3%
Area (km²) 160,485
Population density (people per km²) 0.20

Geography[edit]

History[edit]

Member of Legislative Assembly[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of the Legislative Assembly:

Parliament Years Member Party
39th 2011     Pat Pimm Independent
2009-2011     BC Liberal
38th 2009 vacant
2005–2009     Richard Neufeld BC Liberal
37th 2001–2005
36th 1997–2001
1996–1997     Reform BC
35th 1994–1996
1991–1994     Social Credit
34th 1991 vacant
1986–1991     Tony Brummet Social Credit
33rd 1983–1986
32nd 1979–1983
31st 1975–1979     Dean Smith Social Credit
30th 1972–1975
29th 1969–1972
28th 1966–1969
27th 1963–1966     Jake Huhn Social Credit
26th 1960–1963
25th 1956–1960     Harold Roche Social Credit
Peace River prior to 1956

Election results[edit]

B.C. General Election 2013: Peace River North
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Pat Pimm 7,905 58.94%% +16% $115,737
Independent Arthur Hadland 3,287 24.51%% -6.5% $40,752
New Democratic Judy Fox-McGuire 1,319 9.84% -4.2% $36,341
Conservative Wyeth Sigurdson 900 6.71% n/a $882
Total Valid Votes 13,411 100%
Total Rejected Ballots 44 0.33%
Turnout 13,455 51.47%
B.C. General Election 2009: Peace River North
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Pat Pimm 3,992 43% -16 $55,563
     Independent Arthur Hadland 2,899 31% n/a $17,962
     New Democrat Jackie Allen 1,293 14% -13 $17,855
Green Liz Logan 1,010 11% +4 $26,218
Refederation Sue Arntson 58 0.6% n/a $260
Total Valid Votes 9,252 100%
Total Rejected Ballots 52 0.6%
Turnout 9,304 40%
B.C. General Election 2005 Peace River North
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Richard Neufeld 5,498 59.37% -14 $97,647
     New Democrat Brian Churchill 2,511 27.12% +16 $21,975
Green Clarence G. Apsassin 638 6.89% n/a $200
     Independent Leonard Joseph Seigo 613 6.62% n/a $3,829
Total Valid Votes 9,260 100%
Total Rejected Ballots 61 0.66%
Turnout 9,321 47.4%
B.C. General Election 2001: Peace River North
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Richard Neufeld 6,629 73.22% $37,046
     New Democrat Brian Churchill 1,047 11.56% $9,796
     Marijuana Paul Renaud 810 8.95% $3,199
Unity Roy Daniel Stange 568 6.27% $867
Total valid votes 9,054 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 55 0.61%
Turnout 9,109 55.12%
B.C. General Election 1996: Peace River North
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Reform Richard Neufeld 5,299 48.41% $23,557
Liberal Ben Knutson 3,137 28.66% $20,370
     New Democrat Brian Churchill 1,975 18.04% $27,682
Social Credit Dave Bodnar 240 2.19% $3,978
Progressive Democrat Neil Bitterman 169 1.54% $425
     Independent Brent Hoar 125 1.14% $100
Total valid votes 10,945 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 43 0.39%
Turnout 10,988 60.49%
B.C. General Election 1991: Peace River North
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Richard Neufeld 5,758 54.79% $23,852
     New Democrat A. Jean Leahy 2,347 22.33% $34,828
Liberal Vincent R. Rodriguez 2,048 19.49% $2,305
Green Clarence G. Apsassin 303 2.88% $1,895
     Independent Dorothy L. Folk 54 0.51% $925
Total valid votes 10,510 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 277 2.57%
Turnout 10,787 70.01%
34th British Columbia election, 1986: North Peace River
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Anthony Julius (Tony) Brummet 6,359 67.21%
     New Democrat Ken Platz 2,314 24.46%
     Progressive Conservative Ian Bernard MacKenzie 511 5.40%
     Liberal Jill C. Moore 277 2.93%
Total valid votes 9,461 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 139
Turnout %
33rd British Columbia election, 1983: North Peace River
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Anthony Julius (Tony) Brummet 8,528 76.71%
     New Democrat Elmer George Kabush 2,349 21.13%
     Liberal David Charles Parkinson 240 2.16%
Total valid votes 11,117 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 108
Turnout %
32nd British Columbia election, 1979: North Peace River
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Anthony Julius (Tony) Brummet 6,598 76.02%
     New Democrat Joseph Mark Breti 2,081 23.98%
Total valid votes 8,679 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 147
Turnout %
31st British Columbia election, 1975: North Peace River
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Dean Edward Smith 5,048 67.87%
     New Democrat Andrew Philip Schuck 2,139 28.76%
     Liberal Desmond Martin 251 3.37%
Total valid votes 7,438 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 96
Turnout %
30th British Columbia election, 1972: North Peace River
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Dean Edward Smith 3,004 46.02%
     New Democrat Dennis Warren Nelson 1,699 26.03%
     Progressive Conservative Derril Laverne Leahy 1,560 23.90%
     Liberal William John Herdy 265 4.06%
Total valid votes 6,528 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 87
Turnout %
29th British Columbia election, 1969: North Peace River
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Dean Edward Smith 3,877 73.23%
     New Democrat Douglas George Pomeroy 933 17.62%
     Liberal Leith Douglas Boulter 484 9.14%
Total valid votes 5,294 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 49
Turnout %
28th British Columbia election, 1966: North Peace River
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Dean Edward Smith 1,799 48.44%
     Independent Jacob Francis Huhn 583 15.70%
     Liberal Leith Douglas Boulter 565 15.21%
     New Democrat Douglas George Pomeroy 511 13.76%
     Independent Robert Lyle Angus 256 6.89%
Total valid votes 3,714 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 35
Turnout %
27th British Columbia election, 1963: North Peace River
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Jacob Francis Huhn 2,310 69.43%
     Liberal Daniel Gilchrist Murray 603 18.12%
     New Democrat Douglas George Pomeroy2 414 12.44%
Total valid votes 3,327 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 34
Turnout %
2 Listed as Dan George in Statement of Votes.
26th British Columbia election, 1960: North Peace River
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Jacob Francis Huhn 1,651 46.21%
     Liberal John William Belesaigne Baker 958 26.81%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. John Gordon Curtis 769 21.52%
     Progressive Conservative Wilbert Daniel Bowes 114 3.19%
     Independents Robert Lyle Angus 81 2.27%
Total valid votes 3,573 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 57
Turnout %
25th British Columbia election, 1956: North Peace River
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Harold Earl Roche 1,087 53.23%
     Liberal John William Belesaigne Baker 423 20.71%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Vera Agnes Loucks 359 17.58%
Common Herd Margaret Teresa Lally Murray1 173 8.47%
Total valid votes 2,042 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 80
Turnout %
1 Editor of the Alaska Highway News and wife of George Matheson Murray, former MLA for Lillooet and MP for Cariboo.

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