Peace River South

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Peace River South (1991–)
South Peace River (1956–1991)
Flag of British Columbia.svg British Columbia electoral district
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
MLA
 
 
 
Mike Bernier
Liberal
District created 1955
First contested 1956
Last contested 2013

Peace River South is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada. It was created under the name South 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.

Demographics[edit]

Population, 2001 28,097
Population change, 1996–2001 -9.2%
Area (km²) 32,085
Population density (people per km²) 0.94

Geography[edit]

History[edit]

Member of Legislative Assembly[edit]

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

Parliament Years Member Party
40th 2013–present     Mike Bernier BC Liberal
39th 2011–2013 Blair Lekstrom
2010–2011     Independent
2009–2010     BC Liberal
38th 2005–2009
37th 2001–2005
36th 1997–2001     Jack Weisgerber Independent
1996–1997     Reform BC
35th 1995–1996
1991–1995     Social Credit
34th 1986–1991
33rd 1983–1986     Don Phillips Social Credit
32nd 1979–1983
31st 1975–1979
30th 1972–1975
29th 1972     Don Marshall Progressive Conservative
1969–1972     Social Credit
28th 1966–1969     Don Phillips Social Credit
27th 1963–1966     Stan Carnell Social Credit
26th 1960–1963
25th 1956–1960
Peace River prior to 1956

Its most recent Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) is Mike Bernier. He was first elected in 2013 and represents the British Columbia Liberal Party.

Election results[edit]

B.C. General Election 2013: Peace River South
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Mike Bernier 4,373 46.73 -16.35 $107,254
Conservative Kurt Peats 2,546 27.21 n/a $26,829
New Democratic Darwin Wren 1,988 21.24 -5.79 $36,616
Independent Tyrel Pohl 451 4.82 n/a $2,668
Total Valid Votes 9,358 100.00
Total Rejected Ballots 37 0.39%
Turnout 9,395 49.89%
British Columbia sales tax referendum, 2011
Side Votes %
Yes 4,073 58.82%
No 2,852 41.18%
B.C. General Election 2009 Peace River South
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Blair Lekstrom 4,801 63.08 +5.34 $83,241
     New Democrat Pat Shaw 2,057 27.03 -5.73 $13,686
Green Grant Fraser 553 7.00 -2.50 $350
     Independent Donna Young 220 2.89 $1,976
Total valid votes 7,611 100%
Total rejected ballots 44 0.57%
Turnout 7,655 44.0%
British Columbia electoral reform referendum, 2009
Side Votes %
FPTP 4,884 66.31%
BC-STV 2,481 33.69%
B.C. General Election 2005 Peace River South
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Blair Lekstrom 5,810 57.74% -6.46 $67,507
     New Democrat Pat Shaw 3,296 32.76% +25.07 $19,318
Green Ariel Lade 956 9.50% +5.42 $200
Total valid votes 10,062 100%
Total rejected ballots 71 0.71%
Turnout 10,133 56.3%
British Columbia electoral reform referendum, 2005
Side Votes %
Yes 5,279 54.24%
No 4,453 45.76%
B.C. General Election 2001: Peace River South
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Blair Lekstrom 6,393 64.20% $58,198
Social Credit Grant Mitton 1,726 17.33% $12,655
     New Democrat Elmer Kabush 767 7.69% $865
     Marijuana Michelle Rainey-Fenkarek 444 4.45% $3,288
Green Stacey Dean Lajeunesse 407 4.08% $100
Unity Garret Golhof 225 2.25% $1,540
Total valid votes 9,962 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 34 0.34%
Turnout 9,996 62.37%
B.C. General Election 1996: Peace River South
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Reform Jack S. Weisgerber 3,901 31.89% $15,351
     New Democrat Patrick Michiel 3,778 30.88% $19,349
Liberal Brian Haddow 3,774 30.85% $22,822
Social Credit Aime Girard 452 3.69% $7,548
Progressive Democrat Wade Alexander Allan 183 1.50% $100
Green Shane Hartnell 145 1.19% $100
Total valid votes 12,233 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 49 0.40%
Turnout 12,282 62.60%
B.C. General Election 1991: Peace River South
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Jack S. Weisgerber 4,617 37.21% $24,824
     New Democrat Anne Matheson 3,844 30.98% $16,578
Liberal Marcheta D. N. Leoppky 3,512 28.30% $3,345
Green Hermann E. Bruns 435 3.51% $1,394
Total valid votes 12,408 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 308 2.42%
Turnout 12,716 69.72%

1991 Recall and Initiative Referendum[edit]

Question A: Recall
Side Votes %
Yes 9,706 86.15%
No 1,561 13.85%
Question B: Ballot Initiatives
Side Votes %
Yes 9,759 88.86%
No 1,223 11.14%

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