Skeena (electoral district)

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Skeena was a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1917 to 2004.

Geography[edit]

This was a rural, mostly wilderness, riding in northwestern B.C. It consisted of the northwest corner of the province of British Columbia, including the towns of Prince Rupert, Smithers and Terrace, and the Queen Charlotte Islands.

History[edit]

This riding was created in 1914 from parts of Comox—Atlin. It was first used in the 1917 federal election. The district was abolished in 2003. The entirety of this district went to help form Skeena—Bulkley Valley.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Alliance Andy Burton 12,787 42.72% $31,566
Liberal Rhoda Witherly 8,714 29.11% $40,113
New Democratic Larry Guno 6,273 20.96% $39,490
Progressive Conservative Devin Lee Glowinski 965 3.22%
Green Roger Colin Benham 688 2.29% $253
Independent George Joseph 361 1.20% $14,292
Natural Law Cliff Brown 140 0.46%
Total valid votes 29,928 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 122 0.41%
Turnout 30,050 59.67%
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Reform Mike Scott 13,402 42.35% $56,933
New Democratic Isaac Sobol 9,863 31.16% $38,320
Liberal Rhoda Witherly 6,408 20.25% $37,343
Progressive Conservative Kent Glowinski 1,106 3.49% $3,219
Christian Heritage Rod Freeman 864 2.73% $6,556
Total valid votes 31,643 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 150 0.47%
Turnout 31,793 63.66%
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes
Reform Mike Scott 11,885
Liberal Rhoda Witherly 7,374
New Democratic Joe Barrett 6,454
National Isaac Sobol 2,410
Progressive Conservative Danny Sheridan 2,117
Christian Heritage Louis Luke Kwantes 645
Green Peter Ewart Mehling 176
Natural Law Calvin Danyluk 149
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic Jim Fulton 16,815
Progressive Conservative Ray Halvorson 9,023
Liberal Odd Eidsvik 4,646
Christian Heritage Tom Brophy 1,142
Reform Don Buckland 284
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic Jim Fulton 14,174
Progressive Conservative Pete Weeber 11,209
Liberal Elmer Derrick 5,130
Rhinoceros Douglas Boss Hogg Craig 443
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic Jim Fulton 13,280
Liberal Jack Talstra 7,141
Progressive Conservative Allan T. Sheppard 6,191
Independent Tony Organ 205
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic Jim Fulton 10,996
Liberal Iona Campagnolo 10,381
Progressive Conservative Rod Cousins 4,437
Independent Tony Organ 384
Independent Franz G. Colet 95
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Iona Campagnolo 12,218
New Democratic Frank Howard 9,358
Progressive Conservative Everett Stevens 8,806
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic Frank Howard 13,100
Progressive Conservative Everett Stevens 8,234
Liberal John E. Mitchell 6,091
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic Frank Howard 12,471
Liberal Art Bates 7,874
Progressive Conservative Vern Ciccone 3,552
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic Frank Howard 11,477
Liberal Art Bates 6,433
Social Credit Dave Rea 2,368
Progressive Conservative Philip Pickering 982
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic Frank Howard 10,743
Liberal John F. Magor 4,860
Social Credit L.G. Madley 2,353
Progressive Conservative Ronald John Jephson 2,270
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic Frank Howard 10,946
Progressive Conservative Bill Vance 4,338
Social Credit Lewis G. Madley 3,031
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Co-operative Commonwealth Frank Howard 6,647
Progressive Conservative Allan D. Vance 5,028
Liberal Edward T. Kenney 4,148
Social Credit Rudolph Rapske 876
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Co-operative Commonwealth Frank Howard 5,517
Liberal Edward Applewhaite 5,035
Progressive Conservative Duncan Kerr 3,575
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edward Applewhaite 5,332
Co-operative Commonwealth Harry Archibald 3,724
Social Credit James Thomas McKelvie 2,880
Labor–Progressive Ann Minard 301
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edward Applewhaite 5,847
Co-operative Commonwealth Harry Grenfell Archibald 4,183
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Co-operative Commonwealth Harry Archibald 4,079
Liberal Edward Applewhaite 3,333
Progressive Conservative James Teetzel Harvey 2,184
Labor–Progressive Bruce Edmon Mickleburgh 1,479
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Olof Hanson 4,980
Co-operative Commonwealth George W. Weaver 2,845
National Government George F. Cameron 1,472
Independent Liberal Frank Morris 145
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Olof Hanson 3,898
Conservative Joseph Edgar Panter 2,611
Reconstruction Cyril Hodgins Orme 1,751
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Olof Hanson 5,351
Conservative James Charles Brady 4,327
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative James Charles Brady 4,170
Liberal Alfred Stork 3,849
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Alfred Stork 3,633
Conservative George Gordon Bushby 2,940
Progressive George Watson Nickerson 765
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Alfred Stork 3,261
Conservative Cyrus Wesley Peck 3,223
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) Cyrus Wesley Peck 2,806
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Alfred Stork 2,111

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