Skeena (provincial electoral district)

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Skeena
Flag of British Columbia.svg British Columbia electoral district
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
MLA
 
 
 
Robin Austin
New Democratic
District created 1924
First contested 1924
Last contested 2005
Demographics
Population (2001) 32,021
Area (km²) 23,569
Pop. density (per km²) 1.4
Census divisions Kitimat-Stikine
Census subdivisions Kitimat, Terrace

Skeena is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada. It first appeared in the provincial election of 1924. It should not be confused with the former federal electoral district of Skeena, which encompassed a larger area.

Demographics[edit]

Population 32,021
Population Change, 1996–2001 -6.4%
Area (km²) 23,569
Pop. Density (people per km²) 1.4

Geography[edit]

History[edit]

Member of Legislative Assembly[edit]

Its MLA is Robin Austin, a former social worker. He was first elected in 2005. He represents the New Democratic Party of British Columbia. Mr. Austin serves as Opposition Critic for Education.

Election results[edit]

B.C. General Election 2013: Skeena
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Robin Austin 5,609 47.71% -3.06% $41,610
Liberal Carol LeClerc 5,087 43.27% +5.81% $82,805
Conservative Mike Brousseau 797 6.78% -0.95% $24,924
British Columbia Party Trevor Hendry 263 2.24% n/a $250
Total Valid Votes 11,756 100%
Total Rejected Ballots 65 0.55%
Turnout 11,821 55.85%
B.C. General Election 2009 Skeena
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     NDP Robin Austin 5,865 50.77 +2.47 $68,501
Liberal Donny Van Dyk 4,328 37.46 -7.76 $84,795
     Conservative Michael Brousseau 893 7.73 $6,594
Green Anita Norman 467 4.04 -0.74 $1,346
Total Valid Votes 11,553 100%
Total Rejected Ballots 64 0.7%
Turnout 11,617 55%
B.C. General Election 2005 Skeena
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     NDP Robin Austin 6,166 48.12% $56,311
Liberal Roger Harris 5,807 45.32% $122,214
Green Patrick Hayes 616 4.81% $900
Unity Daniel Stelmacker 224 1.75% $1,312
Total Valid Votes 12,813 100%
Total Rejected Ballots 89 0.7%
Turnout 12,902 63%
B.C. General Election 2001: Skeena
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Roger Harris 8,653 65.15% $34,842
     NDP Helmut Giesbrecht 2,644 19.91% $16,230
Green Roger Colin Benham 695 5.23% $1,893
     Marijuana Bob Erb 810 6.10% $4,908
All Nations Gerald Victor Amos 479 3.61% $3,918
Total Valid Votes 13,281 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 68 0.51%
Turnout 13,349 72.13%
B.C. General Election 1996: Skeena
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     NDP Helmut Giesbrecht 5,353 40.34% $29,298
Liberal Rick Wozney 4,718 35.56% $53,331
Reform Andy Burton 2,744 20.68% $21,615
Social Credit Dave Serry 249 1.88% $3,731
Green Doug Bodnar 205 1.54% $100
Total Valid Votes 13,269 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 93 0.70%
Turnout 13,362 70.72%
B.C. General Election 1991: Skeena
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     NDP Helmut Giesbrecht 5,597 46.67% $31,137
Social Credit Dave Parker 4,766 39.74% $65,535
Liberal Juanita Hatton 1,629 13.59% $983
Total Valid Votes 11,992 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 201 1.65%
Turnout 12,193 72.46%
B.C. General Election 1986: Skeena
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit David Fletcher Hewlett Parker 8,259 48.61%
     NDP Frank Howard 7,101 41.79%
Liberal William Hayes 839 4.94%
     Independent Sebastian Gordon 793 4.66% $983
Total Valid Votes 16,992 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 225 1.65%
Turnout %
B.C. General Election 1983: Skeena
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     NDP Frank Howard 9,682 51.12%
Social Credit Joanne B. Monaghan 8,962 47.31%
     Independent Lionel Wayne Sears 297 1.57%
Total Valid Votes 18,941 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 242 1.65%
Turnout %
B.C. General Election 1979: Skeena
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     NDP Frank Howard 7,561 50.29%
Social Credit Cyril Morley Shelford 7,193 47.85%
     Independent David L. McCreery 197 1.31%
     Independent Arthur David Serry 83 0.55%
Total Valid Votes 15,034 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 233 1.65%
Turnout %
B.C. General Election 1975: Skeena
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Cyril Morley Shelford 6,863 50.00%
     NDP Hartley Douglas Dent 6,145 44.77%
     Liberal Ronald N. Gowe 484 3.52%
     Progressive Conservative Victor Charles George Jolliffe 235 1.71%
Total Valid Votes 13,727 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 141 %
Turnout %
B.C. General Election 1972: Skeena
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     NDP Hartley Douglas Dent 5,442 46.90%
Social Credit Cyril Morley Shelford 3,605 31.07%
     Liberal Ian Charles MacDonald 1,441 12.42%
     Progressive Conservative Richard William Sargent 1,040 8.96%
     Independent Richard William Sargent 76 0.65%
Total Valid Votes 11,604 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 206 %
Turnout %
B.C. General Election 1969: Skeena
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Dudley George Little 5,044 51.20%
     NDP James Harold Robertson 4,059 41.20%
     Liberal Kurt Theodor Kolterhoff 748 7.59%
Total Valid Votes 9,851 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 180 %
Turnout %
B.C. General Election 1966: Skeena
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Dudley George Little 3,046 55.39%
     NDP Ronald Douglas 1,742 31.68%
     Liberal William Ivor Donald 711 12.93%
Total Valid Votes 5,499 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 56 %
Turnout %
B.C. General Election 1963: Skeena
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Dudley George Little 2,963 50.23%
     NDP Richard Mouat Toynbee 1,975 33.48%
     Liberal William Ivor Donald 961 16.29%
Total Valid Votes 5,899 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 65 %
Turnout %
B.C. General Election 1960: Skeena
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Dudley George Little 2,379 41.19%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Monty Alton 2,137 37.00%
     Liberal William Donald Stickney 848 14.68%
     Conservative Guy Ronald Williams 411 7.12%
Total Valid Votes 5,775 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 109 %
Turnout %
B.C. General Election 1956: Skeena
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Social Credit Hugh Addison Shirreff 1,886 37.01%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Frank Howard 1,823 35.77%
     Liberal Paul Wilbur Hallman 1,387 27.22%
Total Valid Votes 5,096 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 132 %
Turnout %

Total

24th British Columbia election, 1953 2
Party Candidate Votes
1st count
% Votes
final count
% ±%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Frank Howard 1,768 37.04% 2,110 50.15%
     Liberal Lionel Charles Houle 1,413 29.60% 2,097 49.85%
Social Credit Richard Stanley Lawrence 1,372 28.75% - - %
     Progressive Conservative William John O'Neill 220 4.61% - -%
Total valid votes 4,773 100.00% 4,207 %
Total rejected ballots 279
Total Registered Voters 5,933 (1952 list)
Turnout 70.15%
Preferential ballot; final count is between top two candidates from first count; intermediary counts (of 3) not shown


British Columbia general election, 1952
Party Candidate Votes
1st count
% Votes
final count
%
Liberal Edward Tourtellotte Kenney 1,500 41.27% 1,865 58.59%
Co-operative Commonwealth Frank Howard 1,048 28.83% 1,318 41.41%
Progressive Conservative Herbert Wallace Leach 586 16.12%
Social Credit Kenneth Oroville McAmmond 501 13.78%
Total valid votes 3,635 % 3,183 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 147
Note: Preferential ballot; final count is between top two candidates from first count; intermediary counts (of 3) not shown
B.C. General Election 1949: Skeena
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Coalition Edward Tourtellotte Kenney 2,048 73.20%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Joseph Daney Denicola 750 26.80%
Total Valid Votes 2,798 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 91 %
Turnout %
B.C. General Election 1945: Skeena
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Coalition Edward Tourtellotte Kenney 901 58.70%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Floyd Forester Frank 634 41.30%
Total Valid Votes 1,535 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 47 %
Turnout %
B.C. General Election 1941: Skeena
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Liberal Edward Tourtellotte Kenney 877 61.89%
     Progressive Conservative William John O'Neill 540 38.11%
Total Valid Votes 1,417 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 61 %
Turnout %
B.C. General Election 1937: Skeena
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Liberal Edward Tourtellotte Kenney 1,006 59.74%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. John Doney 678 40.26%
Total Valid Votes 1,684 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 68 %
Turnout %
B.C. General Election 1933: Skeena
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Liberal Edward Tourtellotte Kenney 902 56.34%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Joseph Edgar Panter 451 28.17%
     Independent Ralph Carmichael Bamford 248 15.49%
Total Valid Votes 1,601 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 49 %
Turnout %
B.C. General Election 1928: Skeena
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Liberal Horace Cooper Wrinch 910 54.33%
     Progressive Conservative Frank Maurice Dockrill 765 45.67%
Total Valid Votes 1,675 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 36 %
Turnout %
B.C. General Election 1924: Skeena
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Liberal Horace Cooper Wrinch 794 50.41%
Provincial Frank Maurice Dockrill 535 33.97%
     Conservative Richard Strong Sargent 246 15.62%
Total Valid Votes 1,575 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots %
Turnout %

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