Vancouver Centre

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For the defunct provincial electoral district of the same name, see Vancouver Centre (provincial electoral district).
Vancouver Centre
Flag of British Columbia.svg British Columbia electoral district
Vancouver Centre.png
Vancouver Centre in relation to the other Vancouver area ridings
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Hedy Fry
Liberal
District created 1914
First contested 1917
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 137,269
Electors (2011) 95,537
Area (km²)[1] 15.08
Pop. density (per km²) 9,102.7
Census divisions Vancouver
Census subdivisions Vancouver

Vancouver Centre is a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1917.

Geography[edit]

The district includes the neighbourhoods of Fairview, False Creek, Yaletown, Coal Harbour, Downtown Vancouver, the West End, Davie Village, the western extreme part of Strathcona, the easternmost part of Kitsilano, and Stanley Park in the City of Vancouver. The riding is quite young, affluent and diverse, with a large LGBT population, which has made Vancouver Centre one of the safest seats in Western Canada for the Liberals.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in 1914 from parts of Vancouver City riding.

Its most high-profile Member of Parliament has been Kim Campbell, who was Prime Minister in 1993.

Future[edit]

The 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution concluded that the electoral boundaries of Vancouver Centre should be adjusted, and a modified electoral district of the same name will be contested in future elections.[2] The redefined Vancouver Centre loses a portion of its current territory from its southern end to the new district of Vancouver Granville. These new boundaries will be legally defined in the 2013 representation order, which is likely to come into effect upon the call of the 42nd Canadian federal election, scheduled for October 2015. In the unlikely event an election is called prior to April 2014, the current electoral boundaries would remain in effect.[3]

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Vancouver Centre
Riding created from Vancouver City and Vancouver East
13th  1917 − 1921     Henry Herbert Stevens Government (Unionist)
14th  1921 − 1925     Conservative
15th  1925 − 1926
16th  1926 − 1930
17th  1930 − 1935     Ian Alistair Mackenzie Liberal
18th  1935 − 1940
19th  1940 − 1945
20th  1945 − 1948
 1948 − 1949     Rodney Young Co-operative Commonwealth
21st  1949 − 1953     Ralph Campney Liberal
22nd  1953 − 1957
23rd  1957 − 1958     Douglas Jung Progressive Conservative
24th  1958 − 1962
25th  1962 − 1963     John Robert Nicholson Liberal
26th  1963 − 1965
27th  1965 − 1968
28th  1968 − 1972     Ron Basford Liberal
29th  1972 − 1974
30th  1974 − 1979
31st  1979 − 1980     Art Phillips Liberal
32nd  1980 − 1984     Pat Carney Progressive Conservative
33rd  1984 − 1988
34th  1988 − 1993     Kim Campbell Progressive Conservative
35th  1993 − 1997     Hedy Fry Liberal
36th  1997 − 2000
37th  2000 − 2004
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

Its Member of Parliament is Hedy Fry, a former physician. She was first elected in 1993. She is a member of the Liberal Party of Canada.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Hedy Fry 18,260 31.03 -3.47
New Democratic Karen Shillington 15,325 26.04 +4.73
Conservative Jennifer Clarke 15,323 26.04 +0.95
Green Adriane Carr 9,089 15.44 -2.87
Libertarian John Clarke 313 0.53 -0.07
Progressive Canadian Michael Huenefeld 285 0.48
Pirate Travis McCrea 192 0.33
Marxist–Leninist Michael Hill 62 0.11 -0.05
Total valid votes/Expense limit 58,849 100.00
Total rejected ballots 134 0.23
Turnout 58,983 59.23
Eligible voters 99,527
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Hedy Fry 19,506 34.50 -9.37 $80,974
Conservative Lorne Mayencourt 14,188 25.09 +4.73 $91,239
New Democratic Michael Byers 12,047 21.31 -7.34 $85,957
Green Adriane Carr 10,354 18.31 +12.43 $82,713
Libertarian John Clarke 340 0.60 +0.07 $0
Marxist–Leninist Michael Hill 94 0.16
Total valid votes/Expense limit 56,529 100.00 $94,404
     Liberal hold Swing -7.05
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Hedy Fry 25,013 43.80 +3.50 $77,826
New Democratic Svend Robinson 16,374 28.67 -3.62 $84,170
Conservative Tony Fogarassy 11,684 20.46 +1.26 $86,591
Green Jared Evans 3,340 5.84 -0.94 $1,008
Libertarian John Clarke 304 0.53 -0.04
Marijuana HeathCliff Dion Campbell 259 0.45 $115
Christian Heritage Joe Pal 130 0.22 -0.24 $389
Total valid votes 57,104 100.00
Total rejected ballots 163 0.28 -0.15
Turnout 57,267 62.06 +0.59
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Hedy Fry 21,280 40.30 -2.00 $66,619
New Democratic Kennedy Stewart 17,050 32.29 +20.25 $57,675
Conservative Gary Mitchell 10,139 19.20 -18.70 $73,789
Green Robbie Mattu 3,580 6.78 +2.85 $2,440
Libertarian John Clarke 304 0.57 $60
Christian Heritage Joe Pal 243 0.46 $389
Canadian Action Alexander Frei 101 0.19 -1.08 $100
Communist Kimball Cariou 96 0.18 +0.01 $389
Total valid votes 52,793 100.00
Total rejected ballots 226 0.43 -0.05
Turnout 53,019 61.47 0.97
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Hedy Fry 24,553 42.30 +1.54 $69,017
Alliance John Mortimer 15,176 26.14 +3.56 $68,158
New Democratic Scott Robertson 6,993 12.04 -8.83 $8,841
Progressive Conservative Lee Johnson 6,828 11.76 +2.52 $4,047
Green Jamie Lee Hamilton 2,285 3.93 +0.93 $3,945
Marijuana Marc Emery 1,116 1.92
Canadian Action Jeff Jewell 742 1.27 +0.24 $547
Natural Law Valerie Laporte 177 0.30 -0.12 $40
Communist Kimball Cariou 99 0.17 $189
Marxist–Leninist Joseph Theriault 75 0.12 -0.10 $364
Total valid votes 58,044 100.00
Total rejected ballots 280 0.48 -0.05
Turnout 58,324 60.50 -4.22
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Hedy Fry 20,878 40.76 +9.57 $54,905
Reform Richard Farbridge 11,567 22.58 +5.12 $24,846
New Democratic Bill Siksay 10,690 20.87 +5.69 $27,133
Progressive Conservative Victoria Minnes 4,736 9.24 -15.81 $43,121
Green Paul Alexander 1,541 3.00 +2.05 $2,154
Independent Joseph Roberts 728 1.42 $6,163
Canadian Action Connie Fogal 528 1.03 $12,986
Natural Law John Cowhig 217 0.42 -0.62
Independent John Clarke 125 0.24 $2,687
Marxist–Leninist Joseph Theriault 116 0.22 $559
Independent Elvis Flostrand 92 0.17 $699
Total valid votes 51,218 100.00
Total rejected ballots 272 0.53
Turnout 51,490 64.72
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Hedy Fry 19,310 31.19 +8.38
Progressive Conservative Kim Campbell 15,510 25.05 -12.19
Reform Ian Isbister 10,808 17.46 +16.08
New Democratic Betty Baxter 9,397 15.18 -21.63
National Thorsten Ewald 4,949 7.99
Natural Law John Cowhig 643 1.04
Green Imtiaz Popat 586 0.95 +0.14
Christian Heritage Darren Lowe 242 0.39
Libertarian Tunya Audain 220 0.36 +0.11
Independent Brian Godzilla Gnu Salmi 114 0.18
Independent Scott Adams 83 0.13 -0.07
Commonwealth of Canada Lucille Boikoff 25 0.04
Independent Peter C. Nuthall 24 0.04
Total valid votes 61,911 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Kim Campbell 23,620 37.24 -5.99
New Democratic Johanna den Hertog 23,351 36.81 +4.38
Liberal Tex Enemark 14,467 22.81 +1.59
Reform Paula Folkard 876 1.38
Green Murray Gudmundson 514 0.81 -0.25
Rhinoceros Bob Nitestalker Colebrook 262 0.41 -0.56
Libertarian Duane H. Pye 156 0.25 -0.38
Independent Scott Adams 125 0.20
Independent Dorothy-Jean O'Donnell 58 0.09
Total valid votes 63,429 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Pat Carney 21,704 43.23 +7.96
New Democratic Johanna den Hertog 16,283 32.43 +0.66
Liberal Paul E. Manning 10,654 21.22 -10.20
Green Paul Watson 533 1.06 +0.95
Rhinoceros Danny Tripper Parro 487 0.97 +0.25
Libertarian Paul A. Geddes 316 0.63
Communist Maurice Rush 135 0.27 -0.16
Confederation of Regions Poldi Meindl 98 0.20
Total valid votes 50,210 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Pat Carney 16,462 35.27 +0.84
New Democratic Ron Johnson 14,830 31.77 +1.80
Liberal Art Phillips 14,667 31.42 -3.22
Rhinoceros David J. Longworth 337 0.72
Communist Jack Phillips 200 0.43 +0.18
Independent John Elliot 101 0.22 -0.38
Independent Paul Watson 54 0.12
Marxist–Leninist Greg Corcoran 24 0.05 -0.06
Total valid votes 100.00 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Art Phillips 15,430 34.64 -7.09
Progressive Conservative Pat Carney 15,335 34.43 -3.10
New Democratic Ron Johnson 13,350 29.97 +10.58
Independent John Elliot 267 0.60
Communist Bert Ogden 111 0.25 -0.22
Marxist–Leninist Greg Corcoran 48 0.11 -0.20
Total valid votes 44,541 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Ron Basford 19,064 41.74 +0.39
Progressive Conservative Doug Davis 17,143 37.53 +7.27
New Democratic Ron Johnson 8,859 19.39 -7.26
Social Credit Walter Muller 257 0.56 -0.79
Communist Betty Greenwell 213 0.47
Marxist–Leninist Charles Shrybman 141 0.31
Total valid votes 45,677 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Ron Basford 19,341 41.35 -14.75
Progressive Conservative John McDonald 14,156 30.26 +11.89
New Democratic Ron K. Johnson 12,470 26.66 +2.05
Social Credit Nicholas Zambus 632 1.35
Independent Arnold August 77 0.16
Independent Ray Dodge 55 0.12
Independent Daniel Ivan Fedoruk 46 0.10
Total valid votes 46,777 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Ron Basford 25,426 56.10 +16.02
New Democratic William Deverell 11,151 24.60 +1.54
Progressive Conservative David W. Kilgour 8,326 18.37 -9.43
Republican Gerard Guejon[4] 420 0.93
Total valid votes 45,323 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jack R. Nicholson 9,008 40.08 +0.75
Progressive Conservative Douglas Jung 6,248 27.80 -2.73
New Democratic Lyle Stuart Kristiansen 5,184 23.07 -1.13
Social Credit William John McIntyre 1,806 8.04 +2.10
Independent SC James B. Wisbey 228 1.01
Total valid votes 22,474 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jack R. Nicholson 9,472 39.33 +3.73
Progressive Conservative Douglas Jung 7,353 30.53 -0.94
New Democratic Margaret Erickson 5,826 24.19 +0.54
Social Credit Bevis Walters 1,430 5.94 -2.29
Total valid votes 24,081 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jack R. Nicholson 7,697 35.61 +18.43
Progressive Conservative Douglas Jung 6,803 31.47 -29.95
New Democratic Margaret Erickson 5,113 23.65 +9.73
Social Credit F. George J. Hahn 1,779 8.23 +3.60
Independent Burton V. White 224 1.04
Total valid votes 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Douglas Jung 14,044 61.43 +19.92
Liberal Lyon Ward 3,927 17.18 -7.29
Co-operative Commonwealth Alan Judge 3,183 13.92 +3.80
Social Credit Cyril White 1,059 4.63 -16.87
Labor–Progressive Maurice Rush 650 2.84 +0.43
Total valid votes 22,863 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Douglas Jung 9,087 41.50 +32.86
Liberal Ralph Campney 5,357 24.47 -16.37
Social Credit Cyril White 4,707 21.50 -2.96
Co-operative Commonwealth William James Dennison 2,216 10.12 -12.21
Labor–Progressive Maurice Rush 528 2.41 -1.33
Total valid votes 21,895 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Ralph Campney 8,259 40.83 -1.73
Social Credit Leslie R. Peterson 4,946 24.45
Co-operative Commonwealth Rodney Young 4,516 22.33 -4.05
Progressive Conservative Wendell Willard Wright 1,749 8.65 -16.02
Labor–Progressive Ernest Lawrie 756 3.74 -0.20
Total valid votes 20,226 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Ralph Campney 10,299 42.56 +8.90
Co-operative Commonwealth Rodney Young 6,382 26.37 -17.22
Progressive Conservative Hon. Henry Herbert Stevens 5,970 24.67 +1.93
Labor–Progressive Maurice Rush 952 3.93
Independent Harold Meade Young 595 2.46
Total valid votes 24,198 100.00
Canadian federal by-election, 8 June 1948
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
On Mr. Mackenzie being called to the Senate, 19 January 1948
Co-operative Commonwealth Rodney Young 9,518 43.60 +16.27
Liberal Ralph Campney 7,348 33.66 +3.90
Progressive Conservative Hilliard Lyle Jestley 4,965 22.74 -3.73
Total valid votes 21,831 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Ian Alistair MacKenzie 9,959 29.76 -34.59
Co-operative Commonwealth George Alfred Isherwood 9,145 27.33 -17.49
Progressive Conservative Ernest Garfield Sherwood 8,859 26.47 -23.19
Labor–Progressive James Swanson Thompson 3,750 11.21
Social Credit Eric Charles Martin 1,042 3.11
Democratic William Richard Nathaniel Smith 393 1.17
Socialist Labour Robert Gordon McQuillan 319 0.95
Total valid votes 33,467 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Ian Alistair MacKenzie 12,100 64.35 +30.30
National Government Ernest Garfield Sherwood 9,338 49.66 +26.60
Co-operative Commonwealth Wallis Walter Lefeaux 8,427 44.82 +11.37
Independent Paul McDowell Kerr 630 3.35
Independent Norman Lee Glozier (Nationalist) 408 2.17
Total valid votes 18,803 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Ian Alistair MacKenzie 7,658 34.05 -20.57
Co-operative Commonwealth Wallis Walter Lefeaux 7,522 33.45
Conservative Ernest Garfield Sherwood 5,187 23.06 -22.32
Reconstruction Lilette Julia Caroline Mahon 1,872 8.32
Socialist John David Taylor 251 1.12
Total valid votes 22,490 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Ian Alastair MacKenzie 12,064 54.62 +10.78
Conservative Henry Herbert Stevens 10,023 45.38 -8.06
Total valid votes 22,087 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Henry Herbert Stevens 10,326 53.44 +4.96
Liberal Dugald Donaghy 8,471 43.84 +1.42
Labour Eugene Thorton Kingsley 527 2.73 -6.38
Total valid votes 19,324 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Henry Herbert Stevens 9,458 48.47 -10.03
Liberal Gerald Grattan McGeer 8,277 42.42 +11.54
Labour Wallis Walter Lefeaux 1,777 9.11
Total valid votes 19,512 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Henry Herbert Stevens 10,49 58.50 -9.243
Liberal Robert Henry Gale 5,538 30.88 +3.51
Independent Thomas O'Connor 1,866 10.40
Progressive Cadwallader Flagg Batson 39 0.22
Total valid votes 17,936 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes %
Government (Unionist) Henry Herbert Stevens 13,722 67.74
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) William Wallace Burns McInnes 5,543 27.36
Labour William Arthur Pritchard 992 4.90
Total valid votes 20,257 100.00

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stastistics Canada: 2012
  2. ^ Final Report – British Columbia 
  3. ^ Timeline for the Redistribution of Federal Electoral Districts 
  4. ^ Vancouver Sun, June 26, 1968, "Republicans Claim Win", p. 15

External links[edit]

Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Charlevoix
Constituency represented by the Prime Minister
1993
Succeeded by
Saint-Maurice