Beaver River (electoral district)

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Beaver River was a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1988 to 1997.

It was located in the province of Alberta. This riding was created in 1987, and was first used in the federal election of 1988. It was abolished in 1996.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Beaver River
Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created
34th  1988–1989     John Dahmer Progressive Conservative
 1989–1993     Deborah Grey Reform
35th  1993–1997
Riding dissolved

Electoral history[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative John Dahmer 13,768 40.40%
Liberal Ernie Sehn 6,528 19.16%
New Democratic Brian Luther 6,492 19.05%
Reform Deborah Grey 4,158 12.20%
Confederation of Regions Les Johnston 131 3.84%
Total valid votes 34,077 100.00%
Progressive Conservative notional hold
Canadian federal by-election, March 13, 1989
upon death of John Dahmer
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Reform Deborah Grey 11,154 48.70% +36.50%
Progressive Conservative Dave Broda 6,912 30.18% -10.22%
Liberal Ernie O. Brosseau 2,756 12.03% -7.13%
New Democratic Barbara Bonneau 2,081 9.09% -9.96%
Total valid votes 22,903 100.00%
Reform gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +23.36%
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Reform Deborah Grey 17,731 57.97% +9.27%
Liberal Michael J. Zacharko 7,526 24.6% +12.57%
Progressive Conservative Dave Broda 3,855 12.60% -17.58%
New Democratic Eugene Houle 1,058 3.46% -5.63%
Natural Law Guy C. Germain 294 0.96%
Independent B.H. Bud Glenn 94 0.31%
Total valid votes 30,588 100.00%
Reform hold Swing -1.65%

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