Fort George (electoral district)

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Fort George was the name of a provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of British Columbia from 1916 to 1975. Its successor ridings were Prince George South and Prince George North.

Demographics[edit]

Population, 1916
Population change, 1916–1931
Area (km²)
Population density (people per km²)


Notable MLAs[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

Note: Winners in each election are in bold.

14th British Columbia election, 1916
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Independent Progressive 1 William George Gillett 158 13.75% unknown
Independent Socialist John McInnis 492 42.82% unknown
     Conservative William Roderick Ross 499 43.43% unknown
Total valid votes 1,149 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
1 McInnis received the unofficial support of the Liberals after their candidate, C.A. Gaskill, withdrew in order to increase the chances of defeating Ross. Gillett was part of a breakaway Conservative group. Alleged irregularities led to a commission of inquiry which found the charges not substantiated.


British Columbia general election, 1920: Fort George
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Samuel Williams Cocker 787 38.09%
Liberal Henry George Thomas Perry 1,140 55.18%
Independent Farmer John Samuel Ross 139 6.73%
Total valid votes 2,066 100.00%
16th British Columbia election, 1924
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Conservative Frederick Parker Burden 851 44.43% unknown
     Liberal Henry George Thomas Perry 1,080 46.67% unknown
Provincial John A. Shearer 206 8.90% unknown
Total valid votes 2,314 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
2 Endorsed by Provincial Party.
17th British Columbia election, 1928
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Conservative Frederick Parker Burden 1,487 51.61% unknown
     Liberal Henry George Thomas Perry 1,394 48.39% unknown
Total valid votes 2,881 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 47
Turnout %


British Columbia general election, 1933: Fort George
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Henry George Thomas Perry 1,577 56.32%
Co-operative Commonwealth Alexander Sinclair 625 22.32%
Non-Partisan Independent Group Roy Walter Alward 310 11.07%
Union of Electors William Finnbar Mahoney 192 6.86%
Independent Labour Clement Pemberton Deykin 96 3.43%
Total valid votes 2,800 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 28
19th British Columbia election, 1937
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Conservative Frederick Parker Burden 234 8.08% unknown
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. John McInnis 1,170 40.39% unknown
     Liberal Henry George Thomas Perry 1,493 51.54% unknown
Total valid votes 2,897 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 57
Turnout %
20th British Columbia election, 1941
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. James Warren Penberthy 928 35.58% unknown
     Liberal Henry George Thomas Perry 1,334 51.15% unknown
     Conservative Alexander McBain Young 346 13.27% unknown
Total valid votes 2,608 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 45
Turnout %
31st British Columbia election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. John McInnis 1,726 55.73% unknown
Coalition Henry George Thomas Perry 1,371 44.27% unknown
Total valid votes 3,097 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 58
Turnout %
22nd British Columbia election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Coalition Henry Robson Bowman 3,232 59.86% unknown
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. John McInnis 2,167 40.14% unknown
Total valid votes 5,399 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 176
Turnout %
23rd British Columbia election, 1952 2
Party Candidate Votes
1st count
% Votes
final count
% ±%
     Liberal Henry Robson Bowman 2,022 33.73% 2,468 47.21% unknown
Social Credit Llewellyn Leslie King 2,009 33.51% 2,760 52.79%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. John McInnis 1,593 26.57% - -.- % unknown
     Conservative Cyril Westaway 371 6.19% - - % unknown
Total valid votes 5,995 100.00% 5,228 - %
Total rejected ballots 345
Turnout %
2 Preferential ballot. First and final counts of three (3) shown only.
24th British Columbia election, 1953 3
Party Candidate Votes
1st count
% Votes
final count
% ±%
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Frank Bond 1,677 25.267% - -.- % unknown
     Liberal Garvin James Edward Dezell 1,802 27.14% 2,173 38.24% unknown
Social Credit Ray Gillis Williston 3,160 47.60% 3,509 61.76%
Total valid votes 6,639 100.00% 5,682 - %
Total rejected ballots 308
Turnout %
3 Preferential ballot. First and final counts of two (2) shown only.
25th British Columbia election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Carl Waldemar Kienzie 1,304 20.20% unknown
     Liberal Frank Samuel Perry 1,376 21.32% unknown
Social Credit Ray Gillis Williston 3,774 58.48% unknown
Total valid votes 6,454 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 236
Turnout %
26th British Columbia election, 1960
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative John Anthony Coates 346 3.78% unknown
     Liberal Holger Enemark 1,416 15.45% unknown
     Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. William Kenneth Rutherford 2,336 25.49% unknown
Social Credit Ray Gillis Williston 5,066 55.28% unknown
Total valid votes 9,164 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 163
Turnout %
27th British Columbia election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Liberal Thomas Raymond Cullinane 961 11.00% unknown
     New Democrat William Kenneth Rutherford 1,725 19.75% unknown
     Progressive Conservative Dudley Erwin Sawley 739 8.46% unknown
Social Credit Ray Gillis Williston 5,308 60.78% unknown
Total valid votes 8,733 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 72
Turnout %
28th British Columbia election, 1966
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     New Democrat Patrick Ivan McConnell Denton 2,802 26.95% unknown
     Liberal Henry Allan Hope 1,313 12.63% unknown
Social Credit Ray Gillis Williston 6,282 60.42% unknown
Total valid votes 10,397 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 101
Turnout %
29th British Columbia election, 1969
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Liberal Tex Cyril Enemark 1,291 8.26% unknown
     New Democrat John Lucas (Jack) Whittaker 4,196 26.83% unknown
Social Credit Ray Gillis Williston 10,152 64.91% unknown
Total valid votes 15,639 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 159
Turnout %
30th British Columbia election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     New Democrat Allan Alfred Nunweiler 8,435 39.99% unknown
     Liberal Ronald L. Racette 710 3.37% unknown
Social Credit Ray Gillis Williston 8,194 38.85% unknown
     Progressive Conservative John Galt Wilson 3,754 17.80% unknown
Total valid votes 21,093 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 252
Turnout %
31st British Columbia election, 1975
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Alan Graham Anderton 1,273 4.41% unknown
     Liberal Frederick Joseph House 1,695 5.87% unknown
Social Credit Howard John Lloyd 16,455 57.01% unknown
     New Democrat Allan Alfred Nunweiler 9,442 32.71% unknown
Total valid votes 28,865 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 306
Turnout %

Sources[edit]

Elections BC Historical Returns