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
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
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 Democratic 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 Democratic 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 Democratic 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 Democratic 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 Democratic 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