Fraser Valley (electoral district)

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For the historical provincial electoral district, see Central Fraser Valley (electoral district).
Fraser Valley
British Columbia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1997
District abolished 2004
First contested 1997
Last contested 2000

Fraser Valley was a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1925 to 1968 and from 1997 to 2004.

History[edit]

This electoral district has existed twice. It was first created in 1919 from Westminster District. In 1966, it was abolished when it was redistributed into Fraser Valley East, Fraser Valley West and Coast Chilcotin ridings.

It was reformed in 1996 from Fraser Valley East and Fraser Valley West ridings.

It was again abolished in 2003 when it was divided between Abbotsford and Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Westminster District
14th  1921–1925     Elgin Albert Munro Liberal
15th  1925–1926     Harry James Barber Conservative
16th  1926–1930
17th  1930–1935
18th  1935–1940
19th  1940–1945     George Cruickshank Liberal
20th  1945–1949
21st  1949–1953
22nd  1953–1957     Alexander Bell Patterson Social Credit
23rd  1957–1958
24th  1958–1962     William Harold Hicks Progressive Conservative
25th  1962–1963     Alexander Bell Patterson Social Credit
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968
Riding dissolved into Fraser Valley East, Fraser Valley West and Coast Chilcotin
Riding re-created from Fraser Valley East and Fraser Valley West
36th  1997–2000     Chuck Strahl Reform
 2000–2000     Alliance
37th  2000–2001
 2001–2002     Democratic Representative
 2002–2003     Alliance
 2003–2004     Conservative
Riding dissolved into Abbotsford and Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon

Election results[edit]

Fraser Valley, 1997–2004[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Alliance Chuck Strahl 38,509 69.97 +7.12 $60,527
Liberal Hal H. Singleton 8,965 16.28 -5.68 $36,188
New Democratic Rob Lees 3,185 5.78 -3.10 $2,392
Progressive Conservative Rocky Nenka 2,330 4.23 +0.98 $2,582
Marijuana Norm Siefken 811 1.47
Green Carol Battaglio 528 0.95 +0.31
Canadian Action Debbie Anderson 425 0.77
Independent Ed Van Woudenberg 212 0.38 $1,798
Communist Chris Bolster 69 0.12 $189
Total valid votes 55,034 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 164 0.30
Turnout 55,198 63.70
Alliance hold Swing +6.40
Change for the Canadian Alliance is based on the Reform Party.
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Reform Chuck Strahl 33,101 62.85 $57,306
Liberal John Les 11,569 21.96 $63,061
New Democratic Rob Lees 4,680 8.88 $21,339
Progressive Conservative Harry Wiens 1,714 3.25 $6,999
Christian Heritage Rodger N. Brown 1,047 1.98 $23,870
Green Carol Battaglio 342 0.64
Natural Law Patrick Boylan 118 0.22 $5
Independent Sa Tan 95 0.18
Total valid votes 52,666 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 182 0.34
Turnout 52,848 67.02
This riding was re-created from Fraser Valley East and Fraser Valley West, both of which elected a Reform Party candidate. Chuck Strahl was the incumbent from Fraser Valley East.

Fraser Valley, 1921–1968[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Alex B. Patterson 12,611 34.98 +4.87
New Democratic Mark W. Rose 10,563 29.30 +3.81
Liberal Harold Martyn McDonald 8,167 22.65 -1.51
Progressive Conservative Don Hall 4,442 12.32 -7.32
Independent Frank Krenn 272 0.75
Total valid votes 36,055 100.0  
Social Credit hold Swing +0.53
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Alex B. Patterson 11,500 30.11 +2.25
New Democratic Erhart Regier 9,735 25.49 +0.63
Liberal W.R. Jack 9,226 24.16 +0.81
Progressive Conservative W. Harold Hicks 7,500 19.64 -4.29
Independent Helen Millar 232 0.61
Total valid votes 38,193 100.0  
Social Credit hold Swing +0.81
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit A.B. Patterson 9,970 27.86 +4.33
New Democratic William Leonard Hartley 8,896 24.86 +6.86
Progressive Conservative Harold Hicks 8,562 23.93 -20.16
Liberal Walter Richard Ferguson 8,357 23.35 +8.87
Total valid votes 35,785 100.0  
Social Credit gain from Progressive Conservative Swing -1.26
Change for the New Democrats is based on the Co-operative Commonwealth.
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Harold Hicks 13,890 44.09 +19.98
Social Credit Alexander Bell Patterson 7,414 23.53 -15.16
Co-operative Commonwealth Wesley N. Watson 5,640 17.90 -0.95
Liberal Thomas Foster Isherwood 4,562 14.48 -3.87
Total valid votes 31,506 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from Social Credit Swing +17.57
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Alexander Bell Patterson 11,091 38.69 -2.95
Progressive Conservative Ernest McLauchlin Adair 6,911 24.11
Co-operative Commonwealth Kenneth William Pattern 5,405 18.85 +3.58
Liberal Douglas Scott Steinson 5,262 18.35 -21.99
Total valid votes 28,669 100.0  
Social Credit hold Swing -13.53
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Alexander Bell Patterson 9,618 41.64
Liberal George Cruickshank 9,318 40.34 -15.17
Co-operative Commonwealth John Hampson Wilde 3,527 15.27 -9.31
Labor–Progressive Carl Christian Hilland 635 2.75
Total valid votes 23,098 100.0  
Social Credit gain from Liberal Swing +28.40
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal George Cruickshank 12,587 55.51 +15.58
Co-operative Commonwealth Eric Symonds Flowerdew 5,573 24.58 -3.56
Progressive Conservative Edward Stuart Davidson 4,514 19.91 -12.02
Total valid votes 22,674 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing +9.57
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal George A. Cruickshank 7,629 39.93 -2.28
Progressive Conservative Earl Leslie MacLeod 6,102 31.93 -7.57
Co-operative Commonwealth Henry Peter Tyson 5,377 28.14 +9.85
Total valid votes 19,108 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing +2.64
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal George Alexander Cruickshank 6,638 42.21 +15.45
National Government Harry James Barber 6,211 39.50 +5.00
Co-operative Commonwealth James Warren Penberthy 2,877 18.29 -10.45
Total valid votes 15,726 100.0  
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +5.22
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Harry James Barber 4,359 34.52 -17.63
Co-operative Commonwealth James Miller Cameron 3,630 28.74
Liberal James Frederick Semple 3,379 26.76 -21.09
Reconstruction George Foster Partt 1,261 9.98
Total valid votes 12,629 100.0  
Conservative hold Swing -23.18
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Harry James Barber 6,946 52.15 -8.01
Liberal Gerald Grattan McGeer 6,374 47.85 +8.01
Total valid votes 13,320 100.0  
Conservative hold Swing -8.01
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Harry James Barber 6,217 60.16 +3.98
Liberal Elihu Manuel 4,117 39.84 -3.98
Total valid votes 10,334 100.0  
Conservative hold Swing +3.98
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Harry James Barber 5,751 56.18 +7.46
Liberal Elgin Albert Munro 4,485 43.82 -7.46
Total valid votes 10,236 100.0  
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +7.46
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Elgin Albert Munro 4,307 51.28
Conservative Frank Bainard Stacey 4,092 48.72
Total valid votes 8,399 100.0  
This riding was created from Westminster District, where Unionist Frank Bainard Stacey was the incumbent.

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