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British Columbia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1976
District abolished 1987
First contested 1979
Last contested 1984

Kamloops — Shuswap was a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1979 to 1988.

This riding was created in 1976 from parts of Fraser Valley East, Kamloops—Cariboo and Okanagan—Kootenay ridings.

It was abolished in 1987 when it was redistributed into Kamloops and Okanagan—Shuswap ridings.

It consisted of:

  • the part of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District lying east of Electoral Areas E and I and north of Electoral Area M; and
  • the part of the Columbia-Shuswap Regional District lying west of Electoral Area B.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Fraser Valley East, Kamloops—Cariboo
and Okanagan—Kootenay
31st  1979–1980     Donald Niel Cameron Progressive Conservative
32nd  1980–1984     Nelson Riis New Democratic
33rd  1984–1988
Riding dissolved into Kamloops and Okanagan—Shuswap

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Nelson A. Riis 30,512 54.08 +4.05
Progressive Conservative Robert Michael Latta 20,500 36.33 -8.53
Liberal Patricia Anne Wallace 4,675 8.29 +3.85
Rhinoceros A. Dean Purych 353 0.63 -0.03
Green Connie Harris 216 0.38
Confederation of Regions E. Neville Houghton 102 0.18
Independent Leon Mikulin 65 0.12
Total valid votes 56,423 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing +6.29
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Nelson A. Riis 17,896 50.03 +22.50
Progressive Conservative Don Cameron 16,046 44.86 +1.12
Liberal Mack Bryson 1,588 4.44 -24.28
Rhinoceros Kyle Storey 237 0.66
Total valid votes 35,767 100.0  
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +10.69
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Don Cameron 19,369 43.74
Liberal Len Marchand 12,720 28.72
New Democratic Ron H. Anderson 12,193 27.53
Total valid votes 44,282 100.0  
This riding was created from parts of Fraser Valley East, Kamloops—Cariboo and Okanagan—Kootenay, which elected two Progressive Conservatives and one Liberal (Kamloops—Cariboo). Liberal Leonard Marchand was the incumbent from Kamloops—Cariboo.

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