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British Columbia electoral district
Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo in relation to other British Columbia federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
Cathy McLeod
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Population (2011)[1] 120,218
Electors (2011) 88,275
Area (km²)[1] 43,789.33
Pop. density (per km²) 2.7
Census divisions Cariboo, Thompson-Nicola
Census subdivisions Kamloops, Cariboo G, Cariboo L, Thompson-Nicola P (Rivers and the Peaks), Thompson-Nicola A (Wells Gray Country), Thompson-Nicola L, Thompson-Nicola O (Lower North Thompson)

Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo (formerly known as Kamloops—Thompson) is a federal electoral district in the province of British Columbia, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2004. Despite the large area covered, about three quarters of the population in this district live in the city of Kamloops.


This district was created as Kamloops—Thompson in 2003 from Kamloops, Thompson and Highland Valleys riding and small parts of Cariboo—Chilcotin and Prince George—Bulkley Valley ridings.

In 2004, the district was renamed "Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo".


The 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution concluded that the electoral boundaries of Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo should be adjusted, and a modified electoral district of the same name will be contested in future elections.[2] The redefined Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo loses a portion of its current territory consisting of the community of Valemount and area to Prince George—Peace River—Northern Rockies but is otherwise unchanged. These new boundaries were legally defined in the 2013 representation order, which will come into effect upon the call of the 42nd Canadian federal election, scheduled for October 2015.[3]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Kamloops, Thompson and Highland Valleys,
Cariboo—Chilcotin and Prince George—Bulkley Valley
38th  2004–2006     Betty Hinton Conservative
39th  2006–2008     Betty Hinton Conservative
40th  2008–2011     Cathy McLeod Conservative
41st  2011–Present

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

Its Member of Parliament is Cathy McLeod, a former nurse, and mayor of Pemberton between 1996 and 1999. She was first elected in the 2008 election. She is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. During the 40th Parliament, she was a member of the Standing Committee on Health and the Standing Committee on the Status of Women.

Election results[edit]


Following the Canadian federal electoral redistribution, 2012, the riding loses all of its territory located in the Fraser-Fort George Regional District, which corresponds to the Valemount area. This territory is being transferred to the riding of Prince George—Peace River—Northern Rockies.

Selected candidates for the 2015 election include incumbent Cathy McLeod (Conservative), Balwinder W. "Bill" Sundhu (New Democrat) and Steve Powrie (Liberal).

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Cathy McLeod
New Democratic Bill Sundhu
Liberal Steve Powrie
Total valid votes/Expense limit  
Total rejected ballots
Eligible voters
2011 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  Conservative 29,280 52.29
  New Democratic 20,682 36.94
  Liberal 3,001 5.36
  Green 2,847 5.08
  Others 185 0.33
Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Cathy McLeod 29,682 52.24 +6.08
New Democratic Michael Crawford 20,983 36.93 +1.04
Liberal Murray Todd 3,026 5.33 -4.51
Green Donovan Grube Cavers 2,932 5.16 -2.95
Christian Heritage Christopher Kempling 191 0.34
Total valid votes 56,814 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 164 0.3 ±0
Turnout 56,978 63.3 +1.2
Eligible voters 89,964
Conservative hold Swing +2.52
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Cathy McLeod 25,209 46.16 +6.89 $82,161
New Democratic Michael Crawford 19,601 35.89 +5.11 $74,451
Liberal Ken Sommerfeld 5,375 9.84 -15.38 $61,963
Green Donovan Grube Cavers 4,430 8.11 +3.39 $1,996
Total valid votes/Expense limit 54,615 100.0     $107,718
Total rejected ballots 137 0.3 +0.1
Total votes 54,752 62.0 +1
Conservative hold Swing +0.89
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Betty Hinton 20,948 39.27 -1.08 $50,696
New Democratic Michael Crawford 16,417 30.78 +4.59 $34,590
Liberal Ken Sommerfeld 13,454 25.22 -3.04 $41,547
Green Matt Greenwood 2,518 4.72 +0.39 $855
Total valid votes 53,337 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 101 0.2
Turnout 53,438 63
Conservative hold Swing -2.84


Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Conservative Betty Hinton 20,611 40.35 $50,665
Liberal John O'Fee 14,434 28.26 $78,065
New Democratic Brian Carroll 13,379 26.19 $62,464
Green Grant Fraser 2,213 4.33 $3,649
Independent Arjun Singh 440 0.86 $289
Total valid votes 51,077 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 155 0.3
Turnout 51,232 63.9
This riding was created from Kamloops, Thompson and Highland Valleys and parts of Cariboo—Chilcotin and Prince George—Bulkley Valley, all of which elected a Canadian Alliance candidate in the last election. Betty Hinton was the incumbent from Kamloops, Thompson and Highland Valleys.

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