Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo

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Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo
British Columbia electoral district
Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo (Canadian electoral district).svg
Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo in relation to other British Columbia federal electoral districts
Coordinates:51°33′07″N 120°26′02″W / 51.552°N 120.434°W / 51.552; -120.434Coordinates: 51°33′07″N 120°26′02″W / 51.552°N 120.434°W / 51.552; -120.434
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Cathy McLeod
Conservative
District created2003
First contested2004
Last contested2019
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1]118,618
Electors (2015)92,130
Area (km²)[1]38,320
Pop. density (per km²)3.1
Census divisionsCariboo, Thompson-Nicola
Census subdivisionsKamloops, Clearwater, 100 Mile House, Barriere, 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. While the riding covers a large area, about three quarters of the population in the district live in the city of Kamloops.

History[edit]

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 came into effect upon the call of the 42nd Canadian federal election, scheduled for October 2015.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic groups in Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo (2016)
Source: [1]
Population %
Ethnic group European 96,170 79.5%
Aboriginal 14,220 11.8%
South Asian 2,615 2.2%
Chinese 1,360 1.1%
Japanese 950 0.8%
Filipino 790 0.7%
Black 600 0.5%
Latin American 360 0.3%
Korean 310 0.3%
Southeast Asian 245 0.2%
Arab 195 0.2%
West Asian 100 0.1%
Multiple minorities 200 0.2%
Visible minority, n.i.e. 85 0.1%
Total population 124,358 100%

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Kamloops—Thompson
Riding created from Kamloops, Thompson and Highland Valleys,
Cariboo—Chilcotin and Prince George—Bulkley Valley
38th  2004–2006     Betty Hinton Conservative
Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo
39th  2006–2008     Betty Hinton Conservative
40th  2008–2011 Cathy McLeod
41st  2011–2015
42nd  2015–2019
43rd  2019–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]

Kamloops–Thompson–Cariboo, 2006–present[edit]

2019 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Cathy McLeod 32,415 44.7
Liberal Terry Lake 19,716 27.2
New Democratic Cynthia Egli 9,936 13.7
Green Iain Currie 8,789 12.1
People's Ken Finlayson 1,132 1.6
Animal Protection Kira Cheeseborough 321 0.4
Communist Peter Kerek 144 0.2
Total valid votes/Expense limit 72,453 100.0
Total rejected ballots 311
Turnout 72,764 70.8
Eligible voters 102,759
Source: Elections Canada[4][5]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Cathy McLeod 24,595 35.25 -17.04 $151,162.59
New Democratic Bill Sundhu 21,466 30.77 -6.17 $153,060.21
Liberal Steve Powrie 21,215 30.41 +25.05 $38,402.70
Green Matt Greenwood 2,489 3.57 -1.52 $1,761.67
Total valid votes/Expense limit 69,765 100.00   $271,469.66
Total rejected ballots 174 0.25
Turnout 69,939 73.35
Eligible voters 95,347
Conservative hold Swing -5.43
Source: Elections Canada[6][7][8]
2011 federal election redistributed results[9]
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
2011 Canadian federal election
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
2008 Canadian federal election
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
2006 Canadian federal election
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

Kamloops–Thompson, 2004–2006[edit]

2004 Canadian federal election
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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • "(Code 59010) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. Retrieved 2011-03-06.
  • Library of Parliament Riding Profile (2004–present)
  • Library of Parliament Riding Profile (2003–2004)
  • Expenditures – 2008
  • Expenditures – 2004
  • Expenditures – 2000

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