Kelowna—Lake Country

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Kelowna—Lake Country
British Columbia electoral district
Kelowna—Lake Country.png
Kelowna—Lake Country in relation to other British Columbia federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Stephen Fuhr
Liberal
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2015
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 110,051
Electors (2015) 86,934
Area (km²)[1] 1,670
Pop. density (per km²) 65.9
Census subdivisions Kelowna, Lake Country, Central Okanagan

Kelowna—Lake Country (formerly known as Kelowna) is a federal electoral district in the province of British Columbia, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1997.

History[edit]

This district was created as "Kelowna" electoral district in 1996 from a portion of Okanagan Centre riding.

In 2003, it was renamed "Kelowna—Lake Country".

The 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution concluded that the electoral boundaries of Kelowna—Lake Country should be adjusted, and a modified electoral district of the same name will be contested in future elections.[2] The redefined Kelowna—Lake Country loses a portion of its current territory to the new district of Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola. 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 19 October 2015.[3]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Kelowna
Riding created from Okanagan Centre
36th  1997–2000     Werner Schmidt Reform
 2000–2000     Alliance
37th  2000–2003
 2003–2004     Conservative
Kelowna—Lake Country
38th  2004–2006     Werner Schmidt Conservative
39th  2006–2008 Ron Cannan
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015
42nd  2015–Present     Stephen Fuhr Liberal

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

The Member of Parliament is Stephen Fuhr. In an upset victory, he unseated Conservative incumbent Ron Cannan in the 2015 federal election.[4]

Election results[edit]

Kelowna—Lake Country, 2004–present[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Stephen Fuhr 29,614 46.16 +34.69
Conservative Ron Cannan 25,502 39.75 -18.63
New Democratic Norah Mary Bowman 9,039 14.09 -7.28
Total valid votes/Expense limit 64,155 100.00   $226,554.12
Total rejected ballots 230 0.36
Turnout 64,385 72.32
Eligible voters 89,033
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +26.66
Source: Elections Canada[5][6]
2011 federal election redistributed results[7]
Party Vote  %
  Conservative 28,220 58.38
  New Democratic 10,329 21.37
  Liberal 5,546 11.47
  Green 4,244 8.78
Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Ron Cannan 34,566 57.40 +1.47
New Democratic Patricia Kalmanovitch 13,322 22.12 +7.01
Liberal Kris Stewart 7,069 11.74 -1.97
Green Alice Hooper 5,265 8.74 -4.97
Total valid votes/Expense limit 60,222 100.00
Total rejected ballots 146 0.24 -0.05
Turnout 60,368 60.27 +1.51
Eligible voters 100,169
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Ron Cannan 31,907 55.93 +6.77 $66,354
New Democratic Tish Lakes 8,624 15.11 -1.53
Liberal Diana Cabott 8,469 14.84 -10.99 $37,576
Green Angela Reid 7,821 13.71 +5.75 $13,334
Communist Mark Haley 218 0.38 $566
Total valid votes/Expense limit 57,039 100.00 $95,647
Total rejected ballots 168 0.29 +0.09
Turnout 57,207 58.76 -0.8
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Ron Cannan 28,174 49.16 +1.2 $79,928
Liberal Vern Nielsen 14,807 25.83 -0.7 $51,137
New Democratic Kevin Hagglund 9538 16.64 -0.2 $13,654
Green Angela Reid 4562 7.96 +0.7 $3,640
Canadian Action David Thomson 223 0.38 -0.1 $1,290
Total valid votes 57,204 100.00
Total rejected ballots 116 0.20 -0.1
Turnout 57,420 63.40 +2.0
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Werner Schmidt 25,553 48.0 -19.7 $61,185
Liberal Vern Nielsen 14,109 26.5 +2.7 $58,986
New Democratic Starleigh Grass 8,954 16.8 +10.5 $14,000
Green Kevin Ade 3,903 7.3 $4,993
Marijuana Huguette Plourde 447 0.8
Canadian Action Michael Cassidyne-Hook 271 0.5 -1.6
Total valid votes 53,237 100.0
Total rejected ballots 159 0.3 -0.1
Turnout 53,396 62.1 -1.9

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.

Kelowna, 1997–2004[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Alliance Werner Schmidt 33,810 59.5 +9.5 $44,990
Liberal Joe Leask 13,564 23.9 +1.5 $46,876
Progressive Conservative Doug Mallo 4,708 8.3 -8.5 $9,791
New Democratic John O. Powell 3,572 6.3 -1.3 $9,493
Canadian Action Jack W. Peach 1,199 2.1 $3,652
Total valid votes 56,853 100.0
Total rejected ballots 223 0.4 +0.2
Turnout 57,076 64.0 +1.2

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Reform Werner Schmidt 25,246 50.0 $48,355
Liberal Janna Francis 11,306 22.4 $32,838
Progressive Conservative Al Horning 8,477 16.8 $47,498
New Democratic Fred Steele 3,838 7.6 $11,443
Green David Hughes 1,612 3.2 $1,014
Total valid votes 50,479 100.0
Total rejected ballots 123 0.2
Turnout 50,602 62.8

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