Kootenay East (provincial electoral district)

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Kootenay East (2009–)
East Kootenay (2001–2009)
Kootenay (1966–2001)
British Columbia electoral district
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Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
MLA
 
 
 
Tom Shypitka
Liberal
District created 1966
First contested 1966
Demographics
Population (2001) 38,503
Area (km²) 10,275
Pop. density (per km²) 3.7
Census divisions Regional District of East Kootenay
Census subdivisions Cranbrook, Fernie, Sparwood, Elkford
Not to be confused with the former federal electoral district of Kootenay East (1917-1968, 1979-1997) or provincial district of East Kootenay (1890-1898), which encompassed a somewhat larger area

Kootenay East (name in effect from 2009 onwards, called Kootenay from 1966 to 2001 and East Kootenay from 2001 to 2009) is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada. It was created before the 1966 election by the merger of Cranbrook and Fernie ridings, and despite its long period under the "Kootenay" moniker, never extended to cover more than a fraction of the whole "Kootenay" region.

For other historical or current ridings in the Kootenay region, please see Kootenay (electoral districts).

Demographics[edit]

Population, 2001 38,503
Population Change, 1996–2001 0.7%
Area (km²) 10,275
Pop. Density (people per km²) 3.7

Geography[edit]

History[edit]

2008 Redistribution[edit]

Addition of St. Mary's Indian Reserve. Change name from East Kootenay to Kootenay East

1999 Redistribution[edit]

Small addition to western border. Change name from Kootenay to East Kootenay

Member of Legislative Assembly[edit]

Its MLA is Bill Bennett, a former lawyer. He was first elected in 2001 and reelected in 2005 and 2009. This riding has elected the following MLAs:

Parliament Years Member Party
39th 2009-     Bill Bennett BC Liberal
38th 2005–2009
37th 2001–2005
36th 1996–2001     Erda Walsh NDP
35th 1991–1996     Anne Edwards NDP
34th 1986–1991
33rd 1983–1986     Terry Segarty Social Credit
32nd 1979–1983
31st 1975–1979     George Haddad Social Credit
30th 1972–1975     Leo Nimsick NDP
29th 1969–1972
28th 1966–1969
Cranbrook and Fernie prior to 1966

Election results[edit]

British Columbia general election, 2017
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Tom Glenn Shypitka 9,114 56.64
New Democratic Randal Macnair 4,779 29.70
Green Yvonne Marie Prest 1,814 11.27
Libertarian Keith D. Komar 385 2.39
Total valid votes 16,092 100.00
Source: Elections BC[1]
British Columbia general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Liberal Bill Bennett 10,252 62.99 $126,532
New Democratic Norma Blissett 6,023 37.01 $74,121
Total Valid Votes 16,275 100
Total Rejected Ballots 138 0.84
Turnout 16,413 53.41
British Columbia general election, 2009
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Liberal Bill Bennett 8,404 51.21% $159,218
New Democratic Troy Sebastian 5,844 35.62% $92,272
Conservative Wilf Hanni 1,612 9.82% $24,562
Green Jen Tsuida 549 3.35% $850
Total Valid Votes 16,409 100%
Total Rejected Ballots 53 0.32%
Turnout 16,462 55.87%
British Columbia general election, 2005 East Kootenay
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Liberal Bill Bennett 8,060 48.01% $98,363
  NDP Erda Walsh 7,339 43.72% $54,902
Green Luke Gurbin 1,389 8.27% $200
Total Valid Votes 16,788 100%
Total Rejected Ballots 111 0.66%
Turnout 16,899 60.03%
British Columbia general election, 2001: East Kootenay
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Liberal Bill Bennett 10,206 61.85% $41,778
  NDP Erda Walsh 3,638 22.05% $41,196
Unity Bruce Parke 651 3.95% $100
Green Joni Krats 1,287 7.80% $509
Marijuana Fred Sima 718 4.35% $844
Total valid votes 16,500 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 59 0.36%
Turnout 16,559 68.76%


British Columbia general election, 1996: Kootenay
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
  NDP Erda Walsh 6,398 38.59% $50,043
Liberal Ron Tarr 5,887 35.50% $43,761
Reform Wilf Hanni 3,718 22.42% $27,845
Green Casey Brennan 363 2.19% $100
  Independent Marko Makar 215 1.30% $2,707
Total valid votes 16,581 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 62 0.37%
Turnout 16,643 68.15%
British Columbia general election, 1991: Kootenay
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
  NDP Anne Edwards 7,352 46.49% $44,609
Social Credit Terry Segarty 5,014 31.70% $69,607
Liberal William (Bill) G. Hills 3,450 21.81% $2,581
Total valid votes 15,816 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 296 1.84%
Turnout 16,112 73.94%
British Columbia general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
New Democratic Anne Edwards 8,000 47.94% unknown
     Social Credit Terry Segarty 7,649 45.85% unknown
  Liberal Paul R. Kershaw 539 3.23% unknown
  Progressive Conservative James G. Smith 499 2.99% unknown
Total valid votes 16,687 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 271
Turnout %
British Columbia general election, 1983
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
     Social Credit Terry Segarty 8,819 50.65% unknown
New Democratic Harry Edwin Mathias 8,245 7.80% unknown
  Liberal Kory Palmer 347 1.99% unknown
Total valid votes 17,411 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 208
Turnout %
British Columbia general election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
     Social Credit Terry Segarty 6,167 49.37% unknown
New Democratic Douglas Wayne Wright 5,350 42.83% unknown
  Progressive Conservative Roy Wilburn Paul 975 7.80% unknown
Total valid votes 12,492 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 102
Turnout %
British Columbia general election, 1975
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
     Social Credit George Wayne Haddad 7,915 52.29% unknown
New Democratic James Patterson 7,223 47.71% unknown
Total valid votes 15,138 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 180
Turnout %
British Columbia general election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
New Democratic Leo Nimsick 6,065 44.20% unknown
  Liberal Harry Edwards Caldwell 4,267 38.26% unknown
  Conservative David John Reeves 4,169 30.38% unknown
Social Credit Ronald Powell 1,615 11.77% unknown
Total valid votes 13,721 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 180
Turnout %
British Columbia general election, 1969
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
New Democratic Leo Nimsick 4,282 38.39% unknown
     Social Credit Harry J. Broadhurst 4,267 38.26% unknown
  Liberal Henry Nelson 2,604 23.55% unknown
Total valid votes 11,153 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 173
Turnout %
British Columbia general election, 1966
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
New Democratic Leo Nimsick 3,605 40.98% unknown
     Social Credit Robert Owen Jones 3,070 34.89% unknown
  Liberal Harry McKay 2,123 24.13% unknown
Total valid votes 8,798 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 54
Turnout %

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 Provincial General Election Preliminary Voting Results". Elections BC. Retrieved 11 May 2017.