Kootenay West

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For the extant provincial electoral district, see Kootenay West (provincial electoral district). For the defunct provincial electoral district West Kootenay, which elected members to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in the 1890 election, see West Kootenay (provincial electoral district).
Kootenay West
British Columbia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1914
District abolished 1987
First contested 1917
Last contested 1984

Kootenay West was a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1917 to 1988.

This riding was created in 1914 from parts of Kootenay riding.

It was abolished in 1987 when it was merged into Kootenay West—Revelstoke riding.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Kootenay
13th  1917–1921     Robert Francis Green Government (Unionist)
14th  1921–1925     Levi William Humphrey Progressive
15th  1925–1926     William Esling Conservative
16th  1926–1930
17th  1930–1935
18th  1935–1940
19th  1940–1945     National Government
20th  1945–1949     Herbert Wilfred Herridge Independent Co-operative Commonwealth
21st  1949–1953     Co-operative Commonwealth
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958
24th  1958–1961
 1961–1962     New Democratic
25th  1962–1963
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968
28th  1968–1972     Randolph Harding New Democratic
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979     Robert Brisco Progressive Conservative
31st  1979–1980
32nd  1980–1984     Lyle Kristiansen New Democratic
33rd  1984–1988     Robert Brisco Progressive Conservative
Riding dissolved into Kootenay West—Revelstoke

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Robert Brisco 15,804 47.43 +7.27
New Democratic Lyle Kristiansen 15,060 45.19 +2.15
Liberal Jean Turnbull 2,460 7.38 -9.40
Total valid votes 33,324 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from New Democratic Swing +2.56
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Lyle Kristiansen 12,232 43.04 +3.21
Progressive Conservative Bob Brisco 11,417 40.16 -7.08
Liberal Peter M. Kendall 4,769 16.78 +4.26
Total valid votes 28,418 100.0  
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +5.14
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Robert Brisco 13,645 47.24 +5.67
New Democratic Lyle S. Kristiansen 11,503 39.83 +1.47
Liberal Peter M. Kendall 3,616 12.52 -7.56
Libertarian Valerie Phare-Smith 119 0.41
Total valid votes 28,883 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +2.10
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Robert Brisco 12,575 41.57 +10.01
New Democratic Randolph Harding 11,603 38.36 -15.21
Liberal Louis D. Maglio 6,073 20.08 +5.21
Total valid votes 30,251 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from New Democratic Swing +12.61
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Randolph Harding 15,633 53.57 +8.62
Progressive Conservative Bob Brisco 9,210 31.56 +15.11
Liberal Paul G. Moroso 4,341 14.87 -13.80
Total valid votes 29,184 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing -3.24
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Randolph Harding 12,181 44.95 +5.86
Liberal Donald F. Griffiths 7,768 28.67 +3.34
Progressive Conservative Bruce Arnesen 4,457 16.45 +5.36
Social Credit Edward L. Brothers 2,693 9.94 -14.55
Total valid votes 27,099 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing +1.26
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Herbert Wilfred Herridge 8,481 39.09 +1.60
Liberal George B. Cady 5,495 25.33 +4.60
Social Credit John Hobson 5,313 24.49 +5.06
Progressive Conservative T. Stan Horswill 2,405 11.09 -11.25
Total valid votes 21,694 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing -1.50
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Herbert Wilfred Herridge 8,595 37.49 +0.66
Progressive Conservative Peter Dewdney 5,122 22.34 -5.13
Liberal George B. Cady 4,752 20.73 +8.66
Social Credit Edith A. Van Maarion 4,455 19.43 -4.20
Total valid votes 22,924 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing +2.90
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Herbert Wilfred Herridge 8,303 36.83 -6.63
Progressive Conservative Peter Dewdney 6,194 27.47 -10.42
Social Credit Leslie A. Read 5,327 23.63 +15.58
Liberal Nicholas T. Oglow 2,722 12.07 +1.48
Total valid votes 22,546 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing +1.90
Change for the New Democrats is based on the Co-operative Commonwealth.
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Co-operative Commonwealth Herbert Wilfred Herridge 9,460 43.46 -0.33
Progressive Conservative F. Dewdney 8,248 37.89 +20.97
Liberal William Joseph McLoughlin 2,306 10.59 -2.58
Social Credit J.H. Almack 1,753 8.05 -18.07
Total valid votes 21,767 100.0  
Co-operative Commonwealth hold Swing -10.65
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Co-operative Commonwealth Herbert Wilfred Herridge 8,996 43.79 -5.49
Social Credit Donald Leslie Brothers 5,366 26.12 +4.90
Progressive Conservative Charles H. Wright 3,475 16.92 +11.22
Liberal William J. McLoughlin 2,705 13.17 -8.72
Total valid votes 20,542 100.0  
Co-operative Commonwealth hold Swing -5.20
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Co-operative Commonwealth Herbert Wilfred Herridge 8,990 49.28 -4.79
Liberal Ian Somerville 3,994 21.89
Social Credit John Orville Bates 3,871 21.22
Progressive Conservative Thomas Alexander McRae 1,040 5.70 -40.23
Labor–Progressive Matilda Hall Belanger 347 1.90
Total valid votes 18,242 100.0  
Co-operative Commonwealth hold Swing -13.34
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Co-operative Commonwealth Herbert Wilfred Herridge 9,794 54.07 +7.12
Progressive Conservative John Robertson Corner 8,319 45.93 +15.96
Total valid votes 18,113 100.0  
Co-operative Commonwealth hold Swing -4.42
Change for the Co-operative Commonwealth includes that of the Independent Co-operative Commonwealth.
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Independent Co-operative Commonwealth Herbert Wilfred Herridge 6,123 37.17
Progressive Conservative Stuart Stanley McDiarmid 4,938 29.97 -9.18
Liberal James Draper 3,802 23.08 -0.84
Co-operative Commonwealth Frank F. Tracy 1,611 9.78 -27.16
Total valid votes 16,474 100.0  
Independent Co-operative Commonwealth gain from National Government Swing +23.18
Independent Co-operative Commonwealth candidate Herbert Wilfred Herridge gained 0.23 percentage points from the 1940 election, when he ran as an endorsed Co-operative Commonwealth candidate.
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
National Government William Kemble Esling 6,771 39.15 -3.06
Co-operative Commonwealth Herbert Wilfred Herridge 6,389 36.94 +5.76
Liberal Donald MacDonald 4,137 23.92 -2.69
Total valid votes 17,297 100.0  
National Government hold Swing -4.41
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative William Kemble Esling 4,995 42.21 -12.52
Co-operative Commonwealth Herbert Wilfred Herridge 3,689 31.18
Liberal Duncan Daniel McLean 3,149 26.61 -15.61
Total valid votes 11,833 100.0  
Conservative hold Swing -21.85
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative William Kemble Esling 7,699 54.73 +0.43
Liberal Duncan Daniel McLean 5,938 42.22 -3.48
Franc Lib Alfred Edward Watts 429 3.05
Total valid votes 14,066 100.0  
Conservative hold Swing +1.96
According to the Parliamentary website, Watts ran as a "Franc Lib" candidate. This appears to be an error.
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative William Kemble Esling 6,247 54.30 -0.18
Liberal Robert Henry Gale 5,257 45.70
Total valid votes 11,504 100.0  
Conservative hold Swing -22.94
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative William Kemble Esling 5,720 54.48 +14.77
Progressive Levi William Humphrey 4,779 45.52 -3.37
Total valid votes 10,499 100.0  
Conservative gain from Progressive Swing +9.07
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Levi William Humphrey 4,790 48.89
Conservative William Oliver Rose 3,890 39.71 -23.47
Liberal Roy Baird Staples 1,117 11.40 -8.99
Total valid votes 9,797 100.0  
Progressive gain from Government (Unionist) Swing +36.18
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes %
Government (Unionist) Robert Francis Green 5,377 63.18
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Winfield Maxwell 1,735 20.39
Labour Irwin Amory Austin 1,399 16.44
Total valid votes 8,511 100.0  
This riding was created from parts of Kootenay, where Conservative Robert Francis Green was the incumbent.

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