Nanaimo—Cowichan—The Islands

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For other ridings named Nanaimo, see Nanaimo (electoral districts).
For other ridings named Cowichan, see Cowichan.
Nanaimo—Cowichan—The Islands
British Columbia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1962
District abolished 1979
First contested 1962
Last contested 1974

Nanaimo—Cowichan—The Islands was a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1962 to 1979.

This riding was created in 1962 from Nanaimo. The 1966 electoral redistribution saw this riding gain territory from Metchosin and lose territory in the northern end toward the Englishman River. This riding was dissolved into Cowichan—Malahat—The Islands and Nanaimo—Alberni in 1979.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Nanaimo
25th  1962–1963     Colin Cameron New Democratic
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968
28th  1968–1968†
 1969–1972     Tommy Douglas New Democratic
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979
Riding dissolved into Cowichan—Malahat—The Islands
and Nanaimo—Alberni

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Tommy Douglas 20,444 40.92 -16.01
Progressive Conservative Don L. Taylor 18,207 36.44 +13.70
Liberal Raymond Patrick Kane 11,028 22.07 +6.19
Communist Ernie Knott 288 0.58
Total valid votes 49,967 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing -14.86
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Tommy Douglas 25,483 56.93 -0.10
Progressive Conservative George MacPherson 10,179 22.74 +17.05
Liberal Bill Matthews 7,107 15.88 -21.40
Social Credit Stockwell Day, Sr. 1,868 4.17
Unknown Ken Hasanen 125 0.28
Total valid votes 44,762 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing -8.58
Canadian federal by-election, 10 February 1969
On the death of Colin Cameron, 28 July 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Tommy Douglas 19,730 57.03 +15.32
Liberal Erin W. Winch 12,897 37.28 +6.21
Progressive Conservative Magdalenus Verbrugge 1,966 5.69 -18.27
Total valid votes 34,593 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing +4.56
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Colin Cameron 15,273 41.71 -3.74
Liberal Mladen Giunio Zorkin 11,378 31.07 +7.38
Progressive Conservative Jeffry Brock 8,773 23.96 +6.34
Social Credit Lorne Lee 1,193 3.26 -9.98
Total valid votes 36,617 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing -5.56
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Colin Cameron 12,337 45.45 +1.30
Liberal Douglas Malcolm Greer 6,431 23.69 -0.69
Progressive Conservative W.F. Matthews 4,784 17.62 -5.68
Social Credit Lyle C. Wilkinson 3,595 13.24 +5.07
Total valid votes 27,147 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing +1.00
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Colin Cameron 12,280 44.15 +1.80
Liberal Douglas Malcolm Greer 6,782 24.38 +3.70
Progressive Conservative W.F. Matthews 6,481 23.30 -4.35
Social Credit Alfred Douglas Dane 2,272 8.17 -1.15
Total valid votes 27,815 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing -0.95
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Colin Cameron 11,152 42.35
Progressive Conservative Walter Franklyn Matthews 7,280 27.65
Liberal John F.T. Samuel 5,446 20.68
Social Credit Cyril Norman Dawkin 2,456 9.32
Total valid votes 26,334 100.0  
This riding was created from Nanaimo, with Walter Matthews being the incumbent.

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