Okanagan—Coquihalla

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Okanagan—Coquihalla
British Columbia electoral district
Okanagan-Coquihalla.png
Okanagan—Coquihalla in relation to other British Columbia federal electoral districts
Coordinates:50°31′19″N 119°29′17″W / 50.522°N 119.488°W / 50.522; -119.488Coordinates: 50°31′19″N 119°29′17″W / 50.522°N 119.488°W / 50.522; -119.488
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1996
District abolished2013
First contested1997
Last contested2011
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1]113,836
Electors (2011)83,242
Area (km²)[2]10,351.99
Census subdivisionsPenticton, Summerland, Merritt, Peachland, Logan Lake, West Kelowna, Central Okanagan J, Okanagan-Similkameen D, Okanagan-Similkameen E, Okanagan-Similkameen F, Tsinstikeptum 9

Okanagan—Coquihalla was a federal electoral district in the province of British Columbia, Canada, that had been represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1997 to 2015.

Geography[edit]

The electoral district included the towns of Penticton, Merritt, Summerland, Logan Lake, West Kelowna and Peachland.

History[edit]

This riding was created in 1996 from parts of Fraser Valley East and Okanagan—Similkameen—Merritt ridings.

In 2003, it underwent slight boundary changes, with small parts added from Kamloops, Thompson and Highland Valleys and Kelowna ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Fraser Valley East and
Okanagan—Similkameen—Merritt
36th  1997–2000     Jim Hart Reform
 2000–2000     Alliance
 2000–2000 Stockwell Day
37th  2000–2003
 2003–2004     Conservative
38th  2004–2006
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015 Dan Albas
Riding dissolved into Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola
and South Okanagan—West Kootenay

Election results[edit]

2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dan Albas 28,525 53.59 -4.54
New Democratic David Finnis 12,853 24.15 +7.51
Liberal John Kidder 5,815 10.92 -0.97
Green Dan Bouchard 5,005 9.39 -3.95
Independent Sean Upshaw 860 1.62
Independent Dietrich Wittel 180 0.34
Total valid votes 53,238 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 121 0.23 -0.07
Turnout 53,359 62.69 +3.1
Eligible voters 85,117
Conservative hold Swing -6.02
2008 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Stockwell Day 28,765 58.13 +7.86 $59,382
New Democratic Ralph Poynting 8,236 16.64 -2.57 $8,169
Green Dan Bouchard 6,603 13.34 +5.78 $592
Liberal Valerie Hallford 5,883 11.89 -11.08
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,487 100.0     $91,800
Total rejected ballots 148 0.30 +0.04
Turnout 49,635 59.6 -3.2
Conservative hold Swing +5.22
2006 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Stockwell Day 25,283 50.27 +0.48 $46,867
Liberal David Perry 11,552 22.97 -0.07 $5,727
New Democratic John Harrop 9,660 19.21 -0.33 $6,809
Green Karan Bowyer 3,802 7.56 +1.61 $1,328
Total valid votes 50,297 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 130 0.26 -0.18
Turnout 50,445 62.8 -0.7
Conservative hold Swing +0.28
2004 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Stockwell Day 24,220 49.79 -15.62 $63,012
Liberal Vanessa Sutton 11,212 23.04 +2.59 $36,417
New Democratic Joyce Procure 9,509 19.54 +11.10 $7,994
Green Harry Naegel 2,896 5.95 +3.67 $1,105
Marijuana Jack William Peach 548 1.12 -0.56
Canadian Action Lelannd Haver 259 0.53 -0.42 $397
Total valid votes 48,644 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 214 0.44 +0.10
Turnout 48,858 63.55 -1.95
Conservative hold Swing -9.10
Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.
2000 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Alliance Stockwell Day 28,794 59.36 -10.94 $61,098
Liberal Tom Chapman 9,923 20.45 $15,521
New Democratic Ken Ellis 4,096 8.44 -4.12 $4,470
Progressive Conservative Gordon John Seiter 2,939 6.05 $697
Green Harry Naegel 1,110 2.28 -5.38 $5,034
Marijuana Teresa Taylor 818 1.68
Canadian Action Larry Taylor 461 0.95 -3.25 $1,502
Natural Law Elizabeth Innes 167 0.34 $514
Marxist–Leninist Dorothy-Jean O'Donnell 99 0.20 $123
Independent Clay Harmon 95 0.19
Total valid votes 48,502 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 166 0.34
Turnout 48,668 65.50 +0.44
Alliance hold Swing -15.70


Canadian federal by-election, 11 September 2000
On the resignation of Jim Hart
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Stockwell Day 19,417 70.30 +17.24
New Democratic Ken Ellis 3,470 12.56 +0.81
Green Joan Russow 2,115 7.66 +5.49
Canadian Action Jack William Peach 1,159 4.20
Independent Jim Strauss 689 2.49
Independent M. Boris St-Maurice 438 1.59
Independent Dennis Earl Baker 223 0.81
Independent Rad Gajic 108 0.39
Total valid votes 27,619 100.0  
Alliance hold Swing +8.22
1997 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Reform Jim Hart 24,570 53.06 $48,868
Liberal Bruce Murdock 12,241 26.43 $66,877
New Democratic David Finnis 5,441 11.75 $18,388
Progressive Conservative Ramesh Rikhi 2,523 5.44 $23,815
Green Harry Naegel 1,008 2.17 $691
Christian Heritage Stuart Allan Town 318 0.68 $2,109
Independent Janice G.A.E. Switlo 202 0.43 $550
Total valid votes 46,303 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 159 0.34
Turnout 46,462 65.06
This riding was created from parts of Fraser Valley East and Okanagan—Similkameen—Merritt, both of which elected a Reform candidate in the previous election. Jim Hart was the incumbent from Okanagan—Similkameen—Merritt.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • "(Code 59020) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2011.
  • Library of Parliament Riding Profile
  • Campaign expense data from Elections Canada – 2008
  • Expenditures - 2004
  • Expenditures – 2000
  • Expenditures – 1997

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