Okanagan—Kootenay

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Okanagan—Kootenay
British Columbia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1966
District abolished 1976
First contested 1968
Last contested 1974

Okanagan—Kootenay was a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1968 to 1979.

This riding was created in 1966 from parts of Kamloops, Kootenay East and Okanagan—Revelstoke ridings.

It was abolished in 1976 when it was redistributed into Kamloops—Shuswap, Kootenay East, and Okanagan North ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Kamloops, Kootenay East and Okanagan—Revelstoke
28th  1968–1972     William Douglas Stewart Liberal
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979     Howard Earl Johnston Progressive Conservative
Riding dissolved into Kamloops—Shuswap, Kootenay East and Okanagan North

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Howard Earl Johnston 17,164 39.79 +7.47
Liberal Hari Singh 15,051 34.89 +2.16
New Democratic Peter Maksylewich 8,163 18.92 -11.14
Social Credit Helmut Fandrich 2,438 5.65 +0.76
Independent Norm Baker 318 0.74
Total valid votes 43,134 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +2.66
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal William Douglas Stewart 12,416 32.73 -3.26
Progressive Conservative Howard Earl Johnston 12,258 32.32 +17.01
New Democratic Peter Maksylewich 11,400 30.06 -0.17
Social Credit Agner Dahl Jensen 1,855 4.89 -13.58
Total valid votes 37,929 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing -10.14
Progressive Conservative candidate Howard Earl Johnston gained 13.85 percentage points from the 1968 election, when he ran as a Social Credit.
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal William Douglas Stewart 11,370 35.99
New Democratic James Patterson 9,552 30.23
Social Credit Howard Earl Johnston 5,837 18.47
Progressive Conservative David Wilson McKechnie 4,837 15.31
Total valid votes 31,596 100.0  
This riding was created from parts of Kamloops, Kootenay East and Okanagan—Revelstoke, which elected a Progressive Conservative, a Liberal and a Social Credit, respectively, in the last election. Social Credit Howard Earl Johnston was the incumbent from Okanagan—Revelstoke.

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