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British Columbia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1987
District abolished1996
First contested1988
Last contested1993

Okanagan—Similkameen—Merritt was a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1988 to 1997.

This riding was created in 1987 from Okanagan—Similkameen, and eliminated in 1996 when it was divided between Okanagan—Coquihalla and West Kootenay—Okanagan.

The riding consisted of the west part of the Kootenay Boundary Regional District, the Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District, Electoral Areas M and N of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, and the city of Merritt.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Okanagan—Similkameen
34th  1988–1993     Jack Whittaker New Democratic
35th  1993–1997     Jim Hart Reform
Riding dissolved into Okanagan—Coquihalla and
West Kootenay—Okanagan

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Reform Jim Hart 21,172 43.63 +37.86
Liberal Mike Reed 11,888 24.50 +7.09
New Democratic Jack Whittaker 7,174 14.79 −23.86
Progressive Conservative Sue Irvine 6,150 12.67 −22.87
National Ken Noble 1,185 2.44
Green Harry Naegel 473 0.97 −0.62
Natural Law Steven R. Beck 264 0.54
Canada Party Leslie G. Sykes 216 0.45
Total valid votes 48,522 100.00  
Reform gain from New Democratic Swing +15.38
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Jack Whittaker 16,694 38.65
Progressive Conservative Fred King 15,352 35.54
Liberal Joanne Grimaldi 7,520 17.41
Reform Ron Amos 2,492 5.77
Green John Hughes 686 1.59
Social Credit Colin Abbey 451 1.04
Total valid votes 43,195 100.00  
This riding was created from parts of Okanagan—Similkameen, where Progressive Conservative Frederick King was the incumbent.

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Coordinates: 49°39′43″N 120°25′34″W / 49.662°N 120.426°W / 49.662; -120.426