Omineca (electoral district)

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Omineca was a provincial electoral district of the Canadian province of British Columbia. It first appeared on the hustings in the general election of 1916.

Demographics[edit]

Population, 1916
Population Change, 1916–61
Area (km²)
Pop. Density (people per km²)

Political Geography[edit]

Notable Elections[edit]

First Nations[edit]

Notable MLAs[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

14th British Columbia election, 1916
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
Liberal Alexander Malcolm Manson 473 62.16% unknown
Conservative Frank Maurice Dockrill 288 37.84% unknown
Total valid votes 761 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
15th British Columbia election, 1920
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
Liberal Alexander Malcolm Manson 630 60.87% unknown
Conservative George L. Murray 273 26.38% unknown
  Independent Alexander James Prudhomme 78 7.54% unknown
  Independent Joseph S. Kelly 54 5.22% unknown
Total valid votes 1,035 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
16th British Columbia election, 1924
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
  Liberal Alexander Malcolm Manson 592 44.08% unknown
Provincial Arthur Shelford 453 33.73% unknown
Conservative Samuel Williams Cocker 298 22.19% unknown
Total valid votes 1,343 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
17th British Columbia election, 1928
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
  Liberal Alexander Malcolm Manson 889 57.21% unknown
Conservative Arthur Shelford 665 42.79% unknown
Total valid votes 1,554 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 20
Turnout %
18th British Columbia election, 1933
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
  Liberal Alexander Malcolm Manson 1,079 52.23% unknown
  Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Arthur Edward Windle 538 26.04% unknown
Non-Partisan Independent Group Samuel Williams Cocker 355 17.18% unknown
  Independent Louis Denison Taylor 94 4.55% unknown
Total valid votes 2,066 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 35
Turnout %
British Columbia by-election, June 22, 1936
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
  Liberal Mark Matthew Connelly 899 48.75% unknown
  Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Sidney Godwin 697 37.80% unknown
Conservative Alfred Thompson 248 13.45% unknown
Total valid votes 1,844 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %

Reason for by-election: Resignation of A. M. Manson on September 14, 1935 to contest federal election (Vancouver South, October 14, 1935).

19th British Columbia election, 1937
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
  Liberal Mark Matthew Connelly 1,013 50.90% unknown
  Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Sidney Godwin 783 39.35% unknown
Conservative George Samuel Belsham 194 9.75% unknown
Total valid votes 1,990 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 37
Turnout %
20th British Columbia election, 1941
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
  Liberal Mark Matthew Connelly 839 49.50% unknown
  Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. William David Menzies 554 32.68% unknown
Conservative Albert Kenzie Hemstreet 302 17.82% unknown
Total valid votes 1,695 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 48
Turnout %
21st British Columbia election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
  Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Edward Fraser Rowland 932 51.58% unknown
Coalition Mark Matthew Connelly 875 48.42% unknown
Total valid votes 1,807 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 36
Turnout %
22nd British Columbia election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
Coalition Robert Cecil Steele 1,885 61.60% unknown
  Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Edward Fraser Rowland 1,175 38.40% unknown
Total valid votes 3,060 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 83
Turnout %
23rd British Columbia election, 1952 1
Party Candidate Votes
1st count
% Votes
final count
% ±%
Social Credit League Cyril Morley Shelford 1,137 31.17% 1,607 52.79%
  Liberal Robert Cecil Steele 1,099 30.13% 1,437 47.21%
  Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Warden Randle Taylor 838 22.97% - - %
  Progressive Conservative George Ogston 574 15.73% -- --.--%
Total valid votes 3,648 100.00% 3,044 %
Total rejected ballots 132
Turnout %
1(Preferential ballot: 1st and 3rd counts of three shown only)
24th British Columbia election, 1953 2
Party Candidate Votes
1st count
% Votes
final count
% ±%
Social Credit League Cyril Morley Shelford 1,390 37.99% 1,612 53.90%
  Liberal Robert Cecil Steele 1,145 31.29% 1,379 46.10%
  Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Edward Fraser Rowland 952 26.02% - - %
  Progressive Conservative Samuel Williams Cocker 172 4.70% -- --.--%
Total valid votes 3,659 100.00% 2,991 %
Total rejected ballots 175
Turnout %
2Preferential ballot: 1st and 3rd counts of Three shown only)
25th British Columbia election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
Social Credit Cyril Morley Shelford 1,685 54.06% unknown
  Liberal Joseph Norman Leslie 847 27.17% unknown
  Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. George Johnson McInnis 585 18.77% unknown
Total valid votes 3,117 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 52
Turnout %
26th British Columbia election, 1960
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
Social Credit Cyril Morley Shelford 1,633 45.88% unknown
  Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Ivan Everett Holmes 1,119 31.44% unknown
  Liberal Marguerite Clarice Deeder 529 14.86% unknown
  Progressive Conservative Karl Peter Frederiksen 278 7.81% unknown
Total valid votes 3,559 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 64
Turnout %
27th British Columbia election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
Social Credit Cyril Morley Shelford 1,936 55.09% unknown
  New Democrat Robert Fred Langford 779 22.17% unknown
  Liberal Richard M. McCallum 528 15.03% unknown
  Progressive Conservative Philip Pickering 271 7.71% unknown
Total valid votes 3,514 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 51
Turnout %
28th British Columbia election, 1966
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
Social Credit Cyril Morley Shelford 2,337 70.16% unknown
  New Democrat Cornelius Bergen 994 29.84% unknown
Total valid votes 3,331 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 172
Turnout %
29th British Columbia election, 1969
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
Social Credit Cyril Morley Shelford 3,252 61.00% unknown
  New Democrat Douglas Tynwald Kelly 1,607 30.14% unknown
  Liberal Michael Chunys 472 8.85% unknown
Total valid votes 5,331 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 72
Turnout %
30th British Columbia election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
  New Democrat Douglas Tynwald Kelly 2,600 39.68% unknown
Social Credit Cyril Morley Shelford 2,418 36.90% unknown
  Progressive Conservative Charles Irving Beck 1,018 15.53% unknown
  Liberal Darrell Frederick Cursons 517 7.89% unknown
Total valid votes 6,553 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 101
Turnout %
31st British Columbia election, 1975
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
Social Credit Jack Joseph Kempf 5,228 58.04% unknown
  New Democrat Douglas Tynwald Kelly 2,776 30.82% unknown
  Liberal Basil Edward Studer 1,003 11.14% unknown
Total valid votes 9,007 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 111
Turnout %
32nd British Columbia election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
Social Credit Jack Joseph Kempf 5,830 58.34% unknown
  New Democrat Russell Frederick Anderson 4,163 41.66% unknown
Total valid votes 9,993 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 199
Turnout %
33rd British Columbia election, 1983
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
Social Credit Jack Joseph Kempf 6,722 55.77% unknown
  New Democrat Bruce Thomas Kanary 4,164 34.54% unknown
Western Canada Concept Clyde William Nunn 1,006 8.35% unknown
  Liberal David Anthony Seiler 162 1.34% unknown
Total valid votes 12,054 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 168
Turnout %
44th British Columbia election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes  % ± Expenditures
Social Credit Jack Joseph Kempf 6,586 60.53% unknown
  New Democrat Louise B. Kilby 4,295 39.47% unknown
Total valid votes 10,881 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 154
Turnout %

Sources[edit]

Elections BC historical returns