Peace River South

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Peace River South
British Columbia electoral district
BC 2015 Peace River South.png
Provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of British Columbia
MLA
 
 
 
Mike Bernier
Liberal
District created1955
First contested1956
Last contested2020
Demographics
Population (2001)28,097
Area (km²)32,085
Pop. density (per km²)0.88

Peace River South is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada. It was created under the name South Peace River by the Constitution Amendment Act, 1955, which split the old riding of Peace River into northern and southern portions for the 1956 BC election. Its current name has been in use since 1991.

Geography[edit]

As of the 2020 provincial election, Peace River South comprises the southern portion of the Peace River Regional District, located in eastern British Columbia. The electoral district is bordered by Alberta in the east. Communities in the electoral district consist of Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge and Pouce Coupe.[1]

Member of Legislative Assembly[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of the Legislative Assembly:

History[edit]

Assembly Years Member Party
South Peace River prior to 1991
35th 1991–1995 Jack Weisgerber Social Credit
1995–1996 Reform
36th 1996–1997
1997–2001 Independent
37th 2001–2005 Blair Lekstrom Liberal
38th 2005–2009
39th 2009–2010
2010–2011 Independent
2011–2013 Liberal
40th 2013–2017 Mike Bernier
41st 2017–2020
42nd 2020–present

Its most recent Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) is Mike Bernier. He was first elected in 2013 and represents the British Columbia Liberal Party.

Election results[edit]

2020 British Columbia general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Mike Bernier 3,862 51.19 −24.78 $11,466.78
Conservative Kathleen Connolly 2,303 30.53 $0.00
New Democratic Corey Grizz Longley 1,180 15.64 −8.39 $1,321.80
Wexit Dorothy Sharon Smith 177 2.84 $538.35
Total valid votes 7,544 100.00
Total rejected ballots    
Turnout    
Registered voters
Source: Elections BC[2][3]
2017 British Columbia general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Mike Bernier 6,637 75.97 +29.24 $26,175
New Democratic Stephanie Goudie 2,099 24.03 +2.79 $8,179
Total valid votes 8,736 100.00
Total rejected ballots 131 1.48
Turnout 8,867 49.97
Registered voters 17,746
Source: Elections BC[4]
2013 British Columbia general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Mike Bernier 4,373 46.73 -16.35 $107,254
Conservative Kurt Zane Peats 2,546 27.21 - $26,829
New Democratic Darwin Wren 1,988 21.24 -5.79 $36,616
Independent Tyrel Andrew Pohl 451 4.82 - $2,668
Total valid votes 9,358 100.00
Total rejected ballots 37 0.39
Turnout 9,395 49.89
Liberal hold Swing –21.78
Source: Elections BC[5]
2011 British Columbia sales tax referendum
Side Votes %
Yes 4,073 58.82
No 2,852 41.18
2009 British Columbia general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Blair Lekstrom 4,801 63.08 +5.34 $83,241
New Democratic Pat Shaw 2,057 27.03 –5.73 $13,686
Green Grant Fraser 553 7.00 –2.50 $350
Independent Donna Young 220 2.89 $1,976
Total valid votes 7,611 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 44 0.57
Turnout 7,655 44.0
Liberal hold Swing +5.54
2009 British Columbia electoral reform referendum
Side Votes %
FPTP 4,884 66.31
BC-STV 2,481 33.69
2005 British Columbia general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Blair Lekstrom 5,810 57.74 –6.46 $67,507
New Democratic Pat Shaw 3,296 32.76 +25.07 $19,318
Green Ariel Lade 956 9.50 +5.42 $200
Total valid votes 10,062 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 71 0.71
Turnout 10,133 56.3
Liberal hold Swing –15.76
2005 British Columbia electoral reform referendum
Side Votes %
Yes 5,279 54.24
No 4,453 45.76
2001 British Columbia general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Blair Lekstrom 6,393 64.20 +33.35 $58,198
Social Credit Grant Mitton 1,726 17.33 +13.64 $12,655
New Democratic Elmer Kabush 767 7.69 –23.19 $865
Marijuana Michelle Rainey-Fenkarek 444 4.45 $3,288
Green Stacey Dean Lajeunesse 407 4.08 +2.89 $100
Unity Garret Golhof 225 2.25 $1,540
Total valid votes 9,962 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 34 0.34
Turnout 9,996 62.37
Liberal gain from Reform Swing +9.86
1996 British Columbia general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Reform Jack Weisgerber 3,901 31.89 –5.32 $15,351
New Democratic Patrick Michiel 3,778 30.88 –0.10 $19,349
Liberal Brian Haddow 3,774 30.85 +2.55 $22,822
Social Credit Aime Girard 452 3.69 –33.52 $7,548
Progressive Democrat Wade Alexander Allan 183 1.50 $100
Green Shane Hartnell 145 1.19 –2.32 $100
Total valid votes 12,233 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 49 0.40
Turnout 12,282 62.60
Reform gain from Social Credit Swing +16.00
1991 British Columbia general election
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Social Credit Jack Weisgerber 4,617 37.21 $24,824
New Democratic Anne Matheson 3,844 30.98 $16,578
Liberal Marcheta D. N. Leoppky 3,512 28.30 $3,345
Green Hermann E. Bruns 435 3.51 $1,394
Total valid votes 12,408 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 308 2.42
Turnout 12,716 69.72
Question A: Recall
Side Votes %
Yes 9,706 86.15
No 1,561 13.85
Question B: Ballot Initiatives
Side Votes %
Yes 9,759 88.86
No 1,223 11.14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peace River South Electoral District" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  2. ^ "2020 Provincial General Election Final Voting Results". Elections BC. Retrieved November 9, 2020.
  3. ^ "Election Financing Reports". Elections BC. Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  4. ^ "Statement of Votes – 41st Provincial General Election – May 9, 2017" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved December 7, 2019.
  5. ^ "Statement of Votes - 40th Provincial General Election" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved May 17, 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 55°39′N 120°11′W / 55.65°N 120.18°W / 55.65; -120.18