Prince George—Bulkley Valley

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Prince George—Bulkley Valley
British Columbia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1976
District abolished 2003
First contested 1979
Last contested 2000

Prince George—Bulkley Valley was a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1979 to 2004.

Geography[edit]

This was a large, rural riding in northern B.C.

History[edit]

This electoral district was created in 1976 from parts of Prince George—Peace River, Skeena and Kamloops—Cariboo ridings.

This district was abolished in 2003. Parts of it went to Cariboo—Prince George, Skeena—Bulkley Valley, Prince George—Peace River and Kamloops–Thompson ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Prince George—Peace River, Skeena
and Kamloops—Cariboo
31st  1979–1980     Lorne McCuish Progressive Conservative
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988
34th  1988–1993     Brian L. Gardiner New Democratic
35th  1993–1997     Dick Harris Reform
36th  1997–2000
 2000–2000     Alliance
37th  2000–2003
 2003–2004     Conservative
Riding dissolved into Cariboo—Prince George, Skeena—Bulkley Valley,
Prince George—Peace River and Kamloops—Thompson

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Alliance Dick Harris 20,596 58.83 +4.55 $15,125
Liberal Jeannette Townsend 8,202 23.43 +1.51 $23,510
Progressive Conservative Oliver William Ray 2,448 6.99 -1.11 $3,639
New Democratic Mark Walsh 2,029 5.79 -6.41 $3,616
Green John Grogan 793 2.26 +0.69 $1,209
Canadian Action Suzanne Woodrow 701 2.00 $5,911
Independent John van der Woude 152 0.43 -0.50 $3,169
Marxist–Leninist David MacKay 84 0.23 $17
Total valid votes 35,005 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 139 0.40
Turnout 35,144 59.28
Alliance hold Swing +1.52
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Reform Dick Harris 17,505 54.28 +14.08 $41,733
Liberal Eric Moore 7,070 21.92 -0.38 $36,251
New Democratic Molly Eichar 3,935 12.20 -11.10 $11,185
Progressive Conservative Bruce Strachan 2,615 8.10 -4.07 $24,359
Green John Grogan 505 1.57 +0.98 $459
Independent Thea Bove Zznoneoff 315 0.97 $751
Christian Heritage John van der Woude 300 0.93 -0.04 $5,236
Total valid votes 32,247 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 119 0.37
Turnout 32,366 58.00
Reform hold Swing +7.23
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Reform Dick Harris 13,927 40.20 +38.58
New Democratic Brian Gardiner 8,073 23.30 -14.86
Liberal David Stephen Wilbur 7,726 22.30 -2.56
Progressive Conservative Colin J. Kinsley 4,215 12.17 -19.55
Christian Heritage Bert Prins 336 0.97 -2.21
Green Rick Zammuto 203 0.59
Natural Law Alan Phillips 164 0.47
Total valid votes 34,644 100.0  
Reform gain from New Democratic Swing +26.72
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Brian Gardiner 14,248 38.16 +3.54
Progressive Conservative Valerie Kordyban 11,844 31.72 -17.57
Liberal Bob Harkins 9,281 24.86 +11.50
Christian Heritage Bert Prins 1,186 3.18
Reform Svend Serup 605 1.62
Independent Michael J. Karpes 171 0.46
Total valid votes 37,335 100.0  
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +10.56
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Lorne McCuish 18,897 49.29 +9.81
New Democratic Brian Gardiner 13,274 34.62 +2.68
Liberal Noel Patrick O'Beirne 5,121 13.36 -15.21
Libertarian Ron Good 478 1.25
Rhinoceros Ben "The Newt" Van Drimmelen 401 1.05
Independent James L. Swanson 168 0.44
Total valid votes 38,339 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +3.56
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Lorne McCuish 12,640 39.48 -3.13
New Democratic Archie Patrick 10,226 31.94 +4.64
Liberal Monica Marguerite Becott 9,147 28.57 +3.38
Total valid votes 32,013 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -3.88
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Lorne McCuish 13,300 42.61
New Democratic Archie Patrick 8,521 27.30
Liberal Spike Enemark 7,862 25.19
Independent William W. Kordyban 1,531 4.90
Total valid votes 31,214 100.0  
This riding was created from parts of Prince George—Peace River, Skeena and Kamloops—Cariboo, which elected two Liberals and one Progressive Conservative (Prince George—Peace River) in the previous election.

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