Shuswap (provincial electoral district)

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Shuswap
British Columbia electoral district
BC 2015 Shuswap.png
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
MLA
 
 
 
Greg Kyllo
Liberal
First contested 1991
Demographics
Population (2001) 49,240
Area (km²) 7,714
Pop. density (per km²) 6.4
Census divisions Columbia-Shuswap Regional District
Census subdivisions Salmon Arm, Enderby, Armstrong, Spallumcheen, Sicamous

Shuswap is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada.

It is the successor riding to the old Salmon Arm riding. For other historical and current federal and provincial ridings in the Shuswap-Kamloops-North Okanagan, please see Kamloops (provincial electoral district), Kamloops (electoral district) and Okanagan (electoral districts). All ridings in the southern BC region are "descendants" of the original Yale provincial riding.

Demographics[edit]

Population, 2001 49,240
Population Change, 1996–2001 1.8%
Area (km²) 7,714
Pop. Density (people per km²) 6

Geography[edit]

History[edit]

1999 Redistribution[edit]

Members of Legislative Assembly[edit]

Its Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) in the Hon. George Abbott, a former political science instructor at Okanagan University College. He also owned the oldest and largest berry farm in the Interior. He was first elected in 1996. He represents the British Columbia Liberal Party. Mr. Abbott was appointed Minister of Sustainable Resource Management on Jan. 26, 2004. He previously served as Minister of Community, Aboriginal and Women's Services

Assembly Years Member Party
Prior to 1991
35th 1991–1996 Shannon O'Neill NDP
36th 1996–2001 George Abbott Liberal
37th 2001–2005
38th 2005–2009
39th 2009–2013
40th 2013–2017 Greg Kyllo

Election results[edit]

British Columbia general election, 2017
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Greg Kyllo 14,236 56.09
New Democratic Sylvia Jean Lindgren 6,816 26.86
Green Kevin Babcock 3,940 15.52
Libertarian Kyle McCormack 388 1.53
Total valid votes 25,380 100.00
Source: Elections BC[1]
B.C. General Election 2013: Shuswap
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Greg Kyllo 11,342 48.05% +1.43%
New Democratic Steve Gunner 6,972 29.53% -1.01%
Conservative Tom Birch 3,045 12.90% +2.62%
Green Chris George 2,186 9.26% -1.74%
Advocational Johanna Zalcik 62 0.26% n/a
Total Valid Votes 23,607 100%
Total Rejected Ballots
Turnout
B.C. General Election 2009 Shuswap
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Liberal George Abbott 10,764 46.62% $92,432
  NDP Steve Gunner 7,051 30.54% $41,011
Green Michel Saab 2,539 11.00% $7,149
     Conservative Beryl Ludwig 2,374 10.28% $9,378
Marijuana Chris Emery 361 1.56% $550
Total valid votes 23,089 100%
Total rejected ballots 79 0.34%
Turnout 23,168 56.82%


British Columbia general election, 2005
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Liberal George Abbott 11,024 46.96 $89,183
New Democratic Calvin Ross White 8,281 35.27 $60,432
Conservative Beryl Ludwig 2,330 9.92 $5,715
Green Barbara Westerman 1,394 5.94 $1,788
Marijuana Chris Emery 356 1.52 $100
Bloc Paddy Roberts 50 0.21 $897
Patriot Andrew Nicholas Hokhold 42 0.18 $100
Total Valid Votes 23,477 100.00
Total Rejected Ballots 93 0.40
Turnout 23,570 64.34
British Columbia general election, 2001
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Liberal George Abbott 12,950 56.27% $46,736
  NDP Wayne Fowler 3,788 16.46% $12,950
Unity Al Thiessen 2,857 12.41% $7,793
Green Larissa Lutjen 2,423 10.53% $892
Marijuana Paddy Roberts 835 3.63% $919
  No Affiliation Jeanette (N.O.) McLennan 119 0.52% $100
Central Scott Yee 41 0.18% $6
Total valid votes 23,013 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 65 0.28%
Turnout 23,078 72.01%
B.C. General Election 1996: Shuswap
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Liberal George Abbott 8,596 34.55% $35,489
  NDP Calvin White 7,869 31.63% $37,552
Reform Colin Mayes 5,356 22.58% $21,375
Progressive Democrat Bev Torrens 1,325 5.33% $4,193
  No Affiliation Gordon Campbell 810 3.26%
Green Paul Stephen De Felice 237 0.95% $100
Social Credit Robert Goss 221 0.89% $1,363
  Independent Merv Ritchie 204 0.82% $505
Total valid votes 24,879 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 200 0.80%
Turnout 25,079 72.79%
B.C. General Election 1991: Shuswap
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
  NDP Shannon O'Neill 7,687 35.50% $33,572
Liberal Michel Saab 7,282 33.63% $6,267
Social Credit Edith E. Rizzi 6,262 28.92% $45,222
Green Connie Harris 422 1.95% $635
Total valid votes 21,653 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 356 1.62%
Turnout 22,009 76.42%

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 Provincial General Election Preliminary Voting Results". Elections BC. Retrieved 11 May 2017.