Skeena—Bulkley Valley

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Skeena—Bulkley Valley
British Columbia electoral district
Skeena—Bulkley Valley.png
Skeena—Bulkley Valley in relation to other British Columbia federal electoral districts
Coordinates:57°28′52″N 130°29′40″W / 57.481°N 130.4945°W / 57.481; -130.4945Coordinates: 57°28′52″N 130°29′40″W / 57.481°N 130.4945°W / 57.481; -130.4945
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Nathan Cullen
New Democratic
District created2003
First contested2004
Last contested2015
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1]90,586
Electors (2015)62,234
Area (km²)[1]327,275
Pop. density (per km²)0.28
Census divisionsKitimat-Stikine, Skeena-Queen Charlotte, Stikine, Bulkley-Nechako, Central Coast
Census subdivisionsBulkley-Nechako Electoral Areas A, B, C, D, E, & G, Burns Lake, Central Coast Electoral Areas A (Northern section), B, D & E, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake, Granisle, Houston, Kitimat, Prince Rupert, Smithers, Terrace, Telkwa
This page is about the federal electoral district. See Bulkley Valley for that geographic region, and Skeena River for the region known as "the Skeena".

Skeena—Bulkley Valley is a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2004.

Geography[edit]

This is a mostly wilderness area comprising almost the entire northwestern quarter of British Columbia, including the islands of Haida Gwaii and the large region inland from the Alaska Panhandle.

This district includes the cities of Terrace and Prince Rupert, the town of Smithers, as well as the districts of Kitimat, Hazelton, New Hazelton, Stewart, Port Edward, Houston and the villages of Masset, Burns Lake, Granisle, Telkwa and Port Clements.

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic groups in Skeena—Bulkley Valley (2016)
Source: [1]
Population %
Ethnic group European 55,595 63.2%
Aboriginal 29,115 33.1%
South Asian 1,175 1.3%
Filipino 760 0.9%
Southeast Asian 570 0.6%
Chinese 565 0.6%
Black 460 0.5%
Japanese 240 0.3%
Latin American 225 0.3%
Korean 135 0.2%
West Asian 40 0%
Arab 25 0%
Multiple minorities 125 0.1%
Visible minority, n.i.e. 85 0.1%
Total population 88,920 100%

History[edit]

This electoral district was created in 2003 from Skeena, some of Prince George—Bulkley Valley and a small part of Cariboo—Chilcotin riding.

The 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution concluded that the electoral boundaries of Skeena—Bulkley Valley should be adjusted slightly, and a modified electoral district of the same name has been contested in elections thereafter.[2] The redefined Skeena—Bulkley Valley gained a small portion of territory in the upper Bella Coola Valley from the district of Cariboo—Prince George but was otherwise unchanged. These new boundaries were legally defined in the 2013 representation order, which came come into effect upon the call of the 2015 election.[3]

Member of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Member of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Skeena—Bulkley Valley
Riding created from Skeena, Prince George—Bulkley Valley
and Cariboo—Chilcotin
38th  2004–2006     Nathan Cullen New Democratic
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015
42nd  2015–present

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

Its Member of Parliament is Nathan Cullen, a former human resources consultant. He was first elected in 2004. He is a member of the New Democratic Party. He has served as the NDP critic for National Parks, Environment, and Youth, before becoming critic for Democratic Reform in the 42nd Parliament. During the 40th Parliament, he was the vice-chair of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources.

Election results[edit]

2019 Canadian federal election
The 2019 general election will be held on October 21.
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Taylor Bachrach
Liberal Dave Birdi
People's Jody Craven
Independent Danny Nunes
Conservative Claire Rattée
Independent Merv Ritchie
Green Mike Sawyer
Christian Heritage Rod Taylor
Total valid votes/Expense limit 100.0  
Total rejected ballots
Turnout
Eligible voters
Source: Elections Canada[4]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Nathan Cullen 22,531 51.08 -4.14 $64,149.53
Conservative Tyler Nesbitt 10,936 24.79 -9.77 $57,890.26
Liberal Brad Layton 8,257 18.72 +15.11 $8,887.53
Green Jeannie Parnell 1,605 3.64 +0.44
Christian Heritage Don Spratt 780 1.77 -1.19 $20,710.97
Total valid votes/Expense limit 44,109 100.00   $247,884.67
Total rejected ballots 157 0.35
Turnout 44,266 69.76
Eligible voters 63,459
New Democratic hold Swing +2.81
Source: Elections Canada[5][6]
2011 federal election redistributed results[7]
Party Vote %
  New Democratic 19,550 55.22
  Conservative 12,236 34.56
  Liberal 1,278 3.60
  Others 1,208 3.41
  Green 1,131 3.19
2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Nathan Cullen 19,431 55.33 +5.49
Conservative Clay Harmon 12,117 34.50 -1.86
Liberal Kyle Warwick 1,268 3.61 -1.93
Green Roger Benham 1,102 3.14 -1.52
Christian Heritage Rod Taylor 1,038 2.96 -0.29
Canadian Action Maggie Braun 165 0.47 +0.15
Total valid votes/Expense limit 35,121 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 116 0.33 +0.02
Turnout 35,237 58.86 +2.35
New Democratic hold Swing +3.68
2008 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Nathan Cullen 17,219 49.84 +1.51 $68,962
Conservative Sharon Smith 12,561 36.36 +3.36 $78,636
Liberal Corinna Morhart 1,916 5.54 -7.12 $11,687
Green Hondo Arendt 1,613 4.66 +1.88 $511
Christian Heritage Rod Taylor 1,125 3.25 +0.03 $28,231
Canadian Action Mary-Etta Goodacre 112 0.32 $120
Total valid votes/Expense limit 34,546 100.0     $97,941
Total rejected ballots 106 0.31 -0.01
Turnout 34,652 56.51 -6.62
New Democratic hold Swing -0.92
2006 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Nathan Cullen 18,496 48.33 +11.19 $90,144
Conservative Michael Scott 12,630 33.00 -0.70 $71,817
Liberal Gordon Stamp-Vincent 4,845 12.66 -8.93 $19,599
Christian Heritage Rod Taylor 1,235 3.22 -0.60 $23,835
Green Phil Brienesse 1,064 2.78 -0.54 $7,533
Total valid votes 38,270 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 122 0.32 -0.06
Turnout 38,392 63.13
New Democratic hold Swing +5.25
2004 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Nathan Cullen 13,706 37.14
Conservative Andy Burton 12,434 33.70
Liberal Miles Richardson 7,965 21.59
Christian Heritage Rod Taylor 1,408 3.82
Green Roger Colin Benham 1,225 3.32
Marxist–Leninist Frank Martin 161 0.44
Total valid votes 36,899 100.00  
Total rejected ballots 140 0.38
Turnout 37,039
This riding was created from Skeena, Prince George—Bulkley Valley and Cariboo—Chilcotin, which each elected a Canadian Alliance candidate in the last election. Andy Burton was the incumbent from Skeena.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • "(Code 59025) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. Retrieved 2011-03-06.
  • Library of Parliament Riding Profile
  • Expenditures - 2004

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