Skeena (electoral district)

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Skeena
British Columbia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1914
District abolished 2003
First contested 1917
Last contested 2000

Skeena was a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1917 to 2004.

Geography[edit]

This was a rural, mostly wilderness, riding in northwestern B.C. It consisted of the northwest corner of the province of British Columbia, including the towns of Prince Rupert, Smithers and Terrace, and the Queen Charlotte Islands.

History[edit]

This riding was created in 1914 from parts of Comox—Atlin. It was first used in the 1917 federal election. The district was abolished in 2003. The entirety of this district went to help form Skeena—Bulkley Valley.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding crested from Comox—Atlin
13th  1917–1921     Cyrus Wesley Peck Government (Unionist)
14th  1921–1925     Alfred Stork Liberal
15th  1925–1926
16th  1926–1930     James Charles Brady Conservative
17th  1930–1935     Olof Hanson Liberal
18th  1935–1940
19th  1940–1945
20th  1945–1949     Harry Archibald Co-operative Commonwealth
21st  1949–1953     Edward Applewhaite Liberal
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958     Frank Howard Co-operative Commonwealth
24th  1958–1961
 1961–1962     New Democratic
25th  1962–1963
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968
28th  1968–1972
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979     Iona Campagnolo Liberal
31st  1979–1980     James Fulton New Democratic
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988
34th  1988–1993
35th  1993–1997     Mike Scott Reform
36th  1997–2000
 2000–2000     Alliance
37th  2000–2003     Andy Burton Alliance
 2003–2004     Conservative
Riding dissolved into Skeena—Bulkley Valley

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Alliance Andy Burton 12,787 42.72 +0.37 $31,566
Liberal Rhoda Witherly 8,714 29.11 +8.86 $40,113
New Democratic Larry Guno 6,273 20.96 -10.20 $39,490
Progressive Conservative Devin Lee Glowinski 965 3.22 -0.27
Green Roger Colin Benham 688 2.29 $253
Independent George Joseph 361 1.20 $14,292
Natural Law Cliff Brown 140 0.46
Total valid votes 29,928 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 122 0.41
Turnout 30,050 59.67
Alliance hold Swing -4.24
Change for the Canadian Alliance is based on the results of the Reform party.
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Reform Mike Scott 13,402 42.35 +4.27 $56,933
New Democratic Isaac Sobol 9,863 31.16 +10.48 $38,320
Liberal Rhoda Witherly 6,408 20.25 -3.38 $37,343
Progressive Conservative Kent Glowinski 1,106 3.49 -3.29 $3,219
Christian Heritage Rod Freeman 864 2.73 +0.66 $6,556
Total valid votes 31,643 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 150 0.47
Turnout 31,793 63.66
Reform hold Swing -3.10
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Reform Mike Scott 11,885 38.08 +37.19
Liberal Rhoda Witherly 7,374 23.63 +9.07
New Democratic Joe Barrett 6,454 20.68 -32.02
National Isaac Sobol 2,410 7.72
Progressive Conservative Danny Sheridan 2,117 6.78 -21.50
Christian Heritage Louis Luke Kwantes 645 2.07 -1.51
Green Peter Ewart Mehling 176 0.56
Natural Law Calvin Danyluk 149 0.48
Total valid votes 31,210 100.0  
Reform gain from New Democratic Swing +14.06
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Jim Fulton 16,815 52.70 +6.91
Progressive Conservative Ray Halvorson 9,023 28.28 -7.93
Liberal Odd Eidsvik 4,646 14.56 -2.01
Christian Heritage Tom Brophy 1,142 3.58
Reform Don Buckland 284 0.89
Total valid votes 31,910 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing +7.42
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Jim Fulton 14,174 45.79 -3.73
Progressive Conservative Pete Weeber 11,209 36.21 +13.12
Liberal Elmer Derrick 5,130 16.57 -10.06
Rhinoceros Douglas Boss Hogg Craig 443 1.43
Total valid votes 30,956 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing -8.42
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Jim Fulton 13,280 49.52 +7.70
Liberal Jack Talstra 7,141 26.63 -12.85
Progressive Conservative Allan T. Sheppard 6,191 23.09 +6.21
Independent Tony Organ 205 0.76 -0.70
Total valid votes 26,817 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing +10.28
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Jim Fulton 10,996 41.82 +11.02
Liberal Iona Campagnolo 10,381 39.48 -0.73
Progressive Conservative Rod Cousins 4,437 16.88 -12.10
Independent Tony Organ 384 1.46
Independent Franz G. Colet 95 0.36
Total valid votes 26,293 100.0  
New Democratic gain from Liberal Swing +5.88
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Iona Campagnolo 12,218 40.21 +18.00
New Democratic Frank Howard 9,358 30.80 -16.97
Progressive Conservative Everett Stevens 8,806 28.98 -1.04
Total valid votes 30,382 100.0  
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +17.48
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Frank Howard 13,100 47.77 -4.42
Progressive Conservative Everett Stevens 8,234 30.02 +15.16
Liberal John E. Mitchell 6,091 22.21 -10.74
Total valid votes 27,425 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing -9.79
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Frank Howard 12,471 52.19 -1.79
Liberal Art Bates 7,874 32.95 +2.69
Progressive Conservative Vern Ciccone 3,552 14.86 +10.24
Total valid votes 23,897 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing -2.24
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Frank Howard 11,477 53.98 +0.87
Liberal Art Bates 6,433 30.26 +6.23
Social Credit Dave Rea 2,368 11.14 -0.49
Progressive Conservative Philip Pickering 982 4.62 -6.60
Total valid votes 21,260 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing -2.68
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Frank Howard 10,743 53.11 -6.66
Liberal John F. Magor 4,860 24.03
Social Credit L.G. Madley 2,353 11.63 -4.92
Progressive Conservative Ronald John Jephson 2,270 11.22 -12.47
Total valid votes 20,226 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing -15.34
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Frank Howard 10,946 59.77 +19.97
Progressive Conservative Bill Vance 4,338 23.69 -6.42
Social Credit Lewis G. Madley 3,031 16.55 +11.30
Total valid votes 18,315 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing +13.20
Change for the New Democrats is based on the results of the Co-operative Commonwealth.
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Co-operative Commonwealth Frank Howard 6,647 39.80 +0.75
Progressive Conservative Allan D. Vance 5,028 30.11 +4.80
Liberal Edward T. Kenney 4,148 24.84 -10.80
Social Credit Rudolph Rapske 876 5.25
Total valid votes 16,699 100.0  
Co-operative Commonwealth hold Swing -2.02
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Co-operative Commonwealth Frank Howard 5,517 39.05 +8.62
Liberal Edward Applewhaite 5,035 35.64 -7.93
Progressive Conservative Duncan Kerr 3,575 25.31
Total valid votes 14,127 100.0  
Co-operative Commonwealth gain from Liberal Swing +8.28
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Edward Applewhaite 5,332 43.57 -14.73
Co-operative Commonwealth Harry Archibald 3,724 30.43 -11.27
Social Credit James Thomas McKelvie 2,880 23.54
Labor–Progressive Ann Minard 301 2.46
Total valid votes 12,237 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing -1.74
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Edward Applewhaite 5,847 58.30 +28.21
Co-operative Commonwealth Harry Grenfell Archibald 4,183 41.70 +4.87
Total valid votes 10,030 100.0  
Liberal gain from Co-operative Commonwealth Swing +11.67
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Co-operative Commonwealth Harry Archibald 4,079 36.83 +6.70
Liberal Edward Applewhaite 3,333 30.09 -22.65
Progressive Conservative James Teetzel Harvey 2,184 19.72 +4.13
Labor–Progressive Bruce Edmon Mickleburgh 1,479 13.35
Total valid votes 11,075 100.0  
Co-operative Commonwealth gain from Liberal Swing +14.68
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Olof Hanson 4,980 52.74 +5.55
Co-operative Commonwealth George W. Weaver 2,845 30.13
National Government George F. Cameron 1,472 15.59 -16.02
Independent Liberal Frank Morris 145 1.54
Total valid votes 9,442 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing -12.29
Change for the National Government is based on the results of the Conservative party.
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Olof Hanson 3,898 47.19 -8.10
Conservative Joseph Edgar Panter 2,611 31.61 -13.10
Reconstruction Cyril Hodgins Orme 1,751 21.20
Total valid votes 8,260 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing +2.50
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Olof Hanson 5,351 55.29 +7.29
Conservative James Charles Brady 4,327 44.71 -7.29
Total valid votes 9,678 100.0  
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +7.29
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative James Charles Brady 4,170 52.00 +11.93
Liberal Alfred Stork 3,849 48.00 -1.51
Total valid votes 8,019 100.0  
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +6.72
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Alfred Stork 3,633 49.51 -0.78
Conservative George Gordon Bushby 2,940 40.07 -9.64
Progressive George Watson Nickerson 765 10.43
Total valid votes 7,338 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing +4.43
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Alfred Stork 3,261 50.29 +7.36
Conservative Cyrus Wesley Peck 3,223 49.71 -7.36
Total valid votes 6,484 100.0  
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +7.36
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes %
Government (Unionist) Cyrus Wesley Peck 2,806 57.07
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Alfred Stork 2,111 42.93
Total valid votes 4,917 100.0  
This riding was created from parts of Comox—Atlin, which elected a Conservative in the previous election.

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