Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola

Conservative Party of Canada Kelowna—Lake Country Dan Albas
Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola
British Columbia electoral district
Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola (Canadian electoral district).svg
Central_Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola in relation to other British Columbia federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Dan Albas
Conservative
District created2013
First contested2015
Last contested2019
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1]104,398
Electors (2019)94,331
Area (km²)[1]16,208
Pop. density (per km²)6.4
Census divisionsCentral Okanagan, Okanagan-Similkameen, Thompson-Nicola
Census subdivisionsKelowna, Logan Lake, Merritt, Okanagan-Similkameen F, Okanagan-Similkameen G, Peachland, Princeton, Summerland, Tsinstikeptum 9, West Kelowna

Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola is a federal electoral district in British Columbia. It encompasses a portion of British Columbia formerly included in the electoral districts of Okanagan—Coquihalla (66%), Kelowna—Lake Country (25%) and British Columbia Southern Interior (10%).[2]

Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola was created by the 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution and was legally defined in the 2013 representation order. It came into effect upon the call of the 42nd Canadian federal election, in October 2015.[3]

Demographics

Ethnic groups in Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola (2016)
Source: [1]
Population %
Ethnic group European 88,055 82.5%
Aboriginal 10,840 10.2%
South Asian 1,665 1.6%
Chinese 930 0.9%
Filipino 750 0.7%
Japanese 615 0.6%
Black 570 0.5%
Latin American 475 0.4%
Southeast Asian 320 0.3%
Korean 295 0.3%
West Asian 155 0.1%
Arab 105 0.1%
Multiple minorities 225 0.2%
Visible minority, n.i.e. 90 0.1%
Total population 110,293 100%

Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following members of the House of Commons of Canada:

Parliament Years Member Party
Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola
Riding created from British Columbia Southern Interior,
Kelowna—Lake Country and Okanagan—Coquihalla
42nd  2015–2019     Dan Albas Conservative
43rd  2019–present

Election results

Graph of election results in Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola (minor parties that never got 2% of the vote or didn't run consistently are omitted)
2019 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Dan Albas 31,135 47.9 +8.34 $45,571.84
Liberal Mary Ann Murphy 16,252 25.0 -12.21 $46,808.57
New Democratic Joan Phillip 10,904 16.8 -2.50 $29,000.61
Green Robert Mellalieu 5,086 7.8 +3.87 none listed
People's Allan Duncan 1,345 2.1 - none listed
Libertarian Jesse Regier 213 0.3 - none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 64,935 100.0
Total rejected ballots 341
Turnout 65,276 69.2
Eligible voters 94,331
Conservative hold Swing +10.28
Source: Elections Canada[4][5]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Dan Albas 24,517 39.56 -15.03 $88,485.90
Liberal Karley Scott 23,059 37.21 +27.15 $39,195.33
New Democratic Angelique Wood 11,961 19.30 -6.75 $56,283.82
Green Robert Mellalieu 2,436 3.93 -3.83 $4,769.09
Total valid votes/Expense limit 61,973 100.00   $239,209.56
Total rejected ballots 191 0.31
Turnout 62,164 70.96
Eligible voters 87,600
Conservative hold Swing -21.09
Source: Elections Canada[6][7][8]
2011 federal election redistributed results[9]
Party Vote %
  Conservative 26,691 54.59
  New Democratic 12,735 26.05
  Liberal 4,917 10.06
  Green 3,795 7.76
  Others 754 1.54

References

  1. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 2012
  2. ^ Final Report – British Columbia
  3. ^ Timeline for the Redistribution of Federal Electoral Districts
  4. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  5. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  6. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola, 30 September 2015
  7. ^ Official Voting Results - Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola
  8. ^ "Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates". Archived from the original on August 15, 2015.
  9. ^ Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections