North Coast (provincial electoral district)

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North Coast
British Columbia electoral district
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Provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of British Columbia
MLA
 
 
 
Jennifer Rice
New Democratic
District created1990
First contested1991
Last contested2013
Demographics
Census divisionsCentral Coast, Skeena-Queen Charlotte
Census subdivisionsBella Bella, Bella Coola, Masset, Prince Rupert, Queen Charlotte, Sandspit

North Coast is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada. It was created by 1990 legislation which came into effect for the 1991 election, largely out of the previous riding of Prince Rupert.

Demographics[edit]

Population, 2001 27,992
Population change, 1996–2001 -11.6%
Area (km²) 65,972
Population density (people per km²) 0.42

Geography[edit]

As of the 2017 provincial election, North Coast comprises the entire area of the Skeena-Queen Charlotte and Central Coast Regional Districts and the southern portion of the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine, located in the central and northern coast of British Columbia, Haida Gwaii and other islands. Communities in the electoral district consist of Prince Rupert, Bella Coola, Bella Bella, Queen Charlotte, Masset, Port Edward, Klemtu and Port Clements.[1]

History[edit]

Assembly Years Member Party
Prince Rupert, Atlin, Skeena and Mackenzie prior to 1991
35th 1991–1996 Dan Miller New Democratic
36th 1996–2001
37th 2001–2005 Bill Belsey Liberal
38th 2005–2009 Gary Coons New Democratic
39th 2009–2013
40th 2013–2017 Jennifer Rice
41st 2017–present

Member of Legislative Assembly[edit]

Its Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) is Jennifer Rice. She was first elected in May 14, 2013.

Election results[edit]

2017 British Columbia general election
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
New Democratic Jennifer Rice 5,242 57.30 $32,367
Liberal Herb Pond 3,081 33.67 $60,058
Green Hondo Arendt 826 9.03 $945
Total valid votes 9,149 100.00
Total rejected ballots 44 0.48
Turnout 9,193
Source: Elections BC[2]
2013 British Columbia general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Jennifer Rice 4,617 56.72 –0.61 $67,356
Liberal Judy Fraser 2,692 33.07 –1.91 $46,272
Green Hondo Arendt 831 10.21 +2.52 $346
Total valid votes 8,140 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 51 0.62
Turnout 8,191 52.85
New Democratic hold Swing +0.65
Source: Elections BC[3]
2011 British Columbia sales tax referendum
Side Votes %
Yes 4,131 67.18
No 2,018 32.82
2009 British Columbia general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Gary Coons 5,097 57.33 +3.56 $63,441
Liberal Herb Pond 3,110 34.98 –3.52 $97,880
Green Lisa Girbav 683 7.69 +1.90 $1,616
Total valid votes 8,890 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 70 0.78
Turnout 8,960 57.14
New Democratic hold Swing +3.54
2009 British Columbia electoral reform referendum
Side Votes %
FPTP 5,231 60.66
BC-STV 3,393 39.34
2005 British Columbia general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Gary Coons 5,845 53.77 +16.16 $55,751
Liberal Bill Belsey 4,185 38.50 –6.75 $138,287
Green Hondo Arendt 629 5.79 +0.63 $780
Marijuana David Johns 211 1.94 –3.80 $100
Total valid votes 10,870 100.00  
Total rejected ballots 47 0.43
Turnout 10,917 60.86
New Democratic gain from Liberal Swing +11.46
2005 British Columbia electoral reform referendum
Side Votes %
Yes 5,444 52.93
No 4,842 47.07
2001 British Columbia general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Bill Belsey 4,915 45.25 +19.50 $51,617
New Democratic Colleen Fitzpatrick 4,084 37.61 –27.21 $28,479
Marijuana Kenneth Leonard Peerless 623 5.74 $1,840
Green David Konsmo 560 5.16 +3.10 $152
All Nations Emsily Victor Bolton 526 4.84 $8,371
Unity Clarence Hall 152 1.40 $730
Total valid votes 10,860 100.00  
Total rejected ballots 46 0.42
Turnout 10,906 66.27
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +23.36
1996 British Columbia general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Dan Miller 7,298 64.82 +5.07 $29,582
Liberal Odd Eidsvik 2,899 25.75 +2.57 $26,079
Reform Clarence Hall 830 7.37 $1,912
Green Patrick Lemaire 232 2.06 $406
Total valid votes 11,259 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 84 0.74
Turnout 11,343 63.33
New Democratic hold Swing +1.25
1991 British Columbia general election
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
New Democratic Dan Miller 6,365 59.75 $29,619
Liberal Rocky L. Sorensen 2,469 23.18 $5,724
Social Credit Linda D. Marshall-Lutz 1,818 17.07 $20,100
Total valid votes 10,652 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 312 2.85
Turnout 10,964 68.37

References[edit]

  1. ^ "North Coast Electoral District" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Statement of Votes – 41st Provincial General Election – May 9, 2017" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved December 7, 2019.
  3. ^ "Statement of Votes - 40th Provincial General Election" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 17 May 2017.

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