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Fraser Valley East was a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1968 to 1997.

Fraser Valley East
British Columbia electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1966
District abolished1996
First contested1968
Last contested1993

This riding was created in 1966 from parts of Fraser Valley, Kamloops and Okanagan Boundary ridings.

It was abolished in 1996 when it was merged into the Fraser Valley riding.

It initially consisted of:

  • the Fraser-Cheam Regional District; and
  • the part of the Central Fraser Valley Regional District lying east of Bradner Road in Matsqui District Municipality.

In 1987, it was redefined to consist of:

  • the Fraser-Cheam Regional District;
  • the part of Central Fraser Regional District lying east of a line drawn from the north boundary of the regional district south to Glenmore Road, along that road and the British Columbia Hydro & Power Railway right-of-way to the south boundary of Matsqui District Municipality, and west and south along that boundary to the southeast corner of Matsqui.

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Fraser Valley, Kamloops and Okanagan Boundary
28th  1968–1972     Jerry Pringle Liberal
29th  1972–1974     Alexander Bell Patterson Progressive Conservative
30th  1974–1979
31st  1979–1980
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988     Ross Belsher Progressive Conservative
34th  1988–1993
35th  1993–1997     Chuck Strahl Reform
Riding dissolved into Fraser Valley

Election resultsEdit

1993 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Reform Chuck Strahl 23,492 46.00 +42.90
Liberal Hal Singleton 15,672 30.69 +9.52
Progressive Conservative Ross Belsher 6,650 13.02 -25.77
New Democratic Rollie Keith 2,729 5.34 -22.67
Christian Heritage Bill Boesterd 1,158 2.27 -6.03
National Ernie Pope 851 1.67
Green Richard Steven Kisby 243 0.48
Natural Law Estelle Rachel Brooke 206 0.40
Canada Party Croft Egan 67 0.13
Total valid votes 51,068 100.0  
Reform gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +16.69
1988 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Ross Belsher 16,631 38.79 -21.13
New Democratic Don Olds 12,011 28.01 +4.14
Liberal Janet Chisholm 9,076 21.17 +6.33
Christian Heritage Ron Gray 3,560 8.30
Reform Ray Renwick 1,329 3.10
Rhinoceros B.J. Wills 272 0.63
Total valid votes 42,879 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -12.64
1984 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Ross Belsher 32,073 59.92 +10.21
New Democratic David C. Menzies 12,779 23.87 -0.31
Liberal John H. Vollebregt 7,942 14.84 -6.62
Libertarian J. Wayne Marsden 735 1.37
Total valid votes 53,529 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +5.26
1980 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Alex Patterson 21,989 49.71 -7.36
New Democratic Harry W. Fontaine 10,695 24.18 +2.80
Liberal Jack Suderman 9,490 21.46 +0.59
Independent John Pankratz 2,057 4.65
Total valid votes 44,231 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -5.08
1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Alex Patterson 24,363 57.07 +10.74
New Democratic Harry W. Fontaine 9,126 21.38 +5.37
Liberal Johann Joe Erickson 8,910 20.87 -16.79
Not affiliated Ken Brownlee 293 0.69
Total valid votes 42,692 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +2.68
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Alex B. Patterson 18,780 46.33 +11.59
Liberal Jerry Pringle 15,268 37.66 +8.58
New Democratic David Carstairs Menzies 6,489 16.01 -7.68
Total valid votes 40,537 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +1.50
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Alex B. Patterson 12,302 34.74 +22.14
Liberal Jerry Pringle 10,297 29.08 -5.66
New Democratic Walt Heinrich 8,390 23.69 -0.17
Social Credit Cyril Shelford 4,426 12.50 -16.31
Total valid votes 35,415 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +13.90
Progressive Conservative candidate Alexander Bell Patterson gained 5.93 percentage points from the 1968 election, when he ran as a Social Credit.
1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Jerry Pringle 9,689 34.74
Social Credit Alex B. Patterson 8,035 28.81
New Democratic Glenn C. Haddrell 6,654 23.86
Progressive Conservative Oscar Dayton 3,514 12.60
Total valid votes 27,892 100.0  
This riding was created from parts of Fraser Valley, Kamloops and Okanagan Boundary, which elected two Progressive Conservatives and a Social Credit (Fraser Valley) in the last election. Alexander Bell Patterson was the incumbent from Fraser Valley.

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