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Fraser Valley West 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 West
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 Burnaby—Coquitlam, Fraser Valley and New Westminster ridings.

It was abolished in 1996 when it was merged into Langley—Matsqui riding.

It consisted initially of the western part of Matsqui District Municipality and including Crescent Island in the Central Fraser Valley Regional District and part of Surrey District Municipality.

In 1987, it was redefined to consist of:

  • the City of Langley;
  • the northeastern part of Langley District Municipality, lying north and east of the City of Langley, the Fraser Highway and 240th Street; and
  • the northwestern part of Matsqui District Municipality, lying north and west of Matsqui Power Railway right-of-way, and the south boundary of Matsqui District Municipality.

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Burnaby—Coquitlam, Fraser Valley
and New Westminster
28th  1968–1972     Mark Rose New Democratic
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979     Robert Wenman Progressive Conservative
31st  1979–1980
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988
34th  1988–1993
35th  1993–1997     Randy White Reform
Riding dissolved into Langley—Mastqui

Election resultsEdit

1993 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Reform Randy White 30,310 49.06 +45.55
Liberal Peter Warkentin 18,289 29.60 +10.00
Progressive Conservative Donald Lyle Nundal 6,956 11.26 -34.58
New Democratic Lynn Fairall 3,210 5.20 -20.43
National Robert J. Billyard 1,279 2.07
Christian Heritage Edward John van Woudenberg 1,028 1.66 -3.06
Natural Law Terry Scarff 331 0.54
Libertarian Lewis C. Dahlby 247 0.40 -0.30
Independent Conan Nagle 132 0.21
Total valid votes 61,782 100.0  
Reform gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +17.78
1988 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Robert L. Wenman 23,565 45.84 -8.88
New Democratic Lynn Fairall 13,178 25.63 -4.60
Liberal Tony Wattie 10,079 19.60 +6.90
Christian Heritage Edward John van Woudenberg 2,428 4.72
Reform John Russell Walsh 1,804 3.51
Libertarian J. Wayne Marsden 358 0.70 +0.06
Total valid votes 51,412 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -2.14
1984 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Robert Lloyd Wenman 35,984 54.72 +4.10
New Democratic Joe Leclair 19,878 30.23 -2.32
Liberal Don McKinnon 8,349 12.70 -3.96
Rhinoceros Earl Slick 474 0.72
Libertarian Martin MacDonald 420 0.64
Green Allan Hurd 277 0.42
Confederation of Regions Lenard M. Smith 180 0.27
Communist Viola M. Swann 103 0.16
Not affiliated Donald I. Knight 94 0.14
Total valid votes 65,759 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +3.21
1980 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Robert L. Wenman 25,770 50.62 -3.59
New Democratic Joe Leclair 16,568 32.55 +1.66
Liberal Ben B.M. Nowak 8,483 16.66 +2.07
Marxist–Leninist Sweg Deol 83 0.16 +0.04
Total valid votes 50,904 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -2.62
1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Robert L. Wenman 26,892 54.21 +12.82
New Democratic Cyril Barkved 15,322 30.89 -1.13
Liberal Roland J. Bouwman 7,235 14.59 -9.16
Communist Vi Swann 94 0.19 -0.18
Marxist–Leninist Kirpal Bains 62 0.12
Total valid votes 49,605 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +6.98
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Robert L. Wenman 22,925 41.39 +10.18
New Democratic Mark Rose 17,732 32.02 -15.46
Liberal Ralph Gordon Baizley 13,152 23.75 +3.02
Social Credit Edward Hibbs 1,205 2.18
Communist Harold J. Pritchett 204 0.37
Independent Ronald William Jackson 167 0.30
Total valid votes 55,385 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from New Democratic Swing +12.82
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Mark Rose 22,612 47.48 +7.87
Progressive Conservative Trevor Armstrong 14,863 31.21 +17.47
Liberal Oscar Austring 9,870 20.73 -16.06
Independent Dave Charles Kane 275 0.58
Total valid votes 47,620 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing -4.80
1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Mark Rose 14,410 39.61
Liberal Edward Patrick Murphy 13,745 36.79
Progressive Conservative Warren Lohnes 4,997 13.74
Social Credit Bert Price 3,224 8.86
Total valid votes 36,376 100.0  
This riding was created from parts of Burnaby—Coquitlam, Fraser Valley and New Westminster, which elected two New Democrats and a Social Credit (Fraser Valley) in the previous election.

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