Beaver River (electoral district)

Beaver River was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1988 to 1997.

It was located in the province of Alberta. This riding was created in 1987, and was first used in the federal election of 1988. It was abolished in 1996, with its area becoming part of Lakeland.

The 1989 by-election was won by the Reform Party of Canada.

Members of Parliament

Beaver River
Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created
34th  1988–1988     John Dahmer Progressive Conservative
 1988–1993     Deborah Grey Reform
35th  1993–1997
Riding dissolved

Electoral history

1988 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%
Progressive ConservativeJohn Dahmer13,76840.40
LiberalErnie Sehn6,52819.16
New DemocraticBrian Luther6,49219.05
ReformDeborah Grey4,15812.20
Confederation of RegionsLes Johnston1313.84
Total valid votes 34,077100.00
Progressive Conservative notional hold
Canadian federal by-election, March 13, 1989
upon death of John Dahmer
Party Candidate Votes%±%
ReformDeborah Grey11,15448.70%+36.50%
Progressive ConservativeDave Broda6,91230.18%-10.22%
LiberalErnie O. Brosseau2,75612.03%-7.13%
New DemocraticBarbara Bonneau2,0819.09%-9.96%
Total valid votes 22,903100.00%
Reform gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +23.36%
1993 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
ReformDeborah Grey17,73157.97%+9.27%
LiberalMichael J. Zacharko7,52624.6%+12.57%
Progressive ConservativeDave Broda3,85512.60%-17.58%
New DemocraticEugene Houle1,0583.46%-5.63%
Natural LawGuy C. Germain2940.96%
IndependentB.H. Bud Glenn940.31%
Total valid votes 30,588100.00%
Reform hold Swing -1.65%

See also