Rossland (electoral district)


Rossland (electoral district)

Rossland was the name of a provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of British Columbia located in the West Kootenay region. It is named after the town of Rossland, near Trail, B.C.. It made its first appearance on the hustings in the election of 1916 . Its predecessor riding was Rossland City (1903-1912) and from 1924 it was succeeded by the riding of Rossland-Trail.

For other current and historical electoral districts in the Kootenay region, please see Kootenay (electoral districts).

Demographics

Political geography

Notable elections

Notable MLAs

Electoral history

"Note: Winners of each election are in" bold.
Conservative
Lorne Argyle Campbell
align="right"|336
align="right"|44.21%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Liberal
William David Willson
align="right"|424
align="right"|55.79%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|760!align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"
!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=7|1 Parr may have been a Labour candidate although Gosnell labels him a Liberal; he may have campaigned as both.
Federated Labour Party 1
George Alexander Dingwall
align="right"|239
align="right"|35.36 %
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Conservative
William Kemble Esling
align="right"|257
align="right"|38.02%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
Liberal
John Allan McLeod
align="right"|180
align="right"|26.63%
align="right"
align="right"|unknown
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes!align="right"|676 !align="right"|100.00%!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots!align="right"
!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=3|Turnout!align="right"|%!align="right"
!align="right"
- bgcolor="white"!align="right" colspan=7|1 Also referred to as "Farmer-Labour" because of farmer support.

Redistribution following the 1920 election resulted in the renaming of the riding to Rossland-Trail for the 1924 election.

Source

[http://www.elections.bc.ca/elections/electoral_history/toc.html Elections BC Historical Returns]


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