1989 Beaver River Federal By-election
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1989 Beaver River Federal By-election
1989 Beaver River federal by-election

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Riding of Beaver River
  First party Second party
  Deborah Grey.jpg
Candidate Deborah Grey Dave Broda
Party Reform Progressive Conservative
Popular vote 11,154 6,912
Percentage 48.70% 30.18%
Swing Increase 36.50pp Decrease 10.22pp

  Third party Fourth party
Candidate Ernie O. Brosseau Barbara Bonneau
Party Liberal New Democratic
Popular vote 2,756 2,081
Percentage 12.03% 9.09%
Swing Decrease 7.13pp Decrease 9.96pp

MP before election


Elected MP

Deborah Grey

A by-election was held in the Alberta federal riding of Beaver River on March 13, 1989. The election was triggered by the death of incumbent John Dahmer, who died five days after winning the seat in the 1988 federal election.[1]

Reform candidate Deborah Grey won the by-election, becoming the party's first elected MP.[2]


Canadian federal by-election, March 13, 1989:
upon death of John Dahmer
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Reform Deborah Grey 11,154 48.70% +36.50%
Progressive Conservative Dave Broda 6,912 30.18% -10.22%
Liberal Ernie O. Brosseau 2,756 12.03% -7.13%
New Democratic Barbara Bonneau 2,081 9.09% -9.96%
Total valid votes
Reform gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +23.36%

See also


  1. ^ "Profile". lop.parl.ca. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Profile - 1989-03-13". lop.parl.ca. Retrieved .

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