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Abbotsford-Mission

2009 Results

ABBOTSFORD-MISSION
Party Candidate Votes Status
Updated: May. 13, 2009 1:16 AM PDT 120/120 polls
LIB Randy Hawes 9,771 Elected
NDP Lynn Perrin 5,343
GRN Bill Walsh 1,467

All results are unofficial until final ballot counts are verified by Elections B.C.

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STV referendum results in this riding

Question: Which electoral system should British Columbia use to elect members to the provinical Legislative Assembly?

  • The existing system (First-Past-the-Post)
  • The single transferable vote electorial system (BC-STV) proposed by the Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform

BC-STV

First-Past-the-Post

MAJORITY 50%

 
 
 

5,069 votes | 31.05%

11,254 votes | 68.95%

Updated: May. 13, 2009 1:16 AM PDT

120/120 polls reporting

What it needs to win:

For the referendum to be binding, the approval level must be:

  1. at least 60% of the total popular vote, province-wide, AND
  2. more than 50% of the votes in at least 51 of the province's 85 electoral districts.

If the two thresholds are met, government is required to introduce legislation to implement BC-STV in sufficient time for it to be in place for the May 2013 General Election.

Profile

A new Fraser Valley riding which has Old Yale Road as boundary in SE and then runs north in Fraser Valley Regional District.

  • It takes in eastern and central part of Abbotsford (area north of Gladwin Road/Clayburn Road/Highway 11/Old Yale Road/McKee Road/Dawson Road) as well as part of Mission (area east of Lougheed Highway/Cedar Street/Trunk Road/Stave Lake Street).
  • Riding includes the Ferndale Institution and the Mission Institution as well as Skweahm IR10, Squawkum Creek IR3, Papekwatchin IR4 and Lakahahmen IR11; aboriginal population in 2006 census was 4.7%.
  • The Hatzic, Yaalstrick and Queens islands are also here.

Redistribution

  • Riding created in 2008, redistribution from: 37% Abbotsford-Clayburn; 34% Maple Ridge-Mission; 17% Chilliwack-Sumas.

Political History

  • Abbotsford-Clayburn: In 2001, Liberal John van Dongen won in Abbotsford in May 3, 1995 byelection and in 1996 won by 10,488; was appointed Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries from June 5, 2001 to Jan. 27, 2003; stepped aside while under police investigation relating to his handling of a fish-farm licence in fall of 2001; returned to Cabinet April 3, 2003 after a special prosecutor said his conduct did not warrant criminal charges.
  • In 2005, van Dongen defeated New Democrat Michael Nenn by 5,492 votes; was appointed Minister of State for Intergovernmental Relations on June 16, 2005; was appointed Acting Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General on April 1, 2008; became Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General on June 23, 2008.
  • Maple Ridge-Mission: In 2001, Liberal Randy Hawes defeated New Democrat Rose Bennett by 8,210 votes; in 2005, Hawes defeated New Democrat Jenny Stevens by 199 votes.