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Langley

2009 Results

LANGLEY
Party Candidate Votes Status
Updated: May. 13, 2009 1:16 AM PDT 149/149 polls
LIB Mary Polak 12,772 Elected
NDP Kathleen Stephany 8,060
GRN Ron Abgrall 1,694

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%

 
 
 

6,762 votes | 30.59%

15,343 votes | 69.41%

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

149/149 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

  • Langley riding, a suburban fringe of Metro Vancouver, contains western part of Langley, the area between 72nd Avenue/Crush Crescent/216th Street/56th Avenue in the north and B.C./U.S. border in the south; between 232nd Street in the east and 196th Street, the Surrey border, in the west.

Redistribution

  • In 2000 redistribution, kept major part of riding; gained area from Fort Langley-Aldergrove.
  • No change in 2008 redistribution.

Political History

  • Social Credit Bob McClelland won in 1972, 1975, 1979 and 1983.
  • In 1986, Social Credit Caroline Grain and Social Credit Dan Peterson won when Langley was 2-member riding; Gran was Minister of Government Services; Minister responsible for Women's Programs; Minister responsible for Families.
  • In 1991, Liberal Lynn Stevens defeated New Democrat Derrill Thompson by 1,387 votes.
  • In 1996, Stevens defeated New Democrat Kim Richter by 3,482 votes.
  • In 2001, Stevens defeated Green candidate Pat Taylor by 11,717 votes.
  • In 2005, Liberal Mary Polak defeated New Democrat Dean Morrison by 4,574 votes; on June 23, 2008 was appointed Minister of Healthy Living and Sport.