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Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows

2009 Results

MAPLE RIDGE-PITT MEADOWS
Party Candidate Votes Status
Updated: May. 13, 2009 1:16 AM PDT 120/120 polls
NDP Michael Sather 9,232 Elected
LIB Ken Stewart 9,062
GRN Robert Hornsey 1,064
IND Chum Richardson 194
BCR Jay Ariken 129

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%

 
 
 

6,479 votes | 33.63%

12,785 votes | 66.37%

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

  • This Lower Mainland riding runs from Garibaldi Provincial Park in NW to Pitt Meadows in SW and western part of Maple Ridge in SE; southern part of the riding runs between South Alouette River in the east and Pitt Lake in the west; Pitt Meadows Airport is in the riding as are Graveyard IR5 and Katzie IR1.
  • Pitt Meadows Airport is in the riding as are Graveyard IR5 and Katzie IR1.

Redistribution

  • In 1989 redistribution, Dewdney was divided into Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows and Mission-Kent.
  • In 2000 redistribution, kept most of the riding.
  • In 2008 redistribution, kept 81% of riding; added 7% Maple Ridge-Mission.

Political History

  • Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows: In 1991, New Democrat Bill Hartley defeated Liberal Steve Gilmore by 2,805 votes.
  • In 1996, Hartley defeated Liberal Ken Stewart by 1,986 votes.
  • In 2001, Stewart defeated Hartley by 6,471 votes.
  • In 2005, New Democrat Michael Sather defeated Stewart by 925 votes.