Results, Ridings & Candidates

Port Coquitlam

2009 Results

Party Candidate Votes Status
Updated: May. 13, 2009 1:16 AM PDT 146/146 polls
NDP Mike Farnworth 10,443 Elected
LIB Bernie Christoph Hiller 7,466
GRN Cole Bertsch 910
LTN Lewis Clarke Dahlby 170
YPP Brent Williams 125

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





6,259 votes | 33.69%

12,319 votes | 66.31%

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

146/146 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.


  • Lower Mainland riding on Pitt River/Fraser River.
  • Boundaries of riding are same as boundaries of City of Port Coquitlam.
  • Coquitlam IR2 is also in the riding.
  • Port Coquitlam is CPR terminus. It also functions as a service centre for Coquitlam.
  • In 2006 census, immigrant population was 28%; visible minority population was 26% – 9% Chinese.


  • Riding of Port Coquitlam was re-created in 2008 redistribution from 93% Port Coquitlam-Burke Mountain.

Political History

  • Port Coquitlam/Port Coquitlam-Burke Mountain/Port Coquitlam: In 1991, New Democrat Mike Farnworth defeated Liberal Bill Ernest Jilg by 1,506 votes.
  • In 1996, Farnworth defeated Liberal Irene Barr by 1,457 votes. Served as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing; Minister of Employment and Investment; Minister of Health and Min responsible for Seniors; Minister of Social Development and Economic Security.
  • In 2001, Liberal Karn Manhas defeated Farnworth by 2,765 votes.
  • In 2005, Farnworth defeated Liberal Greg Moore by 1,092 votes.