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Richmond East

2009 Results

RICHMOND EAST
Party Candidate Votes Status
Updated: May. 13, 2009 1:16 AM PDT 134/134 polls
LIB Linda Reid 10,490 Elected
NDP Shawkat Ali Hasan 5,738
GRN Stephen Rees 1,164
NAP Wei Ping Chen 403

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%

 
 
 

5,594 votes | 32.72%

11,501 votes | 67.28%

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

134/134 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

  • Lower Mainland riding, on Fraser River, which contains eastern part of Richmond.
  • Richmond border is boundary on 3 sides of riding; western boundary is Number 3 Road/Francis Road/Garden City Road/Bridgeport Road/Highway 99. Rose, Duck, Gunn, Barber and Mitchell Islands are in the riding.
  • Industrial parks abound in northern section, where water transportation and proximity to national and international links enhance local commercial and industrial development.
  • In the 2006 census, the immigrant population was 58%; of which 35% gave Chinese as their mother tongue.
  • The visible minority population was 72%, the 3rd highest in B.C., 41% of which was Chinese; 16% was South Asian.

Redistribution

  • Riding created in 1989 redistribution from eastern part of former Richmond riding.
  • In 2000 redistribution; kept most of riding; added area from Richmond Centre.
  • In 2008 redistribution, kept 96% of the riding.

Political History

  • Richmond East: Liberal Linda Reid won in 1991 and 1996.
  • In 2001, Reid defeated New Democrat Willy Gasgowitz by 9,948 votes; appointed Minister of State for Early Childhood Development on June 5, 2001.
  • In 2005, Reid defeated New Democrat Gian Sihota by 4,960 votes; on June 16, 2005 was appointed Minister of State for Childcare.