Results, Ridings & Candidates


2009 Results

Party Candidate Votes Status
Updated: May. 13, 2009 1:16 AM PDT 152/152 polls
LIB John Yap 12,791 Elected
NDP Sue Wallis 5,671
GRN Jeff Hill 1,435
CON Barry Edward Chilton 1,046

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





6,980 votes | 34.57%

13,208 votes | 65.43%

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

152/152 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, located at the mouth of Fraser River, contains SW part of Richmond.
  • Riding runs between Blundell Road in north and Fraser River in south; between Strait of Georgia on west and Garden City Road/Francis Road/Number 3 Road in east. Steveston Island and Woodward Islands are in the riding.
  • Primarily suburban housing, mostly built in the seventies.
  • In the 2006 census, the immigration population was 48%; 31% gave Chinese as their mother tongue.
  • The visible minority population was 53%; 36% of which was Chinese.


  • Riding created in 1989 redistribution from part of Richmond riding.
  • In 2000 redistribution, kept all; added area from Richmond Centre.
  • In 2008 redistribution, kept 100% of riding; added 4% Richmond East.

Political History

  • Richmond-Steveston: In 1991, Liberal Allan Warnke defeated New Democrat Harold Steeves by 610 votes.
  • In 1996, Liberal Geoff Plant defeated New Democrat Gail Paquette by 4,602 votes.
  • In 2001, Plant defeated New Democrat Billie Mortimer by 11,944 votes; served as Attorney-General and Minister responsible for Treaty Negotiations from June, 2001 until June, 2005.
  • In 2005, Liberal John Yap defeated New Democrat Kay Hale by 6,525 votes.