Results, Ridings & Candidates

Saanich South

2009 Results

Party Candidate Votes Status
Updated: May. 13, 2009 1:16 AM PDT 120/120 polls
NDP Lana Popham 11,141 Elected
LIB Robin Adair 10,728
GRN Brian Geoffrey Gordon 1,551
WCC Douglas Christie 228

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





10,128 votes | 43.83%

12,981 votes | 56.17%

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.


  • Island riding, on the Strait of Georgia, contains suburbs of Victoria in the District Municipality of Saanich; Saanich Inlet is in NW corner; northern boundary is the border between Saanich and the Central Saanich District Municipalities; riding runs south to Highway 1/Highway 17/McKenzie Avenue.
  • Vancouver Island Regional Correction Centre is in the riding.
  • In the 2006 census 17% of the population was over 65.


  • Riding created from parts of Saanich and the Islands and Esquimalt-Port Renfrew ridings.
  • Only minor change in 2000 redistribution.
  • In 2008 redistribution, kept 87% of riding; added 6% Oak Bay-Gordon Head and 3% Victoria-Hillside.

Political History

  • Saanich South: New Democrat Andrew Petter won in 1991 and 1996; served as Minister of Aboriginal Affairs; Minister of Forests; Minister of Health and Minister responsible for Seniors; Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs; Minister of Finance and Corporate Relations; Minister of Advanced Education, Training and Technology; Attorney-General and Minister responsible for Human Rights.
  • In 2001, Liberal Susan Brice defeated New Democrat David Cubberley by 5,861 votes; appointed Minister of State for Mental Health and Addiction Services on January 26, 2004; Minister of Human Resources between September 2004 and June 2005.
  • In 2005, Cubberley defeated Brice by 429 votes.
  • Announced in August 2008 that he wouldn't be running again.