Results, Ridings & Candidates

Surrey-Green Timbers

2009 Results

Party Candidate Votes Status
Updated: May. 13, 2009 1:16 AM PDT 93/93 polls
NDP Sue Hammell 10,269 Elected
LIB Rani Mangat 3,404
GRN Dan Kashagama 459

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





3,549 votes | 26.12%

10,036 votes | 73.88%

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

93/93 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.


  • Riding, which takes in area in the west-central part of Surrey, is significantly changed in redistribution; kept only 52% of riding.
  • It now runs between the Surrey border with Delta in the west and 148th Street/92nd Avenue/144th Street in the east; between 96th Avenue/140th Street/100th Avenue in the north and 75th Avenue/128th Street/80th Avenue/Bear Creek in the south.
  • In 2006 census, the immigrant population was 50%; 41% gave Punjabi as mother tongue which was the highest in B.C..
  • The visible minority population was 70%; 57% of which was South Asian.
  • Average family income was second lowest in B.C..


  • Riding created from parts of Surrey-Guildford-Whalley and Surrey-Newton.
  • In 2000 redistribution, kept major part of the riding.
  • In 2008 redistribution, KEPT ONLY 52% of riding; added 40% Surrey-Newton.

Political History

  • Surrey-Green Timbers: New Democrat Sue Hammell won in 1991 and 1996; served as Minister of Housing, Recreation and Consumer Service; Minister of Women's Equality; Minister of Multiculturalism and Immigration; Minister responsible for Public Service.
  • In 2001, Liberal Brenda Locke defeated Hammell by 1,947 votes; served as Minister of State for Mental Health & Addicition Services between September 2004 and June 2005.
  • In 2005, Hammell defeated Locke by 5,217 votes.