Results, Ridings & Candidates


2009 Results

Party Candidate Votes Status
Updated: May. 13, 2009 1:16 AM PDT 105/105 polls
NDP Harry Bains 10,202 Elected
LIB Ajay Caleb 3,862
GRN Trevor Loke 725
COM George Gidora 64

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





3,821 votes | 26.77%

10,455 votes | 73.23%

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

104/105 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 contains area in the west-central part of Surrey, has changed significantly in redistribution keeping only 44% of riding.
  • It now runs between 75th Avenue/128th Street/80th Avenue/Bear Creek/80th Avenue in the north and 64th Avenue/King George Highway/72nd Avenue in the south; between 152nd Street in the east and the border with Delta, 120th Street, in the west.
  • In the 2006 census, the immigrant population was 49%; 40% gave Punjabi as their mother tongue which is the 2nd highest in B.C..
  • The visible minority population was 69%; 55% of which was South Asian.


  • After 2000 redistribution, only northern part of riding remained.
  • In 2008 redistribution, kept only 44% of riding; added 43% Surrey-Panorama Ridge.

Political History

  • Surrey-Newton: In 1986, Social Credit Rita Johnston, incumbent from Surrey, defeated New Democrat Bob Bose by 976 votes; served as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Transit; Minister of State for Kootenays; Minister of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Culture; Minister of Transportation and Highways; Deputy Premier.
  • Sworn in as Premier on April 2, 1991; won Social Credit leadership in July 1991.
  • In 1991, New Democrat Penny Priddy defeated Johnston by 2,397 votes, served as Minister of Women's Equality and Minister of Labour.
  • In 1996, Priddy defeated Liberal Indra Thind by 4,181 votes; served as Minister of Small Business, Tourism and Culture; Minister of Children and Families; Minister of Health and Minister responsible for Seniors; Minister of Education.
  • In 2001, Liberal Tony Bhullar defeated New Democrat Param Grewal by 2,801 votes; on February 21, 2002 he withdrew from the Liberal caucus after being charged with obstructing justice; in February 2004 he pleaded guilty to obstruction of a police officer and uttering a threat against a neighbour; received an absolute discharge on November 16, 2004 and returned to caucus after meeting with Campbell.
  • In 2005, New Democrat Harry Bains defeated Liberal Daniel Igali by 4,268 votes.