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Surrey-Panorama

2009 Results

SURREY-PANORAMA
Party Candidate Votes Status
Updated: May. 13, 2009 1:16 AM PDT 125/125 polls
LIB Stephanie Cadieux 11,379 Elected
NDP Debbie Lawrance 8,366
GRN Murray Weisenberger 1,234

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%

 
 
 

5,519 votes | 30.69%

12,465 votes | 69.31%

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

125/125 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

  • New riding which contains area in west part of Surrey.
  • It runs between 24th Avenue in the south and 64th Avenue/Highway 99A/72nd Avenue in the north; between the Surrey/Delta border, 120th Street, in the west and Highway 99/152nd Street/Highway 10/156th Street/64th Avenue/152nd Street in the east; Mud Bay, an environmentally sensitive tidal marsh area, is in the southwest part of the riding.
  • In the 2006 census, the immigrant population was 33%; the visible minority was 38%; 28% of which was South Asian.

Redistribution

  • Riding of Surrey-Panorama was created in 2008 redistribution from: 57% Surrey-Panorama Ridge; 20% Surrey-Cloverdale; 4% Surrey-White Rock.

Political History

  • Surrey-Panorama Ridge: new in 2001. In 2001, Liberal Gulzar Cheema defeated New Democrat Bruce Ralston by 6,350 votes; appointed Minister of State for Mental Health on June 5, 2001; Minister of State for Immigration and Multicultural Services on January 20, 2004; Campbell removed him from Cabinet just hours after he submitted his nomination papers to run federally.
  • In the November 10, 2004 by-election, New Democrat Jagrup Brar defeated Liberal Mary Polak by 2,546 votes.
  • In 2005, Brar defeated Liberal Bob Hans by 2,980 votes.