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Vancouver-Point Grey

2009 Results

VANCOUVER-POINT GREY
Party Candidate Votes Status
Updated: May. 13, 2009 1:16 AM PDT 138/142 polls
LIB Gordon Campbell 10,034 Elected
NDP Mel Lehan 8,113
GRN Stephen Kronstein 1,733
SEX John Ince 109

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%

 
 
 

8,746 votes | 46.90%

9,901 votes | 53.10%

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

133/142 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

  • Vancouver-Point Grey takes in most western part of Vancouver.
  • English Bay and Fraser River form three of the boundaries. Eastern border is Arbutus Street/West 16th Avenue/eastern boundary of Pacific Spirit Regional Park.
  • It covers West Point Grey, Kitsilano and University Endowment Lands.
  • It includes UBC and its golf course, Camosun Bog and the beaches and parks along English Bay.
  • Includes spacious homes on large lots, rental suites in heritage homes, condos.
  • In 2006 census, 53.4% had university degrees, the highest in British Columbia.
  • Average family income was fourth highest in B.C.
  • Rental dwellings, 51%, exceeded owned dwellings, 49%.
  • The visible minority population was 26%.

Redistribution

No change in 2000 redistribution.

In 2008 redistribution, kept 92% of riding.


Political History

  • Vancouver-Point Grey: In 1986, Social Credit Kim Campbell and New Democrat Darlene Marzari were elected when it was a 2-member riding.
  • New Democrat Tom Perry won March 15, 1989 by-election held after Campbell resigned to run federally.
  • In 1991, Marzari defeated Liberal Barry Burke by 3,054 votes.
  • In 1996, Liberal Gordon Campbell, the incumbent from Vancouver-Quilchena, defeated New Democrat Jim Green by 1,563 votes.
  • In 2001, Campbell defeated Green candidate Varya Rubin by 8,336 votes; sworn in as Premier on June 5, 2001.
  • In 2005, Campbell defeated New Democrat Mel Lehan by 2,250 votes; remained as Premier.