Results, Ridings & Candidates

Victoria-Beacon Hill

2009 Results

Party Candidate Votes Status
Updated: May. 13, 2009 1:16 AM PDT 160/160 polls
NDP Carole James 12,591 Elected
LIB Dallas Henault 5,998
GRN Adam Saab 3,768
IND Saul Andersen 291

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





8,584 votes | 38.56%

13,676 votes | 61.44%

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

160/160 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, on Strait of Juan de Fuca, includes southern part of Victoria including area south of Bay Street/Richmond Avenue/Haultain Street and west of Victoria Harbour.
  • It includes the Parliament Buildings, inner harbour houses as well as the conference and trade centre.
  • There's a large established retiree community with 18% of the population over 65 in the 2006 census.
  • Rented exceeded owned dwellings, 63% to 37%.


  • Riding created in 1989 redistribution from part of former Victoria riding.
  • In 2000 redistribution, kept all existing riding and added area from Esquimalt-Metchosin.
  • In 2008 redistribution, kept 89% of riding; added 9% Victoria-Hillside.

Political History

  • Victoria-Beacon Hill: In 1991, New Democrat Gretchen Brewin defeated Liberal Karen Bill by 3,505 votes.
  • In 1996, Brewin defeated Liberal Howard Markson by 4,324 votes; served as speaker of the Legislature from March 1998 to February 2000; served as Minister of Children and Families from February to November 2000.
  • In 2001, Liberal Jeff Bray defeated New Democrat by 35 votes.
  • In 2005, James defeated Bray by 7,460 votes.