Abbotsford-Mount Lehman

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Abbotsford-Mount Lehman
Flag of British Columbia.svg British Columbia electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
District created 1999
District abolished 2009
First contested 2001
Last contested 2005
Demographics
Population (2001) 55,493
Electors (2005) 34,226
Area (km²) 160.65
Census divisions Fraser Valley Regional District
Census subdivisions Abbotsford

Abbotsford-Mount Lehman was a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada from 2001 to 2009.

Demographics[edit]

Population, 2001 55,493
Population Change, 1996–2001 14.5%
Area (km²) 160.65
Pop. Density (people per km²) 345

Geography[edit]

1999 Redistribution[edit]

Changes from Matsqui to Abbotsford-Mount Lehman include:

  • Removal of the southeastern portion, in the Poplar and Mill Lake area

History[edit]

Member of Legislative Assembly[edit]

Its MLA is Hon. Mike de Jong, a former lawyer. He was first elected in 1994. He represents the British Columbia Liberal Party. Mr. de Jong was appointed Minister of Forests on June 5, 2001 and the Minister of Labour and Citizens' Services on June 16, 2005. He was re-elected in the newly created riding of Abbotsford West during the 2009 general election.

Election results[edit]

British Columbia general election, 2001
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Liberal Mike de Jong 12,660 68.48% $32,765
New Democratic Taranjit Purewal 2,431 13.15% $2,775
Unity Gloria Cavacece (Ewert) 1,576 8.53% $2,437
Green Karl Hann 1,299 7.03% $223
Marijuana Brian Carlisle 451 2.44% $394
People's Front David MacKay 46 0.25%
Freedom Robert Wayne McCulloch 23 0.12% $100
Total valid votes 18,486 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 116 0.63%
Turnout 18,602 71.44%
British Columbia general election, 2005
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Mike de Jong 11,325 57.55%
New Democratic Taranjit Purewal 6,132 31.16%
Green Jed Anderson 1,359 6.91%
Democratic Reform Robert Arthur Klassen 472 2.40%
Marijuana Timothy Lee Felger 392 1.99%
Total 19,680 100.00%

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