Andrew Lewis (Canadian politician)

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Andrew Lewis is a former Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Canada from 2004 to 2006, and a prominent member of the Green Party of British Columbia.

He is a 45-year-old landscaper who came from the United Kingdom to Vancouver Island in the early 1990s.

He first became nationally visible in the 2001 British Columbia provincial election, winning 25% of the vote in BC's largest riding, Saanich North and the Islands. He won the most Green votes of any riding, and second-strongest percentage showing to Adriane Carr on the Sunshine Coast. The party as a whole polled 12.4% across BC.

In the 2004 federal election, Lewis ran again in a substantially larger federal riding of Saanich—Gulf Islands and won 16.7% of the vote and also posted the first victory in a polling division ever for his federal party and in fact won 17 of 238 polls. The party as a whole polled 4.3% across Canada.

Lewis achieved some visibility in the major media which was intrigued by the story of a Green running to win.

He didn't run in the 2005 provincial election due to a "nomination freeze" imposed by the Green Party of BC, and an illness in the family. He ran again in Saanich—Gulf Islands in the 2006 federal election but lost one-third of his 2004 vote share winning only 9.9% of the ballots cast.

He ran again in Saanich—Gulf Islands in the 2008 federal election, getting 10.5% of the vote.

Electoral record[edit]

British Columbia general election, 2001: Saanich North and the Islands
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Murray Coell 15,406 54.29%
Green Andrew Lewis 7,211 25.41%
New Democratic Paul Sam 5,011 17.66%
Marijuana Christina Racki 491 1.73%
Independent Balther Johannes Jensen 257 0.91%

Canadian federal election, 2004: Saanich—Gulf Islands
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Gary Lunn 22,050 34.57% -18.86 $81,613
Liberal David Mulroney 17,082 26.78% -5.51 $61,819
New Democratic Jennifer Burgis 13,763 21.58% +13.56 $40,318
Green Andrew Lewis 10,662 16.71% +11.20 $79,731
Independent Mary Moreau 214 0.33% $12
Total valid votes 63,771 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 159 0.25%
Turnout 63,930 73.97%

Canadian federal election, 2006: Saanich—Gulf Islands
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Gary Lunn 24,416 37.15% +2.58 $80,272
New Democratic Jennifer Burgis 17,455 26.54% +4.96 $50,412
Liberal Sheila Orr 17,144 26.08% -0.70 $79,489
Green Andrew Lewis 6,533 9.94% -6.77 $19,061
Western Block Patricia O'Brien 183 0.27% $0
Total valid votes 65,721 100.00
Total rejected ballots 134 0.20
Turnout 65,855 73.2

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