Cowichan-Ladysmith

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Cowichan-Ladysmith was a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada. It made its first appearance on the hustings in the general election of 1991, and was eliminated when the legislature dissolved in advance of the 2009 election. Its predecessor riding was Cowichan-Malahat and was succeeded by Nanaimo-North Cowichan.

Demographics[edit]

Population, 2001 51,125
Population Change 1996-2001 1.0%
Area (km²) 1,645.47
Pop. Density (people per km²) 31

Geography[edit]

History[edit]

Member of Legislative Assembly[edit]

Its MLA is Doug Routley. He was first elected in 2005. He represents the British Columbia New Democratic Party.

Election results[edit]

British Columbia general election, 2005
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Doug Routley 13,402 50.20%
Liberal Graham Bruce 10,879 40.75%
Green Cindy-Lee Robinson 1,823 6.83%
Independent Jim Bell 290 1.09%
Democratic Reform Brian Fraser Johnson 223 0.84%
Freedom Jeremy Harold Sandwith Smyth 79 0.30%
Total 26,696 100.00%
B.C. General Election 2001: Cowichan-Ladysmith
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Graham Bruce 12,707 52.21%% $44,578
     NDP Rob Hutchins 7,783 31.98% $26,172
Green Loren Duncan 3,250 13.35% $7,990
     Marijuana Larry Kunz 597 2.46% $1,229
Total valid votes 24,337 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 99 0.41%
Turnout 24,436 76.71%
B.C. General Election 1996: Cowichan-Ladysmith
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     NDP Jan Pullinger 12,249 49.85% $32,625
Liberal Ray Smith 7,783 31.68% $14,683
Reform Tom Walker 2,434 9.91% $14,763
Progressive Democrat Perry James Johnston 1,459 5.94% $1,983
Green Julian West 645 2.63% $3,167
Total valid votes 24,570 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 117 0.47%
Turnout 24,687 73.97%
B.C. General Election 1991: Cowichan-Ladysmith
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     NDP Jan Pullinger 11,038 48.53% $42,602
Social Credit Graham Bruce 6,809 29.94% $65,164
Liberal Anthony M. Hennig 4,896 21.53% $4,797
Total valid votes 22,743 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 374 1.62%
Turnout 23,117 78.60%

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