Gwen O'Mahony

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Gwen O'Mahony
MLA
MLA for Chilliwack-Hope
In office
April 19, 2012 – May 2013
Preceded by Barry Penner
Succeeded by Laurie Throness
Personal details
Political party New Democrat

Gwen O'Mahony is a Canadian politician, who represented Chilliwack-Hope in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from April 2012 until May 2013 as a member of the British Columbia New Democratic Party.[1]

O'Mahony was previously the party's candidate in Chilliwack-Hope in the 2009 provincial election, as well as running federally for the New Democrats in Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon in the 2011 federal election.

She became the first New Democrat ever to represent the area.

In the 2013 provincial election, O'Mahony was defeated by BC Liberal Party candidate Laurie Throness, the same Liberal candidate she had faced in the 2012 by-election.

Electoral record[edit]

B.C. General Election 2013: Chilliwack-Hope
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Laurie Throness 10,053 49.15
New Democratic Gwen O'Mahony 7,364 36.01
Conservative Michael Henshall 2,202 10.77
Independent Ryan McKinnon 833 4.07
Total Valid Votes 20,452
Total Rejected Ballots
Turnout
2012 By-election Chilliwack-Hope[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     New Democrats Gwen O'Mahony 6,022 41.89 +8
Liberal Laurie Throness 4,593 31.95 -22
     BC Conservative John Martin 3,615 25.15 +18
     BC Libertarian Lewis Dahlby 145 1.01
Total Valid Votes 14,375 100
Total Rejected Ballots 26
Turnout 14,401 41.12
Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Mark Strahl 28,160 57.20 -5.12
New Democratic Gwen O'Mahony 12,691 25.78 +7.02
Liberal Diane Janzen 5,320 10.81 +2.29
Green Jamie Hoskins 2,706 5.50 -3.27
Western Block Clive Edwards 180 0.37
Marxist–Leninist Dorothy-Jean O'Donnell 173 0.35 +0.11
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,230 100.00
Total rejected ballots 152 0.31 +0.04
Turnout 49,382 58.99 +1
Eligible voters 83,713
B.C. General Election 2009 Chilliwack-Hope
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Barry Penner 8,985 53.28 $67,073
     New Democrats Gwen O'Mahony 5,638 33.43 $18,541
     BC Conservative Hans Mulder 1,198 7.10 $250
Green Guy Durnin 951 5.64 $350
     People's Front Dorothy-Jean O'Donnell 93 0.55 $260
Total Valid Votes 16,865 100
Total Rejected Ballots 95 0.56
Turnout 16,960 51.85

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