New Westminster—Coquitlam

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New Westminster—Coquitlam
British Columbia electoral district
New Westminster—Coquitlam.png
New Westminster—Coquitlam in relation to other federal electoral districts in Vancouver
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Fin Donnelly
New Democratic
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 122,899
Electors (2011) 81,805
Area (km²)[2] 52.21
Pop. density (per km²) 2,353.9
Census divisions Greater Vancouver
Census subdivisions Coquitlam, New Westminster, Port Moody

New Westminster—Coquitlam is a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1979 to 1988, and since 2004.

Demographics[edit]

According to the Canada 2006 Census

Ethnic groups: 69.7% White, 10.4% Chinese, 3.9% South Asian, 3.3% Korean, 3.1% Filipino, 2.3% Aboriginal, 1.8% West Asian, 1.3% Black, 1.2% Latin American, 1.0% Japanese
Languages: 66.3% English, 1.6% French, 31.9% Other
Religion: (2001) No religion 34.1%, Protestant 29.1%, 22.0% Catholic, Christian Orthodox 2.0%, Other Christian 5.7%, Muslim 2.5%, Buddhist 1.7%
Average income: $28,241

The riding has the highest percentage of people who work outside the municipality, but within the same census division in Canada.[3]

Geography[edit]

The district consists of the eastern part of New Westminster, the southwestern part of Coquitlam and the southern part of Port Moody.

The NDP finds much of its support in New Westminster, Port Moody and in the Maillardville part of Coquitlam. The Conservatives find most of their support in the more suburban parts of Coquitlam.[4]

History[edit]

This electoral district was first created in 1976 from New Westminster and Fraser Valley West ridings.

It was abolished in 1987 when it was redistributed between New Westminster—Burnaby and Port Moody—Coquitlam ridings.

It was re-created in 2003 from New Westminster—Coquitlam—Burnaby and Port Moody—Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam ridings.

It is currently the longest-held riding by non-government parties as both it and its predecessor ridings New Westminster—Coquitlam—Burnaby, New Westminster—Burnaby and New Westminster have not been represented by a member of the government side since 1968.

The 2012 electoral redistribution will dissolve this riding into the ridings of Port Moody—Coquitlam and New Westminster—Burnaby for the 2015 election.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from New Westminster and Fraser Valley West
31st  1979 − 1980     Pauline Jewett New Democratic
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988
Riding dissolved into New Westminster—Burnaby
and Port Moody—Coquitlam
Riding re-created from New Westminster—Coquitlam—Burnaby
and Port Moody—Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam
38th  2004 − 2006     Paul Forseth Conservative
39th  2006 − 2008     Dawn Black New Democratic
40th  2008 − 2009
 2009 − 2011     Fin Donnelly New Democratic
41st  2011 − Present
Riding to be dissolved into Port Moody—Coquitlam
and New Westminster—Burnaby

Election results[edit]

New Westminster—Coquitlam, 2004–2015[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Fin Donnelly 23,023 45.93 -3.66
Conservative Diana Dilworth 20,776 41.45 +5.78
Liberal Ken Lee 4,068 8.12 -2.21
Green Rebecca Helps 2,160 4.31 +0.04
Marxist–Leninist Roland Verrier 95 0.19
Total valid votes 50,123 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 153 0.30 +0.04
Turnout 50,276 60.47 +30.51
Eligible voters 83,143
New Democratic hold Swing -4.72
Canadian federal by-election, 9 November 2009
On the resignation of Dawn Black
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Fin Donnelly 12,171 49.59 +7.76 $78,039
Conservative Diana Dilworth 8,730 35.67 -3.16 $75,627
Liberal Ken Lee 2,528 10.33 -0.96 $75,989
Green Rebecca Helps 1,046 4.27 -2.92 $8,765
Total valid votes/Expense limit 24,476 100.0     $89,080
Total rejected ballots 65 0.26 -0.07
Turnout 24,541 29.96 -31.78
New Democratic hold Swing +5.46
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Dawn Black 20,787 41.83 +3.52 $70,566
Conservative Yonah Martin 19,299 38.83 +6.29 $83,305
Liberal Michelle Hassen 5,615 11.29 -12.25 $19,178
Green Marshall Smith 3,574 7.19 +4.25 $12,669
Libertarian Lewis C. Dahlby 314 0.63
Marxist–Leninist Roland Verrier 103 0.20 +0.09
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,692 100.0     $85,621
Total rejected ballots 165 0.33 -0.01
Turnout 49,857 61.74 -3.55
New Democratic hold Swing -1.39
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Dawn Black 19,422 38.31 +5.68 $73,164
Conservative Paul Forseth 16,494 32.54 -0.33 $74,916
Liberal Joyce Murray 11,933 23.54 -3.86 $68,804
Green Sven Biggs 1,491 2.94 -2.68 $5
Independent Dick Estey 123 0.24 $102
Marxist–Leninist Joseph Theriault 54 0.11
Total valid votes 50,691 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 171 0.34 +0.06
Turnout 50,870 65.29 +1.65
New Democratic gain from Conservative Swing +3.01
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Conservative Paul Forseth 15,693 32.87 $65,539
New Democratic Steve McClurg 15,580 32.63 $49,764
Liberal Dave Haggard 13,080 27.40 $66,051
Green Carli Travers 2,684 5.62 $1,886
Christian Heritage Jack Hummelman 700 1.46 $15,340
Total valid votes 47,737 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 133 0.28
Turnout 47,870 63.64
This riding was re-created from parts of New Westminster—Coquitlam—Burnaby and Port Moody—Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam, both of which elected a Canadian Alliance candidate in the last election. Paul Forseth was the incumbent from New Westminster—Coquitlam—Burnaby.

New Westminster—Coquitlam, 1979–1988[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Pauline Jewett 21,134 46.18 -0.24
Progressive Conservative Bill Grant 18,291 39.96 +5.87
Liberal Terry Julian 5,816 12.71 -6.43
Rhinoceros Keath Bur-head Crawley 395 0.86
Communist Rod Doran 133 0.29 -0.06
Total valid votes 45,769 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing -3.06
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Pauline Jewett 19,498 46.42 +1.99
Progressive Conservative Ted Eakins 14,321 34.09 -1.27
Liberal Carl Miller 8,041 19.14 -0.56
Communist Rod Doran 147 0.35 +0.11
Total valid votes 42,007 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing +1.63
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Pauline Jewett 19,301 44.43
Progressive Conservative Marg Gregory 15,358 35.36
Liberal Les Garrison 8,559 19.70
Independent Joe Lehnert 118 0.27
Communist Rod Doran 103 0.24
Total valid votes 43,439 100.0  
This riding was created from parts of New Westminster and Fraser Valley West, which elected a New Democrat and a Progressive Conservative, respectively, in the last election. Pauline Jewett was the incumbent from New Westminster.

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