Powell River-Sunshine Coast

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Powell River-Sunshine Coast
Flag of British Columbia.svg British Columbia electoral district
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
MLA
 
 
 
Nicholas Simons
New Democratic
District created 1991
First contested 1991
Last contested 2009
Demographics
Census divisions Powell River, Sunshine Coast
Census subdivisions Gibsons, Powell River, Sechelt

Powell River-Sunshine Coast is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada.

Demographics[edit]

Population, 2001 45,406
Population Change, 1996–2001 1.1%
Area (km²) 39,009
Pop. Density (people per km²) 1.16

Geography[edit]

History[edit]

Member of Legislative Assembly[edit]

Its MLA is Nicholas Simons, who was first elected in 2005, and was re-elected in the 2009 provincial election.

Election results[edit]

B.C. General Election 2009 Powell River-Sunshine Coast
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     New Democrat Nicholas Simons 13,276 58.28 $66,566
Liberal Dawn Miller 7,818 34.32 $102,008
Green Jeff Chilton 1,436 6.30 $350
Refederation Allen McIntyre 249 1.10 $1,110
Total valid votes 22,779 100
Total rejected ballots 102 0.45
Turnout 22,881 63.02
B.C. General Election 2005: Powell River-Sunshine Coast
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     NDP Nicholas Simons 11,099 43.45 $108,403
Liberal Maureen Clayton 7,702 30.15 $93,404
Green Adriane Carr 6,585 25.78 $61,125
Refederation Allen McIntyre 156 0.62 $100
Total valid votes 25,542 100
Total rejected ballots 109 0.43
Turnout 25,651 72.43
B.C. General Election 2001: Powell River-Sunshine Coast
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Harold Long 9,904 42.36% $63,954
     NDP Gordon Wilson 6,349 27.15% $50,409
Green Adriane Carr 6,316 27.01% $24,821
     Marijuana Dana Albert Larsen 812 3.48% $4,499
Total valid votes 23,381 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 99 0.42%
Turnout 23,480 76.33%
B.C. General Election 1996: Powell River-Sunshine Coast
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Progressive Democrat Gordon Wilson 10,833 49.05% $18,579
     NDP Bill Forst 6,088 27.57% $30,942
Liberal Cameron Reid 3,911 17.71% $31,957
Reform Don Atkinson 677 3.07% $10,560
Green D. Wendy Young 518 2.35% $834
     Common Sense Roslyn Griston 57 0.26% $272
Total valid votes 22,084 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 66 0.30%
Turnout 22,150 75.37%
B.C. General Election 1991: Powell River-Sunshine Coast
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Gordon Wilson 11,486 54.69% $42,914
     NDP Howard White 7,117 33.88% $56,523
Social Credit Harold Long 2,174 10.35% $26,527
Green Janet E. Calder 161 0.77% $439
     Independent Lynwood A. Jacob 66 0.31% $200
Total valid votes 21,004 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 300 1.41%
Turnout 21,304 82.61%

Sources:

1. Elections BC

2. SUMMARIES OF PROVINCIAL ELECTIONS AND BY-ELECTIONS, BRITISH COLUMBIA 1928 TO 1969.By: BRITISH COLUMBIA. CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER, Published: 1969, McMaster University Government Publications.

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