Saanich North and the Islands

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Saanich North and the Islands
Flag of British Columbia.svg British Columbia electoral district
Saanich north and the islands.png
Location of the mainland portion of the riding within the Greater Victoria area
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
MLA
 
 
 
Gary Holman
New Democratic
District created 1990
First contested 1991
Last contested 2013

Saanich North and the Islands is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada. It is located in the northern suburbs of the provincial capital, Victoria, and includes the southern Gulf Islands.

Saanich North and the Islands was created by 1990 legislation dividing the previous two-member district of Saanich and the Islands which came into effect for the 1991 B.C. election.

Demographics[edit]

Population, 2001 52,671
Population Change, 1996–2001 3.6%
Area (km²) 462.65
Pop. Density 114

Geography[edit]

History[edit]

Members of Legislative Assembly[edit]

Over the district's existence, it elected the following members of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia:

Parliament Years Member Party
35th 1991–1996     Clive Tanner Liberal
36th 1996–2001     Murray Coell Liberal
37th 2001–2005
38th 2005–2009
39th 2009–2013
40th 2013-present     Gary Holman NDP

Election results[edit]

British Columbia general election, 1991
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Clive Tanner 13,633 52.53%
New Democratic Elsie McMurphy 8,745 33.70%
Social Credit Richard Holmes 2,917 11.24%
Reform Don Hutchings 557 2.15%
Family Coalition Thomas Aussenegg 99 0.38%
Total valid votes 25,951 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 307 1.17%
Turnout 26,258 82.31%
British Columbia general election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Murray Coell 13,374 47.57%
New Democratic Lynda Laushway 10,546 37.51%
Reform Ross Imrie 1,627 5.79%
Progressive Democrat Gary Lundy 1,533 5.45%
Green Wally du Temple 898 3.19%
Natural Law Paul Tessier 72 0.26%
Western Canada Concept Zino Del Monte 63 0.22%
Total valid votes 28,113 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 120 0.43%
Turnout 28,233 77.89%
British Columbia general election, 2001
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%
British Columbia general election, 2005
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Murray Coell 13,265 44.01%
New Democratic Christine Hunt 11,265 37.37%
Green Ken Rouleau 4,557 15.12%
Democratic Reform Ian Douglas Bruce 1,056 3.50%
British Columbia general election, 2009
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Murray Coell 13,120 44.91 +0.9
New Democratic Gary Holman 12,875 44.07 +6.9
Green Tom Bradfield 3,220 11.02 -4.1
Total valid votes 29,215
British Columbia general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Gary Holman 10,515 33.27 -10.88
Liberal Stephen Roberts 10,352 32.76 -11.90
Green Adam Olsen 10,136 32.07 +20.84
Independent Scott McEachern 599 1.90 +0
Total valid votes 31,602

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Coordinates: 48°41′42″N 123°24′11″W / 48.695°N 123.403°W / 48.695; -123.403