Saanich South

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Saanich South
Flag of British Columbia.svg British Columbia electoral district
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
MLA
 
 
 
Lana Popham
New Democratic
District created 1990
First contested 1991
Demographics
Census subdivisions Saanich

Saanich South is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada. It 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. Between 1966 and 1991, the riding was dominated by Social Credit, who won every election except for 1972 when the riding was won by the British Columbia Progressive Conservative Party.

Since 1991, the riding has been won by the NDP in every election except for the BC Liberal landslide victory in 2001. During the 1990s, the riding was represented by prominent Cabinet minister, Andrew Petter, who served in the Harcourt, Clark, and Dosanjh governments.

Demographics[edit]

Population 49,585
Population Change, 1996–2001 3.4%
Area (km²) 82
Pop. Density (people per km²) 604

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History[edit]

Member of Legislative Assembly[edit]

The MLA for Saanich South is Lana Popham, a farmer, small-business person and environmentalist. She was first elected in 2009 and represents the British Columbia New Democratic Party.

Parliament Years Member Party
35th 1991–1996     Andrew Petter NDP
36th 1996–2001
37th 2001–2005     Susan Brice Liberal
38th 2005–2009     David Cubberley NDP
39th 2009–2013     Lana Popham NDP
40th 2013-present

Election results[edit]

British Columbia general election, 1991
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
New Democratic Andrew Petter 10,254 44.63% $42,789
Liberal Lorne Peasland 8,309 36.17% $7,035
Social Credit Allen L. Vandekerkhove 4,218 18.36% $92,822
Western Canada Concept Douglas Christie 193 0.84%
Total valid votes 22,974 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 300 1.03%
Turnout 23,274 79.87%
British Columbia general election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
New Democratic Andrew Petter 11,394 46.11% $46,181
Liberal Frank Leonard 10,867 43.98% $42,352
Progressive Democrat Cherie Dealey 1,198 4.85% $6,794
Reform Colin Knecht 676 2.74% $2,842
Green Jack Etkin 343 1.39% $1,081
Natural Law Gail Anderson 86 0.35% $100
Western Canada Concept Douglas Christie 66 0.27% $100
Libertarian Ken Wiebe 40 0.16%
Common Sense Laery Braaten 38 0.15% $100
Total valid votes 24,708 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 141 0.57%
Turnout 24,849 77.16%
British Columbia general election, 2001
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Liberal Susan Brice 12,699 52.17% $40,228
New Democratic David Cubberley 6,838 28.09% $38,619
Green Gracie MacDonald 3,823 15.70% $3,545
Marijuana Tamara Tulloch 462 1.90% $394
Conservative Paul Scrimger 349 1.43% $1,032
Independent James Robert Lauder 172 0.71% $608
Total Valid Votes 24,343 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 66 0.27%
Turnout 24,409 76.00%
British Columbia general election, 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic David Cubberley 12,287 45.99% +17.90
Liberal Susan Brice 11,959 44.77% -7.40
Green Brandon McIntyre 1,902 7.12% -8.58
Democratic Reform Brett Hinch 211 0.79%
Western Canada Concept Douglas Christie 202 0.76%
Independent Kerry Steinemann 153 0.57%
Total 26,714 100.00%
British Columbia general election, 2009
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Lana Popham 11,697 47.14% +1.15%
Liberal Robin Adair 11,215 45.20% +0.43%
Green Brian Gordon 1,664 6.71% -0.41%
Western Canada Concept Douglas Christie 235 0.95% +0.19%
Total valid votes 24,811 100

Template:British Columbia provincial election, 2013/Saanich South

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