Vancouver South

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For the defunct provincial electoral district of the same name, see Vancouver South (provincial electoral district).
Vancouver South
Flag of British Columbia.svg British Columbia electoral district
Vancouver South.png
Vancouver South in relation to other federal electoral districts in Vancouver
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Wai Young
Conservative
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 123,679
Electors (2011) 80,271
Area (km²)[1] 26.21
Pop. density (per km²) 4,718.8
Census divisions Metro Vancouver
Census subdivisions Vancouver

Vancouver South is a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1917 to 1997, and since 2004. It covers the southern portion of the city of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Demographics[edit]

The riding has one of the largest immigrant populations in the province, with immigrants and children of immigrants accounting for about 75 per cent of the 118,905 residents. About one-third of the residents are from China or are the children or grandchildren of parents born in China, according to the 2006 census. About 15 per cent are from Pakistan or India. The city's colourful Punjabi market and the close-knit community of religious Sikhs dominate the area.[2] The service sector, retail trade and manufacturing are the major sources of employment in Vancouver South. Nearly 30% of residents over the age of 25 years old have obtained a university certificate or degree. The average family income is over $71,000. Unemployment is around 6.3%.[3]

History[edit]

This electoral district was formed in 1914 from Vancouver City riding.

In 1996, it was abolished and used to create Vancouver South—Burnaby with portions of New Westminster—Burnaby.

Vancouver South was re-created in 2003 when the Burnaby sections were moved into the new ridings Burnaby—Douglas and Burnaby—New Westminster.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Vancouver South
Riding created from Vancouver City
13th  1917 − 1921     Richard Clive Cooper Government (Unionist)
14th  1921 − 1925     Leon Johnson Ladner Conservative
15th  1925 − 1926
16th  1926 − 1930
17th  1930 − 1935     Angus MacInnis Independent Labour
18th  1935 − 1940     Howard Charles Green Conservative
19th  1940 − 1945     National Government
20th  1945 − 1949     Progressive Conservative
21st  1949 − 1953     Arthur Laing Liberal
22nd  1953 − 1957     Elmore Philpott Liberal
23rd  1957 − 1958     Ernest James Broome Progressive Conservative
24th  1958 − 1962
25th  1962 − 1963     Arthur Laing Liberal
26th  1963 − 1965
27th  1965 − 1968
28th  1968 − 1972
29th  1972 − 1974     John Allen Fraser Progressive Conservative
30th  1974 − 1979
31st  1979 − 1980
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988
34th  1988 − 1993
35th  1993 − 1997     Herb Dhaliwal Liberal
Riding dissolved into Vancouver South—Burnaby
Riding re-created from Vancouver South—Burnaby
38th  2004 − 2006     Ujjal Dosanjh Liberal
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present     Wai Young Conservative

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

The current Member of Parliament is Wai Young, a sociologist, consultant, and small businesswoman. After losing by 20 votes in 2008, she defeated former BC Premier Ujjal Dosanjh in a rematch in 2011. She is the first Conservative MP elected in Vancouver since 1988.

Future[edit]

The 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution concluded that the electoral boundaries of Vancouver South should be adjusted, and a modified electoral district of the same name will be contested in future elections.[4] The redefined Vancouver South loses a portion of its current territory west of Cambie Street to the new district of Vancouver Granville, and gains a small area in the northeast currently included in Vancouver Kingsway. These new boundaries will be legally defined in the 2013 representation order, which is likely to come into effect upon the call of the 42nd Canadian federal election, scheduled for October 2015. In the unlikely event an election is called prior to April 2014, the current electoral boundaries would remain in effect.[5]

Election results[edit]

2004 - present[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Wai Young 19,504 43.31 +4.87
Liberal Ujjal Dosanjh 15,604 34.65 -3.84
New Democratic Meena Wong 8,552 18.99 +1.37
Green Jean Hakizimana 1,151 2.55 -2.38
Marxist–Leninist Charles Boylan 222 0.49 -0.01
Total valid votes/Expense limit 45,033 100.00
Total rejected ballots 281 0.62 +0.09
Turnout 45,314 55.77 +4
Eligible voters 81,245
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Ujjal Dosanjh 16,110 38.49 -9.56 $74,163
Conservative Wai Young 16,090 38.44 +11.30 $80,086
New Democratic Ann Chambers 7,376 17.62 -3.45 $22,765
Green Csaba Gulyas 2,065 4.93 +1.65 $413
Marxist–Leninist Charles Boylan 211 0.50 +0.04
Total valid votes/Expense limit 41,852 100.00 $85,093
Total rejected ballots 223 0.53 +0.12
Turnout 42,075 52 -4.00
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Ujjal Dosanjh 20,991 48.05 +3.54 $62,784
Conservative Tarlok Sablok 11,856 27.14 +1.64 $68,523
New Democratic Bev Meslo 9,205 21.07 -3.48 $30,481
Green Doug Perry 1,435 3.28 -0.30 $1,280
Marxist–Leninist Charles Boylan 202 0.46 +0.17
Total valid votes 43,689 100.00
Total rejected ballots 181 0.41 -0.29
Turnout 43,870 56
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Ujjal Dosanjh 18,196 44.51 $67,157
Conservative Victor Soo Chan 10,426 25.50 $70,471
New Democratic Bev Meslo 10,038 24.55 $33,575
Green Doug Perry 1,465 3.58 $1,451
Christian Heritage Frank Wagner 339 0.82
Marxist–Leninist Charles Boylan 119 0.29 $150
Communist Stephen Von Sychowski 105 0.25 $389
Independent H. Sandhu 98 0.23 $5,846
Canadian Action Joe Sixpack Horrocks 90 0.22
Total valid votes 40,876 100.00
Total rejected ballots 284 0.69
Turnout 41,160 56

1917 - 1997[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Herb Dhaliwal 17,215 35.62 +6.83
Reform Gordon Shreeve 12,291 25.43 +23.34
Progressive Conservative K. K. Wan 11,357 23.50 -18.73
New Democratic John Maté 3,625 7.50 -16.26
National Cameron Ward 2,113 4.37
Libertarian John Clarke 554 1.15 -0.74
Green Valerie Jerome 418 0.86 +0.21
Natural Law Prince Pabbies 285 0.59
Independent Jas Mangat 278 0.58
Independent Dan Logan 69 0.14
Independent Robert Walter Ross 60 0.12
Marxist–Leninist Allan H. Bezanson 47 0.10
Independent Issam Mansour 20 0.04
Total valid votes 48,332 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative John Allen Fraser 21,222 42.23 -12.64
Liberal Woody MacLaren 14,468 28.79 +8.31
New Democratic Martin Toren 11,939 23.76 +0.25
Reform Don Evans 1,052 2.09
Libertarian John Clarke 946 1.88
Green Douglas Dunn 327 0.65 -0.49
Rhinoceros Brian Godzilla Salmi 173 0.34
Independent Barbara Waldern 74 0.15
Communist Reginald Walters 54 0.11
Total valid votes 50,255 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative John Allen Fraser 25,469 54.87 +1.59
New Democratic Brian Ernest Emery 10,909 23.50 +2.24
Liberal Harkirpal S. Sara 9,507 20.48 -4.03
Green Don Smardon 529 1.14
Total valid votes 46,414 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative John Allen Fraser 22,288 53.28 -0.51
Liberal Patrick F. Graham 10,254 24.51 -0.56
New Democratic Judy McManus 8,896 21.27 +0.36
Rhinoceros Linda Fleming 327 0.78
Marxist–Leninist Amarjit S. Dhillon 63 0.15 -0.07
Total valid votes 41,828 100.00

1979 general election[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative John Allen Fraser 22,653 53.80 +0.92
Liberal Tony Toth 10,558 25.07 -6.50
New Democratic Judy McManus 8,806 20.91 +5.83
Marxist–Leninist Amarjit Dhillon 91 0.22 +0.04
Total valid votes 42,108 100.00

1974 general election[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative John Allen Fraser 23,247 52.88 +12.84
Liberal Peter Oberlander 13,881 31.57 -1.22
New Democratic Roger Howard 6,629 15.08 -10.04
Communist James W. Beyon 129 0.29
Marxist–Leninist Anne Boylan 79 0.18
Total valid votes 43,965 100.00

1972 general election[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative John Allen Fraser 17,762 40.03 +16.29
Liberal Gordon Gibson 14,549 32.79 -16.47
New Democratic Roger Howard 11,145 25.12 +2.47
Social Credit Tony Jefferson 765 1.72 -2.23
Independent Sean Griffin 102 0.23
Independent Rick Hundal 44 0.10
Total valid votes 44,367 100.00

1968 general election[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Arthur Laing 19,757 49.26 +5.73
Progressive Conservative John Allen Fraser 9,521 23.74 +7.70
New Democratic Joe Warnock 9,086 2.65 -2.14
Social Credit Daniel A. Devlin 1,585 3.95 -10.57
Communist Robin Smith 157 0.39 -0.71
Total valid votes 40,106 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Arthur Laing 18,669 43.54 -1.53
New Democratic Norman Levi 10,633 24.80 +2.08
Progressive Conservative Mary Southin 6,877 16.04 -6.04
Social Credit Norman Howard 6,228 14.52 +5.20
Communist William Evans Stewart 474 1.11 +0.29
Total valid votes 42,881 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Arthur Laing 19,140 45.07 +8.63
New Democratic Cliff Greer 9,649 22.72 +0.02
Progressive Conservative J. Ferguson Browne 9,374 22.07 -7.73
Social Credit Earl Backman 3,960 9.32 -0.50
Communist Thomas A. McEwen 345 0.81 -0.41
Total valid votes 42,468 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Arthur Laing 14,660 36.44 +18.74
Progressive Conservative Ernest James Broome 11,990 29.81 -30.65
New Democratic Cliff Greer 9,132 22.70 +7.20
Social Credit Erling L. Backman 3,953 9.83 +4.64
Communist William E. Stewart 492 1.22 +0.08
Total valid votes 40,227 100.00

Note: NDP vote is compared to CCF vote and Communist Vote is compared to Labour-Progressive vote from 1958 election.

Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Ernest James Broome 22,292 60.46 +15.60
Liberal Elmore Philpott 6,528 17.70 -3.44
Co-operative Commonwealth Cliff Greer 5,717 15.50 +1.96
Social Credit Hilliard Beyerstein 1,914 5.19 -12.98
Labor–Progressive Thomas A. McEwen 422 1.14 -1.14
Total valid votes 36,873 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Ernest James Broome 16,058 44.86 +27.41
Liberal Elmore Philpott 7,568 21.14 -15.46
Social Credit Hilliard Beyerstein 6,505 18.17 -5.16
Co-operative Commonwealth Cliff Greer 4,849 13.55 -6.09
Labor–Progressive Thomas A. McEwen 817 2.28 -0.70
Total valid votes 35,797 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Elmore Philpott 10,459 36.60 -3.11
Social Credit Ira N. Monson 6,668 23.34
Co-operative Commonwealth Cliff Augustine Greer 5,610 19.63 -11.93
Progressive Conservative Lorraine Johnston 4,986 17.45 -11.28
Labor–Progressive Gordon Wesley Elder 852 2.98
Total valid votes 28,575 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Arthur Laing 13,082 39.71 +14.66
Co-operative Commonwealth Grace MacInnis 10,397 31.56 +13.90
Progressive Conservative Jonathan Webster Cornett 9,462 28.72 -25.06
Total valid votes 32,941 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Howard Charles Green 25,878 53.78 +5.15
Liberal Richard Rowe Holland 12,056 25.06 -10.36
Co-operative Commonwealth Edward Alexander Lucas 8,497 17.66 +1.70
Democratic George Rayburn Smith 920 1.91
Social Credit Walter Redvers Dent 766 1.59
Total valid votes 48,117 100.00

Note: Progressive Conservative vote is compared to National Government vote in 1940 election.

Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
National Government Howard Charles Green 18,470 48.63 +17.94
Liberal Sidney Alexander Smith 13,451 35.41 +5.63
Co-operative Commonwealth Arthur James Turner 6,062 15.96 -11.95
Total valid votes 37,983 100.00

Note: National Government vote is compared to Conservative vote in 1935 election.

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Howard Charles Green 9,491 30.69 -16.54
Liberal Alexander Malcolm Manson 9,212 29.78
Co-operative Commonwealth Robert Skinner 8,632 27.91
Reconstruction Archie Bertram Carey 2,896 9.36
Independent Paul McDowell Kerr 699 2.26
Total valid votes 30,930 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Independent Labour Angus MacInnis 15,732 50.03
Conservative Leon Johnson Ladner 14,850 47.23 -8.78
Communist William Bennett 861 2.74
Total valid votes 31,443 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Leon Johnson Ladner 9,762 56.01 +8.75
Liberal Paul McDowell Kerr 4,973 28.53 -8.88
Labour Alfred Hurry 2,693 15.45 +0.13
Total valid votes 17,428 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Leon Johnson Ladner 8,587 47.27 +9.52
Liberal Robert George MacPherson 6,797 37.41 +5.63
Labour Alfred Hurry 2,783 15.32 -6.49
Total valid votes 18,167 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Leon Johnson Ladner 4,893 37.75 -27.39
Liberal Victor Wentworth Odlum 4,120 31.79 +8.51
Labour Thomas Richardson 2,827 21.81 +10.69
Independent John Kavanagh 810 6.25
Progressive John Isaac Richmond 312 2.41
Total valid votes 12,962 100.00

Note" Conservative vote is compared to Unionist vote in 1917 election.

Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes %
Government (Unionist) Richard Clive Cooper 6,890 65.14
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Charles MacDonald 2,462 23.27
Labour James Hackett McVety 1,176 11.12
Unknown Edward Gold 50 0.47
Total valid votes 10,578 100.00

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