Victoria-Beacon Hill

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Victoria-Beacon Hill is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada.

Demographics[edit]

Population 49,427
Population Change, 1996-2001 -0.1%
Area (km²) 12.39
Pop. Density 3,989

Geography[edit]

The riding comprises most of the City of Victoria, the provincial capital. It is bounded by the coastline to the south and west; by the Municipality of Oak Bay to the east, by Bay Street and Haultain Street to the north.

History[edit]

Victoria-Beacon Hill was created in 1989, in time for the British Columbia general election, 1991, after the abolition of the two-member district of Victoria along with all other such dual ridings. In the 2008 boundary redistribution, Victoria-Beacon Hill kept 89 per cent of its area and added nine per cent of Victoria-Hillside.

Member of Legislative Assembly[edit]

New Democratic Party of BC MLA Gretchen Brewin was elected to represent the riding in 1991. She was re-elected in 1996, and served as Speaker of the Legislative Assembly from 1998 to 2000.

In 2001, Jeff Bray was elected, representing the British Columbia Liberal Party.

The current MLA is Carole James. She narrowly lost to Bray by 35 votes in 2001, but came back with an almost 2-1 margin of victory, as the BC NDP leader, in 2005. She was re-elected in the 2009 and 2013 provincial elections.

Election results[edit]

British Columbia general election, 1991
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
New Democratic Gretchen Brewin 10,939 47.95% $48,796
Liberal Karen Bill 7,434 32.59% $4,696
Social Credit Suzanne Hansen 3,712 16.27% $46,834
Green Michael Timney 728 3.19% $1,300
Total valid votes 22,813 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 629 2.68%
Turnout 23,442 74.06%
British Columbia general election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
New Democratic Gretchen Brewin 11,960 52.51% $39,468
Liberal Howard Markson 7,636 33.52% $25,991
Progressive Democrat Richard Fahl 1,093 4.80% $1,555
Green Stephen DeMeulenaere 1,008 4.43% $1,750
Reform Ken Conrad 654 2.87% $6,135
Social Credit Lance van Dyk 96 0.42% $3,796
Libertarian Jill Kolbinson 92 0.40% $130
Independent Sequoia Nathan Maxwell 73 0.32% $124
Natural Law Cal Danyluk 64 0.28% $118
Western Canada Concept Bob Ward 59 0.26% $227
Common Sense Johnny Douglas 43 0.19% $100
Total valid votes 22,778 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 194 0.84%
Turnout 22,972 68.17%
British Columbia general election, 2001
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Liberal Jeff Bray 9,297 37.04% $52,485
New Democratic Carole James 9,262 36.90% $44,963
Green Walter Meyer zu Erpen 5,453 21.72% $8,210
Marijuana Troy Tompkins 532 2.12% $70
Unity Gregory Paul Michael Hartnell 290 1.15% $3,817
Independent Rob Botterell 205 0.82% $911
Communist Kirsten Goodacre 64 0.25% $427
Total Valid Votes 25,103 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 153 0.53%
Turnout 25,238 68.63%
British Columbia general election, 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Carole James 15,064 57.21% +20.31
Liberal Jeff Bray 8,091 30.73% -6.31
Green John William Miller 2,783 10.57% -11.15
Democratic Reform David McCaig 157 0.60% +0.60
Independent Benjamin McConchie 121 0.46% +0.46
Independent Ingmar Lee 116 0.44% +0.44
Total 26,332 100.00%
British Columbia general election, 2009
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Carole James 13,400 55.37 -1.84
Liberal Dallas Henault 6,375 26.34 -4.39
Green Adam Saab 4,106 16.97 +6.40
Independent Saul Andersen 319 1.32 +1.32
Total valid votes 24,200

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