Abbotsford-Clayburn

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Abbotsford-Clayburn
British Columbia electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
District created 1999
District abolished 2009
First contested 2001
Last contested 2005
Demographics
Population (2001) 44,865
Electors (2005) 31,312
Area (km²) 81.43
Census divisions Fraser Valley Regional District
Census subdivisions Abbotsford

Abbotsford-Clayburn was a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada from 2001 to 2009.

Demographics[edit]

Population, 2001 44,865
Population Change, 1996–2001 4.6%
Area (km²) 81.43
Pop. Density (people per km²) 551

Geography[edit]

1999 Redistribution[edit]

Changes from Abbotsford to Abbotsford-Mount Lehman include:

History[edit]

Member of Legislative Assembly[edit]

Its MLA is Hon. John van Dongen, a former dairy farmer. He was first elected in 1995. He represents the British Columbia Liberal Party. Mr. van Dongen was appointed Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries on June 5, 2001. He is now running for re-election in the newly created riding of Abbotsford South.

Election results[edit]

British Columbia general election, 2001
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Liberal John van Dongen 12,584 72.51% $32,911
New Democratic Kris Lind 2,096 12.08% $1,070
Unity Peter Stiegelmar 1,751 10.09% $6,073
Marijuana Don Fulford 706 4.07% $504
Freedom Kenneth Montgomery Keillor 217 1.25% $107
Total valid votes 17,354 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 154 0.89%
Turnout 17,508 71.30%
British Columbia general election, 2005
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal John van Dongen 11,047 59.95%
New Democratic Michael Nenn 5,555 30.15%
Green Lance Pizzariello 1,428 7.75%
Freedom Kenneth Montgomery Keillor 199 1.08%
Marijuana Iain Gilfillan 198 1.07%
Total 18,427 100.00%

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