Abbotsford South

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Abbotsford South
British Columbia electoral district
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
Darryl Plecas
District created 2008
First contested 2009
Population (2006) 49,590
Area (km²) 211.10
Pop. density (per km²) 234.9
Census divisions Fraser Valley Regional District
Census subdivisions Abbotsford

Abbotsford South is a provincial electoral district in British Columbia, Canada established by the Electoral Districts Act, 2008. It came into effect in the B.C. General Election 2009.

Member of Legislative Assembly[edit]

On account of the realignment of electoral boundaries, most incumbents did not represent the entirety of their listed district during the preceding legislative term. John van Dongen, British Columbia Liberal Party was initially elected during a 1995 election to the Abbotsford-Clayburn riding and has represented them until 2013. He unsuccessfully ran for re-election in the newly created riding of Abbotsford South and lost to Darryl Plecas.

Election results[edit]

B.C. General Election 2013: Abbotsford South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Darryl Plecas 9,564 47.74
Independent John van Dongen 5,587 27.89
New Democratic Lakhvinder Jhaj 4,210 21.01
Marijuana Steve Finlay 418 2.09
Excalibur Patricia Smith 256 1.28
Total Valid Votes 20,035
Total Rejected Ballots
B.C. General Election 2009 Abbotsford South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John van Dongen 9,566 58.47% n/a
     NDP Bonnie Rai 4,197 25.65% n/a
Green Daniel Bryce 1,244 7.61% n/a
Conservative Gurcharan Dhaliwal 1,019 6.23% n/a
     Independent Tim Felger 334 2.04% n/a
Total 16,360 [1] 100.00%


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