Bob Simpson (British Columbia politician)

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Bob Simpson
Mayor of Quesnel
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Cariboo North
In office
May 17, 2005 – May 14, 2013
Preceded by John Wilson
Succeeded by Coralee Oakes
Personal details
Born 1956/1957 (age 60–61)[1]
Nationality Canadian
Political party New Democrat → Independent

Bob Simpson (born 1956 or 1957) is a former MLA for Cariboo North in the Canadian province of British Columbia. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly in the 2005 election.

He was a member of the British Columbia New Democratic Party. He was removed from caucus on October 7, 2010, for public dissent regarding Carole James, former leader of the New Democratic Party of British Columbia, and subsequently sat in the legislature as an Independent MLA.

On February 7, 2013, Simpson joined with Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington and Abbotsford South MLA John van Dongen to present a six-point agenda for democratic reform, including changes to B.C.’s electoral finance law and the Election Act.[2]

Simpson announced June 20, he would be running for Mayor in Quesnel, BC

Electoral record[edit]

British Columbia general election, 2013: Cariboo North
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Coralee Oakes 5,867 41.41
Independent Bob Simpson 5,264 37.16
New Democratic Duncan Barnett 3,036 21.43
Total valid votes 14,167 100.00
Total rejected ballots 81 0.57
Turnout 14,248 59.77
Source: Elections BC[3]


  1. ^ A solitary man; Kicked out of the NDP caucus after criticizing leader Carole James, MLA Bob Simpson is now an independent in a party of one. Not that he minds Ward, DougView Profile. The Vancouver Sun [Vancouver, B.C] 23 Oct 2010: C.1.
  2. ^ "Links | Bob Simpson - My Life Abbreviated". 2010-05-15. Retrieved 2014-06-13. 
  3. ^ "Statement of Votes - 40th Provincial General Election" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 

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