British Columbia general election, 2001

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British Columbia general election, 2001
British Columbia
1996 ←
May 16, 2001
→ 2005

79 seats of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
40 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Gordon Campbell.jpg Ujjal Dosanjh2011.JPG AdrianeCarr.jpg
Leader Gordon Campbell Ujjal Dosanjh Adriane Carr
Party Liberal New Democratic Green
Leader since September 11, 1993 February 20, 2000 September 23, 2000
Leader's seat Vancouver-Point Grey Vancouver-Kensington (lost re-election) Ran in Powell River-Sunshine Coast (lost)
Last election 33 39 0
Seats won 77 2 0
Seat change +44 -37 0
Popular vote 916,888 343,156 197,231
Percentage 57.62 21.56 12.39
Swing +15.80 -17.89 +10.40

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British Columbia riding map showing the winning parties and their vote percentage of each riding.

Premier before election

Ujjal Dosanjh
New Democratic

Premier-elect

Gordon Campbell
Liberal

The British Columbia general election of 2001 was the 37th provincial election in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. It was held to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. The election was called on April 18, 2001, and held on May 16, 2001. Voter turnout was 55.4 per cent of all eligible voters.

The incumbent British Columbia New Democratic Party (BC NDP) had been rocked by two major scandals—the Fast Ferries Scandal and a bribery scandal involving Premier Glen Clark. With the NDP's ratings flatlining, Clark resigned in August 1999, and Deputy Premier Dan Miller took over as caretaker premier until the well-respected Ujjal Dosanjh was elected his permanent successor in February. Dosanjh was not, however, able to restore the party's public image, and the BC NDP was soundly defeated by the British Columbia Liberal Party (BC Liberals), led by former Vancouver mayor Gordon Campbell. The BC Liberals won over 57% of the popular vote, and all but two of the 79 seats in the provincial legislature—the most lopsided result in the province's electoral history.

The BC NDP, on the other hand, suffered what was easily the worst defeat of a sitting government in provincial history. The NDP lost almost half of the share of the popular vote that it had won in the 1996 election, while its seat count fell from 39 seats to only two—those of Deputy Premier & Education Minister Joy MacPhail and Community Development Minister Jenny Kwan. It was the second-worst defeat of a sitting provincial government in Canada, eclipsed only by the New Brunswick election of 1987 and the Alberta election of 1935, in which the governing Tories and UFA were completely wiped off the map. Dosanjh lost his own seat, along with every member of the Cabinet except MacPhail and Kwan. Dosanjh had admitted that the BC NDP could not win the election a week before it was held, and resigned as the party leader. Despite being the only other party in the Assembly, the BC NDP did not become the official opposition, because it lacked the four seats required for official party status.[1]

The British Columbia Unity Party had been created as a union of conservative parties. Initially, Reform BC, the Social Credit, the British Columbia Party, and the Family Coalition Party had joined under the "BC Unity" umbrella. By the time the election was called, however, only the Family Coalition Party and a large majority of Reform BC segments had remained in the BC Unity coalition. The other parties had withdrawn to continue independently. Ron Gamble, sometime leader and sometime president of the renewed Reform BC continued his opposition to conservative mergers, consistently proclaiming a "Say No to Chris Delaney & BC Unity" policy, until Unity's eventual collapse in 2004 after a failed second attempt at a merger with BC Conservatives.

Results[edit]

Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
1996 Elected % Change # % Change
Liberal Gordon Campbell 79 33 77 +133.3% 916,888 57.62% +15.80%
     New Democrats Ujjal Dosanjh 79 39 2 -94.9% 343,156 21.56% -17.89%
Green Adriane Carr 72 - - - 197,231 12.39% +10.40%
Unity Chris Delaney 56 - - - 51,426 3.23% +2.97%
     Marijuana Brian Taylor 79 * - * 51,206 3.22% *
     Independent 30 - - - 14,588 0.92% +0.28%
Reform 9 2 - -100% 3,439 0.22% -9.05%
All Nations 6 * - * 3,380 0.21% *
     Conservative Susan Power 6 - - - 2,417 0.15% +0.09%
Social Credit Grant Mitton 2 - - - 1,948 0.12% -0.27%
     BC Action 5 * - * 1,636 0.10% *
     No affiliation 6 * - * 727 0.05% *
     People's Front 11 * - * 720 0.05% *
  Western Reform 1 * - * 621 0.04% *
     Citizens Alliance Now 2 * - * 584 0.04% *
     Council of British Columbians 2 * - * 399 0.03% *
     Communist 4 - - - 381 0.02% +0.01%
Freedom 2 * - * 240 0.02% *
     Party of Citizens.... 2 * - * 147 0.01% *
Patriot 1 * - * 82 0.01% *
     Citizens Commonwealth 4 * - * 49 x *
     Central 3 * - * 41 x *
Total 456 75 79 +5.3% 1,591,306 100%  

Notes

x - less than 0.005% of the popular vote.

* The party did not nominate candidates in the previous election.

Unity Party results are calculated relative to Family Coalition Party results.

Riding results[edit]

Names in bold indicate party leaders and cabinet ministers and former premiers. Incumbents denoted with a dagger (†) did not seek re-election.

Northern British Columbia[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   Liberal   Green   Marijuana   Unity   Other
Bulkley Valley-Stikine Bill Goodacre
2,823
Dennis MacKay
7,414
Rolf Hussinger
856
Trevor McKilligan
507
Rod Taylor
1,190
Theresa Tait (ANP)
405
Bill Forsyth (BC)
62
Bill Goodacre
North Coast Colleen Fitzpatrick
4,084
Bill Belsey
4,915
David Konsmo
560
Kenneth Peerless
623
Clarence Hall
152
Emily Bolton (ANP)
526
Dan Miller
Peace River North Brian Churchill
1,047
Richard Neufeld
6,629
Paul Renaud
810
Roy Daniel Strange
568
Richard Neufeld
Peace River South Elmer Kabush
767
Blair Lekstrom
6,393
Stacy LaJeunesse
407
Michelle Rainey-Fenkarek
444
Garret Golhof
225
Grant Mitton (SC)
1,726
Jack Weisgerber
Prince George-Mount Robson Todd Whitcombe
2,655
Shirley Bond
8,033
Lelani Arris
1,429
Andrej DeWolf
744
Bob Zayonc
1,110
Erle Martz (Ref.)
445
Lois Boone
Prince George North Bryan Llewellyn
2,148
Pat Bell
9,215
Hilary Crowley
1,137
Robert Grimsrud
588
David G. Low
838
Lisa Maskell (WR)
621
Fred McLeod (Ind.)
478
Leif Jensen (Ind.)
76
Paul Ramsey
Prince George-Omineca Ed John
3,156
Paul Nettleton
10,469
David Usher
1,026
Will DeWolf
646
Eldon Matte
1,168
  Paul Nettleton
Skeena Helmut Giesbrecht
2,644
Roger Harris
8,653
Roger Benham
695
Bob Erb
810
Gerald Amos (ANP)
479
Helmut Giesbrecht

Kootenay, Columbia and Boundary[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   Liberal   Green   Marijuana   Unity   Other
Columbia River-Revelstoke Jim Doyle
4,465
Wendy McMahon
7,659
Jennifer Brownlee
946
Lisa Kirkman
616
Miles Lehn
484
  Jim Doyle
East Kootenay Erda Walsh
3,502
Bill Bennett
9,771
Joni Krats
1,229
Fred Sima
670
Bruce Parke
621
  Erda Walsh
Nelson-Creston Corky Evans
6,626
Blair Suffredine
8,161
Colleen McCrory
4,354
Dan Loehndorf
540
Stephen Cox
1,064
  Corky Evans
West Kootenay-Boundary Ed Conroy
6,376
Sandy Santori
9,718
Patricia Pepe
1,796
Brian Taylor
785
Mark McLaren
1,065
  Ed Conroy

Okanagan and Shuswap[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   Liberal   Green   Marijuana   Unity   Other
Kelowna-Lake Country Janet Scotland
3,102
John Weisbeck
14,093
Devra Rice
2,606
Paul Halonen
734
Kevin Wendland
1,496
David Thomson (Act)
272
John Weisbeck
Kelowna-Mission Assunta Rossal
3,066
Sindi Hawkins
15,351
Angela Reid
2,588
Kelly Nichol
787
Paul Vogan
1,674
Grant Baudais (Act)
296
Sindi Hawkins
Okanagan-Vernon Troy Sebastien
3,529
Tom Christensen
13,868
Erin Nelson
2,214
Michael Jones
917
Doug MacDonald
3,213
Herb Wong (Ind.)
562
Kathleen Daniels (Ind.)
157
Andrew Hokold (Pat)
82
April Sanders
Okanagan-Westside Ernie Ursuliak
3,176
Rick Thorpe
14,181
  Teresa Taylor
1,188
Howard Lionel Hunt
1,364
Jack Peach (Act)
921
Rick Thorpe
Penticton-Okanagan Valley Naga Terada
3,887
Bill Barisoff
15,609
Harry Naegal
3,524
Riley Goldstone
786
Walter Ozero
553
Kal Gidda (BC)
522
Bill Barisoff
Shuswap Wayne Fowler
3,788
George Abbott
12,950
Larissa Lutjen
2,423
Paddy Roberts
835
Al Thiessen
2,857
Jeanette McLennan (Ind.)
119
Scott Yee (Cen)
41
George Abbott


Thompson and Cariboo[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   Liberal   Green   Marijuana   Unity   Other
Cariboo North Frank Garden
2,732
John Wilson
10,044
Douglas Gook
712
Stephen Payne
509
Steven McBeth
420
Kim McIvor (Ind.)
727

Al Charlebois (PF)
24

John Wilson
Cariboo South David Zirnhelt
4,259
Walt Cobb
10,259
Mike Orr
739
Christopher Matte
598
Dan Case (AN)
552

Bruce Broomfield (PF)
83

David Zirnhelt
Kamloops Cathy McGregor
4,592
Claude Richmond
12,258
Joe Teichman
2,180
Julian Gushulak
707
Ruth Watson
430
Ernie Schmidt (Ind.)
193
Cathy McGregor
Kamloops-North Thompson Dwayne Hartle
4,181
Kevin Krueger
12,676
Denis Walsh
3,122
Vern Falk
1025
Bob Altenhofen
836
  Kevin Krueger
Yale-Lillooet Victor York
2,817
David Chutter
9,845
Harue Kanemitsu
1,657
Vincent Royer
807
  Don Moses (AN)
1126
Dorothy-Jean O'Donnell (PF)
136
Harry Lali

Fraser Valley[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   Liberal   Green   Marijuana   Unity   Other
Abbotsford-Clayburn Kris Lind
2,096
John van Dongen
12,584
  John Fulford
706
Peter Stiegelmar
1751
Kenneth Keillor (F)
217
John van Dongen
Abbotsford-Mount Lehman Taranjit Purewal
2,431
Mike de Jong
12,660
Karl Hann
1,299
Brian Carlisle
451
Gloria Ewert
1576
David MacKay (PF)
Robert McCulloch (F)
46
Mike de Jong
Chilliwack-Kent Malcolm James
2,155
Barry Penner
13,814
Larry Commodore
1,511
David Ferguson
968
    Barry Penner
Chilliwack-Sumas Christine Muise
2,434
John Les
14,137
Norm Siefken
1,130
    Grant Cepuran (Con)
1,199
new district
Fort Langley-Aldergrove Simon Challenger
2,619
Rich Coleman
16,527
Andrea Welling
2,766
Joshua McKenzie
674
Deanna Jopling
1,275
Murray Dunbar (Ind.)
336
Rich Coleman
Langley Paul Latham
2,720
Lynn Stephens
14,564
Pat Taylor
2,847
Mavis Becker
723
Gordon Nelson
1,605
  Lynn Stephens
Maple Ridge-Mission Rose Bennett
4,710
Randy Hawes
12,920
Dawn Paley
2,910
Denise Briere-Smart
908
David Ritchie
1,037
Dale Randall (Ind.)
252
Chum Richardson (Ind.)
63
Dennis Streifel
Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Bill Hartley
5,764
Ken Stewart
12,235
Mike Gildersleeve
3,069
Rick Cameron
716
Dave Hensman
1,220
Michael Felgner (Act)
97
Bill Hartley

Surrey[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   Liberal   Green   Marijuana   Unity   Other
Surrey-Cloverdale Steve Oakley
2,333
Kevin Falcon
13,739
Steve Chitty
2,227
Jason Elliott
481
George Hoytema
1,112
Bonnie McKinnon (Ind.)
1,669
Bonnie McKinnon
Surrey-Green Timbers Sue Hammell
5,592
Brenda Locke
7,539
Dennis Kalsi
561
C. Lewis Robinson
1,067
Jim Paterson (Ref.)
538

Harjit Daudharia (Com)
103

Sue Hammell
Surrey-Newton Param Grewal
3,949
Tony Bhullar
6,750
David Walters
1,673
Stephen Kawamoto
348
Paul Joshi
498
Margaret Bridgman (Ref.)
431
Penny Priddy
Surrey-Panorama Ridge Bruce Ralston
3,240
Gulzar Cheema
9,590
Sunny Athwal
1,437
Randy Caine
424
Heather Stilwell
1,123
Shirley Abraham (Ref.)
408
Ed Weiland (Act)
50
new district
Surrey-Tynehead Barry Bell
3,159
Dave Hayer
12,252
Joel Macht
1,876
Don Briere
385
Bill Stilwell
1,234
Marilyn Collins (Ind.)
880
Enoch Ephraimson
265 (Ref.)

Mandir Benipal (Ind.)
50
new district
Surrey-Whalley Joan Smallwood
4,536
Elayne Brenzinger
6,693
Terry McComas
1,652
Khalid Arnaout
544
John A. Conway
838
Mike Runte (Ref.)
374
Joan Smallwood
Surrey-White Rock Matt Todd
3,415
Gordon Hogg
18,678
Ruth Christine
3,577
David Bourgeois
536
Garry Sahl
983
Gordon Hogg

Richmond and Delta[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   Liberal   Green   Marijuana   Unity   Other
Delta North Norm Lortie
Reni Masi
John Hague
Iain Gilfillan
Dario Todorovic
Reni Masi
Delta South Ruth Mary Adams Val Roddick Rob LaBelle Mike Hansen Justin P. Goodrich George Mann (Ind.)
Paul Dhillon (Ind.)
Val Roddick
Richmond Centre Jaana Grant Greg Halsey-Brandt Bruce Marshall Alice Kan-Halford Jim Hessels Frank Tofin (Con.) Doug Symons
Richmond East Willy Nasgowitz Linda Reid Stephen Kronstein John Shavluk Joe Pal Mohamaud Farah (Ind.) Linda Reid
Richmond-Steveston Billie Mortimer Geoff Plant Kevan Hudson Gordon Mathias Vincent Paul Allan Warnke (Ind.)
Barry Chilton (Con.)
Sue Wade (Ref.)
Edith Petersen (PF)
Geoff Plant

Vancouver's Eastern Suburbs[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   Liberal   Green   Marijuana   Unity   Other
Burnaby-Edmonds Sav Dhaliwal
4,691
Patty Sahota
9,119
Eric Hawthorne
2,476
Roy Arjun
426
Grant Murray
1,076
Gordon S. Watson (POC)
112
Fred Randall
Burnaby North Pietro Calendino
5,735
Richard Lee
10,520
Tom Hetherington
2,669
Dale Ware
415
  Pietro Calendino
Burnaby-Willingdon Dave Myles
3,737
John Nuraney
8,338
Joe Keithley
2,347
Pamela Zak
313
  Dennis MacAuley (COBC)
243
Joan Sawicki
Burquitlam Bart Healey
4,475
Harry Bloy
10,333
Steven J. Mancinelli
3,085
Peter Grin
630
Greg Watrich
720
new district
Coquitlam-Maillardville Ken Landgraff
4,148
Richard Stewart
10,692
Elly Petersen
2,354
Paul Geddes
544
Tim Bonner
796
Harry Warren (Ind.)
Doug Stead (Ind.)
160
John Cashore
New Westminster Graeme Bowbrick
6,688
Joyce Murray
10,626
Robert Broughton
2,799
Marlene P. Campbell
799
Howard Irving
571
Graeme Bowbrick
Port Coquitlam-Burke Mountain Mike Farnworth
6,964
Karn Manhas
9,584
Kelli Gallagher
1,765
Doug Hewer
412
Chris Delaney
2,236
Clay Fanstone (Ref.)
145

Craig Braconnier (Ind.)
144

Mike Farnworth
Port Moody-Westwood Brian Revel
4,045
Christy Clark
15,967
  Graeme Smecher
1,359
Christy Clark

Vancouver[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   Liberal   Green   Marijuana   Unity   Other
Vancouver-Burrard Tim Stevenson
7,359
Lorne Mayencourt
11,396
Robbie Mattu
3,826
Marc Emery
906
Boris Bear (Ind.)
136
Joseph Theriault (PF)
40
Helvis (Rhino)
25
Tim Stevenson
Vancouver-Fairview Anita Romaniuk
4,772
Gary Farrell-Collins
12,864
Vanessa Violini
5,051
Ron MacIntyre
651
Brian Sproule (PF)
76
Gary Farrell-Collins
Vancouver-Fraserview Ian Waddell
5,815
Ken Johnston
10,361
Merina Matthew
1,417
Paul Emerson Hughes
267
Paul Stilwell
369
Ian Waddell
Vancouver-Hastings Joy MacPhail
8,009
Daniel Lee
7,600
Ian Gregson
2,874
Davin Ouimet
409
Carrol B. Woolsey (SC)
222
Charles Boyland (PF)
119
Joy MacPhail
Vancouver-Kensington Ujjal Dosanjh
7,478
Patrick Wong
9,162
Betty Krawczyk
1,795
John Gordon
516
John O'Flynn
314
Ujjal Dosanjh
Vancouver-Kingsway Alicia Barsallo
5,429
Rob Nijjar
8,264
Geoff Lyon
1,725
Steven M. Lay
364
Sal Vetro
541
Tyler Ducharme (COBC)
159

Donna Petersen (PF)
81

Glen Clark
Vancouver-Langara Peter G. Prontzos
2,999
Val Anderson
11,800
Doug Warkentin
2,009
Anthony Campbell
673
Joe Young (Ind.)
105
Michael Hill (PF)
51
Val Anderson
Vancouver-Mount Pleasant Jenny Kwan
7,163
Gail Sparrow
5,343
Dale Hofmann
2,612
David Malmo-Levine
489
Ken Wright
166
Liar Liar (Ind.)
148

Kimball Cariou (Com)
142 Franklin Poley (POC)
42

Jenny Kwan
Vancouver-Point Grey Am Johal
4,441
Gordon Campbell
13,430
Varya Rubin
5,094
Alex Curylo
659
Greg Dahms
257
Anne Jamieson (PF)
43
Gordon Campbell
Vancouver-Quilchena Gareth Richmond
2,168
Colin Hansen
16,829
Judy Johnstone
3,277
Katrina Chowe
351
  Mike Sharp (Ind.)
160
Colin Hansen

North Shore and Sunshine Coast[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   Liberal   Green   Marijuana   Unity   Other
North Vancouver-Lonsdale Roger Kishi
3,016
Katherine Whittred
11,362
Terry W. Long
3,823
Darin Keith Neil
612
Jonathan Cote (Ind.)
173
Katherine Whittred
North Vancouver-Seymour Sheila Paterson
2,751
Daniel Jarvis
15,568
Evelyn Kirkaldy
4,127
Tom Dreyer
568
  Ron Gamble (Ref.)
683
Chris McKenzie (Ind.)
209
Daniel Jarvis
Powell River-Sunshine Coast Gordon Wilson
6,349
Harold Long
9,904
Adriane Carr
6,316
Dana Larsen
812
  Gordon Wilson
West Vancouver-Capilano Matt Lovick
1,284
Ralph Sultan
15,556
Nora Gambioli
2,932
Keir Vichert
274
  Jeremy Dalton (Ind.)
1,355
Jeremy Dalton
West Vancouver-Garibaldi Barrie MacLeod
2,330
Ted Nebbeling
14,542
Peter Tatroff
3,691
Robert Adam
767
  Ted Nebbeling

Vancouver Island[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   Liberal   Green   Marijuana   Unity   Other
Alberni-Qualicum Gerard Janssen
7,395
Gillian Trumper
13,109
Sergio Paone
2,999
Nicholas Thorp
1,081
Gerard Janssen
Comox Valley Evelyn Gillespie
5,356
Stan Hagen
15,569
Pam Munroe
5,170
Sylvain Beaudoin
873
John William Robinson
677
Evelyn Gillespie
Cowichan-Ladysmith Rob Hutchins
7,783
Graham Bruce
12,707
Loren Duncan
3,250
Larry Kunz
597
  Jan Pullinger
Nanaimo Leonard Krog
6,602
Mike Hunter
9,748
Doug Catley
3,810
Donald LaVallee
889
Steve Miller
588
Brunie Brunie (Ind.)
199
Dale Lovick
Nanaimo-Parksville Jamie Brennan
5,852
Judith Reid
17,356
Phil Carson
3,192
Leonard Melman
634
Daniel Stelmacker
693
Judith Reid
North Island Glenn Robertson
6,375
Rod Visser
13,781
Ralph Keller
2,871
Noreen Evers
1,099
Glenn Robertson

Greater Victoria[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   Liberal   Green   Marijuana   Unity   Other
Esquimalt-Metchosin Maurine Karagianis
6,258
Arnie Hamilton
9,544
Marilyn Sundeen
3,685
Christopher Davies
534
Bob Ward
268
Bill Clarke (Con)
322
Rick Berglund (Ind.)
105
Scott Attrill (Ind.)
68
Gerry McVeigh (Ind.)
57
Moe Sihota
Malahat-Juan de Fuca Richard Hughes
3,687
Brian Kerr
9,676
Stephen Bradley
3,275
Ron Anderton
547
Julie Mander
323
Rick Kasper (Ind.)
5,164

Susan Power (Con)
222

Rick Kasper
Oak Bay-Gordon Head Charley Beresford
5,789
Ida Chong
14,588
Cristin Geall
4,666
Michael Mann
411
  Ida Chong
Saanich North and the Islands Paul Sam
5,011
Murray Coell
15,406
Andrew Lewis
7,211
Christina Racki
491
  Bathar Jensen (Ind.)
257
Murray Coell
Saanich South David Cubberley
6,838
Susan Brice
12,699
Gracie MacDonald
3,823
Tamara Tulloch
462
  Paul Scrimger (Con.)
349
James Robert Lauder (Ind.)
172
Andrew Petter
Victoria-Beacon Hill Carole James
9,262
Jeff Bray
9,297
Walter Meyer Zu Erpen
5,453
Troy Tompkins
532
Gregory Hartnell
290
Rob Botterell (Ind.)
205
Kirsten Goodacre (Com)
64
Gretchen Brewin
Victoria-Hillside Steve Orcherton
7,796
Sheila Orr
7,878
Stuart Hertzog
4,142
Chuck Beyer
663
Allan Whittal
293
George Gidora (Com)
72
Laery Braaten (CCF)
49
Steve Orcherton

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "B.C. NDP no longer official party after recounts". CBC Newss. May 31, 2001. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 

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