Bruce Ralston

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Bruce Ralston
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Surrey-Whalley
Assumed office
May 17, 2005
Preceded by Elayne Brenzinger
Official Opposition House Leader
Assumed office
March 18, 2014
Preceded by John Horgan
Personal details
Political party New Democrat

Bruce Ralston is the current MLA for Surrey-Whalley in the Canadian province of British Columbia.

He was born in Victoria and grew up in Vancouver. He has degrees in history and law from the University of British Columbia and a degree in history from the University of Cambridge in England. He has his own law firm in Surrey.[1]

He was elected to the Legislative Assembly in the 2005 election and re-elected in 2009.[2]

He is a member of the British Columbia New Democratic Party. He is also the official opposition member for finance.[3]

Electoral results[edit]

British Columbia general election, 2013: Surrey-Whalley
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
New Democratic Bruce Ralston 10,405 61.43 $112,496
Liberal Kuljeet Kaur 5,004 29.54 $34,568
Conservative Sunny Chohan 1,110 6.55 $40,961
Vision Jag Bhandari (JB) 420 2.48 $9,375
Total Valid Votes 16,939 100
Total Rejected Ballots 248 1.44
Turnout 17,187 46.28
British Columbia general election, 2009: Surrey-Whalley
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic Bruce Ralston 10,453
Liberal Radhia Benalia 4,083
Green Bernadette Kennan 1,189
British Columbia general election, 2005: Surrey-Whalley
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Bruce Ralston 8,903 55.00%
Liberal Barbara Steele 4,949 30.57%
Green Roy Whyte 1,238 7.65%
Democratic Reform Elayne Brenzinger 607 3.75%
Marijuana Melady Belinda Earl 302 1.87%
Independent Joe Pal 139 0.86%
Platinum Neil Gregory Magnuson 50 0.31%
Total 16,188 100.00%


  1. ^ Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
  2. ^ Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
  3. ^ commentary at, March 4, 2010