Chilliwack-Hope

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Chilliwack-Hope
British Columbia electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
District created 2008
First contested 2009
Last contested 2013
Demographics
Population (2006) 43,980
Area (km²) 10,832.98
Census divisions Fraser Valley Regional District
Census subdivisions Chilliwack, Hope, Kent

Chilliwack-Hope was a provincial electoral district in British Columbia, Canada established by the Electoral Districts Act, 2008. It was first contested in the 2009 British Columbia General Election. The riding was formed from an amalgamation of parts of Chilliwack-Kent, Yale-Lillooet, Chilliwack-Sumas, Vancouver-Garibaldi, and Maple Ridge-Mission.[1]

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. Barry Penner, British Columbia Liberal Party was initially elected during the 2005 election and 2001 election to the Chilliwack-Kent riding. He successful ran for re-election again in the 2009 election in the Chilliwack-Hope riding. [1]

Penner resigned the seat on January 9, 2012, and Gwen O'Mahony won the subsequent by-election on April 19, 2012. [2]

Parliament Years Member Party
Chilliwack-Kent, Yale-Lillooet and Chilliwack-Sumas prior to 2009
39th 2009–2011   Barry Penner BC Liberal
2012–2013   Gwen O'Mahony New Democrat
40th 2013–2017   Laurie Throness BC Liberal
Chilliwack-Kent, Fraser-Nicola and West Vancouver-Sea to Sky after 2017

Electoral history[edit]

British Columbia general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Laurie Throness 10,053 49.15
New Democratic Gwen O'Mahony 7,364 36.01
Conservative Michael Henshall 2,202 10.77
Independent Ryan Ashley McKinnon 833 4.07
Total valid votes 20,452 100.00
Total rejected ballots 117 0.57
Turnout 20,569 57.38
Source: Elections BC[3]
British Columbia provincial by-election, April 19, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Gwen O'Mahony 6,022 41.89 +8
Liberal Laurie Throness 4,593 31.95 -22
Conservative John Martin 3,615 25.15 +18
Libertarian Lewis Dahlby 145 1.01
Total Valid Votes 14,375
Total Rejected Ballots 26
Turnout 14,401 41.12
"Report of the Chief Electoral Officer on the Port Moody-Coquitlam and Chilliwack-Hope By-elections" (PDF). Elections B.C. Retrieved 2013-03-07. 
British Columbia general election, 2009
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Liberal Barry Penner 8,985 53.28 $67,073
New Democratic Gwen O'Mahony 5,638 33.43 $18,541
Conservative Hans Mulder 1,198 7.10 $250
Green Guy Durnin 951 5.64 $350
People's Front Dorothy-Jean O'Donnell 93 0.55 $260
Total Valid Votes 16,865
Total Rejected Ballots 95 0.56
Turnout 16,960 51.85
"Chilliwack-Hope B.C. Votes". CBC.ca. Retrieved 2009-04-12. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chilliwack-Hope B.C. Votes". CBC.ca. Retrieved 2009-04-12. 
  2. ^ "Report of the Chief Electoral Officer on the Port Moody-Coquitlam and Chilliwack-Hope By-elections" (PDF). Elections B.C. Retrieved 2013-03-07. 
  3. ^ "Statement of Votes - 40th Provincial General Election" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 17 May 2017.