Comox Valley (provincial electoral district)

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Comox Valley is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada.

Since 1986, the riding has been a bellwether having voted consistently for a governing MLA.

Demographics[edit]

Population, 2001 55,314
Population Change 1996-2001 0.7%
Area (km²) 1,703.39
Pop. Density (people per km²) 32

Geography[edit]

History[edit]

Member of Legislative Assembly[edit]

Don McRae, of the Liberal Party was elected MLA in the provincial 2009 general election. He was re-elected in 2013.

Parliament Years Member Party
Comox
18th 1933-1937     Laurence Arnold Hanna Liberal
19th 1937-1941     Colin Cameron CCF
20th 1941-1945
21st 1945-1949     Herbert John Welch Coalition
22nd 1949-1952
23rd 1952-1953     William Campbell Moore CCF
24th 1953-1956
25th 1956-1960     Daniel Robert John Campbell Social Credit
26th 1960-1963
27th 1963-1966
28th 1966-1969
29th 1969-1972
30th 1972-1975     Karen Sanford NDP
31st 1975-1979
32nd 1979-1983
33rd 1983-1986
34th 1986-1991     Stan Hagen Social Credit
Comox Valley
35th 1991–1996     Margaret Lord NDP
36th 1996–2001     Evelyn Gillespie NDP
37th 2001–2005     Stan Hagen Liberal
38th 2005–2009
39th 2009–2013     Don McRae Liberal
40th 2013–present

Election results[edit]

B.C. General Election 2013: Comox Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Liberal Don McRae 14,248 44.27 -3 $102,624
New Democratic Kassandra Dycke 12,480 38.77 -5 $107,947
Green Chris Aikman 3,718 11.55 +2 $2,682
Conservative Diane Hoffmann 1,740 5.41 $5,871
British Columbia general election, 2009
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Liberal Don McRae 13,886 47% $92,892
New Democratic Leslie McNabb 12,508 43% $123,151
Green Hazel Lennox 2,577 9% $3,370
Refederation Paula Berard 266 0.9% $360
People's Front Barbara Biley 120 0.4% $256
Total Valid Votes 29,357
Total Rejected Ballots 141 0.5%
Turnout 29,498 61%
http://www.elections.bc.ca/docs/rpt/2009GE/CMX.pdf
British Columbia general election, 2005
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Stan Hagen 13,120 45.79%
New Democratic Andrew Black 12,384 43.22%
Green Chris Aikman 2,587 9.03%
Marijuana Miracle Emery 199 0.69%
Democratic Reform Don Davis 176 0.61%
Work Less Bruce O'Hara 75 0.26%
Refederation Mel Garden 61 0.21%
People's Front Barbara Biley 49 0.17%
Total 28,651 100.00%
B.C. General Election 2001: Comox Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Liberal Stan Hagen 15,569 56.32% $61,366
  NDP Evelyn Gillespie 5,356 19.37% $23,476
Green Pam Munroe 5,170 18.70% $9,007
Marijuana Sylvain Luc Beaudoin 873 3.16% $80
Unity John William Robinson 677 2.45%
Total valid votes 27,645 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 57 0.21%
Turnout 27,702 74.81%
B.C. General Election 1996: Comox Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
  NDP Evelyn Gillespie 13,230 42.76% $38,658
Liberal Bill MacDonald 10,721 34.65% $47,322
Reform Delbert Doll 3,451 11.15% $12,385
Progressive Democrat Joe Lawlor 1,039 3.36% $100
Green Meaghan Cursons 1,296 4.19% $1,766
  Independent Alicia Burns 598 1.93% $8,325
Family Coalition John Krell 398 1.29% $1,943
  Independent Angus Ramsey 149 0.48% $924
  Independent Hillel Alan Wright 57 0.18%
Total valid votes 30,939 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 115 0.37%
Turnout 31,054 72.86%
B.C. General Election 1991: Comox Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
  NDP Margaret Lord 10,355 39.20% $40,813
Liberal Alicia Burns 8,754 33.14% $14,805
Social Credit Stan Hagen 6,734 25.49% $68,780
Green Richard P. R. Porter 432 1.63% $1,407
 } Green Go Hillel A. Wright 93 0.35%
  Independent Daniel J. Downer 49 0.19% $363
Total valid votes 26,417 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 430 1.60%
Turnout 26,847 78.26%

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