Cowichan Valley (provincial electoral district)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Cowichan Valley
British Columbia electoral district
BC 2015 Cowichan Valley.png
Provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of British Columbia
MLA
 
 
 
Sonia Furstenau
Green
District created2008
First contested2009
Last contested2020
Demographics
Population (2006)55,040
Area (km²)1,681.67
Pop. density (per km²)32.7
Census division(s)Cowichan Valley Regional District
Census subdivision(s)Duncan, North Cowichan, Lake Cowichan

Cowichan Valley is a provincial electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, established by the Electoral Districts Act, 2008 out of parts of Cowichan-Ladysmith and Malahat-Juan de Fuca. It was first contested in the 2009 general election in which New Democrat Bill Routley was elected MLA.

Geography[edit]

Cowichan Valley is located on southern Vancouver Island, in the region surrounding the Cowichan River. Communities in the electoral district consist of Duncan, Lake Cowichan, Shawnigan Lake, Mill Bay, Cobble Hill, Maple Bay, and the southern portion of North Cowichan.[1]

History[edit]

Assembly Years Member Party
39th 2009–2013 Bill Routley New Democratic
40th 2013–2017
41st 2017–2020 Sonia Furstenau Green
42nd 2020–present

Election results[edit]

Graph of election results in Cowichan Valley (minor party results are summed as "other")
2020 British Columbia general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Green Sonia Furstenau 13,059 44.21 +6.97 Filing extension granted
New Democratic Rob Douglas 11,875 40.20 +8.57 $55,431.43
Liberal Tanya Kaul 4,606 15.59 −12.07 $15,360.48
Total valid votes 29,540 100.00
Total rejected ballots    
Turnout    
Registered voters
Source: Elections BC[2][3]
2017 British Columbia general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Green Sonia Furstenau 11,449 37.24 +18.09 $35,322
New Democratic Lori Lynn Iannidinardo 9,723 31.63 −8.51 $54,416
Liberal Steve Housser 8,502 27.66 −7.24 $70,112
Independent Ian Morrison 502 1.63 $8,140
Libertarian James Robert Anderson 302 0.98 $398
Independent Samuel Lockhart 145 0.47 $0
Independent Eden Haythornthwaite 119 0.39 $996
Total valid votes 30,742 100.00
Total rejected ballots 100 0.33 +0.01
Turnout 30,842 67.58 +5.68
Registered voters 45,641
Source: Elections BC[4][5]
2013 British Columbia general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Bill Routley 10,696 40.14 −8.26 $59,185
Liberal Steve Housser 9,299 34.90 −0.81 $46,299
Green Kerry Davis 5,102 19.15 −7.36 $19,753
Conservative Damir Wallener 1,223 4.59 +1.03 $9,705
Independent Heather Alanna Campbell 326 1.22 $1,050
Total valid votes 26,646 100.00
Total rejected ballots 86 0.32 −0.05
Turnout 26,732 61.90 −0.64
Registered voters 43,183
Source: Elections BC[6]
2009 British Columbia general election
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
New Democratic Bill Routley 12,548 48.40 $83,418
Liberal Cathy Basskin 9,258 35.71 $55,515
Green Simon Lindley 3,058 11.79 $8,900
Conservative Jason Murray 924 3.56 $1,594
Refederation Michial Rupert Moore 139 0.54 $343
Total Valid Votes 25,927 100.00
Total Rejected Ballots 97 0.37
Turnout 26,024 62.54
Registered voters 41,612

References[edit]

  1. ^ McElroy, Justin (11 April 2017). "B.C. Votes 2017: Cowichan Valley riding profile". CBC News. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  2. ^ "2020 Provincial General Election Final Voting Results". electionsbcenr.blob.core.windows.net. Retrieved 2021-01-03.
  3. ^ "Search Results: 2020 General Elections Financing Reports". Elections BC. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  4. ^ "2017 Provincial General Election - Statement of Votes" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Election Financing Reports". Elections BC. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Statement of Votes - 40th Provincial General Election" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 17 May 2017.