Delta (electoral district)

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Delta
British Columbia electoral district
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Carla Qualtrough
Liberal
District created 2013
First contested 2015
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 100,588
Electors (2015) 72,865
Area (km²)[2] 207
Pop. density (per km²) 485.9
Census divisions Metro Vancouver
Census subdivisions Delta

Delta is a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1988 to 1997 and since 2015.

History[edit]

The 1988–1997 edition of this riding was created in 1987 from parts of Fraser Valley West, Richmond—South Delta and Surrey—White Rock—North Delta ridings. During this period of time, the riding consisted of the District Municipality of Delta and the southwest part of the District Municipality of Surrey. It was abolished in 1996, and became part of Delta—South Richmond.

The riding was recreated following the 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution.[3] The boundaries for this edition of the riding are perfectly coterminal with the District Municipality of Delta. The riding was created from parts of Newton—North Delta and Delta—Richmond East. These new boundaries were legally defined in the 2013 representation order, which came into effect upon the call of the 42nd Canadian federal election, scheduled for October 2015.

Members of Parliament[edit]

The riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Delta
Riding created from Fraser Valley West, Richmond—South Delta
and Surrey—White Rock—North Delta
34th  1988–1993     Stan Wilbee Progressive Conservative
35th  1993–1997     John Cummins Reform
Riding dissolved into Delta—South Richmond
Riding re-created from Newton—North Delta
and Delta—Richmond East
42nd  2015–Present     Carla Qualtrough Liberal

Election results[edit]

2015–present[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Carla Qualtrough 27,355 49.12 +30.55
Conservative Kerry-Lynne Findlay 18,255 32.78 -15.17
New Democratic Jeremy Leveque 8,311 14.92 -13.13
Green Anthony Edward Devellano 1,768 3.17 -1.57
Total valid votes/Expense limit 55,689 100.00   $205,646.03
Total rejected ballots 200 0.36
Turnout 55,889 74.47
Eligible voters 75,044
Liberal notional gain from Conservative Swing +22.86
Source: Elections Canada[4][5][6]
2011 federal election redistributed results[7]
Party Vote  %
  Conservative 21,982 47.95
  New Democratic 12,862 28.06
  Liberal 8,514 18.57
  Green 2,177 4.75
  Others 307 0.67

1988–1997[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Reform John Cummins 17,161 38.30 +33.85
Liberal Karen Morgan 13,750 30.69 +10.80
Progressive Conservative Stan Wilbee 9,245 20.63 -23.62
New Democratic Lloyd Macdonald 2,577 5.75 -23.36
National John Waller 1,173 2.62
Christian Heritage Keith Gee 347 0.77 -1.02
Natural Law Joan Buzik 177 0.40
Green Bryan Wagman 165 0.37
Independent Benjamin Brian Wolfe 103 0.23
Independent Ryan Bigge 59 0.13
Independent Carollyne Tayler 36 0.08
Commonwealth of Canada Nevenka Kos 11 0.02
Total valid votes 44,804 100.0  
Reform gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +11.52
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Stan Wilbee 19,755 44.25
New Democratic Sylvia Bishop 12,995 29.11
Liberal Fred Gingell 8,880 19.89
Reform John Cummins 1,987 4.45
Christian Heritage Keith Gee 801 1.79
Independent Gerard Baisch 134 0.30
Libertarian Kurt Pokrandt 88 0.20
Total valid votes 44,640 100.0  
This riding was created from parts of Fraser Valley West, Richmond—South Delta and Surrey—White Rock—North Delta, all of which elected a Progressive Conservative in the previous election.

See also[edit]

Historic ridings with the name Delta:

External links[edit]