Freedom Party of British Columbia

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Freedom Party of British Columbia
Former provincial party
Leader Vacant
President Kenneth Montgomery Keillor
Founded 2001 (2001)
Headquarters 34850 Clayburn Road
Abbotsford, British Columbia
V2S 7Y9
Ideology Social conservatism, Laissez-faire capitalism
Colours Dark blue
Website
www.kennethmontgomerykeillor.com/freedom.html

The Freedom Party of British Columbia was a minor political party in British Columbia, Canada. Several of its policies were based on fundamentalist Christian values.

The party was founded in April 2001 and it nominated two candidates in the 2001 British Columbia election: Kenneth Montgomery Keillor placed last in a field of four candidates in the riding of Abbotsford-Clayburn, winning 217 votes (1.25% of the total), and Robert Wayne McCulloch placed last in a field of 6 candidates in the riding of Abbotsford-Mt. Lehman, winning 23 votes (0.12% of the total).

It nominated two candidates in the 2005 election: Kenneth Montgomery Keillor placed fourth in a field of 5 candidates in Abbotsford-Clayburn, winning 192 votes (1.08%), and Jeremy Harold Sandwith Smyth placed last in a field of 6 candidates in Cowichan-Ladysmith, winning 79 votes (0.30%).

The party was de-registered by Elections BC in February 2009.

Election results[edit]

British Columbia general election, 2001: Abbotsford-Clayburn
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Liberal John van Dongen 12,584 72.51 $32,911
New Democratic Kris Lind 2,096 12.08 $1,070
Unity Peter Stiegelmar 1,751 10.09 $6,073
Marijuana Don Fulford 706 4.07 $504
Freedom Kenneth Montgomery Keillor 217 1.25 $107
Total valid votes 17,354 100.00
Total rejected ballots 154 0.89
Turnout 17,508 71.30
British Columbia general election, 2001: Abbotsford-Mount Lehman
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Liberal Mike de Jong 12,660 68.48 $32,765
New Democratic Taranjit Purewal 2,431 13.15 $2,775
Unity Gloria Cavacece (Ewert) 1,576 8.53 $2,437
Green Karl Hann 1,299 7.03 $223
Marijuana Brian Carlisle 451 2.44 $394
People's Front David MacKay 46 0.25
Freedom Robert Wayne McCulloch 23 0.12 $100
Total valid votes 18,486 100.00
Total rejected ballots 116 0.63
Turnout 18,602 71.44
British Columbia general election, 2005: Abbotsford-Clayburn
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal John van Dongen 11,047 59.95
New Democratic Michael Nenn 5,555 30.15
Green Lance Pizzariello 1,428 7.75
Freedom Kenneth Montgomery Keillor 199 1.08
Marijuana Iain Gilfillan 198 1.07
Total 18,427 100.00
British Columbia general election, 2005: Cowichan-Ladysmith
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Doug Routley 13,402 50.20%
Liberal Graham Bruce 10,879 40.75%
Green Cindy-Lee Robinson 1,823 6.83%
Independent Jim Bell 290 1.09%
Democratic Reform Brian Fraser Johnson 223 0.84%
Freedom Jeremy Harold Sandwith Smyth 79 0.30%
Total 26,696 100.00%

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