Gwen O'Mahony

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Gwen O'Mahony
MLA
O'Mahony and Dix visit CEP to raise awareness of colorectal cancer (7677718146).jpg
MLA for Chilliwack-Hope
In office
April 19, 2012 – May 2013
Preceded by Barry Penner
Succeeded by Laurie Throness
Personal details
Born 1972/1973 (age 44–45)[1]
Political party New Democrat

Gwen O'Mahony (born 1972 or 1973) is a Canadian politician, who represented Chilliwack-Hope in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from April 2012 until May 2013 as a member of the British Columbia New Democratic Party.[2]

O'Mahony was previously the party's candidate in Chilliwack-Hope in the 2009 provincial election, as well as running federally for the New Democrats in Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon in the 2011 federal election.

She became the first New Democrat ever to represent the area.

In the 2013 provincial election, O'Mahony was defeated by BC Liberal Party candidate Laurie Throness, the same Liberal candidate she had faced in the 2012 by-election.

Electoral record[edit]

British Columbia general election, 2009: Chilliwack-Hope
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. 
Canadian federal election, 2011: Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Mark Strahl 28,160 57.20 -5.12
New Democratic Gwen O'Mahony 12,691 25.78 +7.02
Liberal Diane Janzen 5,320 10.81 +2.29
Green Jamie Hoskins 2,706 5.50 -3.27
Western Block Clive Edwards 180 0.37
Marxist–Leninist Dorothy-Jean O'Donnell 173 0.35 +0.11
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,230 100.00
Total rejected ballots 152 0.31 +0.04
Turnout 49,382 58.99 +1
Eligible voters 83,713
British Columbia provincial by-election, April 19, 2012: Chilliwack-Hope
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, 2013: Chilliwack-Hope
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 McKinnon 833 4.07
Total Valid Votes 20,452

References[edit]

  1. ^ Motivated by gov't cuts Henderson, Paul J. Chilliwack Times [Chilliwack, B.C] 21 Apr 2009: 5.
  2. ^ "NDP win both B.C. byelections; Liberals in second place". Vancouver Sun, April 20, 2012.

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