Harry Bains

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Harry Bains
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Surrey-Newton
Assumed office
May 17, 2005
Preceded by Tony Bhullar
Personal details
Born 1951/1952 (age 65–66)[1]
Political party New Democrat

Harry Bains is a Canadian politician. He is the current MLA for Surrey-Newton in the Canadian province of British Columbia. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly in the 2005 election as a member of the British Columbia New Democratic Party.

Personal life[edit]

Bains and his wife Rajvinder live in Surrey with their two children, Kulpreet and Jasmeen. He is an avid advocate for workers rights and equality for all.[2]


Bains has been active in Surrey for many years. He has experience in education due to his service on the Kwantlen University College Board of Governors as board member and vice chair from 1993 and 1999. He has also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity.

Bains was an elected officer of Steelworkers-IWA Canada local 2171 for over fifteen years. He has served most recently as full-time vice president of his local chapter, in which he led negotiations and helped in bargaining to improve workers wages and working conditions.[3]

Critic roles[edit]

Bains served as opposition critic for the Olympic Games and for Transportation and Infrastructure. He currently serves as Jobs, Employment, Labour and Worksafe BC Critic in the NDP shadow cabinet.[4]

Election results[edit]

British Columbia general election, 2005: Surrey-Newton
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Harry Bains 10,741 57.89%
Liberal Daniel Igali 6,473 34.89%
Green Dan Deresh 876 4.72%
Democratic Reform Harry Grewal 268 1.44%
Work Less Gordon Scott 123 0.66%
Platinum Jeff Robert Evans 72 0.39%
Total 18,553 100.00%
British Columbia general election, 2009: Surrey-Newton
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Harry Bains 10,709 68.93% +11.04
Liberal Ajay Caleb 4,011 25.82% −9.07
Green Trevor Loke 759 4.89% +0.17
Communist George Gidora 58 0.37%
B.C. General Election 2013: Surrey-Newton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
New Democratic Harry Bains
Helping Hand Alan Saldanha
Liberal Sukhminder Virk
Conservative Satinder Singh
Total Valid Votes
Total Rejected Ballots