Langley (provincial electoral district)

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Langley
Flag of British Columbia.svg British Columbia electoral district
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
MLA
 
 
 
Mary Polak
Liberal
Demographics
Population (2001) 54,174
Area (km²) 576
Pop. density (per km²) 94.1

Langley is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada. It should not be confused with the federal electoral district of Langley, which encompasses a somewhat larger area. The riding made its first appearance in the 1966 general election.

The riding was created out of the Delta constituency in 1966 and has been a safe seat for the "free enterprise" party of the era. Until the realigning election of 1991, the riding was considered a safe seat for Social Credit. Since then, the Liberals have won the seat by significant margins in six consecutive elections.

Demographics[edit]

Population, 2001 54,174
Population Change, 1996–2001 6.6%
Area (km²) 94
Pop. Density (people per km²) 576

Member of Legislative Assembly[edit]

Its MLA is Mary Polak, a former chair of the Surrey school board. She was first elected in 2005 and was re-elected in 2009. She represents the British Columbia Liberal Party.

Parliament Years Member Party
28th 1966-1969     Hunter Bertram Vogel Social Credit
29th 1969-1972
30th 1972-1975     Robert Howard McClelland Social Credit
31st 1975-1979
32nd 1979-1983
33rd 1983-1986
34th 1986-1991     Carol Gran Social Credit
35th 1991–1996     Lynn Stephens Liberal
36th 1996–2001
37th 2001–2005
38th 2005–2009     Mary Polak Liberal
39th 2009–2013
40th 2013-present

Election results[edit]

B.C. General Election 2013: Langley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Mary Polak 14,039 51.44%
New Democratic Andrew Mercier 7,403 27.13%
Conservative John Cummins 3,242 11.88%
Green Wally Martin 2,608 9.56%
Total Valid Votes 27,292 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots
Turnout
B.C. General Election 2009 Langley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Mary Polak 13,295 56.62%
     NDP Kathleen Stephany 8,400 35.77%
Green Ron Abgrall 1,788 7.61%
Total 23,483 100.00%
B.C. General Election 2005: Langley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Mary Polak 12,877 52.18%
     NDP Dean Morrison 8,303 33.64%
Green Kathleen Blanche Stephany 3,042 12.33%
     Marijuana Chris Scrimes 278 1.13%
Platinum Lee Anthony Davies 180 0.73%
Total 24,680 100.00%
B.C. General Election 2001: Langley
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Lynn Stephens 14,564 64.85% $47,825
Green Pat Taylor 2,847 12.68% $492
     NDP Paul Latham 2,720 12.11% $1,961
Unity Gordon Nelson 1,605 7.15% $4,453
     Marijuana Mavis Becker 723 3.21% $721
Total valid votes 22,459 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 66 0.29%
Turnout 22,525 71.97%
B.C. General Election 1996: Langley
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Lynn Stephens 9,277 46.62% $50,227
     NDP Kim Richter 5,795 29.12% $17,136
Reform Joe Lopushinsky 3,224 16.20% $33,546
Progressive Democrat Paul MacDonald 1,195 6.00%
Green Fely Gotia-Walters 262 1.32% $240
Social Credit Ian B. Thompson 148 0.74% $5,178
Total valid votes 19,901 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 125 0.62%
Turnout 20,026 73.19%
B.C. General Election 1991: Langley
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Lynn Stephens 7,149 38.95% $5,383
     NDP Derrill Thompson 5,762 31.39% $22,296
Social Credit Carol M. Gran 5,201 28.34% $62,018
Family Coalition Barrie O. Norman 180 0.98% $1,323
     Independent Nora E. Galenzoski 62 0.34% $120
Total valid votes 18,354 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 354 1.89%
Turnout 18,708 76.24%

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