Langley (provincial electoral district)

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For the federal electoral district of the same name, see Langley (electoral district).
Langley
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. The riding first appeared in the 1966 general election.

The riding was created out of the Delta constituency in 1966. Until the election of 1991, it was considered a safe seat for Social Credit. Since then, the Liberals have won the seat by significant margins in six consecutive elections. It returned one MLA from 1966 to 1986, two MLAs from 1986 to 1991, and one MLA from 1991 to the present day.

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 and 2013. She is a member of 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 and Dan Peterson 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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