Newton—North Delta

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Newton—North Delta
British Columbia electoral district
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Newton—North Delta in relation to other federal electoral districts in Vancouver
District created 2003
District abolished 2013
First contested 2004
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 127,954
Electors (2011) 73,317
Area (km²)[2] 51.08
Census divisions Greater Vancouver
Census subdivisions Surrey, Delta

Newton—North Delta was a federal electoral district in the province of British Columbia, Canada, that had been represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 2004 to 2015, when it was abolished and redistributed to the Delta and Surrey—Newton electoral districts.

Geography[edit]

It is located within the Greater Vancouver Regional District, and consists of

  • the eastern part of the Corporation of Delta, and
  • the western and central parts of the City of Surrey.

Demographics[edit]

Newton—North Delta has the highest percentage of people of Sikh ethnic origin (27.6%);[3] of native Punjabi speakers (33.4%);[4] of those that use Punjabi as home language (26.8%);[5] as well as of South Asians overall (42.7%),[6] lagging only Richmond - 50.2% Chinese - in terms of population proportion of a single visible minority group.

In terms of religion, it is the federal riding with the highest percentage of Sikhs (27.6%) and, more generally, the highest percentage of people with a non-Judeo-Christian religion affiliation, 38.0% in particular (Sikh: 27.6%, Muslim: 4.3%, Hindu: 4.1%, etc.).[7][8]

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in 2003 from parts of Delta—South Richmond and Surrey Central ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

The riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Newton—North Delta
Riding created from Delta—South Richmond and Surrey Central
38th  2004–2006     Gurmant Grewal Conservative
39th  2006–2008     Sukh Dhaliwal Liberal
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015     Jinny Sims New Democratic

During the 40th Parliament, Dhaliwal was a member of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Jinny Sims 15,413 33.42 +7.29
Liberal Sukh Dhaliwal 14,510 31.46 -4.96
Conservative Mani Kaur Fallon 14,437 31.30 +0.39
Green Liz Walker 1,520 3.30 -2.30
Independent Ravi S. Gill 123 0.27
Communist Sam Hammond 116 0.25 -0.02
Total valid votes/Expense limit 46,119 100.00
Total rejected ballots 294 0.63 +0.07
Turnout 46,413 62.59 +0.52
New Democratic gain from Liberal Swing +5.79
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Sukh Dhaliwal 16,481 36.42 +2.17 $79,459
Conservative Sandeep Pandher 13,988 30.91 +0.29 $79,709
New Democratic Teresa Townsley 11,824 26.13 -5.83 $41,739
Green Liz Walker 2,533 5.60 +3.65 $2,243
Independent James W. Miller-Cousineau 179 0.40
Independent John Shavluk 126 0.28
Communist Harjit Daudharia 121 0.27 +0.01 $377
Total valid votes/Expense limit 45,252 100.00 $81,605
Total rejected ballots 255 0.56 +0.16
Turnout 45,507 62.07 -1.02
Liberal hold Swing +4.00
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Sukh Dhaliwal 15,006 34.25 +2.70 $76,831
New Democratic Nancy Clegg 14,006 31.96 +2.76 $50,542
Conservative Phil Eidsvik 13,416 30.62 -2.20 $76,831
Green Sunny Athwal 853 1.95 -4.25 $12,622
Independent Rob Girn 319 0.73
Communist Harjit Daudharia 112 0.26 +0.02 $379
Independent Mike Saifie 106 0.24
Total valid votes 43,818 100.00
Total rejected ballots 174 0.40 -0.12
Turnout 43,992 63.09 0
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +2.45
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Gurmant Grewal 13,529 32.82 $72,183
Liberal Sukh Dhaliwal 13,009 31.55 $64,449
New Democratic Nancy Clegg 12,037 29.20 $28,384
Green John Hague 2,535 6.20 $3,135
Communist Nazir Rizvi 98 0.24 $389
Total valid votes 41,228 100.0
Total rejected ballots 216 0.52
Turnout 41,444 63

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