Oak Bay-Gordon Head

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Oak Bay-Gordon Head
British Columbia electoral district
BC 2015 Oak Bay-Gordon Head.png
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
MLA
 
 
 
Andrew Weaver
Green
District created 1979
First contested 1979

Oak Bay-Gordon Head is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada.

Demographics[edit]

Population, 2001 47,814
Population Change, 1996–2001 0.2%
Area (km²) 30
Pop. Density (people per km²) 1,598

Geography[edit]

After restructuring prior to the 2017 election, Oak Bay-Gordon Head consists of the entirety of Oak Bay, as well as portions of Saanich and Victoria. The Saanich portions of the electoral district include Gordon Head, Cadboro Bay, and the Panhandle east of Shelbourne Street. The Victoria portions are made up of the Jubilee and Gonzales neighbourhoods east of Richmond Road.[1][2] The University of Victoria is located within Oak Bay-Gordon Head.

History[edit]

Unlike most of Greater Victoria, Oak Bay-Gordon Head has a history of typically voting for Centre-Right or Centrist candidates.[1]

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

The district has elected the following members to the Legislative Assembly:

Parliament Years Member Party
32nd 1979-1983     Brian Smith Social Credit
33rd 1983-1986
34th 1986-1989
1989-1991     Elizabeth Cull NDP
35th 1991–1996
36th 1996–2001     Ida Chong Liberal
37th 2001–2005
38th 2005–2009
39th 2009–2013
40th 2013–2017     Andrew Weaver Green
41st 2017–present

Election results[edit]

British Columbia general election, 2017
Party Candidate Votes %
Green Andrew Weaver 15,257 52.17
Liberal Alex Dutton 6,952 23.77
New Democratic Bryce Casavant 6,912 23.63
Vancouver Island Party Jin Dong Yang-Riley 67 0.23
4BC Xaanja Ganja Free 58 0.20
Total valid votes 29,246 100.00
Source: Elections BC[3]
British Columbia general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes %
Green Andrew Weaver 10,722 40.43
Liberal Ida Chong 7,767 29.29
New Democratic Jessica Van der Veen 7,536 28.42
Conservative Greg Kazakoff 492 1.86
Total valid votes 26,517 100.00
Total rejected ballots 102 0.38
Turnout 26,619 69.56
Source: Elections BC[4]
B.C. General Election 2009: Oak Bay-Gordon Head
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ida Chong 11,877 46.64% -1.16%
New Democratic Jessica Van der Veen 11,316 44.45% +2.14%
Green Steven Johns 2,330 8.91% +0.65%
Total valid votes
British Columbia general election, 2005
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Ida Chong 12,911 47.80
New Democratic Charley Beresford 11,430 42.31
Green Stephen Hender 2,232 8.26
Democratic Reform Lyne England 268 0.99
Independent Lindsay Budge 171 0.63
Total 27,012 100.00
B.C. General Election 2001: Oak Bay-Gordon Head
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Liberal Ida Chong 14,588 57.31% $40,994
  NDP Charley Beresford 5,789 22.74% $30,917
Green Christin Geall 4,666 18.33% $4,291
Marijuana Michael "Mik" Mann 411 1.62% $583
Total Valid Votes 25,454 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 93 0.37%
Turnout 25,547 75.54%
B.C. General Election 1996: Oak Bay-Gordon Head
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Liberal Ida Chong 12,340 46.59% $52,261
  NDP Elizabeth Cull 11,700 44.17% $45,690
Progressive Democrat Gordon Henderson 937 3.54% $305
Reform Paul Yewchuk 675 2.55% $11,324
Green Lenora Burke 566 2.14% $1,903
Family Coalition Alan Idler 56 0.21% $225
Social Credit John van Dyk 48 0.18% $3,796
  Independent John Ernest Currie 48 0.18% $244
  Natural Law Gary Zak 47 0.18% $165
  Independent Casey Edge 35 0.13% $604
  No Affiliation Nicholas Varzeliotis 35 0.13% $1,645
Total Valid Votes 26,487 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 123 0.46%
Turnout 26,610 79.49%
B.C. General Election 1991: Oak Bay-Gordon Head
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
  NDP Elizabeth Cull 10,522 39.61% $42,729
Liberal Paul McKivett 9,685 36.46% $11,068
Social Credit Susan Brice 5,556 20.91% $43,573
Reform Terry Milne 604 2.27% $7,043
Family Coalition Kathleen Toth 157 0.59% $539
     Human Race John Currie 42 0.16% $8
Total Valid Votes 26,566 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 422 1.56%
Turnout 26,988 83.16%
Oak Bay-Gordon Head Byelection, Dec. 13 1989
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
  NDP Elizabeth Cull 10,807 45.26%
Social Credit Susan Brice 10,430 43.68%
Liberal Paul McKivett 2,174 9.11%
Green Garth Lenz 328 1.37%
     Human Race Party Louis Lesosky 20 0.08%
  Independent Roland Isaacs 117 0.49%
Total Valid Votes 23,876 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 242 1.56%
Eligible Voters 32,351
Turnout 73.80%
B.C. General Election 1986: Oak Bay-Gordon Head
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Social Credit Brian Smith 14,008 52.50%
  NDP Muriel Agnes Overgaard 9,580 35.91%
  Progressive Conservative Irvin Kimball Burbank 1,678 6.29%
Liberal Matthew Julian 635 2.38%
Western Canada Concept Tom Pappajohn 515 1.93%
  Independent Ernest A. LeCours 201 0.75%
  Independent Russel Ellsworth Downe 63 0.24%
Total Valid Votes 26,680 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 237
Turnout 26,988 83.16%
B.C. General Election 1979: Oak Bay-Gordon Head
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Social Credit Brian Smith 12,730 49.43%
  NDP Muriel Agnes Overgaard 6,741 26.17%
  Progressive Conservative Victor Albert Stephens 6,284 24.40%
Total Valid Votes 24,755 100.00%
Total Rejected Ballots 497
Turnout

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McElroy, Justin (20 April 2017). "B.C. Votes 2017: Oak Bay-Gordon Head riding profile". CBC News. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Oak Bay-Gordon Head candidates and riding profile". Times Colonist. 30 April 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "2017 Provincial General Election Final Voting Results". Elections BC. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Statement of Votes - 40th Provincial General Election" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 17 May 2017.