Surrey Centre

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Surrey Centre
British Columbia electoral district
Coordinates:49°11′24″N 122°50′49″W / 49.190°N 122.847°W / 49.190; -122.847Coordinates: 49°11′24″N 122°50′49″W / 49.190°N 122.847°W / 49.190; -122.847
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Randeep Sarai
Liberal
District created2013
First contested2015
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2016)[1]120,172
Electors (2015)68,719
Area (km²)[1]40
Pop. density (per km²)3,004.3
Census divisionsMetro Vancouver
Census subdivisionsSurrey

Surrey Centre (French: Surrey-Centre) is a federal electoral district in British Columbia. It encompasses a portion of British Columbia previously included in the electoral district of Surrey North.[2]

Surrey Centre was created by the 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution and was legally defined in the 2013 representation order. It came into effect upon the call of the 42nd Canadian federal election, scheduled for October 2015.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic groups in Surrey Centre (2016)
Source: [1]
Population %
Ethnic group South Asian 41,515 35.1%
European 36,890 31.2%
Filipino 10,710 9%
Chinese 6,800 5.7%
Aboriginal 4,565 3.9%
Southeast Asian 4,355 3.7%
Black 3,225 2.7%
Arab 2,960 2.5%
Latin American 2,450 2.1%
Korean 1,600 1.4%
West Asian 1,235 1%
Japanese 510 0.4%
Multiple minorities 1,740 1.5%
Visible minority, n.i.e. 815 0.7%
Total population 118,410 100%

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following members of the House of Commons of Canada:

Parliament Years Member Party
Surrey Centre
Riding created from Surrey North
42nd  2015–Present     Randeep Sarai Liberal

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Randeep Sarai 19,471 45.07 +27.31 $106,885.13
New Democratic Jasbir Sandhu 12,992 30.08 -9.95 $128,114.24
Conservative Sucha Thind 8,556 19.81 -15.85 $93,713.10
Green Jeremiah Deneault 1,493 3.46 -0.18
Christian Heritage Kevin Pielak 553 1.28 $5,295.88
Communist Iqbal Kahlon 133 0.31
Total valid votes/Expense limit 43,198 100.00   $203,771.47
Total rejected ballots 352 0.81
Turnout 43,550 61.78
Eligible voters 70,493
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +18.63
Source: Elections Canada[4][5]
2011 federal election redistributed results[6]
Party Vote %
  New Democratic 13,041 40.03
  Conservative 11,618 35.66
  Liberal 5,787 17.76
  Green 1,186 3.64
  Others 949 2.91

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 2011
  2. ^ Final Report – British Columbia
  3. ^ Timeline for the Redistribution of Federal Electoral Districts
  4. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Surrey Centre, 30 September 2015
  5. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates
  6. ^ Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections