Comox Valley (provincial electoral district)

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Comox Valley was a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada. Most of it is now in Courtenay-Comox.

Since the 1986 BC general election, the riding had been a bellwether, having voted consistently for a governing MLA.

Demographics[edit]

Population, 2001 55,314
Population change 1996–2001 0.7%
Area (km2) 1,703.39
Population density (people per km2) 32

Geography[edit]

History[edit]

Member of Legislative Assembly[edit]

Don McRae of the Liberal Party was elected MLA of the district in the 2009 provincial general election. He was re-elected in the 2013 election.

Assembly Years Member Party
Comox
18th 1933–1937     Laurence Arnold Hanna Liberal
19th 1937–1941     Colin Cameron CCF
20th 1941–1945
21st 1945–1949     Herbert John Welch Coalition
22nd 1949–1952
23rd 1952–1953     William Campbell Moore CCF
24th 1953–1956
25th 1956–1960     Daniel Robert John Campbell Social Credit
26th 1960–1963
27th 1963–1966
28th 1966–1969
29th 1969–1972
30th 1972–1975     Karen Sanford New Democratic
31st 1975–1979
32nd 1979–1983
33rd 1983–1986
34th 1986–1991     Stan Hagen Social Credit
Comox Valley
35th 1991–1996     Margaret Lord New Democratic
36th 1996–2001 Evelyn Gillespie
37th 2001–2005     Stan Hagen Liberal
38th 2005–2009
39th 2009–2013 Don McRae
40th 2013–2017

Election results[edit]

2013 British Columbia general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Don McRae 14,248 44.27
New Democratic Kassandra Dycke 12,480 38.77
Green Chris Aikman 3,718 11.55
Conservative Diane Hoffmann 1,740 5.41
Total valid votes 32,186 100.00
Total rejected ballots 99 0.31
Turnout 32,285 63.99
Source: Elections BC[1]
2009 British Columbia general election
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Liberal Don McRae 13,886 47 $92,892
New Democratic Leslie McNabb 12,508 43 $123,151
Green Hazel Lennox 2,577 9 $3,370
Refederation Paula Berard 266 0.9 $360
People's Front Barbara Biley 120 0.4 $256
Total valid votes 29,357
Total rejected ballots 141 0.5
Turnout 29,498 61
http://www.elections.bc.ca/docs/rpt/2009GE/CMX.pdf
2005 British Columbia general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Stan Hagen 13,120 45.79
New Democratic Andrew Black 12,384 43.22
Green Chris Aikman 2,587 9.03
Marijuana Miracle Emery 199 0.69
Democratic Reform Don Davis 176 0.61
Work Less Bruce O'Hara 75 0.26
Refederation Mel Garden 61 0.21
People's Front Barbara Biley 49 0.17
Total 28,651 100.00
B.C. General Election 2001: Comox Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Liberal Stan Hagen 15,569 56.32% $61,366
  NDP Evelyn Gillespie 5,356 19.37% $23,476
Green Pam Munroe 5,170 18.70% $9,007
Marijuana Sylvain Luc Beaudoin 873 3.16% $80
Unity John William Robinson 677 2.45%
Total valid votes 27,645 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 57 0.21%
Turnout 27,702 74.81%
B.C. General Election 1996: Comox Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
  NDP Evelyn Gillespie 13,230 42.76% $38,658
Liberal Bill MacDonald 10,721 34.65% $47,322
Reform Delbert Doll 3,451 11.15% $12,385
Progressive Democrat Joe Lawlor 1,039 3.36% $100
Green Meaghan Cursons 1,296 4.19% $1,766
  Independent Alicia Burns 598 1.93% $8,325
Family Coalition John Krell 398 1.29% $1,943
  Independent Angus Ramsey 149 0.48% $924
  Independent Hillel Alan Wright 57 0.18%
Total valid votes 30,939 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 115 0.37%
Turnout 31,054 72.86%
B.C. General Election 1991: Comox Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
  NDP Margaret Lord 10,355 39.20% $40,813
Liberal Alicia Burns 8,754 33.14% $14,805
Social Credit Stan Hagen 6,734 25.49% $68,780
Green Richard P. R. Porter 432 1.63% $1,407
  Green Go Hillel A. Wright 93 0.35%
  Independent Daniel J. Downer 49 0.19% $363
Total valid votes 26,417 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 430 1.60%
Turnout 26,847 78.26%

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Statement of Votes - 40th Provincial General Election" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved May 17, 2017.