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British Columbia electoral district
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
Bruce Ralston
New Democratic
Census divisions Metro Vancouver
Census subdivisions Surrey

Surrey-Whalley is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada. The riding's name was resurrected from a former riding in the same area, with similar but not identical boundaries. The newly created riding of Surrey-Whalley kept the majority of the original Surrey-Whalley riding and added a portion of Surrey-Green Timbers.[1]


  • Demographics pre 2012 1
  • Member of Legislative Assembly 2
  • Election results 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Demographics pre 2012

Population, 2001 48,686
Population Change, 1996-2001 3.0%
Area (km²) 25.25
Pop. Density (people per km²) 1,928

Member of Legislative Assembly

On account of the realignment of electoral boundaries, most incumbents did not represent the entirety of their listed district during the preceding legislative term. Its MLA is Bruce Ralston. He was first elected in 2005, and was re-elected in the 2009 election. He represents the British Columbia New Democratic Party.

Parliament Years Member Party
34th 1986-1991     Joan Smallwood NDP
35th 1991–1996
36th 1996–2001
37th 2001–2005     Elayne Brenzinger Liberal
38th 2005–2009     Bruce Ralston NDP
39th 2009–2013
40th 2013–present

Election results

B.C. General Election 1991: Surrey-Whalley
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     NDP Joan K. Smallwood 7,243 47.77% $37,199
Liberal Daphne E. Edwards 4,862 32.06% $2,676
Social Credit John A. Conway 2,922 19.27% $27,880
Green Imtiaz N. Popat 137 0.90% $189
Total valid votes 15,164 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 340 2.19%
Turnout 15,504 69.78%
British Columbia general election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
New Democratic Joan K. Smallwood 7,396 50.14% $37,063
Liberal Judy Higginbotham 4,576 31.02% $46,879
Reform John A. Conway 1,302 8.83% $6,238
Progressive Democrat Vlad Marjanovic 968 6.56% $591
Green Jens M. Haeusser 243 1.65% $100
Social Credit Dora Fehr 115 0.78%
Libertarian Donald A. Roberts 82 0.56%
Natural Law Valerie Hubert 70 0.47% $118
Total valid votes 14,752
Total rejected ballots 147 0.99%
Turnout 14,899 65.38%
B.C. General Election 2001: Surrey-Whalley
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Elayne Brenzinger 6,693 45.73% $53,614
     NDP Joan Smallwood 4,536 30.99% $42,735
Green Terry McComas 1,652 11.28% $100
Unity John A. Conway 838 5.73% $2,880
Marijuana Khalid Damien Arnaout 544 3.72% $394
Reform Mike Runté 374 2.55% $7,957
Total valid votes 14,637 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 85 0.58%
Turnout 14,722 66.79%
British Columbia general election, 2005
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Bruce Ralston 8,903 55.00%
Liberal Barbara Steele 4,949 30.57%
Green Roy Whyte 1,238 7.65%
Democratic Reform Elayne Brenzinger 607 3.75%
Marijuana Melady Belinda Earl 302 1.87%
Independent Joe Pal 139 0.86%
Platinum Neil Gregory Magnuson 50 0.31%
Total 16,188 100.00%
British Columbia general election, 2009
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic Bruce Ralston 10,453
Liberal Radhia Benalia 4,083
Green Bernadette Kennan 1,189
B.C. General Election 2013: Surrey-Whalley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Bruce Ralston
Vision Jag Bhandari (JB)
Liberal Kuljeet Kaur
Conservative Sunny Chohan
Total Valid Votes
Total Rejected Ballots


  1. ^ "Surrey-Whalley B.C. votes". Retrieved 2009-04-12. 

External links

  • BC Stats - 2001
  • Results of 2001 election (pdf)
  • 2001 Expenditures (pdf)
  • Results of 1996 election
  • 1996 Expenditures
  • Results of 1991 election
  • 1991 Expenditures
  • Website of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia

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