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Central Fraser Valley (electoral district)

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Central Fraser Valley (electoral district)

Central Fraser Valley was a provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of British Columbia from 1979 to 1986. For other Greater Vancouver area ridings please see New Westminster (electoral districts) and/or Vancouver (electoral districts).


  • Demographics 1
  • Political geography 2
  • Notable elections 3
  • Notable MLAs 4
  • Electoral history 5
  • Sources 6


Population, 1966
Population change, 1966–1986
Area (km²)
Population density (people per km²)

Political geography

Notable elections

Notable MLAs

Electoral history

Note: Winners in each election are in bold.
32nd British Columbia election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Jan Bakker 4,653 25.88% unknown
     Progressive Conservative Eva Viola Barton 1,362 7.57% unknown
Social Credit William Samuel Ritchie 11,967 66.55% unknown
Total valid votes 17,982 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 279
Turnout %
33rd British Columbia election, 1983
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     New Democrat Harry Wilfred Fontaine 6,628 25.05% unknown
     Progressive Conservative James Alexander McNeil 3,399 12.85% unknown
Social Credit William Samuel Ritchie 16,032 60.59% unknown
Liberal Jacob Victor Suderman 399 1.51% unknown
Total valid votes 26,458 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 419
Turnout %
34th British Columbia election, 19861
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Violet Bergen 6,805 13.44% unknown
Social Credit Harry H. De Jong 15,900 31.41% unknown
Social Credit Peter Albert Dueck 16,961 33.51% unknown
     Progressive Conservative James Alexander McNeil 4,900 9.68% unknown
New Democratic J. Steven Mohr 6,052 11.96% unknown
Total valid votes 50,618 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 627
Turnout %
1 Seat increased to two members from one.


Elections BC Historical Returns

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