Saanich South

Saanich South

British Columbia electoral district

Provincial electoral district

Legislature
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia

MLA

 
 
 

Lana Popham
New Democratic

District created
1990

First contested
1991

Demographics

Census subdivisions
Saanich

Saanich South is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada. It was created by 1990 legislation dividing the previous two-member district of Saanich and the Islands which came into effect for the 1991 B.C. election. Between 1966 and 1991, the riding was dominated by Social Credit, who won every election except for 1972 when the riding was won by the British Columbia Progressive Conservative Party.
Since 1991, the riding has been won by the NDP in every election except for the BC Liberal landslide victory in 2001. During the 1990s, the riding was represented by prominent Cabinet minister, Andrew Petter, who served in the Harcourt, Clark, and Dosanjh governments.

Contents

1 Demographics
2 Geography
3 History
4 Member of Legislative Assembly
5 Election results
6 References
7 External links

Demographics[edit]

Population
49,585

Population Change, 1996–2001
3.4%

Area (km²)
82

Pop. Density (people per km²)
604

Geography[edit]

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History[edit]

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Member of Legislative Assembly[edit]
The MLA for Saanich South is Lana Popham, a farmer, small-business person and environmentalist. She was first elected in 2009 and represents the British Columbia New Democratic Party.

Parliament
Years
Member
Party

35th
1991–1996
   
Andrew Petter
NDP

36th
1996–2001

37th
2001–2005
   
Susan Brice
Liberal

38th
2005–2009
   
David Cubberley
NDP

39th
2009–2013
   
Lana Popham
NDP

40th
2013–present

Election results[edit]

British Columbia general election, 2017

Party
Candidate
Votes
%
∆%

Green
Mark Neufeld

New Democratic
Lana Popham

Liberal

Total valid votes

British Columbia general election, 2013

Party
Candidate
Votes
%

New Democratic
Lana Popham
11,946
45.6%

Liberal
Rishi Sharma
9,256
35.3%

Green
Branko Mustafovic
4,011
15.3%

Conservative
Joshua Galbraith
873
3.3%

Independent
Peter Kappel
142
0.5%

v
t
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British Columbia general election, 2009

Party
Candidate
Votes
%
∆%

New