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New Westminster–Coquitlam
Flag of British Columbia.svg British Columbia electoral district
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New Westminster–Coquitlam in relation to other federal electoral districts in Vancouver

Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP       Fin Donnelly
NDP
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2006
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2006) 111,231
Electors (2006) 77,916
Area (km²) 55
Pop. density (per km²) 2,022.4
Census divisions Greater Vancouver
Census subdivisions Coquitlam, New Westminster, Port Moody

New Westminster–Coquitlam is a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1979 to 1988, and since 2004.

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Demographics

According to the Canada 2006 Census

Ethnic groups: 69.7% White, 10.4% Chinese, 3.9% South Asian, 3.3% Korean, 3.1% Filipino, 2.3% Aboriginal, 1.8% West Asian, 1.3% Black, 1.2% Latin American, 1.0% Japanese
Languages: 66.3% English, 1.6% French, 31.9% Other
Religion: (2001) No religion 34.1%, Protestant 29.1%, 22.0% Catholic, Christian Orthodox 2.0%, Other Christian 5.7%, Muslim 2.5%, Buddhist 1.7%
Average income: $28,241

The riding has the highest percentage of people who work outside the municipality, but within the same census division in Canada.[1]

Geography

The district consists of the eastern part of New Westminster, the southwestern part of Coquitlam and the southern part of Port Moody.

The NDP finds much of its support in New Westminster, Port Moody and in the Maillardville part of Coquitlam. The Conservatives find most of their support in the more suburban parts of Coquitlam.[2]

History

This electoral district was first created in 1976 from New Westminster and Fraser Valley West ridings.

It was abolished in 1987 when it was redistributed between New Westminster–Burnaby and Port Moody–Coquitlam ridings.

It was re-created in 2003 from New Westminster–Coquitlam–Burnaby and Port Moody–Coquitlam–Port Coquitlam ridings.

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Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
New Westminster and Fraser Valley West prior to 1979
31st 1979-1980     Pauline Jewett New Democrat
32nd 1980-1984
33rd 1984-1988
Redistributed 1988-2004
38th 2004-2006     Paul Forseth Conservative
39th 2006-2008     Dawn Black New Democrat
40th 2008-2009
2009-present     Fin Donnelly New Democrat

Election results

2009 by-election

By-election on November 9, 2009

resignation of Dawn Black

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democrat Fin Donnelly 12,129 49.6 +7.8
     Conservative Diana Dilworth 8,753 35.8 -3.0
     Liberal Ken Lee 2,514 10.3 -1.0
     Green Rebecca Helps 1,046 4.3 -2.9
Total valid votes 24,442
Total rejected ballots
Turnout 24,442 29.9%

2008 federal election

Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     New Democrat Dawn Black 20,787 41.8% +3.49 $70,566
     Conservative Yonah Martin 19,299 38.8% +6.27 $83,305
     Liberal Michelle Hassen 5,615 11.3% -12.23 $19,178
     Green Marshall Smith 3,574 7.20% +4.25 $12,669
     Libertarian Lewis C. Dahlby 314 0.6 NA
     Marxist-Leninist Roland Verrier 103 0.20% +0.10
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,692 100% $85,621
Total rejected ballots 165 0.33
Turnout 49,857 61.74
     New Democrat hold Swing -1.39
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     New Democrat Dawn Black 19,422 38.31% +5.68 $73,164
     Conservative Paul Forseth 16,494 32.53% -0.34 $74,916
     Liberal Joyce Murray 11,933 23.53% -3.87 $68,804
     Green Sven Biggs 1,491 2.95% -2.67 $5
     Independent Dick Estey 123 0.24% $102
     Marxist-Leninist Joseph Theriault 54 0.10% N/A
Total valid votes 50,691 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 171 0.34
Turnout 50,870 65.29
     New Democrat gain from Conservative Swing -3.01
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Conservative Paul Forseth 15,693 32.87% -22.38 $65,539
     New Democrat Steve McClurg 15,580 32.63% +19.79 $49,764
     Liberal Dave Haggard 13,080 27.40% -1.31 $66,051
     Green Carli Travers 2,684 5.62% $1,886
     Christian Heritage Jack Hummelman 700 1.46% $15,340
Total valid votes 47,737 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 133 0.28%
Turnout 47,870 63.64%
     Conservative Notional hold Swing -21.1

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