2015 Federal Election Riding Profile: South Surrey White Rock

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Photo: Ray Hudson

by Ray Hudson

Surrey/White Rock: This riding has been changed in the redistribution, formerly known as South Surrey White Rock Cloverdale, the riding was represented by Conservative Russ Hiebert since 2004. The 4 term incumbent MP declared that he would not run again.

Election 2015 logoThe new boundaries include the City of White Rock, the City of Surrey from 120th Street Delta, east along Number 10 Highway, south on 196th Street to US Border, includes the Semiahmoo Indian Reserve. Previously the riding included the community of Cloverdale, most of which is now part of the new riding, Cloverdale- Langley City.

In 1996 the riding of South Surrey-White Rock-Langley was created from Fraser Valley West and Surrey-White Rock-South Langley ridings. The riding was represented by Reform member, Val Meredith.
In 2003, the riding was split into South Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale and Langley. Meredith was re-elected.

Previous Patterns:
1996: Reform took the riding with 54.87% to Liberals 30.14, and NDP 7.89%
2000: (no % avail) Alliance 27,762 votes, to Liberals 10,200, Progressive Conservative 4,796 NDP 2,71814.73%
2004: Conservatives 42.67%, to Liberals 36.76%, to NDP 14.36%, Green 5.68%
2006: Conservatives 46.72%, Liberals 30.62%, NDP 16.86%, Green 5.28%
2008: Conservatives 56.65%, Liberals 20.90%, NDP 12.97%, Green 8.99%
2011: Conservatives 54.55%, NDP 20.27%, Liberals 16.67%, Green 5.53%