2015 Federal Election Riding Profiles: Delta


Election 2015 logoby Ray Hudson

Delta: The municipality of Delta has been sandwiched between it’s two very large neighbours, Richmond and Surrey and has shared electoral boundaries across municipal lines. Currently the riding is made up solely of the Municipality of Delta.

DELTAEvolution: In 1987, for the 1988 election, the riding was compiled from pieces of two ridings: Fraser Valley West, Richmond-South Delta and Surrey White Rock North Delta. That encompassed the municipality of Delta and the southwest part of Surrey. During that parliament, the MP was Progressive Conservative, Stan Wilbee, and in the following parliament 1993 to 97 Reform Candidate John Cummins was elected and held office until 2011.
In 1997, the riding again morphed in two, Delta-South Richmond and 2004 became Delta South Richmond. In 2011, Conservative Kerry-Lynne Findlay became the MP.
In 2004, Newton North Delta evolved out of Delta-South Richmond and Surrey Central (Gurmant Grewal, Conservative), 2006 to 2011, Sukh Dhaliwal was the Liberal member, followed in 2011 by Jinny Sims, NDP.

Previous Patterns:

South Delta: (Delta-Richmond East)
In 2004: Conservatives took the riding with 45.60% to Liberals 33.20, and NDP 14.63%
In 2006: Conservatives 48.44%, to Liberals 31.88%, NDP 14.73%
In 2008: Conservatives 55.75%, to Liberals 22.02%, to NDP 14.45%
In 2011: Conservatives 54.24%, NDP jumped to 23.27% and Liberals 16.88%

North Delta: (Newton North Delta)
In 2004: the Conservatives took the riding with 32.82%, against the Liberals 31.55%, and the NDP at 29.20%.
In 2006: the Liberals took the riding with 34.25%, against the NDP 31.96%, and Conservatives 30.62%
In 2008: the Liberals held the riding, increasing the vote to 36.42, Conservatives 30.91%, and NDP 26.13%
In 2011: the NDP took the riding with 33.42%, Liberals at 31.46% and Conservatives 31.30%


Candidates’ website:

Conservative: Kerry-Lynne Findlay: http://www.kerrylynnefindlay.ca

Liberal: Carla Qualtrough: http://carlaqualtrough.liberal.ca

New Democratic Party: Jeremy Leveque: http://jeremyleveque.ndp.ca

Green: n/a

* Reference – candidates’ posted information