2015 Federal Election Riding Profiles: Fleetwood – Port Kells

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FleetwoodPK collageby Ray Hudson

The riding of Fleetwood Port Kells was created in 2003 from Surrey North and Surrey Central. It is composed of the northeast part of Surrey, Barnston Island, and the Barnston Island Reserve #3 the Metro Vancouver Regional District and includes the communities of Fleetwood, East Newton, Fraser Heights, Port Kells and North Clayton. The northern boundary is the Fraser River, East by Langley, West side by King George Hwy to 88th Avenue to 152nd Street. The southern boundary is the Serpentine River in the west and Fraser Highway in the east.

Demographic: The population is 158,753 as of 2011. Males: 78,620, Females 80,110. By far, the greatest number of immigrants are from Asia 51,160, Europe second at 7,805 with 2,895 from the UK and the Americas 3,380. The distribution from Asia is: 20,945 from India, 9,135 from the Philippines, China 4,215, South Korea 3,820, Taiwan 2,985 and Viet Nam 2,510

Evolution:

Surrey North was held from 1997 to 2005 by Chuck Cadman who represented Reform, Alliance.

Surrey Central riding was held from 1997 to 2004, through the 37th and 38th Parliaments by Gurmant Grewal under the Reform, then Canadian Alliance, then Conservative.

Fleetwood Port Kells has been held from 2004 to present by Nina Grewal, Conservative.

Previous Patterns:

Fleetwood Port Kells:
In 2004: Conservatives 35.8%, Liberals 29.5%, NDP 28%, and Green 6.3%
In 2006: Conservatives 35.5%, Liberals 31.6%, NDP 25.2%, Independent 7.4%
In 2008: Conservatives 44.7%, Liberals 26.1%, NDP 22.8%, Green 6.4%
In 2011: Conservatives 47.5%, NDP 32.8.%, Liberals 16.0%

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