B.C. election 2017: Surrey-Cloverdale riding

Traditionally very safe BC Liberal territory.

In 2013: BC Liberal Stephanie Cadieux was elected by a 2-to-1 margin, 60 per cent to 28 per cent.

In 2009: BC Liberal Kevin Falcon won this riding for the third straight election, defeating the NDP’s Deborah Payment by over 7,000 votes, 63-30 per cent.


History & Geography: Created in 1991, Surrey-Cloverdale has elected the Liberals in all five elections it has been contested. It is bordered by 196th Street, 80th Avenue, 176th Street, 72nd Avenue, 152nd Street, and Highway 99.


Liberals – Marvin Hunt: The sitting MLA for Surrey-Panorama was first elected to Surrey City Council in 1988, and served until 2013.

NDP – Rebecca Smith: Past VP of the NDP Surrey-Cloverdale riding association, Smith is the former executive director for the B.C. Psychological Association and worked for “A GP For Me”, the province-wide initiative to get more people family physicians.

Greens – Aleksandra Muniak: A small business owner and long-time resident of Cloverdale.

Libertarian Party – Peter Poelstra: The Libertarian party is running 30 candidates, four times as many as in 2013. They have been running candidates in B.C. since 1986, but have never come close to winning a seat.

2017 Stats: Surrey-Cloverdale

Population (2014): 59,649 (23rd)
Population Deviation from Average: 12.3 per cent
Area: 55 sq km (58th)
Pop Density: 1,084.5 (30th)
Average Age: 37.3 years (82nd)
English as Second Language: 28.96 per cent(34th)

Top 3 Second Languages:
Panjabi (Punjabi) – 8.94 per cent
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) – 2.38 per cent
Korean – 2.24 per cent