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Six NRIs elected in 2009 BC election


  • May 26, 2009: After recounting votes, Oppal was defeated by 32 votes- Vicki Huntington, a daughter of Ron Huntington, former Progressive Conservative MP from B.C. who died in 1998, defeats Oppal by 32 votes in Delta South recount


Huntington defeats Oppal by 32 votes in Delta South recount

  • Six NRIs elected members of the Legislative Assembly
    in the Canadian province of British Columbia


Vancouver, May 13, 2009
Sohan Sahota

The 39th general election was held on May 12, 2009 to elect members of the Legislative Assembly in the Canadian province of British Columbia, Canada.

Six NRIs were elected out of 16 NRIs contested in this election. The election was the first contested on a new electoral map completed in 2008, with the total number of constituencies increased from 79 in the previous legislature to 85. Under amendments to the BC Constitution Act passed in 2001, BC elections are now held on fixed dates which are the second Tuesday in May every four years. The BC Liberal Party formed the government of the province prior to this general election under the leadership of Premier Gordon Campbell. The New Democratic Party under the leadership of Carole James is the Official Opposition.

Read election results in deail...........Read

Who Won, Who Lost The Election:

  1. Gurcharan Dhaliwal .....lost
  2. Bonnie Jasiver Rai.....lost
  3. Dalbir Benipal .....lost
  4. Taranjit Purewal .....lost
  5. Lakhvinder Jhaj .....lost
  6. Wally Oppal BC Liberal Party 9,619 beat Vicki Huntington Independent 9,617. Former Supreme Court judge, Oppal got elected AS Liberal Party IN 2005.... ......Read
  7. Raj Chouhan BC NDP 8,171.............................................Read
  8. Harry Lali BC NDP 6,275 beat Ella Brown BC Liberal Party 5,494 ......Read
  9. Jagrup Brar NDP with 8,543 beat Jagmohan Singh BC Liberal Party 6,687......Read
  10. Chamkaur (Cory) Sandhu Conservatives 807
  11. Jagmohan Singh .....lost
  12. Rani Mangat .....lost
  13. Harry Bains BC NDP 10,202 beat Ajay Caleb BC Liberal Party 3,862.................Read
  14. Ajay Caleb BC Liberal Party 3,862.
  15. Dave Hayer BC Liberal Party 8,449 beat Gerald Singh Green Party of BC 742 ...................Read
  16. Gerald Singh

    The Liberals, who have been in power since the 2001 election after 23 years a party has won three elections in
    a row.
  • Total number of British Columbians eligible to vote: 3,234,504
  • Total number of British Columbians registered to vote on the day the election writ dropped (April 14, 2009): 2,943,399





  • Leading & Elected

    LIB- 49
    NDP- 36