Abbotsford (electoral district)
|British Columbia electoral district|
Abbotsford federal electoral district
|Federal electoral district|
|Legislature||House of Commons|
|District webpage||profile, map|
|Pop. density (per km²)||578.5|
|Census divisions||Fraser Valley|
|Census subdivisions||Abbotsford, Fraser Valley H Electoral Area, Matsqui Main 2, Upper Sumas 6|
|Ethnic groups in Abbotsford (2016)
|Visible minority, n.i.e.||145||0.1%|
The riding has the lowest proportion of Catholics in Canada, with just 10.6% of the population adhering to Catholicism., as well as the highest proportion (9.8%) of "Christian, not included elsewhere" (non-Protestant, non-Catholic, non-Orthodox). 12.2% of its population claim Dutch ethnic origin, the highest such figure for any Canadian federal riding.
The 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution concluded that the electoral boundaries of Abbotsford should be adjusted, and a modified electoral district of the same name will be contested in future elections. The redefined Abbotsford loses portions of its current territory in the north and west to the new districts of Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon and Langley—Aldergrove. These new boundaries were legally defined in the 2013 representation order, which came into effect upon the call of the 42nd Canadian federal election, scheduled for October 2015.
The 2015 Canadian general election marked the first time a Conservative candidate was elected in Abbotsford with less than 50% of the popular vote.
Members of Parliament
This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:
Riding created from Fraser Valley and Langley—Abbotsford
Current Member of Parliament
Abbotsford's MP is Ed Fast. He is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada and was first elected in the 2006 election. He is a former Abbotsford city councillor and has worked as a lawyer, having earned a law degree at University of British Columbia. During the 40th Parliament, since January 2009, he was the chair of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights and a member of the Liaison Committee.
|2019 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Madeleine Sauve||8,257||16.9||+3.29||none listed|
|Christian Heritage||Aeriol Alderking||270||0.6||–||none listed|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||48,936||100.0|
|Total rejected ballots||403|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|2015 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Jen Martel||6,593||13.70||-5.54||$11,592.31|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||48,124||100.00||$202,055.26|
|Total rejected ballots||202||0.42||–|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|2011 federal election redistributed results|
|2011 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||David Murray||10,089||20.19||+6.97|
|Total valid votes||49,974||100.0|
|Total rejected ballots||225||0.45||-0.07|
|2008 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Bonnie Rai||6,444||13.22||-3.75||$4,907|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||48,729||100.0||$86,855|
|Total rejected ballots||256||0.52||+0.13|
|2006 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Jeffrey Hansen-Carlson||8,004||16.97||+3.34||$6,955|
|Canadian Action||Richard Gebert||173||0.36||–||$80|
|Marxist–Leninist||David S. MacKay||86||0.18||+0.08|
|Total valid votes||47,138||100.0|
|Total rejected ballots||183||0.39|
|David Oliver was registered as the Liberal candidate, but lost the support of the Liberal Party, and would not have sat with the Liberal caucus had he been he be elected until cleared of allegations made by the NDP candidate.|
|2004 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Scott Fast||6,575||13.63||+9.7||$7,584|
|Christian Heritage||Harold J. Ludwig||585||1.21||–||$2,075|
|Marxist–Leninist||David S. MacKay||51||0.10||–|
|Total valid votes||48,208||100.0|
|Total rejected ballots||182||0.38|
|Conservative notional hold||Swing||-9|
|Change based on redistributed results. Conservative change based on combined total of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party.|
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- Library of Parliament Riding Profile
- Expenditures - 2004
- Statistics Canada: 2012
- Pundit's Guide
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- Abbotsford Electoral Boundary Description
- Final Report – British Columbia
- Timeline for the Redistribution of Federal Electoral Districts
- "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
- "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
- Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Abbotsford, 30 September 2015
- Official Voting Results - Abbotsford
- "Elections Canada Online - Final Candidates Election Expenses Limits". elections.ca. Archived from the original on August 15, 2015.
- Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections