Rid­ing Pro­file: Fleet­wood - Port Kells

Asian Journal - - Front Page - Ray Hud­son

Sur­rey: 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


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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