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Delta becomes single electoral boundary
Delta will be represented by one federal MP in the House of Commons after the next election, following the redrawing of Canada's electoral boundaries.
The recommendation to unify the fragmented parts of the Corporation of Delta was released in the final report of the Commission of Electoral Districts this week.
The new riding will include all of North and South Delta, including part of Annacis Island and all of Westham Island, with a total population of 100,588. The electoral quota was set at 104,763 people for each riding, with some going slightly above or below that number.
Currently, Delta is split into the federal riding of Richmond East-Delta, held by Conservative MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay, and Newton-North Delta, held by NDP MP Jinny Sims.
The heavily populated Newton will be absorbed into a new riding called Surrey-Newton.
The commission report still has to be debated at a Parliamentary Committee and a final vote will be held in the House of Commons in May or June.