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Findlay to run in new Delta riding
Delta-Richmond East MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay confirmed Wednesday she will seek the Conservative nomination for the new Delta riding in the 2015 federal election.
Findlay met with Conservative members and supporters in Ladner Wednesday to make the announcement, following a directors meeting of the Delta-Richmond East Electoral District Association on Tuesday.
“While I continue to serve constituents in all of Delta-Richmond East on both sides of the Fraser River, in the next election I can, of course, only run in either Delta or the new riding of Steveston-Richmond East,” said Findlay, who also serves in cabinet as minister of national revenue.
The new federal riding was redrawn based on a process which takes place every 10 years to apportion ridings according to the latest census data. The recommendation to unify the fragmented parts of the Corporation of Delta was released in the final report of the Commission of Electoral Districts in January of 2013.
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.