2009 Election for the Government of British Columbia

PREMIER Gordon Campbell - British Columbia Liberal Party

39th Parliament of the Government of British Columbia

Duration 25th August 2009 - Present

Election Held on 12th May 2009

Seats won Vs. Popular support

Summary Results | Full Results

PartyNumber of seatsPopular Support
British Columbia Liberal Party49 (57.65 %)46 %
New Democratic Party of British Columbia35 (41.18 %)41.93 %
Independent1 (1.18 %)N/A
Green Party of British Columbia0 (0 %)8.24 %
Other0 (0%)2.78 %

Total number of seats: 85

Wasted Votes

Voters cast 1,634,196 votes. 755,952 of them were wasted

238,549 votes for British Columbia Liberal Party wasted

330,064 votes for New Democratic Party of British Columbia wasted

134,615 votes for Green Party of British Columbia wasted

52,724 votes for Other wasted

Most Wasted Votes

Most of the time in our current system more than half of the votes cast in a district are wasted. The following table shows the worst of these.

Top Five Most Wasted Votes | All Over Half Wasted

DistrictPercent Votes Wasted
Vernon-Monashee-B.C.62.73 %
Boundary-Similkameen-B.C.62.55 %
Delta South-B.C.57.5 %
Peace River North-B.C.56.85 %
Penticton-B.C.56.04 %

More than half of the votes cast in 24 districts were wasted. More than 28 % of all districts