In 2009: Soon-to-be leadership candidate Kevin Falcon won this riding for the third straight election, defeating the NDP’s Deborah Payment by over 7000 votes, 63-30%.
History & Geography: Created in 1991, Surrey-Cloverdale has elected the Liberals in all five elections it has been contested. It is bordered by 196th street, 80th avenue, 176th street, 72nd avenue, 152nd street, and Highway 99.
Population: 73570 (1st)
Size: 121 km (45th)
Density: 608 people/km (38th)
Liberals-Stephanie Cadieux: The Minister of Children and Family Development, Cadieux was first elected in 2009. Prior to entering politics, she was the director of marketing and development for the BC Paraplegic Association and the president of Realwheels Society. She is the first wheelchair-bound MLA since Doug Mowat from 1983-1991.
NDP-Harry Kooner: A bylaw officer with the city of Surrey, Kooner has never run for political office. He is a volunteer with the Surrey RCMP and neighbourhood block watch. He moved to Canada from India nearly 20 years ago.
Conservatives-Howard Wu: A technology entrepreneur who has created and sold a number of companies, Wu was born in San Francisco.