My riding: Cloverdale – Langley City
Will one of the valley's newest ridings flip back to the Liberals after two years with a Conservative MP?
The Current is diving into each of the Fraser Valley’s five federal ridings in advance of the 2021 federal election. Read more to learn about the Cloverdale – Langley City riding, a riding that could see a flip back to the Liberals after two years with a Conservative MP. Check back in the coming weeks for interviews with the candidates, and information on party platforms.
Cloverdale – Langley City (click for map) is a new riding created in advance of the 2015 election. It includes Langley City, as well as the Cloverdale and Clayton areas of Surrey. Since its creation, the riding has had one Liberal and one Conservative MP, both of whom are running against each other in the 2021 federal election. There are approximately 88,000 people registered to vote in the riding.
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The new riding was created from the Langley, Fleetwood-Port Kells, South Surrey – White Rock – Cloverdale ridings before the 2015 election—all of which had voted Conservative for many years. However, Liberal candidate John Aldag won with 45% of the vote in 2015, and was narrowly ousted by Conservative Tamara Jansen in 2019. Jansen has been the subject of some controversy during in her time in Parliament—including by using a Bible quote to oppose the ban on conversion therapy. Her use of the phrase “lesbian activity” during a speech on the same issued triggered a Canada-wide mocking and a hashtag. That, and Aldag’s 2015 win, suggests the riding has the potential to flip back to the Liberals if they can rally enough support. The Greens have no candidate after Nick Dickinson-Wilde wasn’t able to fulfill nomination requirements in time. 338Canada prediction: CPC leaning
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Liberal — John Aldag: Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram
Conservative — Tamara Jansen: Website / Facebook / Instagram
NDP — Rajesh Jayaprakash: Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram
PPC — Ian Kennedy: Website / Facebook / Twitter
Tamara Jansen (Conservative): 2019-present
John Aldag (Liberal): 2015-2019
Check out our Fraser Valley Votes election hub to read more about the 2021 federal election, including candidate interviews and platform overviews.
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