My riding: Langley-Aldergrove

Langley-Aldergrove may be a new riding, but the region’s history of Conservative support goes back decades

By Grace Kennedy | September 8, 2021 |12:29 pm

Check out our Fraser Valley Votes election hub for more election news and details on where and how to vote.

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 Langley-Aldergrove riding, a riding that covers a significant portion of the Langley area, as well as parts of Abbotsford. Check back in the coming weeks for interviews with the candidates, and information on party platforms. 

Riding details

The Langley-Aldergrove riding (click for map) includes the Township of Langley and a western portion of rural Abbotsford. Before the 2015 election, it also included Langley City, which is now part of the Cloverdale-Langley City riding. The region has voted Conservative since the early 2000s, with Tako Van Popta earning 47% of the vote in 2019. There are approximately 96,000 people eligible to vote in the riding.

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What to watch

The riding has a strong Conservative base. The Conservatives have held power in the region since the early 2000s—then-MP Randy White was also elected as part of the centre-right Reform Party of Canada and Canadian Alliance—and a switch seems unlikely. One-quarter of votes in 2019 were cast for the Liberals. But Kim Richter might have as good a shot as anyone to defeat the Conservatives, having served seven terms on Langley Township council. 338Canada prediction: CPC safe seat

All-candidates meetings

The Langley Chamber of Commerce hosted a virtual all-candidates meeting on Sept. 8. You can watch it here.

Are we missing a meeting, questionnaire, or other important information? Email us

Candidates

PPC — Rayna Boychuk: Website / Instagram
NDP — Michael Chang: Website / Facebook / Instagram
Green — Kaija Farstad: Facebook / Twitter
Liberal — Kim Richter: Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram
Conservative — Tako Van Popta: Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Past MPs

Tako Van Popta (Conservative): 2019-present
Mark Warawa (Conservative): 2015-2019

More

Check out our Fraser Valley Votes election hub to read more about the 2021 federal election, including candidate interviews and platform overviews.

Read more about the other Fraser Valley ridings:

Grace Kennedy

Reporter at Fraser Valley Current

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