2008 Election for the Federal Government of Canada

PRIME MINISTER Stephen Harper - Conservative Party of Canada

40th Parliament of the Federal Government of Canada

Duration 18th November 2008 - 26th March 2011

Election Held on 14th October 2008

British Columbia

Seats won Vs. Popular support

Summary Results | Full Results

PartyNumber of seatsPopular Support
Conservative Party of Canada22 (61.11 %)44.45 %
New Democratic Party9 (25 %)26.09 %
Liberal Party of Canada5 (13.89 %)19.31 %
Green Party of Canada0 (0 %)9.38 %
Other0 (0%)0.76 %

Total number of seats: 36

Wasted Votes

Voters cast 1,793,407 votes. 929,686 of them were wasted

222,101 votes for Conservative Party of Canada wasted

276,771 votes for New Democratic Party wasted

248,812 votes for Liberal Party of Canada wasted

168,285 votes for Green Party of Canada wasted

13,717 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
Esquimalt--Juan de Fuca65.82 %
Vancouver Centre65.49 %
Vancouver Kingsway64.82 %
Newton--North Delta63.58 %
Burnaby--Douglas62.06 %

More than half of the votes cast in 22 districts were wasted. More than 61 % of all districts