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Selina Mae Robinson (born 1964) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in the 2013 provincial election.[2] She represents the electoral district of Coquitlam-Maillardville as a member of the British Columbia New Democratic Party.

Selina Robinson

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Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing of British Columbia
Assumed office
July 18, 2017
PremierJohn Horgan
Preceded byEllis Ross as Minister of Housing
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Coquitlam-Maillardville
Assumed office
May 14, 2013
Preceded byDiane Thorne
Personal details
Born1963/1964 (age 55–56)[1]
Montreal, Quebec
Political partyNew Democrat

She was initially declared defeated on election night, with the riding deemed to have been won by Steve Kim of the BC Liberals. However, once absentee ballots were counted, she pulled ahead to win the riding by a 35-vote margin over Kim.[3] A judicial recount was conducted, which confirmed Robinson's victory by a final margin of 41 votes.[4]

Robinson was re-elected by a wide margin in the 2017 provincial election, and was subsequently appointed Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing in the new BC NDP government.

Prior to her election to the legislature, Robinson was a member of Coquitlam City Council.

Electoral recordEdit

2017 British Columbia general election: Coquitlam-Maillardville
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Selina Robinson 11,438 50.61
Liberal Steve Kim 8,519 37.70
Green Nicola Eyton Spurling 2,467 10.92
Libertarian Jesse Velay-Vitow 175 0.77
Total valid votes 22,599 100.00
Source: Elections BC[5]
2013 British Columbia general election: Coquitlam-Maillardville
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Selina Robinson 9,930 45.74
Liberal Steve Kim 9,889 45.55
Green Edward Andreas Stanbrough 1,891 8.71
Total valid votes 21,710 100.00
Total rejected ballots 186 0.85
Turnout 21,896 56.69
Source: Elections BC[6]


  1. ^ It's a two-way race in this riding; REPORTER JOHN KURUCZ PROFILES FRONTRUNNERS IN COQUITLAM-MAILLARDVILLE The Tri - Cities NOW [Port Moody, B.C] 03 May 2013: 4.
  2. ^ "NDP candidate Selina Robinson wins in Coquitlam-Maillardville after final votes tallied". Georgia Straight, May 28, 2013.
  3. ^ "NDP takes lead in Coquitlam-Maillardville final count". CBC News, May 28, 2013.
  4. ^ "Robinson takes Coquitlam-Maillardville". Tri-Cities Now, June 5, 2013.
  5. ^ "2017 Provincial General Election Final Voting Results". Elections BC. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Statement of Votes - 40th Provincial General Election" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
British Columbia Provincial Government of John Horgan
Cabinet post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Ellis Ross Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
July 18, 2017–