Tuesday, June 18th, 2024 — Maple Ridge, BC: The Conservative Party of British Columbia is thrilled to announce former Maple Ridge Mayor Mike Morden as its candidate for the upcoming provincial election in the riding of Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows. 

“I’m excited to represent the community I’ve called home for over 38 years,” said Morden. “Now, more than ever, our province desperately needs change. Communities are under siege with crime and street disorder, and people struggle to access the help they need. Senior government policies are failing everywhere. Local governments get so many problems dumped on them; this heavy-handed approach is not working to solve anything. The social safety net is failing, and no one can get the help they need, particularly access to healthcare.

Homes are unaffordable. 90K left BC in 2023, with a further 1 in 3 contemplating leaving. Government spending is unsustainable, and taxes are out of control.

Mike Morden will implement common-sense policies for a future where communities are complete and safe, a home is possible, and families can stay together with local jobs in a thriving economy that works for everyone. He is ready to bring his business and elected experience to tackle complex problems head-on and drive much-needed change, ensuring that all British Columbians will have the opportunity to succeed and enjoy a good quality of life.

“As a former mayor, I have a great understanding of what people and businesses face today. With my business experience, long-term community involvement, and local government experience, I know that what BC needs right now is a government that works for the people. Let’s rebuild the BC dream for everyone.”

“Mike’s experience as Mayor of Maple Ridge will be a great asset to our team and the province,” said Conservative leader John Rustad. “His understanding of municipal needs and his advocacy for better government will make him a terrific MLA for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows.”

The Conservative Party of BC will be running 93 candidates for the upcoming provincial election. For further information, please contact [email protected] 




Mike Morden, is the former Mayor of Maple Ridge (2018 to 2022), and before that served two terms as a City Councillor.  Mike has lived in the community of Maple Ridge for over 38 years with his wife, Hilary. They raised two children together, and now enjoy spending time with their grandchildren. 

Mike is stepping up to represent the Conservative Party of BC in the upcoming provincial election because he wants to ensure that all British Columbians can succeed and enjoy a better quality of life. With a proven track record of leadership, innovation, and community-first policies, Mike is the ideal candidate that Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows residents can trust to bring positive change to their cities and the people of British Columbia.

With this experience, Mike is acutely aware of the many challenges facing the province. In addition to his public service, Mike is a successful multiple business owner, bringing practical business acumen and a results-oriented approach to his political career.

Community Involvement

A career volunteer, Mike dedicates his spare time to helping others and making his community better. His commitment to public service is evident in his active participation in various local initiatives and organizations such as having served on the local Chamber of Commerce, Salvation Army and Haney Rotary Club. Mike's deep roots in the community have given him a unique perspective on the needs and aspirations of Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows residents.


As your Conservative candidate, Mike offers the best choice for a future where communities are safe, a home is possible, families can stay together and thrive, an economy that works for everyone, and jobs are closer to home. 

His vision includes restoring common sense policies that ensure: 

  • safe & thriving communities
  • restore local government autonomy 
  • address soaring taxes and waste 
  • manage provincial debt responsibly 
  • a prosperous and sustainable future for all

To read Mike's full profile, click here.