BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Abbotsford-Mission

 Winner
Simon Gibson BC Liberal
  


Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 117 of 117
Candidate Votes Popular
Simon Gibson BC Liberal
  
9565 51.17%
Preet Rai BC NDP
   
4939 26.42%
Don Stahl BC Conservative
1811 9.69%
Aird Flavelle BC Green
   
1674 8.96%
Wendy Bales Independent
386 2.07%
Roman Bojczuk Independent
205 1.10%
Marcus Halliday BC Excalibur
 
112 0.60%

At a glance

BC Liberal Randy Hawes took the suburban district of Abbotsford-Mission in the 2009 election with 58 per cent of the vote, close to double the votes received by the runner-up, BC NDP candidate Lynn Perrin.

However, Hawes will not run again in this election, and veteran Abbotsford councillor Simon Gibson will run as the BC Liberal candidate. Gibson served on council almost continuously since 1980.

He'll face local school trustee Preet Rai, the BC NDP candidate, and BC Green candidate Aird Flavelle, who describes himself as a "businessman, capitalist and employer" on his website.

Don Stahl, a B.C. conservation officer and former back-country park ranger, is the BC Conservative candidate. Roman Bojczuk, who according to Mission City Record worked 38 years for CPR and has a black belt in karate, is an independent candidate.

Wendy Bales is also running as an independent. Marcus Halliday, a flight sargeant, is a BC Excalibur candidate.

The district was created in 2008 as part of a boundary restribution, and includes parts of the old districts of Maple Ridge-Mission and Abbotsford-Clayburn. Both went Liberal in 2005.

Did you know?

Just a few years ago, Abbotsford-Mission won the dubious distinction of being "Canada's murder capital," according to Statistics Canada. But within a couple of years, they'd turned it around; apparently by "educating young, impressionable, potential recruits, and making life difficult for gangsters," according to local police.

Abbotsford eMission? In 2006, Abbotsford-Mission had the highest percentage of people driving vehicles (cars, trucks, or vans) of British Columbians. That was well above the average of 79 per cent, with 93 per cent of residents commuting by vehicle.

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 52.1%)
Candidate Votes %
Randy Hawes BC Liberal 10371 58.4%
Lynn Perrin BC NDP 5788 32.6%
Bill Walsh BC Green 1611 9.1%

Telling Stats about Abbotsford-Mission

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 12% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 53% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 15% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 Panjabi (Punjabi): 7.6%, Korean: 1.3%, Chinese (all): 0.6% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $73,350 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 81/19 70/30

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