BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Burnaby North

Richard Lee BC Liberal

Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 137 of 137
Candidate Votes Popular
Richard Lee BC Liberal
9376 47.35%
Janet Routledge BC NDP
8543 43.15%
Carrie McLaren BC Green
1359 6.86%
Wayne Marklund Not Affiliated
522 2.64%

At a glance

BC Liberal Richard Lee has been the MLA for Burnaby North since 2001. In 2009, Lee beat BC NDP candidate Mondee Redman by 548 votes. In 2005 it was even closer for Lee; he beat NDP runner-up Pietro Calendino by a mere 65 votes.

Lee is currently the government's Parliamentary Secretary for Asia-Pacific. In 2013, he'll face NDP candidate Janet Routledge, who according to her website organized the Fight HST campaign in all four Burnaby constituencies. Burnaby businessman Wayne Marklund, who owns a glass company, is a non-affiliated candidate in the district. Carrie McLaren, an accountant who ran for the Green Party of Canada federally in 2008 and 2011, is the BC Green candidate.

In the 2008 boundary redistribution, Burnaby North remained mostly unchanged, but added seven per cent of Burnaby-Willingdon.

Did you know?

In 2009, The Tyee identified this district as a 'burb battleground. One to watch this year?

In 2006, 15-24 year-olds in Burnaby North were among the least educated in Greater Vancouver, according to census data.

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 53.9%)
Candidate Votes %
Richard Lee BC Liberal 9880 48.2%
Mondee Redman BC NDP 9332 45.5%
Doug Perry BC Green 1292 6.3%

2005 Winner: Richard Lee BC Liberal

2001 Winner: Richard Lee BC Liberal

Telling Stats about Burnaby North

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 15% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 49% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 51% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 Chinese (all): 25%, Italian: 4.7%, Korean: 1.9% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $68,660 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 68/32 70/30

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