BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Coquitlam-Burke Mountain

 Winner
Douglas Horne BC Liberal
   


Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 136 of 136
Candidate Votes Popular
Douglas Horne BC Liberal
   
8868 50.72%
Chris Wilson BC NDP
   
6420 36.72%
Ron Peters BC Green
 
1010 5.78%
Shane Kennedy BC Conservative
   
941 5.38%
Paul Geddes BC Libertarian
246 1.41%

At a glance

BC Liberal Douglas Horne took this suburban district in 2009 with 57 per cent of the vote. He is currently the parliamentary secretary to the premier, and he will run again this May. Before politics, Horne was CEO of Maple Leaf Studios Ltd., an international design and production studio.

On March 4, the BC NDP announced two-time world champion wrestler Chris Wilson as its candidate for the district. Wilson is the executive director and former chair of KidSport Tri-Cities.

The BC Conservative candidate is Shane Kennedy, who has worked with a number of start-up technology companies. He's currently the president and director of Consolidated Wireless Inc.

The BC Green is Ron Peters, who's worked as a manager in the healthcare system for over 30 years.

Lastly, Paul Geddes is a BC Libertarian candidate in Coquitlam-Burke Mountain.

The district was created in 2008 and first contested in 2009 as part of a provincial boundary redistribution. It includes 56 per cent of old district Port Moody-Westwood, nine per cent of Coquitlam-Maillardville and seven per cent of Port Coquitlam-Burke Mountain.

Did you know?

Youthful Coquitlam! In 2011, Coquitlam-Burke Mountain tied for having the second fewest senior residents of all other districts. Just one-tenth of residents were over age 65; the only district with fewer grey-hairs was Peace River North. It also tied with Surrey-Newton for having the highest percentage of families with children under age 24: 61 per cent, compared to the provincial average of 40.

The unaffordable burb? In 2006, home owners in this district felt the pinch of housing affordability more so than almost any other district. Thirty-two per cent of residents spent 30 per cent or more on housing, while the provincial average was 20 per cent. Most affordability issues are concentrated in Greater Vancouver.

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 48.9%)
Candidate Votes %
Douglas Horne BC Liberal 8644 56.8%
Heather McRitchie BC NDP 5393 35.5%
Jared Evans BC Green 907 6%
Paul Geddes BC Libertarian 266 1.7%

Telling Stats about Coquitlam-Burke Mountain

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 10% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 61% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 45% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 Chinese (all): 16.8%, Korean: 6.4%, Persian (Farsi): 4.2% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $72,391 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 82/18 70/30

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