At a glance
The BC NDP's Diane Thorne has held the MLA seat for Coquitlam-Maillardville since 2005, beating various BC Liberal candidates by a close margin in the previous two elections.
With Thorne electing to retire the seat, Coquitlam councillor Selina Robinson is the BC NDP candidate.
Steve Kim, founder and owner of the boutique marketing firm Boilingplate Group, is the BC Liberal candidate.
Recent Kwantlen Polytechnic University grad Edward Stanbrough represents the BC Greens.
In the 2008 provincial boundary redistribution, Coquitlam-Maillardville kept 91 per cent of its area and added 12 per cent of Burquitlam.
Did you know?
Coquitlam-Maillardville: B.C.'s best kept secret? In 2006, few people from other provinces were moving into the district, as compared with other districts.
Previous Election Results
|Candidate||Votes||%||Diane Thorne BC NDP||9818||47.9%||Dennis John Marsden BC Liberal||9145||44.6%||Stephen Reid BC Green||1040||5.1%||Doug Stead Independent||481||2.3%|
2005 Winner: Diane Thorne BC NDP
2001 Winner: Richard Stewart BC Liberal
Telling Stats about Coquitlam-Maillardville
|Statistic||Riding percentage||B.C. average|
|Percent seniors, 2011||13%||15.8%|
|Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011||55%||47.7%|
|Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011||36%||26.4%|
|Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006||Chinese (all): 9.5%, Korean: 3.6%, French: 1.9%||n/a|
|Average household income (before tax), 2006||$74,530||$67,675|
|Owners vs. renters, 2006||73/27||70/30|