Scott Hamilton BC Liberal
Sylvia Bishop BC NDP
Bill Marshall BC Green
Tinku Parmar BC Conservative
John Shavluk Independent
George Gidora Communist Party
At a glance
Guy Gentner for the BC NDP has held the seat for this mostly affluent district since 2005. Before that, Reni Masi of the BC Liberals was the MLA since 1996.
The BC Liberals selected four-term Delta councillor Scott Hamilton to represent the party this election. Hamilton was a councillor during the negotiation process that resulted in the purchase of Burns Bog and its conservancy designation.
He'll face fellow councillor Sylvia Bishop, who's served one term and is a former elementary school teacher, as the BC NDP candidate.
Tinku Parmar, who immigrated to Canada in 1998 and owns a small business in north Delta, is the BC Conservative candidate.
The BC Green is Bill Marshall, a former social worker. George Gidora is a candidate for the Communist Party of BC.
John Shavluk is an independent candidate; this is the fourth consecutive time he is running.
Did you know?
Pack 'em in: Of all districts, the fewest number of people lived alone in Delta North, according to the 2006 census.
Previous Election Results
|Candidate||Votes||%||Guy Gentner BC NDP||10381||50.5%||Jeannie Lynn Kanakos BC Liberal||8490||41.3%||Matthew Laine BC Green||938||4.6%||Marc McPherson BC Conservative||756||3.7%|
2005 Winner: Guy Gentner BC NDP
2001 Winner: Reni Masi BC Liberal
Telling Stats about Delta North
|Statistic||Riding percentage||B.C. average|
|Percent seniors, 2011||14%||15.8%|
|Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011||56%||47.7%|
|Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011||39%||26.4%|
|Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006||Punjabi: 12%, Chinese (all): 4.6%, Hindi 1.3%||n/a|
|Average household income (before tax), 2006||$81,821||$67,675|
|Owners vs. renters, 2006||83/17||70/30|