Vicki Huntington Independent
At a glance
In 2009, independent candidate Vicki Huntington defeated BC Liberal candidate Wally Oppal to take Delta South. Before that, the BC Liberals held the riding since 1991.
This May, Huntington will attempt to defend her riding from Liberal candidate Bruce McDonald, a veteran Delta councillor, and Nic Slater, the BC NDP candidate who ran for the party federally in 2011.
The BC Greens and BC Conservatives indicated they will not run candidates in the riding, Huntington told The Tyee in early 2013.
Did you know?
When she won in the 2009 election, Vicki Huntington was the first independent candidate to be elected in the province in 60 years. That year, Delta South also had the highest voter turnout of all provincial electoral districts: 68.6 per cent of residents cast their vote.
In 2006 this was one of the wealthier districts, with higher full-time employment incomes than most other provincial districts.
Previous Election Results
|Candidate||Votes||%||Vicki Huntington Independent||9977||42.5%||Wally Oppal BC Liberal||9945||42.4%||Dileep Joseph Anthony Athaide BC NDP||2940||12.5%||Duane Laird BC Green||555||2.4%|
2005 Winner: Valerie Roddick BC Liberal
2001 Winner: Val Roddick BC Liberal
Telling Stats about Delta South
|Statistic||Riding percentage||B.C. average|
|Percent seniors, 2011||22%||15.8%|
|Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011||48%||47.7%|
|Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011||17%||26.4%|
|Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006||Chinese (all): 1.8%, Punjabi: 1.6%, Tagalog: 0.4%||n/a|
|Average household income (before tax), 2006||$86,993||$67,675|
|Owners vs. renters, 2006||80/20||70/30|