BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Esquimalt-Royal Roads

Maurine Karagianis BC NDP

Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 130 of 130
Candidate Votes Popular
Maurine Karagianis BC NDP
9997 48.16%
Chris Ricketts BC Liberal
5959 28.70%
Susan Low BC Green
4486 21.61%
Josh Steffler Independent
318 1.53%

At a glance

The BC NDP's Maurine Karagianis first took the district of Esquimalt-Metchosin in 2005, and was re-elected in 2009 to the new riding of Esquimalt-Royal Roads with 52 per cent of the vote.

Current BC Green Party leader Jane Sterk ran in this riding in 2009. She came last of three candidates but garnered over 3,000 votes, or about 17 per cent.

This May's candidates include BC Liberal Chris Ricketts, who owns a construction company and builds homes on southern Vancouver Island; and BC Green Susan Low, a small business consultant and the first candidate to be added to the party's 2013 slate.

Also running is an independent, Josh Steffler, who previously ran for Esquimalt city council and who's rallied against the harmonized sales tax (HST).

The district, which contains a small portion of Victoria, was created in 2008 and first contested in 2009 as part of a provincial boundary redistribution. It includes parts of Esquimalt-Metchosin and Victoria-Beacon Hill.

Did you know?

Singles paradise? In 2006, Esquimalt-Royal Roads had the second highest divorce and separation rates in the province -- like Comox Valley and other island districts.

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 58.2%)
Candidate Votes %
Maurine Karagianis BC NDP 11514 52.9%
Carl Ratsoy BC Liberal 6579 30.2%
Jane Sterk BC Green 3664 16.8%

Telling Stats about Esquimalt-Royal Roads

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 15% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 46% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 12% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 Chinese (all): 0.9%, French: 0.7%, Punjabi: 0.4% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $65,100 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 62/38 70/30

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