BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Fort Langley-Aldergrove

 Winner
Rich Coleman BC Liberal
   


Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 158 of 158
Candidate Votes Popular
Rich Coleman BC Liberal
   
14533 55.55%
Shane Dyson BC NDP
   
6700 25.61%
Rick Manuel BC Conservative
   
2353 8.99%
Lisa David BC Green
 
1957 7.48%
Kevin Mitchell Independent
 
619 2.37%

At a glance

BC Liberal Rich Coleman won this riding in 2009 with 60 per cent of the vote, a strong showing. He's been the MLA of the riding since 1996, and has held several cabinet positions and high profile portfolios. Currently, he's the deputy premier.

This election once again pits Coleman against BC NDP candidate Shane Dyson, who Coleman beat for the seat in 2005. Dyson co-owns a Langley-based public relations firm.

Other candidates include Rick Manuel for the BC Conservatives, a retiree who promises to "get tough on crime and light on taxes," according to the Aldergrove Star.

The BC Green candidate is Lisa David, a lawyer who's worked in poverty law and currently teaches.

Independent Kevin Mitchell is also running. He is perhaps best known as an advocate for a ban against propane cannons, intended to scare off birds.

Did you know?

What are families like in "Coleman country?" In 2006, this was considered a district with a high proportion of "nuclear families," defined by the 2006 census as one-family households.

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 57.6%)
Candidate Votes %
Rich Coleman BC Liberal 15139 61.1%
Gail Chaddock-Costello BC NDP 7492 30.2%
Travis Erbacher BC Green 1765 7.1%
Jordan Braun BC Refederation 387 1.6%

2005 Winner: Rich Coleman BC Liberal

2001 Winner: Rich Coleman BC Liberal

Telling Stats about Fort Langley-Aldergrove

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 13% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 54% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 17% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 Korean: 1.6%, Chinese (all): 1.3%, Vietnamese: 0.9% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $82,977 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 85/15 70/30

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