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
|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
|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|