BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Kootenay East

Bill Bennett BC Liberal

Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 115 of 115
Candidate Votes Popular
Bill Bennett BC Liberal
9424 63.30%
Norma Blissett BC NDP
5463 36.70%

At a glance

Kootenay East, B.C.'s most southeasterly district, has been held by BC Liberal Bill Bennett -- "Kootenay Bill" -- since 2001. Before that, the BC NDP and Social Credit parties held the riding since the 1960s.

Bennett will shoot for a fourth term this election. He takes on a sole challenger, BC NDP candidate and teacher Norma Blissett.

Did you know?

In 2006, Kootenay East had the highest rate of English-only speakers in the province; similarly, it had among the lowest rates of immigrants and workers who qualified outside of Canada, and the second-lowest proportion of visible minorities of any B.C. electoral district.

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 55.9%)
Candidate Votes %
Bill Bennett BC Liberal 8404 51.2%
Troy Sebastian BC NDP 5844 35.6%
Wilf Hanni BC Conservative 1612 9.8%
Jen Tsuida BC Green 549 3.3%

2005 Winner: Bill Bennett BC Liberal

2001 Winner: Bill Bennett BC Liberal

Telling Stats about Kootenay East

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 15% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 43% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 9% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 French: 0.4%, German: 0.4%, Italian: 0.3% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $63,558 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 79/21 70/30

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