BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Maple Ridge-Mission

Marc Dalton BC Liberal

Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 125 of 125
Candidate Votes Popular
Marc Dalton BC Liberal
9408 46.65%
Mike Bocking BC NDP
8032 39.82%
Alex Pope BC Green
1654 8.20%
Chad Thompson BC Conservative
1075 5.33%

At a glance

In 2009, BC Liberal Marc Dalton beat BC NDP candidate Mike Bocking by 68 votes, one of the smallest margins of the election. Before that, the district belonged to long-time Liberal Randy Hawes, Abbotsford-Mission's incumbent MLA.

Dalton and Bocking will again face off this election. Before his election in 2009, Dalton, who is aboriginal and speaks French, was a teacher in the Maple Ridge School District.

Bocking is a former Vancouver Sun reporter and the current president of the Media Union of B.C., Local 2000.

Chad Thompson, an entrepreneur and small business owner, will be running on behalf of the BC Conservatives.

The BC Green is Alex Pope, a computer programmer who's worked for the federal Liberals.

In the 2008 electoral boundary redistribution, Maple Ridge-Mission kept just over half of its area. It added 19 per cent of Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows.

Did you know?

BC NDP candidate Mike Bocking is a veteran campaigner, according to Maple Ridge News. He ran federally against Conservative MP Randy Kamp in 2004, 2006 and 2008, losing each time.

In 2006, Maple Ridge-Mission had more home owners than most other districts. About 82 per cent of residents owned their own digs. More recent figures are not yet available.

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 55.1%)
Candidate Votes %
Marc Dalton BC Liberal 8802 45.7%
Mike Bocking BC NDP 8734 45.4%
Mike Gildersleeve BC Green 1387 7.2%
Ian Anthony Vaughan BC Reform 325 1.7%

2005 Winner: Randy Hawes BC Liberal

2001 Winner: Randy Hawes BC Liberal

Telling Stats about Maple Ridge-Mission

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 13% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 55% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 15% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 Punjabi: 1.9%, Chinese (all): 0.7%, Korean: 0.7% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $72,351 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 82/18 70/30

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