Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows
At a glance
BC NDP candidate Michael Sather has kept hold of this Lower Mainland district since 2005, beating BC Liberal candidate Ken Stewart two elections in a row. The race was close in 2009, with Sather beating Stewart by 274 votes. In 2005, the difference was just under 1,000 votes.
A new candidate for the BC NDP, pharmacist Elizabeth Rosenau, will vie for the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows seat this May.
Doug Bing, a three-term Pitt Meadows city councillor and dentist, is the BC Liberal candidate.
Manuel Pratas, a construction manager fluent in Portuguese, French, Spanish and Italian, is a non-affiliated candidate.
The BC Green is Michael Patterson, a professional engineer on telecommunications projects for wireless carriers.
In a 2008 boundary redistribution, the district added a portion of Maple Ridge-Mission.
Did you know?
Orange crushing? Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows has been BC NDP territory in four of the past five elections.
Previous Election Results
|Candidate||Votes||%||Michael Sather BC NDP||9772||47.1%||Ken Stewart BC Liberal||9498||45.7%||Robert Hornsey BC Green||1149||5.5%||Chum Richardson Independent||202||1%|
2005 Winner: Michael Sather BC NDP
2001 Winner: Ken Stewart BC Liberal
Telling Stats about Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows
|Statistic||Riding percentage||B.C. average|
|Percent seniors, 2011||11%||15.8%|
|Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011||55%||47.7%|
|Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011||16%||26.4%|
|Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006||Punjabi: 1.4%, Chinese (all): 1.4%, Korean: 0.7%||n/a|
|Average household income (before tax), 2006||$71,605||$67,675|
|Owners vs. renters, 2006||79/21||70/30|