BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Nanaimo

 Winner
Leonard Krog BC NDP
   


Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 136 of 136
Candidate Votes Popular
Leonard Krog BC NDP
   
9548 45.75%
Walter Anderson BC Liberal
7812 37.43%
Ian Gartshore BC Green
  
2198 10.53%
Bryce Crigger BC Conservative
   
1087 5.21%
Brunie Brunie Independent
 
225 1.08%

At a glance

The BC NDP's Leonard Krog took the district of Nanaimo first in 2005 and again in 2009 with 53 per cent of the vote. He was first elected in 1991 in Parksville-Qualicum and in 2003 ran for the BC NDP leadership, but lost to Carole James.

Krog will run again this election. Other candidates include BC Liberal Walter Anderson, president of a computer company and past chair of the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce.

The BC Green candidate, Ian Gartshore, is a marriage and family therapist who founded a non-profit, Shore Counselling Society, in Nanaimo. Bryce Crigger, a 23-year-old treasurer for the BC Conservatives’ Nanaimo constituency association with an undeniably excellent moustache, is the BC Conservative candidate. Crigger is the party's youngest candidate. See a Tyee profile here.

Brunie Brunie, described as a grandmother and "eccentric wooden boat shipbuilder," is an independent.

The district changed significantly in 2008 during a provincial boundary redistribution, keeping about half of its area and adding a significant amount of Nanaimo-Parksville.

Did you know?

In Nanaimo, almost one-quarter of children lived in low-income households (the tenth highest of all districts in the province) in 2006. This number is well above the provincial average of 15.1 per cent.

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 57.1%)
Candidate Votes %
Leonard Krog BC NDP 11877 53.3%
Jeet Manhas BC Liberal 8086 36.3%
Dirk Becker BC Green 2036 9.1%
Linden Shaw BC Refederation 272 1.2%

2005 Winner: Leonard Krog BC NDP

2001 Winner: Mike Hunter BC Liberal

Telling Stats about Nanaimo

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 18% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 44% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 12% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 Punjabi: 1.1%, Chinese (all): 0.8%, Korean: 0.5% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $55,756 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 64/36 70/30

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