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Nanaimo-North Cowichan

Doug Routley BC NDP

Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 136 of 136
Candidate Votes Popular
Doug Routley BC NDP
10538 46.45%
Amanda Jacobson BC Liberal
6984 30.78%
Mayo McDonough BC Green
3043 13.41%
John Sherry BC Conservative
1465 6.46%
Murray McNab Independent
592 2.61%
Anna Paddon Independent
65 0.29%

At a glance

The BC NDP's Doug Routley won the island district of Nanaimo-North Cowichan in 2005 and was re-elected in 2009 with 54 per cent of the vote. He is currently critic for citizens' services and open government and the deputy critic for health. Over the years he's worked in industry, business, unions and politics.

Routley will run to defend his district this May. The BC Liberal candidate is Amanda Jacobson, a Ladysmith-based mortgage broker.

The BC Conservative candidate for the district is real estate consultant John Sherry.

The BC Green candidate is Mayo McDonough, who has worked in marketing and communcations and was an executive director of BC WorkInfoNet and at the Better Business Bureau.

Anna Paddon and Murray McNab are independent candidates.

This district was created in 2008 during the electoral boundary redistribution from the old districts of Nanaimo and Cowichan-Ladysmith.

Did you know?

Mother tongue: In 2011, the district tied for most native English speakers of all others in the province. Just eight per cent had a non-English mother tongue.

In 2006, Nanaimo-North Cowichan had a slightly higher number of single males over 15 and two-person earner families on government support.

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 61.4%)
Candidate Votes %
Doug Routley BC NDP 12888 54.3%
Rob Hutchins BC Liberal 8426 35.5%
Ian Elliot Gartshore BC Green 2135 9%
Ronald James Fuson BC Refederation 271 1.1%

Telling Stats about Nanaimo-North Cowichan

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 20% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 41% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 8% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 French: 0.4%, Punjabi: 0.3%, German: 0.2% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $56,976 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 82/18 70/30

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