BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Nelson-Creston

 Winner
Michelle Mungall BC NDP
   


Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 103 of 103
Candidate Votes Popular
Michelle Mungall BC NDP
   
7576 50.32%
Greg Garbula BC Liberal
   
4348 28.88%
Sjeng Derkx BC Green
   
3133 20.81%

At a glance

With the exception of 2001, the BC NDP has won every election in Nelson-Creston since 1991. Before 1991, it fluctuated between Social Credit and the NDP since 1952.

Incumbent Michelle Mungall, the current NDP critic for advanced education, youth and labour market development, runs for a second term this May.

Other candidates for Nelson-Creston include former VP and general manager of the Kokanee Springs Golf Resort, Greg Garbula, for the BC Liberals.

Sjeng Derkx, a small business owner and cabinet maker, represents the BC Greens.

Did you know?

In 2006, Nelson-Creston had one of the highest numbers of English-only households in the province. It had a high rate of immigration from other provinces, but a very low rate of immigration from other countries at the time.

That year, it also had the second lowest average before tax income of all other districts, at $49,458. The only district with a lower income was Vancouver-Mount Pleasant.

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 60%)
Candidate Votes %
Michelle Mungall BC NDP 9060 54.8%
Josh Smienk BC Liberal 5191 31.4%
Sean Kubara BC Green 1189 7.2%
David Duncan BC Conservative 1083 6.6%

2005 Winner: Corky Evans BC NDP

2001 Winner: Blair Suffredine BC Liberal

Telling Stats about Nelson-Creston

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 11% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 German: 0.8%, French: 0.4%, Russian: 0.2% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $49,458 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 76/24 70/30

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