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
|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
|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|