BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

New Westminster

Judy D'Arcy BC NDP

Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 165 of 165
Candidate Votes Popular
Judy D'Arcy BC NDP
11464 48.39%
Hector Bremner BC Liberal
8030 33.90%
Terry Tether BC Green
1938 8.18%
Paul Forseth BC Conservative
1147 4.84%
James Crosty Independent
943 3.98%
Lewis Dahlby BC Libertarian
168 0.71%

At a glance

The Lower Mainland riding of New Westminster has been BC NDP territory since 2005. Current MLA and former MP Dawn Black is not running again this election, though she beat the second-place BC Liberal candidate handily in 2009.

Candidates vying for New Westminster this May include BC Liberal and marketing consultant, Hector Bremner.

The BC NDP candidate is former Canadian Union of Public Employees president, Judy Darcy.

Terry Teather, a teacher, is the BC Green candidate and the BC Conservative candidate is Paul Forseth, a former Reform and later federal Conservative MP.

Independent candidate James Crosty ran for mayoralty of New Westminster in the November 2011 municipal election and placed second with 29 per cent of the vote against a three-time incumbent.

Lewis Dahlby is a BC Libertarian candidate for the district.

Did you know?

It really is the New Brooklyn. When it comes to renters, anyway. In 2006, just over half of New West residents owned their home -- far less than the provincial average. The 2011 figures are not yet available.

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 56%)
Candidate Votes %
Dawn Black BC NDP 13418 56.4%
Carole Millar BC Liberal 8240 34.6%
Matthew Laird BC Green 2151 9%

2005 Winner: Chuck Puchmayr BC NDP

2001 Winner: Joyce Murray BC Liberal

Telling Stats about New Westminster

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 11% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 51% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 35% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 Chinese (all): 5.5%, Panjabi (Punjabi): 4.2%, Tagalog: 3.1% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $60,392 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 54/46 70/30

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