Judy D'Arcy BC NDP
Hector Bremner BC Liberal
Terry Tether BC Green
Paul Forseth BC Conservative
James Crosty Independent
Lewis Dahlby BC Libertarian
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
|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
|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|