At a glance
BC NDP candidate and incumbent Claire Trevena first took the largest district on Vancouver Island, North Island, in 2005. She was re-elected in 2009 with 52 per cent of the vote.
This May, Trevena will aim to win a third term against BC Liberal candidate Nick Facey, a business PhD student and former co-op engineer at Catalyst Paper.
The BC Conservative candidate is Bob Bray, a retired business executive.
In 2008, the North Island district expanded to include one per cent of Powell River-Sunshine Coast.
Did you know?
In 2006, over 10 per cent of the population in North Island had registered Indian status, the seventh highest population in the province. B.C.'s average at the time was 2.7 per cent.
Previous Election Results
|Candidate||Votes||%||Claire Trevena BC NDP||11865||52%||Marion Wright BC Liberal||8937||39.2%||Philip Stone BC Green||1670||7.3%||William Walter Mewhort Independent||333||1.5%|
2005 Winner: Claire Trevena BC NDP
2001 Winner: Rod Visser BC Liberal
Telling Stats about North Island
|Statistic||Riding percentage||B.C. average|
|Percent seniors, 2011||16%||15.8%|
|Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011||41%||47.7%|
|Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011||9%||26.4%|
|Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006||French: 0.4%, German: 0.3%, Chinese (all): 0.2%||n/a|
|Average household income (before tax), 2006||$57,899||$67,675|
|Owners vs. renters, 2006||74/25||70/30|