At a glance
BC Liberal incumbent Jane Thornthwaite took the district of North Vancouver-Seymour in 2009 with 59 per cent of the vote. North Vancouver-Seymour has gone BC Liberal for decades.
Thornthwaite, a former chair of the North Vancouver School Board, will run again this election. The BC NDP candidate is lawyer Jim Hanson, who was educated at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia.
The BC Conservative candidate is Brian Wilson, who owns an Integra Tire Auto Centre franchise in North Vancouver.
Daniel Smith, an electrician raised in the Interior, is the BC Green candidate.
Jaime Webbe, who worked in sustainable development at the United Nations, is running as an independent.
For an in-depth profile of the riding by Crawford Kilian, click here.
In the 2008 electoral boundary redistribution, North Vancouver-Seymour added a bit of the old district West Vancouver-Capilano.
Did you know?
North Vancouver-Seymour is considered a strong, and wealthy, BC Liberal district. The last time a BC NDP candidate was elected was 1972.
Previous Election Results
|Candidate||Votes||%||Jane Thornthwaite BC Liberal||13426||59.2%||Mo Norton BC NDP||6212||27.4%||Daniel Quinn BC Green||2116||9.3%||Gary Bickling Hee BC Conservative||931||4.1%|
2005 Winner: Daniel Jarvis BC Liberal
2001 Winner: Daniel Jarvis BC Liberal
Telling Stats about North Vancouver-Seymour
|Statistic||Riding percentage||B.C. average|
|Percent seniors, 2011||15%||15.8%|
|Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011||58%||47.7%|
|Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011||22%||26.4%|
|Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006||Chinese (all): 3.1%, Korean: 2.1%, Persian (Farsi): 2%||n/a|
|Average household income (before tax), 2006||$97,584||$67,675|
|Owners vs. renters, 2006||81/19||70/30|