BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Peace River North

 Winner
Pat Pimm BC Liberal
   


Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 102 of 102
Candidate Votes Popular
Pat Pimm BC Liberal
   
6809 57.63%
Arthur Hadland Independent
   
3021 25.57%
Judy Fox-McGuire BC NDP
   
1116 9.44%
Wyeth Sigurdson BC Conservative
870 7.36%

At a glance

The BC Liberals have had a very strong hold on Peace River North for three elections since a 2001 landslide victory over the BC NDP. But the New Democrats have been slowly gaining ground since, hoovering off about 10 per cent more of the vote back from the BC Liberals in each election.

This May, BC Liberal incumbent Pat Pimm will run again. Before provincial politics, Pimm served 12 years as councillor for the City of Fort St. John from 1993-2005.

The BC NDP candidate is Judy Fox-McGuire, a "life-long northerner" with a background in community corrections and labour relations.

Independent Arthur Hadland, a farmer and regional district director who placed second to Pimm in the 2009 election, will also vie for the seat.

Representing the BC Conservatives is Wyeth Sigurdson, who's worked as a pipeliner and an oil field operator. 

In 2008, the district added a small portions of Peace River South and Prince George North as part of the boundary redistribution.

Did you know?

Peace River North won the sad distinction of having the lowest voter turnout in the 2009 provincial election, a wan 40 per cent.

Perhaps residents were too busy working to vote? As a region with a lot mining and natural gas activity, the district had the highest median after-tax income of any region outside of Vancouver and Victoria in 2006.

The district doesn't have a huge voter base. For example, in 2011 Peace River North had the fewest number of residents of voting age than any electoral district (except Surrey-Newton, which it tied). More than one-quarter were under age 18. But it also topped the list for fewest seniors, with just eight per cent of residents over age 65.

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 40%)
Candidate Votes %
Pat Pimm BC Liberal 3992 43.1%
Arthur Hadland Independent 2899 31.3%
Jackie Allen BC NDP 1293 14%
Liz Logan BC Green 1010 10.9%

2005 Winner: Richard Neufeld BC Liberal

2001 Winner: Richard Neufeld BC Liberal

Telling Stats about Peace River North

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 8% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 54% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 14% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 German: 3%, Russian: 1.2%, Punjabi: 0.3% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $82,117 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 73/26 70/30

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