BC Election 2013 Map & Guide


Dan Ashton BC Liberal

Likely Liberal but watch NDP

Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 184 of 184
Candidate Votes Popular
Dan Ashton BC Liberal
10489 45.83%
Richard Cannings BC NDP
9225 40.30%
Sean Upshaw BC Conservative
2117 9.25%
Doug Maxwell BC First
1057 4.62%

At a glance

Penticton is formerly part of the Penticton-Okanagan Valley electoral district, a BC Liberal stronghold where that party has taken the last three elections by large margins. The current MLA, Bill Barisoff, was first elected in 1996 but will not seek reelection.

Instead, the BC Liberals chose two-term Penticton Mayor Dan Ashton to try and defend the riding.

BC NDP candidate and biologist Richard Cannings, and BC First candidate Doug Maxwell, a retired mechanic, hope to steal it away from the Liberals on May 14.

Sean Upshaw, a real estate agent who founded The Father’s House Christian Centre in Abbotsford, is the BC Conservative candidate.

The district was created in 2008 and first contested in 2009. It was created from the former Penticton-Okanagan Valley district, which was a Liberal stronghold since Bill Barisoff first won his seat in 1996.

Did you know?

Voter muscle: In 2006, Penticton had among the highest percentages of eligible voters (Canadian citizens over 18) in the province. It also had a low number of single residents and included a population with 10 per cent more seniors than the provincial average.

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 56.2%)
Candidate Votes %
Bill Barisoff BC Liberal 10346 44%
Cameron Phillips BC NDP 7331 31.1%
Julius Bloomfield BC Green 3685 15.7%
Chris Delaney BC Conservative 2095 8.9%

Telling Stats about Penticton

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 25% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 39% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 13% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 Punjabi: 1.7%, German: 0.5%, French: 0.4% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $55,831 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 73/27 70/30

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