Mike Farnworth BC NDP
Barbara Lu BC Liberal
Ryan Hague BC Conservative
Brent Williams Your Political Party
Jogender Dahiya BC Libertarian
At a glance
Port Coquitlam is largely the old district of Port Coquitlam-Burke Mountain, and was given its new name in 2008. The BC NDP's Mike Farnworth was first elected in that district in 1991 and reelected in 1996. He lost it briefly in 2001, but won it back in 2005 with 48.1 per cent of the vote and has held it since. He currently serves as Opposition critic for health.
Farnworth will run again this May. The BC Liberal candidate is Barbara Lu, a 24-year-old political science grad from Simon Fraser University. Lu is the party's youngest candidate. See a Tyee profile here.
The BC Conservative is Ryan Hague, who manages two electrical contracting businesses.
Brent Williams, an economics grad, is a candidate for Your Political Party of BC.
Jogender Dahiya is a BC Libertarian candidate.
Did you know?
Not so many grey-hairs here. In 2011 Port Coquitlam tied for the distinction of second fewest seniors of any other electoral district in B.C., with just 10 per cent of residents age 65+. Number one was Peace River North.
Working for the man? In 2006, fewer people in Port Coquitlam were self-employed than in almost every other district in the province.
Previous Election Results
|Candidate||Votes||%||Mike Farnworth BC NDP||11121||54.7%||Bernie Christoph Hiller BC Liberal||7896||38.8%||Cole Bertsch BC Green||994||4.9%||Lewis Clarke Dahlby BC Libertarian||178||0.9%|
2005 Winner: Mike Farnworth BC NDP
2001 Winner: Manhas Karn BC Liberal
Telling Stats about Port Coquitlam
|Statistic||Riding percentage||B.C. average|
|Percent seniors, 2011||10%||15.8%|
|Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011||59%||47.7%|
|Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011||29%||26.4%|
|Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006||Chinese (all): 5.8%, Korean: 2.1%, Punjabi: 1.4%||n/a|
|Average household income (before tax), 2006||$77,924||$67,675|
|Owners vs. renters, 2006||80/20||70/30|