BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Port Coquitlam

Mike Farnworth BC NDP

Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 148 of 148
Candidate Votes Popular
Mike Farnworth BC NDP
10588 52.65%
Barbara Lu BC Liberal
7412 36.86%
Ryan Hague BC Conservative
1377 6.85%
Brent Williams Your Political Party
407 2.02%
Jogender Dahiya BC Libertarian
325 1.62%

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

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 55.2%)
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

Census Data
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

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