At a glance
BC Liberal Iain Black won Port Moody-Coquitlam in 2009, but quit politics in 2011 to head up the Vancouver Board of Trade. The BC NDP won the district back in the subsequent byelection held April 2012. It was former Port Moody mayor Joe Trasolini who won it for the party. Trasolini served four terms as mayor before reaching the legislature.
This election, Trasolini will run to defend the Port Moody-Coquitlam seat, against BC Liberal candidate and second-term Coquitlam councillor Linda Reimer. Reimer is a former CIBC banker and was an appointed councillor for a few years with the BC College of Teachers.
The BC Green candidate is Billie Helps, announced in March. Jeff Monds is a BC Libertarian candidate.
This district was created in 2008 and first contested in 2009 as part of a provincial boundary redistribution. It is composed of old districts Port Moody-Westwood and Burquitlam.
Did you know?
In 2006, Port Moody-Coquitlam had among the most self-reliant residents, with fewer men and women not counted as part of economic families accepting government transfers than most other districts at the time.
Previous Election Results
|Candidate||Votes||%||Joe Trasolini BC NDP||6247||54.3%||Dennis Marsden BC Liberal||3484||30.3%||Christine Clarke BC Conservative||1766||15.4%|
|Candidate||Votes||%||Iain Black BC Liberal||9979||52.2%||Shannon Watkins BC NDP||7614||39.8%||Rebecca Helps BC Green||1261||6.6%||James Filippelli Your Political Party BC||198||1%|
Telling Stats about Port Moody-Coquitlam
|Statistic||Riding percentage||B.C. average|
|Percent seniors, 2011||12%||15.8%|
|Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011||55%||47.7%|
|Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011||31%||26.4%|
|Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006||Chinese (all): 7.6%, Korean: 4.1%, Persian (Farsi): 2.1%||n/a|
|Average household income (before tax), 2006||$83,121||$67,675|
|Owners vs. renters, 2006||75/25||70/30|