BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Powell River-Sunshine Coast

Nicholas Simons BC NDP

Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 136 of 136
Candidate Votes Popular
Nicholas Simons BC NDP
11931 54.91%
Patrick Muncaster BC Liberal
7203 33.15%
Richard Till BC Green
2594 11.94%

At a glance

The BC NDP's Nicholas Simons took the coastal riding of Powell River-Sunshine Coast in 2009 with 58 per cent of the vote. He's held the riding since 2005. Over the years he's worked with the Sechelt Nation as part of Child and Family Youth Services, and has worked as a child-protection social worker.

This May, incumbent Simons will be challenged by BC Liberal and former federal bureaucrat Patrick Muncaster.

The BC Green candidate is Richard Till, who's done several outdoor jobs and worked for the Sechelt Nation as well.

Did you know?

The district was once held by former BC Liberal leader Gordon Wilson (1987-93), who ran as a BC NDP candidate in 2000.

In 2006 Powell River-Sunshine Coast was one of the smallest districts population-wise, with about 40,000 voters.

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 63%)
Candidate Votes %
Nicholas Simons BC NDP 13276 58.3%
Dawn Miller BC Liberal 7818 34.3%
Jeff Chilton BC Green 1436 6.3%
Allen McIntyre BC Refederation 249 1.1%

2005 Winner: Nicholas Simons BC NDP

2001 Winner: Harold Long BC Liberal

Telling Stats about Powell River-Sunshine Coast

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 22% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 37% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 11% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 French: 0.8%, German: 0.4%, Siouan (Dakota/Sioux): 0.4% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $56,863 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 80/20 70/30

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