Mike Morris BC Liberal
At a glance
In the 2009 election, BC Liberal Pat Bell took Prince George-Mackenzie with 56 per cent of the vote. Second-place BC NDP candidate Tobias Lawrence won 36.8 per cent.
The district was created in 2008 from the old district of Prince George North, which went to the BC Liberals in the previous two elections. Before 2001, it was held by the NDP for two straight elections. The most dramatic win since 1991 was in 2001 when Bell won his first seat, blowing out the NDP by 47 per cent of the vote. Bell announced his resignation from politics in Feb. 2013 due to health concerns.
The BC Liberals acclaimed retired RCMP superintendent Mike Morris as their candidate for Prince George-Mackenzie this election. Morris is the president of the BC Trappers Association.
Labour lawyer Bobby Deepak represents the BC NDP in the district.
Terry Rysz, a long-time northern B.C. businessman and Sicamous district councillor, is the BC Conservative. Karen McDowell is the BC Green candidate.
Check out The Tyee's April 29 report from the two Prince George ridings, where the two major political parties are in a fierce fight, here.
Did you know?
Working for the (wo)man? While Prince George-Mackenzie had a good rate of employment in 2006, it has the lowest number of self-employed people of any district. It had relatively affluent homeowners at the time, with few people spending 30 per cent or more of their income on housing.
Previous Election Results
|Candidate||Votes||%||Pat Bell BC Liberal||9816||56%||Tobias Lawrence BC NDP||6452||36.8%||Kevin Creamore BC Green||1245||7.1%|
Telling Stats about Prince George-Mackenzie
|Statistic||Riding percentage||B.C. average|
|Percent seniors, 2011||11%||15.8%|
|Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011||51%||47.7%|
|Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011||11%||26.4%|
|Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006||Punjabi: 1.8%, Chinese (all): 0.6%, French: 0.5%||n/a|
|Average household income (before tax), 2006||$75,560||$67,675|
|Owners vs. renters, 2006||76/24||70/30|