BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Richmond Centre

Teresa Wat BC Liberal

Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 153 of 153
Candidate Votes Popular
Teresa Wat BC Liberal
8496 50.32%
Frank Yunrong Huang BC NDP
3887 23.02%
Michael Wolfe BC Green
1454 8.61%
Gary Law Independent
1428 8.46%
Lawrence Chen BC Conservative
872 5.16%
Richard Lee Independent
672 3.98%
Chanel Donovan Unparty
75 0.44%

At a glance

This district has been dominated by the BC Liberals since 1991 at least, though incumbent Rob Howard will not run in the riding again.

The BC Liberals selected CEO of Mainstream Broadcasting Corporation CHMB AM1320, Teresa Wat, as their candidate for Richmond Centre. The BC NDP candidate is Frank Yunrong Huang, editor-in-chief of Global Chinese Press, a Chinese-language newspaper distributed twice weekly in Greater Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Greater Toronto, Calgary and Edmonton.

The BC Green candidate is Michael Wolfe, a teacher with a background in conservation biology.

The BC Conservative is Lawrence Chen, a BC Wildlife Federation CORE hunting safety instructor and examiner.

Chanel Donovan represents the Unparty: The Consensus Building Party, which professes to find the views of its candidates irrelevant.

Lawyer Richard Lee and RCMP corporal Gary Law are independents.

Did you know?

Disengaged? Richmond Centre had a very low voter turnout in the 2009 provincial election, second only to Peace River North. Just about 41 per cent of residents made the trip to the ballot box.

In 2006, the percentage of people who spoke only English at home in Richmond Centre was 47 per cent. The provincial average was 84 per cent at the time.

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 40.9%)
Candidate Votes %
Rob Howard BC Liberal 10483 61.5%
Kam Brar BC NDP 4949 29%
Michael Wolfe BC Green 1213 7.1%
Kang Chen Nation Alliance Party 399 2.3%

2005 Winner: Olga Ilich BC Liberal

2001 Winner: Greg Halsey-Brandt BC Liberal

Telling Stats about Richmond Centre

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 12% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 52% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 58% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 Chinese (all): 48.4%, Tagalog: 3.8%, Russian 1.6% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $55,808 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 71/29 70/30

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