Teresa Wat BC Liberal
Frank Yunrong Huang BC NDP
Michael Wolfe BC Green
Gary Law Independent
Lawrence Chen BC Conservative
Richard Lee Independent
Chanel Donovan Unparty
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
|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
|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|