Linda Reid BC Liberal
Gian Sihota BC NDP
Nathaniel Lim BC Conservative
Doug Perry BC Green
Lloyd Chen Independent
Ping Chan BC Excalibur
Cliff Wei Independent
At a glance
BC Liberal Linda Reid was first elected in 1991 to represent the riding of Richmond East and was re-elected in 1996, 2001, 2005 and 2009. All solid wins: in 2009 she won 58 per cent of the vote, in 2005 with 57 per cent, and in 2001 with a crushing 69 per cent.
Reid will run again this May. The BC NDP candidate is Gian Sihota, the Richmond East NDP constituency association president.
The BC Conservative is Nathaniel Lim, a youth counsellor with Family Services of Greater Vancouver.
Ping Chan, an engineer and chief executive director of the Richmond Federal Green Party Association, originally represented the Greens but is now a BC Excalibur candidate, a party which espouses Arthurian values.
The BC Green is Doug Perry, author of 'Quantum Healing' who now mostly works as a contractor.
Lloyd Chen and Cliff Wei are the district's independent candidates.
The district boundaries adjusted slightly in 2008 as part of the provincial redistribution.
Did you know?
In 2006, just under half of residents spoke a language other than English at home in Richmond East -- 36 per cent spoke some form of Chinese, nearly 10 per cent spoke Punjabi, and nearly five per cent spoke Tagalog.
That same year, the district had the second lowest number of common law couples of all others in the province.
Previous Election Results
|Candidate||Votes||%||Linda Reid BC Liberal||10853||58.7%||Shawkat Ali Hasan BC NDP||5998||32.5%||Stephen Rees BC Green||1211||6.6%||Wei Ping Chen Nation Alliance Party||419||2.3%|
2005 Winner: Linda Reid BC Liberal
2001 Winner: Linda Reid BC Liberal
Telling Stats about Richmond East
|Statistic||Riding percentage||B.C. average|
|Percent seniors, 2011||13%||15.8%|
|Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011||53%||47.7%|
|Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011||59%||26.4%|
|Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006||Chinese (all): 36%, Punjabi: 9.7%, Tagalog: 4.6%||n/a|
|Average household income (before tax), 2006||$57,366||$67,675|
|Owners vs. renters, 2006||78/22||70/30|