BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Richmond East

Linda Reid BC Liberal

Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 144 of 144
Candidate Votes Popular
Linda Reid BC Liberal
10725 54.97%
Gian Sihota BC NDP
5532 28.35%
Nathaniel Lim BC Conservative
1685 8.64%
Doug Perry BC Green
1051 5.39%
Lloyd Chen Independent
236 1.21%
Ping Chan BC Excalibur
157 0.80%
Cliff Wei Independent
125 0.64%

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

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 45.2%)
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

Census Data
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

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