BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Richmond-Steveston

 Winner
John Yap BC Liberal
   


Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 150 of 150
Candidate Votes Popular
John Yap BC Liberal
   
11159 51.99%
Scott Stewart BC NDP
   
5955 27.74%
Carol Day BC Conservative
   
2482 11.56%
Jerome Dickey BC Green
   
1718 8.00%
Mike Donovan Unparty
   
151 0.70%

At a glance

Richmond-Steveston has been dominated by the BC Liberals since 1991 at least. The current MLA is John Yap who was first elected in 2005; in 2009, he won with 61 per cent of the vote. Before Yap, BC Liberal Geoff Plant was elected two times consecutively as well.

Incumbent John Yap will run again this May. Other candidates include BC NDP candidate Scott Stewart, a retired constable who spent 30 years in law enforcement, and BC Green candidate Jerome Dickey, who's been involved in the City of Richmond including a stint on the Economic Advisory Committee.

Carol Day, who owns a Richmond-based sign company and is a former local school trustee, is the BC Conservative candidate.

Mike Donovan is a candidate for the Unparty: The Consensus-Building Party, which professes to find the views of its candidates irrelevant.

This district added a small portion of Richmond East in 2008 as part of a provincial electoral boundary redistribution.

Did you know?

Nuclear zone: In 2006, Richmond-Steveston had the second lowest number of residents living alone of all other districts. It had higher numbers of one-family households than other districts too, and lower numbers of divorced or separated people (about eight per cent compared to the provincial average of 11.6 per cent).

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 51.6%)
Candidate Votes %
John Yap BC Liberal 13168 60.8%
Sue Wallis BC NDP 5925 27.3%
Jeff Hill BC Green 1491 6.9%
Barry Edward Chilton BC Conservative 1082 5%

2005 Winner: John Yap BC Liberal

2001 Winner: Geoff Plant BC Liberal

Telling Stats about Richmond-Steveston

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 14% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 55% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 53% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 Chinese (all): 31.9%, Tagalog: 2.2%, Japanese: 1.8% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $80,397 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 81/19 70/30

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