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
|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
|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|