BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Saanich South

Lana Popham BC NDP

Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 121 of 121
Candidate Votes Popular
Lana Popham BC NDP
10824 45.42%
Rishi Sharma BC Liberal
8473 35.56%
Branko Mustafovic BC Green
3612 15.16%
Joshua Galbraith BC Conservative
789 3.31%
Peter Kappel Independent
131 0.55%

At a glance

The BC NDP's Lana Popham took the suburban district of Saanich South in 2009 with 47 per cent of the vote. It went NDP in 2005 too, but was a BC Liberal seat in 2001.

Incumbent Popham, opposition critic for agriculture and lands, runs again this May. She's challenged by BC Liberal candidate Rishi Sharma, a 13-year aide in the provincial legislature.

The BC Green candidate is Branko Mustafovic, a commercial photographer who's slated to produce and direct a documentary on ethical gold and diamond mining.

The BC Conservative candidate is Joshua Galbraith, who obtained his postsecondary from Camuson College and Trinity Western University.

Peter Kappel is an independent.

In the 2008 boundary redistribution, Saanich South kept 87 per cent of its area, and added six per cent of Oak Bay-Gordon Head and three per cent of Victoria-Hillside.

Did you know?

In 2006, Saanich South was one of the more affluent districts in the province. It also had a higher population of seniors at the time, with 17 per cent of residents age 65+.

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 66.4%)
Candidate Votes %
Lana Popham BC NDP 11697 47.1%
Robin Adair BC Liberal 11215 45.2%
Brian Geoffrey Gordon BC Green 1664 6.7%
Douglas Christie Western Canada Concept BC 235 0.9%

2005 Winner: David Cubberley BC NDP

2001 Winner: Susan Mary Brice BC Liberal

Telling Stats about Saanich South

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 18% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 47% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 18% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 Chinese (all): 3.9%, Punjabi: 3.8%, German: 1.5% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $80,697 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 79/21 70/30

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