BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Skeena

 Winner
Robin Austin BC NDP
   


Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 82 of 82
Candidate Votes Popular
Robin Austin BC NDP
   
5102 47.11%
Carol Leclerc BC Liberal
   
4739 43.76%
Mike Brousseau BC Conservative
735 6.79%
Trevor Hendry British Columbia
254 2.35%

At a glance

Robin Austin of the BC NDP has held this seat for two elections. In 2001, Roger Harris of the BC Liberals blew out then-NDP incumbent Helmut Giesbrecht, who at the time had held the seat for a decade. In the four elections since 1996, the Liberals have outspent the NDP in this district by a total of over $120,000.

Austin runs again this May. Other candidates include BC Liberal Carol Leclerc, a nine-year Terrace councillor.

The BC Conservative candidate is Mike Brousseau, who ran in the riding in 2009 and earned 893 votes (nearly eight per cent).

Trevor Hendry is a candidate for the British Columbia party in the district.

The district boundaries changed slightly in 2008 as part of a provincial redistribution.

Did you know?

Fishing tourists, sure, but no lasting hook? In 2006, the Skeena region had the lowest percentage of recent immigrants of any district in B.C.

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 55%)
Candidate Votes %
Robin Austin BC NDP 5865 50.8%
Donny Van Dyk BC Liberal 4328 37.5%
Michael Brousseau BC Conservative 893 7.7%
Anita Norman BC Green 467 4%

2005 Winner: Robin Austin BC NDP

2001 Winner: Roger Harris BC Liberal

Telling Stats about Skeena

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 13% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 52% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 15% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 Punjabi: 1.6%, Portuguese: 1.6%, French: 0.9% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $64,731 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 76/23 70/30

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