At a glance
East-central Surrey-Cloverdale has been a BC Liberal riding for over two decades. Kevin Falcon has acted as MLA since 2001. In August 2012, Falcon announced his resignation from cabinet and that would not seek re-election in order to spend more time with family.
This year, Surrey-Panorama MLA Stephanie Cadieux runs in Surrey-Cloverdale as the BC Liberal candidate.
Harry Kooner, a bylaw officer with the City of Surrey, represents the BC NDP.
Howard Wu, with decades of tech start-up experience, is the BC Conservative contender.
Matt Begley is an unaffiliated candidate in the district.
In the 2008 boundary redistribution, Surrey-Cloverdale retained 80 per cent of its area and added a small part of Surrey-Tynehead.
Did you know?
Nuclear zone: In 2006, Surrey-Cloverdale had the most nuclear families of all in the province -- with almost 80 per cent considered "one-family households" in the district, as defined by the census. It also topped the charts for most owner-occupied homes as a percentage of all homes.
Previous Election Results
|Candidate||Votes||%||Kevin Falcon BC Liberal||13815||62.7%||Deborah Payment BC NDP||6567||29.8%||Kevin Purton BC Green||1651||7.5%|
2005 Winner: Kevin Falcon BC Liberal
2001 Winner: Kevin Falcon BC Liberal
Telling Stats about Surrey-Cloverdale
|Statistic||Riding percentage||B.C. average|
|Percent seniors, 2011||12%||15.8%|
|Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011||54%||47.7%|
|Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011||24%||26.4%|
|Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006||Chinese (all): 30.9%, Punjabi: 5.9%, Tagalog: 2.6%||n/a|
|Average household income (before tax), 2006||$68,033||$67,675|
|Owners vs. renters, 2006||78/22||70/30|