BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Surrey-Green Timbers

Sue Hammell BC NDP

Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 96 of 96
Candidate Votes Popular
Sue Hammell BC NDP
8449 58.10%
Amrik Tung BC Liberal
5035 34.63%
Richard Hosein BC Green
580 3.99%
Lisa Maharaj BC Conservative
391 2.69%
Harjit Heir BC Vision
86 0.59%

At a glance

In 2009, the BC NDP's Sue Hammell took this riding in a landslide victory following a significant victory in 2005 as well. Before that, the riding was held by BC Liberal Brenda Locke.

This election, Hammell runs for her fifth term as an MLA. She is opposition critic for health services, women's issues, child care, and early learning.

Other candidates include Surrey family doctor Amrik Tung for the BC Liberals, who teaches medical students at UBC.

Community organizer Richard Hosein is running for the BC Greens.

Lisa Maharaj is a BC Conservative candidate, and Harjit Heir is a BC Vision candidate.

Did you know?

Don't mention the HST? Surrey-Green Timbers lead the charge against the harmonized sales tax. It voted it down in the 2011 referendum with 75.51 per cent, the highest percentage of anti-tax voters of any other district.

Fertile Green Timbers: In 2011, this district had the third highest percentage of families with children under 24. Sixty per cent of residents bragged about their rugrats on the census, compared to the provincial average of 40.

In 2006, this district was on the lower end of employment income for full-time workers, and fewer single occupancy households were to be found. English was the language spoken at home for just over half the households.

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 51.1%)
Candidate Votes %
Sue Hammell BC NDP 10966 72.7%
Rani Mangat BC Liberal 3624 24%
Dan Kashagama BC Green 488 3.2%

2005 Winner: Sue Hammell  BC NDP

2001 Winner: Brenda Locke BC Liberal

Telling Stats about Surrey-Green Timbers

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 11% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 60% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 68% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 Punjabi: 37.2%, Hindi: 3.3%, Urdu 1.3% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $63,315 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 66/34 70/30

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