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
|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
|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|