Marvin Hunt BC Liberal
At a glance
BC Liberal Stephanie Cadieux won this riding in 2009 with about 54 per cent of the vote. Second place BC NDP candidate Debbie Lawrance earned nearly 40 per cent that year.
Cadieux vies for the Surrey-Cloverdale seat this May. Former BC Liberal MP Sukh Dhaliwal was initally selected as the provincial Liberal candidate to vie for the riding, but resigned in February after tax charges filed against him surfaced.
Candidates so far include 23-year Surrey city councillor Marvin Hunt for the BC Liberals. Blacktop Cabs President Amrik Mahil is the BC NDP candidate.
Kevin Rakhra, a student at BCIT's School of Forensics specializing in Crime Intelligence Analysis and Economic Crime, is the BC Conservative candidate. Rakhra is fluent in English, Punjabi and Hindi.
Sara Sharma, an entrepreneur, real estate agent and owner of a group day care centre, is the BC Green candidate. Ali Zaidi is a not affiliated candidate in the district.
The district of Surrey-Panorama was created in 2008 largely from the old district Surrey-Panorama Ridge, with some of Surrey-Cloverdale and Surrey-White Rock. Results from 2005 and prior are for the riding of Surrey-Panorama Ridge.
Did you know?
In 2006, Surrey-Panorama topped the charts of all provincial districts for the percentage of people least likely to walk or bicycle to work. Residents here preferred to travel by vehicle.
Previous Election Results
|Candidate||Votes||%||Stephanie Cadieux BC Liberal||11820||54.3%||Debbie Lawrance BC NDP||8675||39.8%||Murray Weisenberger BC Green||1290||5.9%|
2005 Winner: Jagrup Brar BC NDP
2001 Winner: Gulzar Cheema BC Liberal
Telling Stats about Surrey-Panorama
|Statistic||Riding percentage||B.C. average|
|Percent seniors, 2011||15%||15.8%|
|Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011||55%||47.7%|
|Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011||40%||26.4%|
|Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006||Punjabi: 14.5%, Chinese (all): 1.9%, Hindi: 1.2%||n/a|
|Average household income (before tax), 2006||$89,498||$67,675|
|Owners vs. renters, 2006||89/18||70/30|