BC Election 2013 Map & Guide


Marvin Hunt BC Liberal

Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 151 of 151
Candidate Votes Popular
Marvin Hunt BC Liberal
12874 54.28%
Amrik Mahil BC NDP
8515 35.90%
Sara Sharma BC Green
1317 5.55%
Kevin Rakhra BC Conservative
946 3.99%
Ali Zaidi Not Affiliated
65 0.27%

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

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 56.7%)
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

Census Data
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

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