At a glance
BC Liberal Dave Hayer has held this northeasterly Surrey district for over a decade, but he won't run again in 2013.
Candidates this MAy include Amrik Virk for the BC Liberals. As a RCMP inspector, Virk worked on youth and gang violence prevention throughout the Lower Mainland.
Avtar Bains, owner of Ricky's All Day Grill in Central City Mall, is the BC NDP candidate.
Barry Sikora, who founded a family-owned business, a paper-products printing firm called Classic Impressions, is the BC Conservative candidate.
Sukhi Gill is running as a B.C. Vision candidate.
The district changed significantly in 2008 as part of a provincial boundary redistribution, adding one-fifth of Surrey-Whalley and part of Surrey-Timbers.
Did you know?
In 2011 Surrey-Tynehead had a much higher percentage of families with children under 24 than most other districts: 59 per cent compared to the provincial average of 40.
Notably, in 2006 Surrey-Tynehead had among the highest child poverty rates throughout the province, though it didn't top the Lower Mainland list. And of all the Surrey ridings at the time, people spent the largest proportion of their income on rent in this district.
Previous Election Results
|Candidate||Votes||%||Dave Hayer BC Liberal||8814||52.5%||Pat Zanon BC NDP||7257||43.2%||Garald Singh BC Green||717||4.3%|
2005 Winner: Dave Hayer BC Liberal
2001 Winner: Dave Hayer BC Liberal
Telling Stats about Surrey-Tynehead
|Statistic||Riding percentage||B.C. average|
|Percent seniors, 2011||11%||15.8%|
|Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011||59%||47.7%|
|Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011||44%||26.4%|
|Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006||Chinese (all): 8.9%, Korean: 6.3%, Punjabi: 3.8%||n/a|
|Average household income (before tax), 2006||$70,547||$67,675|
|Owners vs. renters, 2006||73/27||70/30|