BC Election 2013 Map & Guide


Amrik Virk BC Liberal

Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 121 of 121
Candidate Votes Popular
Amrik Virk BC Liberal
8425 48.13%
Avtar Bains BC NDP
6925 39.56%
Barry Sikora BC Conservative
1890 10.80%
Sukhi Gill BC Vision
264 1.51%

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

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 49.7%)
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

Census Data
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

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