BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Surrey-Whalley

 Winner
Bruce Ralston BC NDP
   


Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 124 of 124
Candidate Votes Popular
Bruce Ralston BC NDP
   
9226 60.85%
Kuljeet Kaur BC Liberal
   
4559 30.07%
Sunny Chohan BC Conservative
1010 6.66%
Jag Bhandari BC Vision
 
368 2.43%

At a glance

The BC NDP's Bruce Ralston has held the riding of Surrey-Whalley since 2005; in 2009 he won more than double the votes of runner-up BC Liberal candidate Radhia Banalia. Ralston is the Opposition critic for Finance, and Opposition House Leader.

Ralston runs again in May 2013. Kuljeet Kaur, a Radio Punjab talk show host and local realtor, is the BC Liberal candidate.

Sunny Chohan, a telecoms manager and president of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society, is the BC Conservative vying for the district. 

Jag Bhandari, owner of Omax Realty, is a candidate for and leader of the BC Vision Party.

In the 2008 boundary redistribution, the district added 23 per cent of Surrey-Green Timbers.

Did you know?

In the mid-2000s, Surrey-Whalley had among the highest number of children under six and seniors over 65 associated with low-income of all districts. It had among the lowest full-time employment incomes as well.

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 47.4%)
Candidate Votes %
Bruce Ralston BC NDP 10453 66.5%
Radhia Banalia BC Liberal 4083 26%
Bernadette Keenan BC Green 1189 7.6%

2005 Winner: Bruce Ralston  BC NDP

2001 Winner: Elayne Brenzinger BC Liberal

Telling Stats about Surrey-Whalley

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 11% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 56% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 47% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 Punjabi: 8.9%, Chinese (all): 3.3%, Hindi: 3% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $54,409 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 60/40 70/30

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