BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Vancouver-False Creek

Sam Sullivan BC Liberal

Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 155 of 155
Candidate Votes Popular
Sam Sullivan BC Liberal
9344 51.73%
Matt Toner BC NDP
6764 37.44%
Daniel Tseghay BC Green
1634 9.05%
Ian Tootill Not Affiliated
180 1.00%
James Filippelli Your Political Party
71 0.39%
Sal Vetro BC First
71 0.39%

At a glance

The bustling district of Vancouver-False Creek, which includes much of downtown Vancouver, was created in 2008 and first contested in 2009. BC Liberal MLA Mary McNeil won its first seat that year, but she won't run again this election.

Former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan won the BC Liberal's confidence to win the district this election.

Other candidates vying for the district include digital media producer Matt Toner for the BC NDP. Find a Tyee report on Toner's social media strategy to reach the condos of False Creek here.

Vancouver-based writer Daniel Tseghay is the BC Green candidate, and BC First Leader Sal Vetro will also vie for the district.

Initially Ian Tootill was the BC Conservative candidate for Vancouver-False Creek. He was later fired for comments he made on Twitter that party leader John Cummins called "unacceptable." He is now a non-affiliated candidate.

The district was created in the 2008 boundary redistribution from Vancouver-Burrard, Vancouver-Fairview, Vancouver-Point Grey and Vancouver-Mount Pleasant.

Did you know?

Voter power: In 2011, Vancouver-False Creek had the second-highest number of voting-age residents of all districts. Ninety-two per cent were over 18. Just 29 per cent of census families in the district had children 24 and under, compared to the provincial average of about 40 per cent.

Vancouver-False Creek also tied for the second-fewest number of senior residents that year. Just 10 per cent were age 65+. The only district with fewer grey-hairs was Peace River North.

In 2006 the district had a larger number of single person households. According to census stats, many people walked or cycled to work -- zero emissions commuting appeals here, which should not surprise. It's an educated community with a fair number of renters.

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 48.2%)
Candidate Votes %
Mary McNeil BC Liberal 9223 56.4%
Jordan Parente BC NDP 4502 27.5%
Damien Kettlewell BC Green 2144 13.1%
David Hutchinson BC Conservative 385 2.4%

Telling Stats about Vancouver-False Creek

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 10% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 29% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 38% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 Chinese (all): 12.5%, Persian (Farsi): 3.1%, Korean: 2.7% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $73,201 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 48/52 70/30

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