Sam Sullivan BC Liberal
Matt Toner BC NDP
Daniel Tseghay BC Green
Ian Tootill Not Affiliated
James Filippelli Your Political Party
Sal Vetro BC First
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.
What should the new BC government's top priority be?
- Giving youth better access to education?
- Protecting the environment?
- Dealing with poverty?
- Creating a responsive and transparent government?
Last week's poll: Should increased funding for post-secondary education be a priority for the BC government? Read the results of that poll here.
Previous Election Results
|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
|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|