At a glance
BC NDP MLA Shane Simpson, opposition critic for labour and caucus chair, has held this district since 2005. The riding is traditionally a BC NDP stronghold, with previous MLA Joy MacPhail one of only two NDP MLAs who won a seat in 2001. MacPhail only held onto her seat by 409 votes.
Simpson runs again this May for the NDP. Energy and environmental activist Brennan Wauters is the BC Green candidate.
Representing the BC Liberals is Fatima Siddiqui, a communications director and board member at a youth violence prevention organization.
Real estate agent Carrol Woolsey is running on behalf of the BC Social Credit Party.
Did you know?
School daze: In 2006, Vancouver-Hastings had the lowest percentage of high school graduates of all other districts in the province.
Previous Election Results
|Candidate||Votes||%||Shane Simpson BC NDP||10875||55.6%||Haida Lane BC Liberal||6323||32.3%||Ryan Conroy BC Green||2012||10.3%||Chris Telford Work Less Party||198||1%|
2005 Winner: Shane Simpson BC NDP
2001 Winner: Joy MacPhail BC NDP
Telling Stats about Vancouver-Hastings
|Statistic||Riding percentage||B.C. average|
|Percent seniors, 2011||14%||15.8%|
|Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011||50%||47.7%|
|Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011||51%||26.4%|
|Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006||Chinese (all): 26.5%, Vietnamese: 3.3%, Italian: 2.2%||n/a|
|Average household income (before tax), 2006||$53,875||$67,675|
|Owners vs. renters, 2006||54/46||70/30|