BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Vancouver-Kensington

 Winner
Mable Elmore BC NDP
   


Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 116 of 116
Candidate Votes Popular
Mable Elmore BC NDP
   
9573 50.89%
Gabby Kalaw BC Liberal
   
7325 38.94%
Chris Fjell BC Green
   
1393 7.41%
Raj Gupta BC Conservative
519 2.76%

At a glance

This district is traditionally competitive. Though the BC NDP has won the last two elections, their margins of victory were small. BC Liberal Patrick Wong took the riding in 2001.

Incumbent NDP MLA Mable Elmore runs again in 2013. Elmore is critic for ICBC and deputy finance critic. She drove a Metro Van bus driver for 10 years.

Challengers include BC Liberal Gabby Kalaw, a manager at a telecom software company. Both Kalaw and Elmore are Filipino -- in the 2006 census, 17 per cent of the district identified as Filipino.

Chris Fjell is the BC Green candidate. Fjell is a UBC scientist whose research focuses on better understanding the disease process in a group of critically ill patients.

Real estate agent Raj Gupta is the BC Conservative candidate.

There was a slight redistribution in this district's boundary lines in 2008 as part of a province-wide boundary re-drawing.

Did you know?

In 2006, almost 70 per cent of Vancouver-Kensington constituents were visible minorities. That was more than twice the provincial average at the time.

 

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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

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 58%)
Candidate Votes %
Mable Elmore BC NDP 9930 52.6%
Syrus Lee BC Liberal 7678 40.6%
Doug Warkentin BC Green 1288 6.8%

2005 Winner: David Chudnovsky BC NDP

2001 Winner: Patrick Wong BC Liberal

Telling Stats about Vancouver-Kensington

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 13% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 53% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 60% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 Chinese (all): 34.7%, Tagalog: 7%, Punjabi: 5.3% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $ 62,210 $ 67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 63/37 70/30

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