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.
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||%||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
|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|