At a glance
BC NDP leader Adrian Dix has held this district seat since 2005 when he beat out BC Liberal incumbent Rob Nijjar. Dix won the 2005 and 2009 elections by substantial margins.
This May, federal civil servant Gurjit Dhillon is the BC Liberal candidate challenging Dix in Vancouver-Kingsway. Dhillon is fluent in Punjabi and Hindi. The BC Green candidate is Gregory Esau.
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 2011, this district tied with Vancouver-Fraserview for the most non-English mother tongue speakers in B.C.: 69 per cent of residents had a first language other than English.
Previous Election Results
|Candidate||Votes||%||Adrian Dix BC NDP||9229||55.2%||Bill Yuen BC Liberal||6518||39%||Rev Warkentin BC Green||699||4.2%||Matt Kadioglu BC Libertarian||171||1%|
2005 Winner: Adrian Dix BC NDP
2001 Winner: Rob Nijjar BC Liberal
Telling Stats about Vancouver-Kingsway
|Statistic||Riding percentage||B.C. average|
|Percent seniors, 2011||15%||15.8%|
|Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011||53%||47.7%|
|Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011||69%||26.4%|
|Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006||Chinese (all): 43.7%, Tagalog: 5.6%, Vietnamese 3.8%||n/a|
|Average household income (before tax), 2006||$57,577||$67,675|
|Owners vs. renters, 2006||63/37||70/30|