Moira Stilwell BC Liberal
George Chow BC NDP
Regan-Heng Zhang BC Green
Gurjinder Bains BC Conservative
Espavo Sozo Platinum Party
At a glance
The BC Liberals have won Vancouver-Langara the past three elections by wide margins. The district's current MLA, Dr. Moira Stilwell, is the minister of social development. She took the seat over from Carole Taylor in 2009.
This May, Stilwell is challenged by two-term Vancouver councillor George Chow for the BC NDP. Regan Zhang, currently doing PhD research in medical science at The University of British Columbia, is the BC Green candidate.
BC Conservative Gurjinder Bains will also be on the ballot. He is the president of security programs with Royal Canadian Security. The Platinum Party's interim leader, Espavo Sozo, is a candidate as well.
Did you know?
Potential issue: In 2006, Vancouver-Langara had the third highest proportion of residents with foreign credentials when ranked alongide the other B.C. districts. This can be a point of frustration as they are often not recognized by professional bodies.
Previous Election Results
|Candidate||Votes||%||Moira Stilwell BC Liberal||10615||58.9%||Helesia Luke BC NDP||6340||35.2%||J-M Toriel BC Green||1075||6%|
2005 Winner: Carole Taylor BC Liberal
2001 Winner: Val Anderson BC Liberal
Telling Stats about Vancouver-Langara
|Statistic||Riding percentage||B.C. average|
|Percent seniors, 2011||16%||15.8%|
|Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011||53%||47.7%|
|Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011||64%||26.4%|
|Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006||Chinese (all): 33.2%, Punjabi: 6.2%, Tagalog: 1.8%||n/a|
|Average household income (before tax), 2006||$68,615||$67,675|
|Owners vs. renters, 2006||53/47||70/30|