Jenny Kwan BC NDP
Celyna Sia Sherst BC Liberal
Barinder Hans BC Green
William Austin Marijuana
Jeremy Gustafson Independent
Peter Marcus Communist Party
At a glance
The BC NDP's Jenny Kwan has served as MLA for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant since 1996, and is the longest consecutive serving NDP MLA. She has received more than double the votes of her closest competitors in the past two elections, and is currently critic for Small Business, Technology and Economic Development.
Kwan runs again this election. The BC Liberal candidate is Celyna Sia Sherst, a travel consultant.
The BC Green candidate is computer scientist Barinder Hans, who owns a small business.
Jeremy Gustafson, who works in the film industry, is an independent candidate.
Peter Marcus represents the BC Communist party. He's run as a Communist for this riding two times previously, and has also run for the Vancouver Park Board four times, once as an NDP candidate.
William Austin, candidate for the BC Marijuana Party, is running on a pro-pot platform.
Did you know?
Money talks: In 2006, Vancouver-Mount Pleasant had the lowest average before tax income of all other districts in the province, at $37,504. That year, it also had the highest proportion of low-income single parents in B.C.
Previous Election Results
|Candidate||Votes||%||Jenny Kwan BC NDP||11232||63.9%||Sherry Wiebe BC Liberal||3654||20.8%||John T. Boychuk BC Green||2507||14.3%||Peter Marcus Communist Party of BC||171||1%|
2005 Winner: Jenny Kwan BC NDP
2001 Winner: Jenny Kwan BC NDP
Telling Stats about Vancouver-Mount Pleasant
|Statistic||Riding percentage||B.C. average|
|Percent seniors, 2011||12%||15.8%|
|Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011||42%||47.7%|
|Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011||38%||26.4%|
|Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006||Chinese (all): 18%, Vietnamese: 3.5%, Tagalog: 2%||n/a|
|Average household income (before tax), 2006||$37,504||$67,675|
|Owners vs. renters, 2006||26/74||70/30|