BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Vancouver-Mount Pleasant

 Winner
Jenny Kwan BC NDP
   


Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 173 of 173
Candidate Votes Popular
Jenny Kwan BC NDP
   
12154 65.78%
Celyna Sia Sherst BC Liberal
  
3505 18.97%
Barinder Hans BC Green
   
2180 11.80%
William Austin Marijuana
295 1.60%
Jeremy Gustafson Independent
   
230 1.24%
Peter Marcus Communist Party
 
114 0.62%

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

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 46.5%)
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

Census Data
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

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