David Eby BC NDP
Christy Clark BC Liberal
Francoise Raunet BC Green
Duane Nickull BC Conservative
William Gibbens Independent
Marisa Palmer BC Libertarian
Hollis Linschoten Work Less Party
Bernard Yankson Platinum Party
At a glance
Vancouver-Point Grey has traditionally been a BC Liberal stronghold. But the 2011 byelection, which saw new Liberal leader Christy Clark run for the Point Grey seat, was a tight race. No BC Conservative candidate ran in that race, nor did the party run a candidate in the 2009 general election.
Clark and Eby will compete again for the seat this election. Eby, the former executive director of the BC Civil Liberties Association, is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia.
Green candidate Francoise Raunet is also set to again vie for Vancouver-Point Grey votes. Raunet ran in the 2011 byelection.
The BC Conservative candidate is Duane Nickull, a computer software developer. Independent candidate William Gibbens, who ran in the 2011 byelection, will run again this May.
Hollis Linschoten is the Work Less Party candidate, and representing the BC Libertarian Party is Marisa Palmer. Also running is Bernard Yankson for the Platinum Party.
The Tyee has identified Vancouver-Point Grey as one to watch this May. As reporter Doug Ward describes in his report: "The NDP hasn't held this affluent riding since 1991, when Darlene Marzari was sent to Victoria in the Mike Harcourt victory. Former premier Campbell won four consecutive victories here, but his victory margins were moderate -- except for the 2001 anti-NDP blowout. Eby nearly scored a shock upset win in the 2011 byelection, losing to Clark by only 564 votes. The NDP expects, based on the polling, to move beyond its usual base here of renters, left-wing university professors, and baby boomer professionals and retirees who attend the Vancouver Folk Festival. A former Campbell fundraiser in Point Grey was seen at a recent Eby dinner, which says something."
Did you know?
A knowledgable district: In 2006, Vancouver-Point Grey could've been considered the best educated in B.C. It had the highest proportion of high school graduates over the age of 18.
Previous Election Results
|Candidate||Votes||%||Christy Clark BC Liberal||7757||48.7%||David Eby BC NDP||7193||45.2%||Françoise Raunet BC Green||545||3.4%||Danielle Alie BC First||379||2.4%|
|Candidate||Votes||%||Gordon Campbell BC Liberal||11546||50.4%||Mel Lehan BC NDP||9232||40.3%||Stephen Kronstein BC Green||2012||8.8%||John Ince Sex Party||130||0.6%|
2005 Winner: Gordon Campbell BC Liberal
2001 Winner: Gordon Campbell BC Liberal
Telling Stats about Vancouver-Point Grey
|Statistic||Riding percentage||B.C. average|
|Percent seniors, 2011||13%||15.8%|
|Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011||52%||47.7%|
|Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011||34%||26.4%|
|Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006||Chinese (all): 6.7%, Korean: 1%, French: 0.4%||n/a|
|Average household income (before tax), 2006||$84,838||$67,675|
|Owners vs. renters, 2006||49/51||70/30|