BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Vancouver-Point Grey

 Winner
David Eby BC NDP
   


Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 147 of 147
Candidate Votes Popular
David Eby BC NDP
   
10162 47.31%
Christy Clark BC Liberal
   
9377 43.65%
Francoise Raunet BC Green
   
1420 6.61%
Duane Nickull BC Conservative
   
345 1.61%
William Gibbens Independent
 
69 0.32%
Marisa Palmer BC Libertarian
   
53 0.25%
Hollis Linschoten Work Less Party
 
45 0.21%
Bernard Yankson Platinum Party
10 0.05%

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

Byelection on 5/11/2011
(Voter turnout: 38.9%)
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%
B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 56%)
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

Census Data
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

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