BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Vancouver-West End

Spencer Chandra Herbert BC NDP

Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 161 of 161
Candidate Votes Popular
Spencer Chandra Herbert BC NDP
9776 57.20%
Scott Harrison BC Liberal
4818 28.19%
Jodie Emery BC Green
1897 11.10%
John Clarke BC Libertarian
398 2.33%
Ron Herbert Not Affiliated
122 0.71%
Mathew Kagis Work Less Party
81 0.47%

At a glance

The seaside riding of Vancouver-West End was created in 2008 and first contested in 2009, when BC NDP candidate Spencer Chandra Herbert won. He's opposition critic for tourism, the arts, and gaming.

Chandra Herbert vies for a third term this May. Others include the owner of Cannabis Culture Headquarters, Jodie Emery, for the BC Greens. Emery is married to Marc Emery, a marijuana reform advocate.

The BC Liberal candidate is Scott Harrison, cofounder of a renovation design company, Maison D’etre.

Mathew Kagis was part of Occupy Vancouver and represents the Work Less Party.

Ron Herbert was the BC Conservative candidate, but he was fired by the party in late April. He's listed as a non-affiliated candidate.

Vancouver-West End was created as part of a provincial boundary redistribution from about 60 per cent of the old Vancouver-Burrard district.

Did you know?

Voter power: Candidates, take note. In 2011, this district had the highest number of voting-age residents than any other in the province. A whopping 95 per cent of West Enders were over age 18. That year the district also had the lowest percentage of census families with children 24 and under: 23 per cent.

Rental central: In 2006, Vancouver-West End residents were least likely to own their own home. Just 20 per cent owned their place, whereas the average provincially was 69 per cent.

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 49.9%)
Candidate Votes %
Spencer Chandra Herbert BC NDP 9926 56.5%
Laura McDiarmid BC Liberal 5735 32.7%
Drina Read BC Green 1582 9%
John Clarke BC Libertarian 196 1.1%

Telling Stats about Vancouver-West End

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 13% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 23% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 39% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 Chinese 6.3%; Japanese: 4.2%; Korean: 4% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $51,160 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 21/79 70/30

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