Spencer Chandra Herbert BC NDP
Scott Harrison BC Liberal
Jodie Emery BC Green
John Clarke BC Libertarian
Ron Herbert Not Affiliated
Mathew Kagis Work Less Party
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
|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
|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|