BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Victoria-Beacon Hill

Carole James BC NDP

Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 166 of 166
Candidate Votes Popular
Carole James BC NDP
11335 48.68%
Jane Sterk BC Green
7852 33.72%
Karen Bill BC Liberal
3981 17.10%
John Shaw Communist Party
117 0.50%

At a glance

BC NDP incumbent and former party leader Carole James took the Victoria-Beacon Hill riding in 2009, which includes the southern part of Victoria. She received a solid 55 per cent of the vote.

James attempts to defend her riding this May. The former party leader faces a current party leader, Jane Sterk, who's led the BC Greens since 2007. Sterk ran as a federal candidate in 2004 and provincial candidate in 2005. She was a councillor in the Township of Esquimalt from 2005 to 2008.

The BC Liberal candidate is Karen Bill, currently on leave from her job as executive assistant to B.C.'s minister of aboriginal relations and reconciliation. She has been senior staff for several ministers.

John Shaw is a BC Communist candidate for the district.

In the 2008 boundary redistribution, Victoria-Beacon Hill kept 89 per cent of its area and added nine per cent of Victoria-Hillside.

Did you know?

In this district, over 35 per cent of people (according to 2006 stats) biked to work, compared to the provincial average of 8.9 per cent. Vancouver West-End was the only district with more people biking to work.

Victoria-Beacon Hill also had the highest number of voters as a percentage of the population -- but do all those seniors vote?

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 57%)
Candidate Votes %
Carole James BC NDP 13400 55.4%
Dallas Henault BC Liberal 6375 26.3%
Adam Saab BC Green 4106 17%
Saul Anderson Independent 319 1.3%

2005 Winner: Carole James BC NDP

2001 Winner: Jeff Bray  BC Liberal

Telling Stats about Victoria-Beacon Hill

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 19% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 36% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 15% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 Chinese (all): 2.4%, French: 0.7%, Japanese: 0.5% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $49,920 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 37/63 70/30

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