BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Victoria-Swan Lake

Rob Fleming BC NDP

Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 159 of 159
Candidate Votes Popular
Rob Fleming BC NDP
10891 54.72%
Christina Bates BC Liberal
4509 22.66%
Spencer Malthouse BC Green
4502 22.62%

At a glance

The BC NDP's Rob Fleming first took the Victoria-Swan Lake district in 2005 and was re-elected in 2009 with 60 per cent of the vote. Fleming serves as opposition critic for Environment and was a two-term Victoria councillor.

Fleming runs again this May. He faces BC Liberal Christina Bates, who owns an active wear store.

Spencer Malthouse is the BC Green candidate. He works in financial services, and is the party's youngest candidate. See a Tyee profile here.

In the 2008 boundary redistribution, Victoria-Hillside became Victoria-Swan Lake, keeping 81 per cent of its area and adding some of Saanich South and Oak Bay-Gordon Head.

Did you know?

Lonely hearts club: In 2006, this district had some of the highest numbers of single people in B.C., with solo-fliers making up just under 40 per cent of the population.

Victoria-Swan Lake is home to a number of University of Victoria residents -- which may explain the singledom. A May election date could mean that the majority of those students will be elsewhere on voting day.

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 56.9%)
Candidate Votes %
Rob Fleming BC NDP 13119 60.5%
Jesse McClinton BC Liberal 5754 26.5%
David Wright BC Green 2628 12.1%
Robert Savage BC Refederation 174 0.8%

Telling Stats about Victoria-Swan Lake

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 15% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 45% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 18% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 Chinese (all): 2.2%, Spanish: 0.7%, Punjabi: 0.6% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $53,150 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 57/43 70/30

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