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
|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
|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|