Ralph Sultan BC Liberal
Terry Platt BC NDP
David Jones BC Conservative
Michael Markwick Independent
Tunya Audain BC Libertarian
At a glance
BC Liberal Ralph Sultan first took the district of West Vancouver-Capilano in 2001 and was re-elected in 2005 and again in 2009 with 67 per cent of the vote. Sultan is the minister of state for seniors.
Sultan challenges the BC NDP's Terry Platt for the third time this election. Platt, a BC Ferries employee, also ran for the NDP in the last federal election for the riding of West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country.
David Jones, owner of West Vancouver-based design/build company Magellan Group, is the BC Conservative candidate.
Running for the BC Libertarian Party is Tunya Audain, an advocate for education reform.
Michael Markwick is an independent candidate who is also in the faculty of Capilano University's school of communications.
In the 2008 boundary redistribution, West Vancouver-Capilano kept 92 per cent its area and added some of West Vancouver-Garibaldi.
Did you know?
The BC Conservative candidate for this riding, David Jones, is a former West Vancouver municipal candidate. He was banned from running in the next local election because he didn't file election finance disclosure reports, according to the North Shore News.
In 2006, the district of West Vancouver-Capilano had a strong Persian community, with 6.9 per cent of families speaking Farsi at home. It was also one of the wealthiest districts in the province, with an average before tax income of $114,224. That far surpassed the provincial average of $67,675 at the time.
Previous Election Results
|Candidate||Votes||%||Ralph Sultan BC Liberal||15292||67.5%||Terry Platt BC NDP||3291||14.5%||David Owen Marley Independent||1489||6.6%||Ryan Windsor BC Green||1699||7.5%|
2005 Winner: Ralph Sultan BC Liberal
2001 Winner: Ralph Sultan BC Liberal
Telling Stats about West Vancouver-Capilano
|Statistic||Riding percentage||B.C. average|
|Percent seniors, 2011||21%||15.8%|
|Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011||54%||47.7%|
|Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011||32%||26.4%|
|Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006||Persian (Farsi): 6.9%, Chinese (all): 4.3%, Korean: 2.9%||n/a|
|Average household income (before tax), 2006||$114,224||$67,675|
|Owners vs. renters, 2006||74/26||70/30|