BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Westside-Kelowna

 Winner
Ben Stewart BC Liberal
   


Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 169 of 169
Candidate Votes Popular
Ben Stewart BC Liberal
   
11442 58.85%
Carole Gordon BC NDP
   
5852 30.10%
Brian Guillou BC Conservative
   
2147 11.04%

At a glance

Westside-Kelowna was swept by the BC Liberals in 2009, when the party nearly doubled the votes of the runner-up BC NDP. In 2008, the new district replaced part of the old Okanagan-Westside district, which was also a BC Liberal stronghold.

BC Liberal incumbent Ben Stewart, minister of citizens’ services and open government, runs again this May. He faces BC NDP candidate and teacher Carole Gordon, and BC Conservative candidate Brian Guillou, a contractor and businessman.

Did you know?

Magnet for interprovincialism: Among B.C. districts, in 2006 Westside-Kelowna had the highest number of people to have moved to B.C. in the past five years from other provinces (as of 2006). Nearly 10 per cent of residents had recently arrived from elsewhere.

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 47%)
Candidate Votes %
Ben Stewart BC Liberal 10334 53.3%
Tish Lakes BC NDP 5656 29.2%
Peter Neville BC Conservative 1772 9.1%
Robin McKim BC Green 1617 8.3%

Telling Stats about Westside-Kelowna

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 20% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 40% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 13% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 German: 0.7%, French: 0.4%, Polish: 0.4% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $59,998 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 75/25 70/30

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