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Vancouver-Kingsway

2009 Results

VANCOUVER-KINGSWAY
Party Candidate Votes Status
Updated: May. 13, 2009 1:16 AM PDT 133/133 polls
NDP Adrian Dix 8,594 Elected
LIB Bill Yuen 6,192
GRN Rev Warkentin 636
LTN Matt Kadioglu 161
PF Charles Boylan 117

All results are unofficial until final ballot counts are verified by Elections B.C.

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STV referendum results in this riding

Question: Which electoral system should British Columbia use to elect members to the provinical Legislative Assembly?

  • The existing system (First-Past-the-Post)
  • The single transferable vote electorial system (BC-STV) proposed by the Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform

BC-STV

First-Past-the-Post

MAJORITY 50%

 
 
 

5,774 votes | 39.53%

8,833 votes | 60.47%

Updated: May. 13, 2009 1:16 AM PDT

133/133 polls reporting

What it needs to win:

For the referendum to be binding, the approval level must be:

  1. at least 60% of the total popular vote, province-wide, AND
  2. more than 50% of the votes in at least 51 of the province's 85 electoral districts.

If the two thresholds are met, government is required to introduce legislation to implement BC-STV in sufficient time for it to be in place for the May 2013 General Election.

Profile

  • Riding which takes in the east-central part of Vancouver, runs from Grandview Highway in the north to East 41st Avenue/Rupert Street/East 45th Avenue in the south; from the Vancouver/Burnaby border in the east to Commercial Drive/Victoria Drive/Kingsway/Nanaimo Street in the west.
  • Residential district of bungalows on small lots and scattered strips of low rise apartments and condos.
  • Working class area with mix of ethnic minorities.
  • In the 2006 census, the immigran population was 60% which was the 2nd highest in the province.
  • 42% gave Chinese as their mother tongue which was the 2nd highest in B.C..
  • The visible minority population was 77.5% which was the highest in B.C.; 48% were Chinese.

Redistribution

  • Riding created in 1989 redistribution from part of Vancouver East and small area from Vancouver Centre.
  • In 2000 redistribution, kept most of the riding; added area from Vancouver-Fraserview.
  • In 2008 redistribution, kept 94% of riding.

Political History

  • Vancouver-Kingsway: New Democrat Glen Clark, the incumbent from Vancouver East, won here in 1991 and 1996, served as Minister of Finance and Corporate Relations; Government House Leader; Minister of Employment and Investment; elected Leader of B.C. NDP on February 18, 1996; served as Premier between February 22, 1996 and August 21, 1999; on October 2, 1999 Clark was charged with one count each of breach of trust by a public officer and fraud on the government; he was acquitted of charges on August 29, 2002.
  • In 2001, Liberal Rob Nijjar defeated New Democrat Alicia Barsallo by 2,835 votes.
  • In 2005, New Democrat Adrian Dix defeated Nijjar by 2,144 votes.