Results, Ridings & Candidates


2009 Results

Party Candidate Votes Status
Updated: May. 13, 2009 1:16 AM PDT 129/129 polls
LIB Moira Stilwell 10,061 Elected
NDP Helesia Luke 5,834
GRN J-M Toriel 965

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





5,657 votes | 34.98%

10,516 votes | 65.02%

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

129/129 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.


  • Riding, which takes in area in southwestern part of Vancouver, runs between Fraser River in south and West 33rd Avenue/Cambie Street/West 29th Avenue/Midlothian Avenue/East 33rd Avenue in the north; between Main Street/East 49th Avenue/Fraser Street in the east and Granville Street/West 57th Avenue/West Boulevard/Angus Drive in the west.
  • It includes communities of Oakridge, Marpole and South Granville.
  • South end of Granville is the "land of the monster houses."
  • Langara College, Van Dusen Garden and Queen Elizabeth Park are in the riding.
  • In the 2006 census, the immigrant population was 59%; the fourth highest in the province.
  • The visible minority population was 71%, the 4th highest in B.C.; 44.7% Chinese; 12% South Asian.
  • 31% had university degrees.


  • Riding created in 1989 redistribution from part of Vancouver South.
  • In 2000 redistribution, kept majority of the riding; added areas from Vancouver-Little Mountain and Vancouver-Kingsway.
  • No change in 2008 redistribution.

Political History

  • Vancouver-Langara: In 1991, Liberal Val Anderson defeated New Democrat Peter Kendall by 467 votes.
  • In 1996, Anderson defeated New Democrat Ragini Rankin by 5,523 votes.
  • In 2001, Anderson defeated New Democrat Peter Prontzos by 8,801 votes.
  • In 2005, Liberal Carole Taylor defeated New Democrat Anita Romaniuk by 4,661 votes; between June 16, 2005 and June 23, 2008 served as Minister of Finance; left Cabinet after saying she wouldn't be running again; Dec. 12, 2008 she announced she was resigning from the Legislature.