Results, Ridings & Candidates

Vancouver-Mount Pleasant

2009 Results

Party Candidate Votes Status
Updated: May. 13, 2009 1:16 AM PDT 158/158 polls
NDP Jenny Wai Ching Kwan 10,126 Elected
LIB Sherry Darlene Wiebe 3,343
GRN John T. Boychuk 2,224
COM Peter Marcus 157

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

View these results in the interactive map »

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





5,779 votes | 38.42%

9,261 votes | 61.58%

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

158/158 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 takes in area in north-central part of Vancouver.
  • It runs between Burrard Inlet in the north and East 16th Avenue/Grandview Highway in the south; between Victoria Drive/Commercial Drive/Powell Street/Victoria Drive in the east and Main Street/Union Street/Quebec Street/Keefer Street/Taylor Street/West Pender Street/Homer Street/West Cordova Street/Howe Street in the west.
  • Chinatown, Gastown, Strathcona, the Downtown Eastside and Mount Pleasant are communities in riding.
  • Riding includes SRO's of the Downtown Eastside, a residential district of bungalows on small lots, scattered strips of low rise apartments and condos.
  • In the 2006 census, the immigrant population was 39%; the visible minority population was 44%; 22% Chinese.
  • Rentals exceed owned dwellings by 74% to26%.
  • Riding had lowest average family income in the province.


  • Riding created out of eastern part of Vancouver Centre.
  • In 2000 redistribution, kept majority of riding; added areas from Van-Hastings and Van-Burrard.
  • In 2008 redistribution, kept 96% of riding.

Political History

  • Vancouver-Mount Pleasant: In 1991, New Democrat Mike Harcourt, the incumbent in Vancouver Centre in 1986, defeated Liberal Todd Gnissios; sworn in as Premier and President of the Council on Nov. 5, 1991; announced resignation on Nov. 15, 1995.
  • In 1996, New Jenny Kwan defeated Liberal Anne Beer by 6,912 votes; appointed Minister of Municipal Affairs on Feb. 18; Minister of Women's Equality on July 21, 1999; Minister of Community Development, Cooperatives and Volunteers on Feb. 29, 2000.
  • In 2001, Kwan defeated Liberal Gail Sparrow by 1,820 votes.
  • In 2005, Kwan defeated Liberal Juliet Andalis by 8,676 votes.