Results, Ridings & Candidates

West Vancouver-Capilano

2009 Results

Party Candidate Votes Status
Updated: May. 13, 2009 1:16 AM PDT 129/138 polls
LIB Ralph Sultan 11,166 Elected
NDP Terry Platt 2,515
GRN Ryan Windsor 1,317
IND David Owen Marley 1,073
CON Eddie Petrossian 529
LTN Tunya Audain 146

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





4,512 votes | 37.28%

7,591 votes | 62.72%

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

98/138 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.


  • An affluent riding which takes in northern parts of West Vancouver and the North Vancouver District Municipalities.
  • Strait of Georgia is the border in SE; remainder of southern border is Marine Drive/Mackay Avenue/border of City of North Vancouver.
  • It takes in a lot of prime real estate, from the British Properties to the ocean at Ambleside Beach; it also includes Ambleside, Capilano Heights and Marine Drive area.
  • In the 2006 census, the immigrant population was 40%; the visible minority population was 27.5%.
  • Average family income was the 3rd highest in B.C.; 38% had university degrees.


  • Riding created in 1989 redistribution from most of North Vancouver-Capilano and part of West Vancouver-Howe Sound.
  • No change in 2000 redistribution.
  • In 2008 redistribution, kept 92% of riding; added 12% West Vancouver-Garibaldi; 8% North Van-Lonsdale.

Political History

  • West Vancouver-Capilano: In 1991, Liberal Jeremy Dalton defeated Social Credit John Reynolds by 7,033 votes.
  • In 1996, Dalton defeated New Democrat Dan Reeve by 13,189 votes.
  • In 2001, after his fourth "error in judgement" and having previously been stripped of his critic area and another time suspended from caucus for three months, he was ejected permanently from caucus.
  • In 2001, Liberal Ralph Sultan defeated Green candidate Nora GambioliI by 12,624 votes.
  • In 2005, Sultan defeated New Democrat Terry Platt by 10,765 votes.