Results, Ridings and Candidates
|Party||Candidate||Votes||Vote Share (%)||Status|
|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008 5:00 PM EST||207/207 polls|
|IND||Dobie Yiu-Chung To||93||
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This urban riding contains the part of Richmond north of Steveston Highway and west of the Oak Street Bridge, Highway 99, Cambrie Road, the No. 4 Road, Francis Road and the No. 3 Road. The riding has developed from a collection of market garden, agricultural and fishing communities into a metropolitan suburb.
The 2006 census found that 61 per cent of residents were immigrants. The riding has the highest ethnic Chinese population in Canada – 52 per cent of the population. Only 36 per cent of residents list English as their mother tongue, while 43 per cent list Chinese.
Education levels are high in Richmond, with more than 32 per cent of residents over age 25 holding a university certificate or degree. Retail trade and the service sector – especially professional, scientific and technical services – are major employers. The average family income is $72,045 and the unemployment rate is 5.9 per cent.
The riding of Richmond-South Delta was established in 1976. It became Richmond in 1986. In the 2004 redistribution, Richmond lost about one-third of its residents, while 14,000 new ones were added from Delta-South Richmond.
Population: 114,137 (2006 census; an increase of 7.0% since 2001)
Liberal incumbent Raymond Chan won another term in 2006, beating Conservative Darrel Robert Reid in a close race. In 2004, Chan returned as MP, coming 4,747 votes ahead of Conservative Alice Wong. Prime Minister Paul Martin appointed Chan minister of state for multiculturalism.
In 2000, the Canadian Alliance's Joe Peschilsolido defeated Chan, then a two-term Liberal incumbent, by 1,124 votes. Peschilsolido subsequently crossed the floor to the Liberals. Chan beat Peschilsolido for the Liberal nomination in 2004.
Before Chan, Tory Tom Siddon was MP here for 15 years, holding several cabinet positions, including science and technology, fisheries and oceans, Indian affairs and northern development and national defence.
- 1978 byelection to 1988 inclusive - PC
- 1993, 1997 - LIB
- 2000 - CA
- 2004, 2006 - LIB
|Party||Elected||Leading||Total||Vote Share (%)|
|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008, 5:00 PM EST|
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