The NDP routinely wins by over 40 points in this riding. Even during the 2001 landslide victory for the BC Liberals, the NDP won this riding by over 10 points, despite a massive province-wide turn away from the party. Vancouver-Mount Pleasant is therefore considered one of the safest NDP seats in all of British Columbia.
Its MLA is Jenny Kwan, a former Vancouver City Councillor. She was first elected to the legislature in 1996. She represents the British Columbia New Democratic Party. Kwan became the first Chinese-Canadian cabinet minister in B.C. history when she was appointed Minister of Municipal Affairs in February 1998. She has also been Minister of Women's Equality and Minister of Community Development, Cooperatives and Volunteers. She announced her intention to resign on March 22, 2015, in order to run federally.