Vancouver East

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Vancouver East
Flag of British Columbia.svg British Columbia electoral district
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Vancouver East in relation to other federal electoral districts in Vancouver
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Libby Davies
New Democratic
District created 1933
First contested 1935
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 110,097
Electors (2011) 77,817
Area (km²)[2] 21.53
Pop. density (per km²) 5,113.7
Census divisions Metro Vancouver
Census subdivisions Vancouver

Vancouver East is a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1935. The riding of Vancouver East is the poorest in Canada with a median household income of $22,144.

Vancouver East is known as a New Democratic Party stronghold; the NDP and its Co-operative Commonwealth Federation predecessor have won all but two elections in the riding since its creation in 1933. Both losses (1974 and 1993) have come at the hands of Liberal candidates who failed to retain the seat at the next election. The Conservative Party and its right-leaning predecessors have always fared poorly in the riding, rarely garnering more than 20 percent of the vote.

In the 2006 federal election, the NDP won a higher percentage of the vote in Vancouver East than in any other riding in the country: 56.6%. In 2011 the NDP increased its majority win to 62.83%.

Geography[edit]

The district includes the City of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, Mount Pleasant, Grandview–Woodland, and Hastings–Sunrise.

Federal riding associations[edit]

Riding associations are the local branches of the national political parties:

Party Association Name CEO HQ Address Neighbourhood
Green Vancouver East Green Party of Canada EDA Jean-Michel Toriel 603-1086 Bute Street West End
     Conservative Party of Canada Vancouver East Conservative Association Edward Sem 3189 East 4th Avenue Hastings–Sunrise
     Liberal Party of Canada Vancouver East Federal Liberal Association Mark Elyas 460 - 580 Hornby St. Vancouver
     New Democratic Party Vancouver East Federal NDP Riding Association Caelan Griffiths 138-2416 Main Street Mount Pleasant
     Marijuana Party of Canada Vancouver East Parti Marijuana Party Electoral District Association Dan Crysler 240-2915 Kaslo Street Renfrew Heights

Demographics[edit]

This is a prominently industrial and working-class riding. It is home to North America's largest Chinatown as well as the impoverished Downtown Eastside. 42% of this riding are immigrants and 30% are of Chinese-Canadian descent. A high number, 63%, or residents here are renters compared to only 37% home owners. 24% of residents over age 25 have a university certificate or degree. Manufacturing, tourism, port-related industries, and accommodation and food service industries are vital to employment in this riding. The average family income is over $61,000. The unemployment rate is about 7.7%.[3]

The ethnicly diverse area is home to many of the city's artists and activists. In recent years, the area has been negatively affected by an influx of hard drugs and the problems associated with their use.

The riding is the least religious in Canada, with 47.4% of the population not adhering to any religion.[4]

Ethnic groups: 45.5% White, 30.5% Chinese, 5.4% First Nations, 4.9% Southeast Asian, 4.9% Filipino, 2.2% South Asian, 1.7% Latin American, 1.5% Black, 1.1% Japanese
Languages: 46.6% English, 1.8% French, 49.3% Other, 2.3% Multiple languages
Religions: 22.2% Catholic, 11.9% Protestant, 8.6% Buddhist, 1.3% Muslim, 1.1% Christian Orthodox, 4.5% Other Christian, 47.4% No religious affiliation
Average income: $22,144

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in 1933 from Vancouver South and Vancouver—Burrard ridings.

Vancouver East was one two electoral districts in British Columbia that saw no changes to its boundaries proposed following the 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Vancouver East
Riding created from Vancouver South and Vancouver—Burrard
18th  1935 − 1940     Angus MacInnis Co-operative Commonwealth
19th  1940 − 1945
20th  1945 − 1949
21st  1949 − 1953
22nd  1953 − 1957     Harold Edward Winch Co-operative Commonwealth
23rd  1957 − 1958
24th  1958 − 1961
 1961 − 1962     New Democratic
25th  1962 − 1963
26th  1963 − 1965
27th  1965 − 1968
28th  1968 − 1972
29th  1972 − 1974     Paddy Neale New Democratic
30th  1974 − 1979     Art Lee Liberal
31st  1979 − 1980     Margaret Mitchell New Democratic
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988
34th  1988 − 1993
35th  1993 − 1997     Anna Terrana Liberal
36th  1997 − 2000     Libby Davies New Democratic
37th  2000 − 2004
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Member of Parliament[edit]

Its Member of Parliament (MP) is Libby Davies, a former human resources co-ordinator and Vancouver city councillor. She was first elected in 1997. She is a member of the New Democratic Party. She is the NDP House Leader, and their critic for Social Programs, Multiculturalism, and Housing. She serves as the Vice-Chair on the Subcommittee on Solicitation Laws of the Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Libby Davies 27,794 62.83 +8.41
Conservative Irene Yatco 8,361 18.90 +3.37
Liberal Roma Ahi 4,382 9.91 -7.32
Green Douglas Roy 3,383 7.65 -3.73
Marxist–Leninist Anne Jamieson 318 0.72 +0.31
Total valid votes/Expense limit 44,238 100.00
Total rejected ballots 275 0.62 +0.03
Turnout 44,513 56.21 +2
Eligible voters 79,184
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Libby Davies 22,506 54.42 -2.15 $72,187
Liberal Ken Low 7,127 17.23 -6.19 $80,088
Conservative Ryan Warawa 6,422 15.53 +2.22 $45,821
Green Mike Carr 4,708 11.38 +5.38 $2,396
Work Less Betty Krawczyk 423 1.02
Marxist–Leninist Anne Jamieson 171 0.41
Total valid votes/Expense limit 41,357 100.00 $83,047
Total rejected ballots 270 0.65 +0.18
Turnout 41,639 54 -2.4
     New Democratic Party hold Swing +2.02
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Libby Davies 23,927 56.57 +0.11 $75,177
Liberal Dave Haggard 9,907 23.42 -2.50 $22,205
Conservative Elizabeth M. Pagtakhan 5,631 13.31 +3.32 $76,377
Green Christine Ellis 2,536 6.00 +0.31 $156
Canadian Action Bryce Bartholomew 293 0.69 $200
Total valid votes 42,294 100.00
Total rejected ballots 200 0.47 -0.26
Turnout 42,494 56.4 -1.76
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Libby Davies 23,452 56.46 +14.19 $64,940
Liberal Shirley Chan 10,768 25.92 -7.81
Conservative Harvey Grigg 4,153 9.99 -7.53 $44,993
Green Ron Plowright 2,365 5.69 +3.24 $1,157
Marijuana Marc Boyer 399 0.96 -0.85
Christian Heritage Gloria Anne Kieler 250 0.60 +0.25
Independent Louis James Lesosky 147 0.35
Total valid votes 41,534 100.00
Total rejected ballots 305 0.73 0.73 -0.37
Turnout 41,839 58.16 +2.28

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative vote in the 2000 election.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Libby Davies 16,818 42.27 +0.02 $56,481
Liberal Mason Loh 13,421 33.73 -3.33 $58,199
Alliance Sal Vetro 5,536 13.91 +1.81 $14,808
Progressive Conservative Michael Walsh (Film Critic) 1,439 3.61 +0.89 $7,603
Green Kelly Elizabeth White 975 2.45 -0.99 $177
Marijuana David Malmo-Levine 724 1.81
Canadian Action Brian Bacon 432 1.08 $2,648
Independent Edna Mathilda Brass 196 0.49
Independent Gloria Anne Kieler 143 0.35 -0.28
Natural Law Rosemary F. Galte 97 0.24
Total valid votes 39,781 100.00
Total rejected ballots 444 1.10 -0.03
Turnout 40,225 55.88 -4.00

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform Party vote in the 1997 election.

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Libby Davies 14,961 42.25 +11.22 $52,043
Liberal Anna Terrana 13,123 37.06 +1.00 $52,663
Reform Keith Mitchell 4,287 12.10 +0.16 $11,525
Green Stuart Parker 1,221 3.44 +1.99 $2,871
Progressive Conservative Jerry Cikes 964 2.72 -6.10 $5,167
Christian Heritage Gloria Kieler 226 0.63 $844
Natural Law Wayne Melvin 185 0.52 -0.45
Independent Kimball Cariou 161 0.45 -0.41 $5,097
Marxist–Leninist Charles Boylan 158 0.44 +0.23
Independent Ryan Bloc Québécois Bigge 121 0.34
Total valid votes 35,407 100.00
Total rejected ballots 403 1.13
Turnout 35,810 59.88
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Anna Terrana 14,357 36.06 +6.29
New Democratic Margaret Anne Mitchell 12,357 31.03 -20.17
Reform Joan Stewart 4,754 11.94
Progressive Conservative Susan Tom 3,513 8.82 -7.09
National Bruce Frank Wright 2,403 6.04
Libertarian Wayne Marsden 811 2.04 +1.33
Green Kelly Elizabeth White 579 1.45 +0.43
Natural Law David Grayson 386 0.97
Independent Kimball Cariou 343 0.86
Independent Will Offley 103 0.26
Marxist–Leninist Brian Sproule 84 0.21
Independent Joe Young 71 0.18
Independent Alan Imrie 56 0.14
Total valid votes 39,817 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Margaret Anne Mitchell 20,108 51.20 -0.59
Liberal Raymond Leung 11,692 29.77 +4.40
Progressive Conservative Paul E. Nielsen 6,248 15.91 -4.32
Green Robert J. Light 401 1.02
Libertarian Heinz Holzschuher 278 0.71 -0.22
Rhinoceros Ruff Tuff Duff Duff Scott 277 0.71 -0.25
Communist Kim C. Zander 180 0.46 -0.27
Independent Cheryl Stephens Soroka 88 0.22
Total valid votes 39,272 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Margaret Anne Mitchell 18,464 51.79 +7.88
Liberal Shirley Maple Wong 9,044 25.37 -14.64
Progressive Conservative Jack J. Volrich 7,210 20.22 +5.61
Rhinoceros Cameron H. McCabe 342 0.96
Libertarian Sandy MacDonald 330 0.93
Communist Miguel Figueroa 259 0.73 +0.17
Total valid votes 35,649 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Margaret Anne Mitchell 14,245 43.91 +1.21
Liberal Arthur John Art Lee 12,979 40.01 +0.97
Progressive Conservative David N. Kilbey 4,742 14.62 -1.92
Rhinoceros Dandy Randy Lyttle 198 0.61
Communist J. Fred Wilson 179 0.55 +0.02
Independent Paul Tetreault 61 0.19
Marxist–Leninist Chaouac Ferron 34 0.10 -0.03
Total valid votes 32,438 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Margaret Anne Mitchell 13,697 42.71 +6.44
Liberal Arthur John Art Lee 12,522 39.04 +2.57
Progressive Conservative Cecil H. Leng 5,304 16.54 -8.91
Social Credit Carlo Dallavalle 334 1.04
Communist J. Fred Wilson 170 0.53 -0.59
Marxist–Leninist Brian K. Sproule 44 0.14 -0.55
Total valid votes 32,071 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Arthur J. Art Lee 9,671 36.48 +5.13
New Democratic C.P. Paddy Neale 9,614 36.26 -12.55
Progressive Conservative Hartley Hubbs 6,747 25.45 +8.91
Communist Maurice Rush 298 1.12 +0.38
Marxist–Leninist Charles Boylan 181 0.68
Total valid votes 26,511 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic C. Paddy Neale 13,525 48.81 -1.20
Liberal John Minichiello 8,687 31.35 -5.21
Progressive Conservative John G. Balan 4,584 16.54 +7.63
Social Credit Walter Stunder 613 2.21 -0.51
Independent Maurice Rush 206 0.74
Independent Ian R. Hyman 92 0.33
Total valid votes 27,707 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Harold Edward Winch 13,339 50.02 -6.87
Liberal Robert Kennedy 9,750 36.56 +17.51
Progressive Conservative Max E. Meyer 2,377 8.91 -0.21
Social Credit P. Daniel Emanuele 726 2.72 -10.91
Communist Charles Caron 477 1.79
Total valid votes 26,669 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Harold Edward Winch 11,854 56.89 +2.59
Liberal Alexander C. Sharp 3,969 19.05 -4.65
Social Credit Walter W. Campbell 2,840 13.63 +5.91
Progressive Conservative Gladys Chong 1,900 9.12 -5.16
Progressive Workers Jerry Le Bourdais 274 1.31
Total valid votes 20,837 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Harold Edward Winch 12,688 54.30 -0.04
Liberal Alexander Charles Sharp 5,538 23.70 +4.10
Progressive Conservative Gladys Guy Chong 3,335 14.27 -0.69
Social Credit Dorothy Jean Munnik 1,804 7.72 -0.51
Total valid votes 23,365 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Harold Edward Winch 12,329 54.35 +5.79
Liberal Marino Culos 4,447 19.60 +10.41
Progressive Conservative Oris Kirk 3,395 14.97 -21.62
Social Credit Michael John McCann 1,867 8.23 +2.57
Communist Thomas Alexander McEwen 648 2.86
Total valid votes 22,686 100.00

Note: NDP vote is compared to the CCF vote in the 1958 election.

Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Co-operative Commonwealth Harold Edward Winch 11,486 48.56 +0.97
Progressive Conservative Norman Mullins 8,654 36.59 +18.45
Liberal Alexander Charles Sharp 2,175 9.20 -1.64
Social Credit Michael John McCann 1,338 5.66 -17.79
Total valid votes 23,653 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Co-operative Commonwealth Harold Edward Winch 10,782 47.59 -2.99
Social Credit John Chmelyk 5,312 23.44 -0.80
Progressive Conservative Norman Douglas Mullins 4,110 18.14 +12.99
Liberal Alexander Charles Sharp 2,454 10.83 -5.41
Total valid votes 22,658 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Co-operative Commonwealth Harold Edward Winch 10,192 50.58 +3.49
Social Credit Raymond McCarthy 4,885 24.24
Liberal William Reid 3,272 16.24 -17.78
Progressive Conservative Benjamin A.R. Morley 1,038 5.15 -9.12
Labor–Progressive Maurice Rush 764 3.79 -0.82
Total valid votes 20,151 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Co-operative Commonwealth Angus MacInnis 14,056 47.09 +2.40
Liberal William Reid 10,154 34.02 +12.28
Progressive Conservative Joseph Friend Day 4,261 14.28 -5.29
Labor–Progressive Charles McGregor Stewart 1,377 4.61 -7.35
Total valid votes 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Co-operative Commonwealth Angus MacInnis 16,003 44.69 +1.71
Liberal William Reid 7,786 21.74 -9.90
Progressive Conservative William Ward 7,008 19.57
Labor–Progressive Harold James Pritchett 4,283 11.96 +7.15
Democratic William Nicholas Wallace 729 2.04
Total valid votes 35,809 100.00

Note: Labour-Progressive vote is compared to the Communist vote in the 1940 election.

Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Co-operative Commonwealth Angus MacInnis 12,490 42.98 -7.93
Liberal John Henderson 9,196 31.65 +5.16
New Democracy William Wilfred Derpak 5,975 20.56
Communist Fergus McKean 1,398 4.81 -1.00
Total valid votes 29,059 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes %
Co-operative Commonwealth Angus MacInnis 13,629 50.91
Liberal J. Lorne MacDougall 7,090 26.48
Conservative Thomas Todrick 3,364 12.57
Communist Malcolm Bruce 1,555 5.81
Reconstruction Clifford Norman Borton 1,134 4.24
Total valid votes 26,772 100.00

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