Vancouver municipal election, 2008

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Vancouver municipal election, 2008

2005 ←
November 15, 2008 (2008-11-15) → 2011

11 seats in Vancouver City Council
  First party Second party Third party
  Gregor Robertson Burrard.jpg David Cadman.jpg Vancouver politician Peter Ladner (2008).jpg
Leader Gregor Robertson David Cadman
(de facto)
Peter Ladner
Party Vision COPE NPA
Leader since June, 2008 2005 2008
Leader's seat Mayor Councillor Ran for Mayor (lost)
Last election 4 seats, 44.45% 1 seat,
N/A
6 seats, 47.34%
Seats won 8 2 1
Seat change +4 +1 -5
Popular vote 67,598 N/A 48,794
Percentage 54.39% N/A 39.26%
Swing +9.94% N/A -8.08%

Mayor before election

Sam Sullivan
NPA

Elected Mayor

Gregor Robertson
Vision

The 2008 Vancouver municipal election was held on November 15, 2008, filling seats on the Vancouver School Board, the Parks Board, the Vancouver City Council, and the position of Mayor of Vancouver. It was held at the same time as municipal elections throughout the province. Three major civic parties were represented: the Coalition of Progressive Electors, the Non-Partisan Association, and Vision Vancouver. The Green Party of Vancouver fielded one Park Commissioner candidate.

Candidates and results[edit]

All incumbents are marked with (I) before their names.

Mayor[edit]

One mayor was elected out of these 15 candidates. Of them, four are affiliated with a political party, and eleven are independent. Gregor Robertson of Vision Vancouver was elected.

Candidate Name Party affiliation Votes % of votes Elected
Robertson, GregorGregor Robertson Vision Vancouver 67,598 54.39% X
Ladner, PeterPeter Ladner Non-Partisan Association 48,794 39.26%
Krawczyk, BettyBetty Krawczyk Work Less Party of British Columbia 1,346 1.08%
Emery, MarcMarc Emery Independent 1,119 0.90%
Yee, ScottScott Yee Independent 942 0.31%
Britten, PatrickPatrick Britten Nude Garden Party 695 0.76%
Kuah, JeffJeff Kuah Independent 600 0.48%
Jiminez, Angel L.Angel L. Jiminez Independent 320 0.26%
Kaplan, LeonLeon Kaplan Independent 299 0.24%
Ritchie, BillBill Ritchie Independent 252 0.20%
Hatoum, JoeJoe Hatoum Independent 241 0.19%
Buday, Gölök Z.Gölök Z. Buday Independent 172 0.14%
Caissey, Menard D.Menard D. Caissey Independent 137 0.11%
Maxwell, N. BurN. Bur Maxwell Independent 125 0.10%

City Councillors[edit]

Ten councillors were elected out of these 32 candidates. Of them, 24 are affiliated with a political party, and eight are independent. Eight incumbent councillors are seeking re-election: four from Vision Vancouver, three from NPA, and one from COPE. Of the elected councillors, seven are from Vision Vancouver, two from COPE and one from the NPA.

Candidate Name Party Affiliation Votes % of Votes Elected
(I) Louie, RaymondRaymond Louie Vision Vancouver 66,226 53.29% X
(I) Deal, HeatherHeather Deal Vision Vancouver 63,116 50.78% X
(I) Chow, GeorgeGeorge Chow Vision Vancouver 62,262 50.10% X
Jang, KerryKerry Jang Vision Vancouver 60,598 48.76% X
Reimer, AndreaAndrea Reimer Vision Vancouver 59,148 47.59% X
(I) Stevenson, TimTim Stevenson Vision Vancouver 58,380 46.97% X
(I) Cadman, DavidDavid Cadman Coalition of Progressive Electors 56,665 45.59% X
(I) Anton, SuzanneSuzanne Anton Non-Partisan Association 52,941 42.60% X
Meggs, GeoffGeoff Meggs Vision Vancouver 49,538 39.86% X
Woodsworth, EllenEllen Woodsworth Coalition of Progressive Electors 45,877 36.91% X
Dhaliwal, KashmirKashmir Dhaliwal Vision Vancouver 44,854 36.09%
Geller, MichaelMichael Geller Non-Partisan Association 44,353 35.69%
(I) Capri, KimKim Capri Non-Partisan Association 44,270 35.62%
(I) Ball, ElizabethElizabeth Ball Non-Partisan Association 42,727 34.38%
Lee, DavidDavid Lee Non-Partisan Association 42,195 33.95%
Wong, KanmanKanman Wong Non-Partisan Association 36,795 29.61%
Houghton, KorinaKorina Houghton Non-Partisan Association 34,588 27.83%
Copeland, LeanoreLeanore Copeland Non-Partisan Association 34,566 27.81%
Bickerton, SeanSean Bickerton Non-Partisan Association 33,510 26.96%
Sidhu, Daljit S.Daljit S. Sidhu Non-Partisan Association 28,894 23.25%
Shaw, ChrisChris Shaw Work Less Party of British Columbia 11,237 9.04%
Johnson, LeaLea Johnson Independent 10,947 8.81%
Gregson, IanIan Gregson Work Less Party of British Columbia 10,493 8.44%
Tramutola, GeriGeri Tramutola Work Less Party of British Columbia 8,619 6.93%
Boychuk, John T.John T. Boychuk Independent 8,093 6.51%
Wisdom, TimothyTimothy Wisdom Work Less Party of British Columbia 7,435 5.98%
Boyer, MarcMarc Boyer Independent 4,305 3.46%
Laferriere, Audrey JaneAudrey Jane Laferriere Independent 4,196 3.38%
Wendythirteen Independent 3,508 2.82%
Wansleeben, SteveSteve Wansleeben Independent 3,299 2.65%
Oracle, BudBud Oracle Independent 2,860 2.30%
Kadioglu, MattMatt Kadioglu Independent 2,423 1.95%

Park Commissioners[edit]

Seven commissioners were elected out of these 20 candidates. Of them, 15 are affiliated with a political party, and five are independent. Two incumbent commissioners are seeking re-election: one from COPE and one from the NPA. Of the elected commissioners, four are from Vision Vancouver, and one each from NPA, COPE, and the Green Party of Vancouver.

Candidate Name Party Affiliation Votes % of Votes Elected
Barnes, ConstanceConstance Barnes Vision Vancouver 62,973 50.67% X
Jasper, AaronAaron Jasper Vision Vancouver 58,343 46.94% X
Blyth, SarahSarah Blyth Vision Vancouver 56,775 45.68% X
(I) Woodcock, LorettaLoretta Woodcock Coalition of Progressive Electors 49,901 40.15% X
Hundal, RajRaj Hundal Vision Vancouver 48,871 39.32% X
MacKinnon, StuartStuart MacKinnon Green Party of Vancouver 48,415 38.95% X
(I) Robertson, IanIan Robertson Non-Partisan Association 44,005 35.41% X
Romaniuk, AnitaAnita Romaniuk Coalition of Progressive Electors 43,636 35.11%
Zlotnik, MartyMarty Zlotnik Non-Partisan Association 42,633 34.30%
De Genova, MelissaMelissa De Genova Non-Partisan Association 42,062 33.84%
McDiarmid, LauraLaura McDiarmid Non-Partisan Association 37,841 30.45%
Richardson, ChristopherChristopher Richardson Non-Partisan Association 35,849 28.84%
Urton, SharonSharon Urton Non-Partisan Association 33,129 26.66%
Shukla, NareshNaresh Shukla Non-Partisan Association 27,350 22.01%
Hamilton, Jamie LeeJamie Lee Hamilton Independent 15,405 12.39%
Andalis, Juliet VictoriaJuliet Victoria Andalis Independent 11,730 9.44%
Mayencourt, RichardRichard Mayencourt Independent 11,152 8.97%
Dumenc, IvanIvan Dumenc Work Less Party of British Columbia 10,919 8.79%
Lockhart, ThomasThomas Lockhart Independent 6,832 5.50%
Haskell, Peter RaymondPeter Raymond Haskell Independent 5,674 4.57%

School Trustees[edit]

Nine school trustees were elected out of these 19 candidates. Of them, 17 are affiliated with a political party, and two are independent. Five incumbent trustees are seeking re-election: three from NPA, and two from COPE. Of the elected trustees, four are from Vision Vancouver, three from COPE and two from NPA.

Candidate Name Party Affiliation Votes % of Votes Elected
Bacchus, PattiPatti Bacchus Vision Vancouver 64,451 51.67% X
Lombardi, MikeMike Lombardi Vision Vancouver 62,772 50.32% X
Clement, KenKen Clement Vision Vancouver 62,096 49.78% X
Gregson, Sharon E.Sharon E. Gregson Vision Vancouver 61,417 49.24% X
(I) Wong, AllanAllan Wong Coalition of Progressive Electors 56,027 44.92% X
(I) Blakey, AlAl Blakey Coalition of Progressive Electors 49,045 39.32% X
Bouey, JaneJane Bouey Coalition of Progressive Electors 48,227 38.66% X
(I) Denike, KenKen Denike Non-Partisan Association 46,777 37.50% X
(I) Gibson, CarolCarol Gibson Non-Partisan Association 46,048 36.92% X
Bargeman, BillBill Bargeman Coalition of Progressive Electors 45,981 36.86%
Holden, HeatherHeather Holden Non-Partisan Association 45,921 36.81%
Singh, AlvinAlvin Singh Coalition of Progressive Electors 43,754 35.08%
Woo, SophiaSophia Woo Non-Partisan Association 43,538 34.90%
(I) Hansen, ClarenceClarence Hansen Non-Partisan Association 40,953 32.83%
Le Gallais, EileenEileen Le Gallais Non-Partisan Association 37,598 30.14%
Nance, MargitMargit Nance Non-Partisan Association 35,014 28.07%
Singh, LakhbirLakhbir Singh Non-Partisan Association 33,659 26.98%
Stark, Robert AllanRobert Allan Stark Independent 10,914 8.75%
Haskell, Peter RaymondPeter Raymond Haskell Independent 10,370 8.31%

Capital Plan Questions[1][edit]

Public Works[edit]

1. Are you in favour of Council having the authority, without further assent of the electors, to pass by-laws between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2011 to borrow an aggregate $93,820,000 for the following purposes?

  • Street and Bridge Infrastructure at $66,607,000
  • Traffic and Safety Improvements at $12,553,000
  • Street Lighting, Traffic Signal, and Communications Systems at $14,660,000
Option Votes Percentage
Yes 78,506 63.16%
No 28,024 36.84%
Total Votes 124,285 100%

Public Safety and Civic Facilities[edit]

2. Are you in favour of Council having the authority, without further assent of the electors, to pass by-laws between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2011 to borrow an aggregate $68,605,000 for the following purposes?

  • Public Safety at $31,965,000
  • Civic Facilities at $32,490,000
  • Library at $4,150,000
Option Votes Percentage
Yes 79,429 63.91%
No 26,679 36.09%
Total Votes 124,285 100%

Parks and Recreation Facilities[edit]

3. Are you in favour of Council having the authority, without further assent of the electors, to pass by-laws between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2011 to borrow an aggregate $59,575,000 for the following purposes?

  • Recreation Facilities at $52,247,000
  • Parks at $7,328,000
Option Votes Percentage
Yes 77,259 62.16%
No 29,366 37.84%
Total Votes 124,285 100%

Voter and party statistics[edit]

Voter turnout[edit]

Of the 403,663 registered voters, there were 124,285 recorded ballots, marking the voter turnout at 30.79%. This is an decrease of 1.66% from the 32.45% turnout during the previous municipal election in 2005.[2]

Elected percentage by party[edit]

Party Mayor Councillors Park Commissioners School Trustees Total candidates
# Elected % Elected # Elected % Elected # Elected % Elected # Elected % Elected # Elected % Elected
Green Party of Vancouver NIL N/A NIL N/A 1/1 100.0% NIL N/A 1/1 100.0%
Vision Vancouver 1/1 100.0% 7/8 87.5% 4/4 100.0% 4/4 100.0% 16/17 94.1%
Coalition of Progressive Electors NIL N/A 2/2 100.0% 1/2 50.0% 3/5 60.0% 6/9 66.7%
Non-Partisan Association 0/1 0.0% 1/10 10.0% 1/7 14.3% 2/8 25.0% 4/26 15.4%
Work Less Party of British Columbia 0/1 0.0% 0/4 0.0% 0/1 0.0% NIL N/A 0/6 0.0%
Nude Garden Party 0/1 0.0% NIL N/A NIL N/A NIL N/A 0/1 0.0%
Independent candidates 0/11 0.0% 0/8 0.0% 0/5 0.0% 0/2 0.0% 0/26 0.0%

Seat changes by party[edit]

Party Mayor & Councillors Park Commissioners School Trustees Total elected
2005 2008 % Change % Seats 2005 2008 % Change % Seats 2005 2008 % Change % Seats 2005 2008 % Change % Seats
Vision Vancouver 4 8 +100.00% 72.73% 0 4 N/A 57.14% 0 4 N/A 44.44% 4 16 +400.00% 59.26%
Coalition of Progressive Electors 1 2 +100.00% 18.18% 2 1 -50.00% 14.29% 3 3 ±0.00% 33.33% 6 6 ±0.00% 22.22%
Non-Partisan Association 7 1 -85.71% 9.09% 5 1 -80.00% 14.29% 6 2 -66.67% 22.22% 17 4 -76.47% 14.81%
Green Party of Vancouver 0 0 ±0.00% 0.0% 0 1 N/A 0.00% 0 0 ±0.00% 0.00% 0 1 N/A 3.70%

References[edit]

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