West Vancouver-Capilano

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West Vancouver-Capilano is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada.

The riding holds the distinction of being the wealthiest constituency in British Columbia, with a median household income of $93,569 according to the 2006 Census.[1] In every election since 1991, the BC Liberals have won this riding with at least 65% of the popular vote, making it one of the safest seats in the province for the party.

For other current and historical North Shore and City of Vancouver ridings, please see Vancouver (electoral districts)

Demographics[edit]

Population, 2001 49,000
Population Change, 1996–2001 1.9%
Area (km²) 72
Pop. Density (people per km²) 678

Geography[edit]

History[edit]

Member of Legislative Assembly[edit]

Its MLA is Ralph Sultan. He was first elected in 2001. He represents the British Columbia Liberal Party.

Parliament Years Member Party
North Vancouver-Capilano
28th 1966-1969     Raymond Joseph Perrault Liberal
29th 1969-1972     David Maurice Brousson Liberal
30th 1972-1975
31st 1975-1979     Gordon Gibson Liberal
32nd 1979-1983     Angus Creelman Ree Social Credit
33rd 1983-1986
34th 1986-1991
West Vancouver-Capilano
35th 1991–1996     Jeremy Dalton Liberal
36th 1996–2001
37th 2001–2005     Ralph Sultan Liberal
38th 2005–2009
39th 2009–2013
40th 2013-present

Election results[edit]

B.C. General Election 2009: West Vancouver-Capilano
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Ralph Sultan 15,292 67.48 -0.79 $92,292
     New Democrat Terry Platt 3,291 14.52 -3.63 $9,647
Green Ryan Windsor 1,699 7.50 -4.83 $3,975
     Independent David O. Marley 1,489 6.57 $45,103
     Conservative Eddie Petrossian 710 3.13 $14,102
     Libertarian Tunya Audain 182 0.80 $250
Total valid votes 22,663 100
Total rejected ballots 109 0.48
Turnout 22,772 57.96
B.C. General Election 2005: West Vancouver-Capilano
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Ralph Sultan 14,665 68.27 $125,045
     NDP Terry Platt 3,900 18.15 $9,903
Green Lee White 2,648 12.33 $1,504
     Marijuana Jodie Joanna Giesz-Ramsay 147 0.68 $100
Work Less Ben West 122 0.57 $100
Total valid votes 21,482 100
Total rejected ballots 123 0.57
Turnout 21,605 66.13
B.C. General Election 2001: West Vancouver-Capilano
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Ralph Sultan 15,556 72.69% $65,001
Green Nora Gambioli 2,932 13.70% $706
     Independent Jeremy Dalton 1,355 6.33% $4,258
     NDP Matt Lovick 1,284 6.00% $1,714
     Marijuana Keith Wiechert 274 1.28% $792
Total valid votes 21,401 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 92 0.43%
Turnout 21,401 72.67%
B.C. General Election 1996: West Vancouver-Capilano
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Jeremy Dalton 16,675 71.29% $31,949
     NDP Daniel Reeve 3,486 14.90% $5,688
Reform Ted Shandro 1,326 5.67% $8,682
Progressive Democrat Marina Jurlina 1,182 5.05% $100
Green Matthew Ferguson 461 1.97% $100
Family Coalition Jim Kelly 174 0.74% $100
     Natural Law Carolyn Grayson 47 0.20% $110
     Libertarian Kurt Pokrandt 40 0.17%
Total valid votes 23,391 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 196 0.70%
Turnout 23,587 76.63%
B.C. General Election 1991: West Vancouver-Capilano
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Jeremy Dalton 13,194 56.63% $14,866
     NDP Helen Chaplin 4,506 23.52% $13,905
Social Credit John Reynolds 3,020 15.76% $95,863
Green Marcia Santen 140 0.60% $100
     Libertarian Tunya Audain 65 0.28% $20
Total valid votes 23,300 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 343 1.45%
Turnout 23,643 78.99%

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