West Vancouver-Capilano

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West Vancouver-Capilano
British Columbia electoral district
BC 2015 West Vancouver-Capilano.png
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
MLA
 
 
 
Ralph Sultan
Liberal

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

The riding is the wealthiest constituency in British Columbia, with a median household income of $93,569 according to the 2006 Census.[1] In every election from 1991 to 2017, the BC Liberals won this riding with at least 65% of the popular vote, making it one of the safest seats in the province for the party. That number dipped to 57% in the 2017 election.

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 2013–2017
41st 2017–present

Election results[edit]

British Columbia general election, 2017
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Ralph Sultan 13,596 57.14
New Democratic Mehdi Russel 5,622 23.63
Green Michael Markwick 4,575 19.23
Total valid votes 23,793 100.00
Source: Elections BC[2]
B.C. General Election 2013: West Vancouver-Capilano
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Liberal Ralph Sultan 15,776 67.03 -0.45 $96,349
New Democratic Terry Platt 5,267 22.38 +7.86 $15,266
Conservative David Jones 1,156 4.91 +1.78 $10,078
Independent Michael Markwick 1,018 4.32 $8,750
Libertarian Tunya Audain 320 1.36 +0.56 $250
Total valid votes 23,537 100
Total rejected ballots 195 0.48
Turnout 23,732 60.47
B.C. General Election 2009: West Vancouver-Capilano
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Liberal Ralph Sultan 15,292 67.48 -0.79 $92,292
New Democratic 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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Coordinates: 49°23′N 123°12′W / 49.39°N 123.20°W / 49.39; -123.20