Summary: A rapidly densifying riding, Conservative MP Alice Wong is seeking a third term in Richmond Centre.
Boundaries: The more rural of Richmond’s two ridings, this electoral district comprises everything north of Steveston Highway and west of No. 4 or No. 3 Road, depending on the location.
Last Election: Alice Wong thumped her nearest challenger, Liberal candidate Joe Peschisolido, by 39.7 per cent.
History: Former Liberal MP Raymond Chan held this riding from 1993 to 2000, and again from 2004 to 2008—but otherwise Richmond has always elected right-wing parties, both federally and provincially.
Demographics: A popular home for Chinese immigrants, Richmond Centre has the highest percentage of immigrants in B.C. at 61.3 per cent of the population. In addition, 27.6 per cent of citizens were over 65 in the 2011 census, the second highest number in the country. 51 per cent identified as Chinese in the 2011 National Household Survey, the second highest number in Canada.
Conservative: Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors) and MP since 2008
NDP: Jack Trovato, high school teacher
Liberal: Lawrence Woo, accountant and former chair of the SUCCESS Foundation
Green: Vincent Chiu, an 18-year-old environmental advcoate