Summary: A new riding in the centre of Vancouver, Vancouver Granville is considered a riding to watch in this year’s election.
Boundaries: Containing many diverse neighbourhoods, Vancouver Granville is approximately bounded by West 4th Avenue to the north, Main or Cambie Street to the east, Arbutus and West Boulevard to the west, and the Fraser River to the south.
Last Election: This is a new seat created from all five previous Vancouver ridings. In 2011, voters within this new riding’s boundaries voted 35.4 per cent Conservative, 30.1 per cent Liberal, and 24.4 per cent NDP.
History: Ridings in Vancouver’s west and south sides have tended to support the Liberals, but will elect-right wing MPs when the Liberals do poorly nationally.
Demographics: The average income in this riding, which includes the uber-wealthy neighbourhood of Shaughnessy, is $51,118, third highest in the province.
Conservative: Erinn Broshko, Managing Director at Rand Investments
NDP: Mira Oreck, Director of Public Engagement at the Broadbent Institute
Liberal: Jody Wilson-Raybould, Assembly of First Nations B.C. regional chief
Green: Michael Barkusky, accountant and small business owner