B.C. election 2017: Delta South riding

With Independent Incumbent Vicki Huntington not running, Delta South is favoured to fall back into the BC Liberal camp, since it has been a safe BC Liberal seat for more than 30 years.

The planned DeltaPort expansion and the Massey Tunnel replacement bridge may be local issues.

In 2013: Huntington won 47.8 per cent of the vote over the BC Liberals 36.6 per cent and the NDP, with just 15.5 per cent.

In 2009: Though she was behind in the initial count, Huntington emerged victorious over Attorney-General Wally Oppal in a recount by 32 votes, becoming the first independent candidate to be elected in British Columbia in 60 years.

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History & Geography: Delta South was created for the 1991 election, having split off from the previous Delta riding. It spans all of Delta west of Highway 91. The NDP have not won this area since 1972, when it comprised all of Delta.


Liberals – Ian Paton: A city councillor since 2010, Paton comes from a Delta farming family that goes back generations.

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NDP – Bruce Reid: A Tsawwassen resident, Delta school board trustee and teacher and counsellor in Richmond.

Green – Larry Colero: He ran for the Greens federally in the last two elections. Colero is an instructor in corporate ethics and is currently on retainer as Policy Advisor to the Institute of Advanced Financial Planners for assignments in regulatory affairs, trademark issues and professional ethics.

BC Action Party – Errol Edmund Sherley: The BC Action Party describes itself as socially progressive and fiscally responsible. They are running two candidate in 2017.

Independent – Nicholas Wong: An admirer of Delta South Ind. MLA Vicki Huntington and a life-long Delta resident, Wong also ran as an independent for Delta Council in 2014.

2017 Stats: Delta South

Population (2014): 47,577 (72nd)
Population Deviation from Average: -10.4 per cent
Area: 464 sq km (39th)
Pop Density: 102.5 (50th)
Average Age: 46.9 years (15th)
English as Second Language: 15.17 per cent (48th)

Top 3 Second Languages:
German – 2.20 per cent
Panjabi (Punjabi) – 2.12 per cent
Dutch – 0.95 per cent

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