B.C. municipal election 2018: New Westminster results

Incumbent Jonathan Cote has been re-elected as mayor of New Westminster with 73 per cent of the total vote. Cote earned 10,487 votes to defeat challengers Nikki Binns (1,850 votes), Harm Woldring (1,512 votes) and Jimmie Bell (519 votes), according to CivicInfo BC.

Incumbent councillors Patrick Johnstone, Mary Trentadue, Jamie McEvoy and Chuck Puchmayr were re-elected, along with newcomers Nadine Nakagawa and Chinu Das, according to the city’s website.

Below is the full list of mayoral and councillor candidates in New Westminster.



Jonathan X. Cote (incumbent)

Nikki Binns

Jimmie bell

Harm J Woldring

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Chinu Das

Daniel Fontaine

Troy Hunter

Mike Ireland

Patrick Johnstone (incumbent)

Jaimie D McEvoy (incumbent)

Paul McNamara

Nadine Nakagawa

Benny Ogden

Chuck Puchmayr (incumbent)

Angela Sealy

Mary Trentadue (incumbent)

Ellen Vaillancourt

Bryn Ward


New Westminster is located on the north side of the Fraser River in B.C.’s Lower Mainland. It’s bordered by Burnaby to the north and west, and Coquitlam to the east.

Population (2016)



First, there was the Fraser River Gold Rush in 1858.

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Then came New Westminster, which was built on the site of a Kwantlen village in 1859. It was incorporated in 1860.

The name came from Queen Victoria’s favourite part of London.

Today, it is the oldest incorporated city in Western Canada.

Once B.C.’s capital city, New Westminster lost that status to Victoria when Vancouver Island was united with British Columbia in 1866.

The city suffered a devastating fire in 1898 that damaged much of its downtown core, but the city would be rebuilt just over a decade later.

Then, the Canadian National Railway arrived there in 1915.

New Westminster’s economy largely focused on manufacturing and industrial development for a time.

But the city would also become known for preserving its heritage, efforts that are reflected in its downtown buildings today.

Median total income of couple economic families with children (2015)/B.C. median


Crime Severity Index (CSI) — 2016

RCMP — municipal

78.84 (-15.12)/93.63 (-0.71)

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Violent Crime Severity Index (CSI) — 2016

RCMP — municipal

62.85 (-32.06)/74.86 (-9.81)

Political representation


Peter Julian (NDP)


Judy Darcy (BC NDP) — New Westminster

Jas Johal (BC Liberals) — Richmond-Queensborough