B.C. election 2020: West Vancouver-Capilano results

BC Liberal Karin Kirkpatrick has been reelected in West Vancouver-Capilano.

The most affluent riding in the province has been a safe haven for Liberal MLAs for a long time.

The district has existed since 1966, and has never had a female representative until now.

Kirkpatrick is the CEO of Family Services of Greater Vancouver, providing front-line support services to some of the Lower Mainland’s most vulnerable citizens.

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Kirkpatrick will replace 87-year-old Ralph Sultan, who has served the community since 2001.

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Sultan won the last election by nearly 8,000 votes. But the blowout win was nothing compared to 2001, when he won in his first time on a ballot by 13,000 votes.

If the BC Liberals form government this time, expect Kirkpatrick to be part of party leader Andrew Wilkinson’s cabinet.

The NDP have nominated constituency assistant and rowing coach Amelia Hill.

Nominated Candidates

  • BC Liberals: Karin Kirkpatrick
  • BC NDP: Amelia Hill
  • BC Greens: Rasoul Narimani
  • Independent: Anton Shendryk

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West Vancouver-Capilano was the 76th closest race in 2017.

Election Results 2017

  • BC Liberals: Ralph Sultan, 13,596 votes (57.16%)
  • BC NDP: Mehdi Russel, 5,622 votes (23.63%)
  • BC Greens: Michael Markwick, 4,570 votes (19.21%)

​This profile will continually be updated to reflect latest information, interviews and events in the campaign.

Find full B.C. 2020 provincial election coverage here.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an unprecedented number of mail-in ballots were requested across B.C. this election. As mail-in ballots cannot be counted until after election night, these results are not final.


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