North Vancouver (electoral district)

North Vancouver is a federal electoral district in the province of British Columbia, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1988.

North Vancouver
British Columbia electoral district
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
Jonathan Wilkinson
District created1987
First contested1988
Last contested2019
District webpageprofile, map
Population (2011)[1]109,639
Electors (2015)82,085
Area (km²)[1]342
Pop. density (per km²)320.6
Census divisionsGreater Vancouver
Census subdivisionsNorth Vancouver (city), North Vancouver (DM), Greater Vancouver A


Ethnic groups in North Vancouver (2016)
Ethnic groupEuropean76,54567.2%
South Asian4,1053.6%
Latin American1,4101.2%
Southeast Asian4650.4%
Multiple minorities1,0500.9%
Visible minority, n.i.e.2050.2%
Total population113,870100%
According to the Canada 2016 Census; 2013 representation[2][3][4]

Languages: 69.8% English, 7.7% Persian, 2.2% Tagalog, 2.1% Mandarin, 1.9% Korean, 1.8% French, 1.6% Spanish, 1.6% German, 1.5% Cantonese
Religions (2011): 47.2% Christian (18.2% Catholic, 7.0% Anglican, 6.6% United Church, 1.6% Lutheran, 1.5% Presbyterian, 1.4% Christian Orthodox, 1.3% Baptist 9.6% Other), 6.3% Muslim, 42.5% No religion
Median income (2010): $39,040
Average income (2010): $58,194


This district includes the entirety of the City of North Vancouver and the majority of the District of North Vancouver.


This riding was created in 1987 from portions of North Vancouver—Burnaby and Capilano electoral districts.

The 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution concluded that the electoral boundaries of North Vancouver should be adjusted, and a modified electoral district of the same name will be contested in future elections.[5] The redefined North Vancouver loses the eastern portion of its current territory to the new district of Burnaby North—Seymour, while its western boundary with West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country is adjusted to correspond to the boundaries between the District of North Vancouver, West Vancouver and the Capilano Indian Reserve. These new boundaries were legally defined in the 2013 representation order, which came into effect upon the call of the 42nd Canadian federal election, scheduled for October 2015.[6]

Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
North Vancouver
Riding created from North Vancouver—Burnaby and Capilano
34th  1988–1993     Chuck Cook Progressive Conservative
35th  1993–1997     Ted White Reform
36th  1997–2000
 2000–2000     Alliance
37th  2000–2003
 2003–2004     Conservative
38th  2004–2006     Don Bell Liberal
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011     Andrew Saxton Conservative
41st  2011–2015
42nd  2015–2019     Jonathan Wilkinson Liberal
43rd  2019–present

Members of Parliament

North Vancouver, as well as surrounding North Shore ridings, typically elect right-leaning candidates in federal elections. For nearly 25 consecutive years between 1979 and 2004, North Vancouver and its predecessor, North Vancouver-Burnaby, were held by a member of the major "small-c" conservative party of the day. The stream was however interrupted in the 2004 general election, when outgoing North Vancouver (city) mayor Don Bell was able to swing the riding over to the Liberals, just narrowly defeating long-time incumbent Conservative MP Ted White. Bell was re-elected in the 2006 election (by less than 4% of the vote), though in neither of his two terms did the sitting parliament even make it to the halfway point of its five-year mandate before an election was held. In the 2008 election, North Vancouver businessman Andrew Saxton returned the riding to the Conservatives, winning a plurality of the vote (by less than 5% of the vote) and defeating the incumbent Don Bell. Saxton served as parliamentary secretary to multiple cabinet ministers in the Conservative majority government, including Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance (Jim Flaherty). In the 2015 general election, amidst a climate of growing dissatisfaction with the sitting government and prime minister and the emergence of populous strategic voting, Liberal candidate Jonathan Wilkinson defeated Saxton with a majority of the vote in the riding, and serves as parliamentary secretary to the minister of environment and climate change in the Liberal majority government in Canada's 43rd parliament.

Election results

2019 Canadian federal election
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
LiberalJonathan Wilkinson26,97942.9-13.75
ConservativeAndrew Saxton16,90826.9+0.02
New DemocraticJustine Bell10,34016.4+8.61
GreenGeorge Orr7,86812.5+4.19
People'sAzmairnin Jadavji8351.3
Total valid votes/Expense limit 62,930100.0
Total rejected ballots 349
Turnout 63,27971.7
Eligible voters 88,254
Source: Elections Canada[7][8]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
LiberalJonathan Wilkinson36,45856.65+26.94$149,970.51
ConservativeAndrew Saxton17,30126.88-20.67$149,776.24
GreenClaire Martin5,3508.31+3.08$135,108.48
New DemocraticCarleen Thomas5,0157.79-9.06$21,413.99
LibertarianIsmet Yetisen1360.21$1,942.47
IndependentPayam Azad940.15$22.40
Total valid votes/Expense limit 64,354100.00 $220,823.27
Total rejected ballots 2180.34
Turnout 64,57276.79
Eligible voters 84,093
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +23.80
Source: Elections Canada[9][10][11]
2011 federal election redistributed results[12]
Party Vote %
  New Democratic8,48016.86
2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
ConservativeAndrew Saxton28,99648.62+6.42
LiberalTaleeb Noormohamed17,66529.62-7.69
New DemocraticMichael Charrois9,61716.13+6.71
GreenGreg Dowman3,0045.04-5.75
IndependentNick Jones3500.59
Total valid votes 59,632100.0  
Total rejected ballots 1530.26-0.02
Turnout 59,78567.77
Eligible voters 88,216
Conservative hold Swing +7.06
2008 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
ConservativeAndrew Saxton24,37142.20+5.43$88,610
LiberalDon Bell21,55137.31-5.03$88,697
GreenJim Stephenson6,16810.79+3.31$17,464
New DemocraticMichael Charrois5,4179.42-3.77$6,664
LibertarianTunya Audain1660.29
Total valid votes/Expense limit 57,673100.0   $89,266
Total rejected ballots 1620.28+0.05
Turnout 57,835
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +5.23
2006 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
LiberalDon Bell25,35742.34+2.32$78,858
ConservativeCindy Silver22,02136.77+0.41$82,866
New DemocraticSherry Shaghaghi7,90313.19-2.67$13,797
GreenJim Stephenson4,4837.48+0.20$15,613
Marxist–LeninistMichael Hill1120.18+0.05
Total valid votes 59,876100.0  
Total rejected ballots 1400.23-0.05
Turnout 60,01669.89+1.73
Liberal hold Swing +0.96
2004 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
LiberalDon Bell22,61940.02+7.26$72,712
ConservativeTed White20,54836.36-20.61$60,651
New DemocraticJohn Nelson8,96715.86+10.93$21,278
GreenPeggy Stortz4,1147.28$3,241
Canadian ActionAndres Esteban Barker1810.32-1.24$400
Marxist–LeninistMichael Hill770.13-0.01
Total valid votes 56,506100.0  
Total rejected ballots 1580.28-0.01
Turnout 56,66468.16-0.64
Liberal gain from Alliance Swing +13.94
Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.
2000 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
AllianceTed White27,92049.87+1.01$60,178
LiberalBill Bell18,34332.76-1.18$50,482
Progressive ConservativeLaurence Putnam3,9757.10+2.16$1,278
New DemocraticSam Schechter2,7604.93-4.22$2,769
MarijuanaTunya Audain1,0081.80$23
Canadian ActionDiana Jewell8771.56+1.20$547
IndependentDallas Collis7601.35+0.70$1,134
IndependentRusty Corben2530.45
Marxist–LeninistMichael Hill800.14$33
Total valid votes 55,976100.0  
Total rejected ballots 1640.29-0.01
Turnout 56,14068.80-3.03
Alliance hold Swing +1.10
Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.
1997 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
ReformTed White27,07548.86+8.85$63,443
LiberalWarren Kinsella18,80633.94+2.87$62,704
New DemocraticMartin Stuible5,0759.15+2.77$11,938
Progressive ConservativeDennis Prouse2,7404.94-11.00$14,159
GreenPeggy Stortz9821.77$173
IndependentDallas Lindley Collins3650.65
Canadian ActionWayne Mulherin2030.36$1,359
Natural LawKen Chawkin1620.29-0.59
Total valid votes 55,408100.0  
Total rejected ballots 1670.30
Turnout 55,57571.83
Reform hold Swing +2.99
1993 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
ReformTed White20,40740.01+31.09
LiberalMobina Jaffer15,95131.27+4.06
Progressive ConservativeWill McMartin7,90015.49-22.16
New DemocraticGraeme Bowbrick3,2546.38-17.48
NationalDallas Collis2,2344.38
GreenArne B. Hansen5341.05+0.11
Natural LawBradford Cooke4470.88
IndependentClarke L. Ashley1440.28
LibertarianAnthony Jasich1160.23
Commonwealth of CanadaPaul Fraleigh220.04
Total valid votes 51,009100.0  
Reform gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +13.52
1988 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%
Progressive ConservativeChuck Cook18,51537.64
LiberalJames Hatton13,38227.21
New DemocraticDonna Stewart11,73523.86
ReformRon Gamble4,3878.92
GreenGlen Ash4620.94
RhinocerosRichard "The Troll" Schaller3230.66
LibertarianTunya Audain2250.46
CommunistBetty Griffin780.16
IndependentBrian Smith490.10
IndependentBarrie A. Hewer300.06
Total valid votes 49,186100.0  
This riding was created from parts of North Vancouver—Burnaby and Capilano, both of which elected a Progressive Conservative in the previous election. Chuck Cook was the incumbent from North Vancouver—Burnaby.

See also


  • "(Code 59019) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. Retrieved 2011-03-06.
  • Library of Parliament Riding Profile
  • Campaign expense data from Elections Canada - 2008
  • Expenditures - 2004
  • Expenditures - 2000
  • Expenditures - 1997


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