In advance of the 2017 B.C. election, CBC is profiling all 87 electoral districts in the province. Over the weekend they covered Vancouver-Point Grey, one of 11 ridings in Vancouver and the home of Kitsilano.

As a reminder, after falling just short during the 2011 by-election, the NDP’s David Eby defeated BC Liberal Leader Christy Clark in the 2013 general election to capture the riding.

So, what should we expect in the 41st British Columbia general election which is tentatively scheduled for May 9, 2017?

Eby believes the name of our riding plays into perceptions.

“The name is misleading for people. It’s called Point Grey, but it’s really the small and low-density part of the constituency. The voters in large part live on the east side in Kitsilano, or along the water. There’s a lot of renters, a lot of low-rise condo buildings, and these are people who are inclined to vote NDP if they hear a message that resonates with them, and they did.”

In the polling stations between the University Endowment Lands and Alma Street (broadly containing Point Grey), Eby received 340 votes less than Clark in the last election — 2,111 to 1,771. But between Alma and Arbutus (broadly containing Kitsilano), Eby received 888 more votes than Clark — 3,986 to 3,098.

Read more about Vancouver Point-Grey over on the CBC.

Last modified: January 1, 2017

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