MAYOR

(Top 6 of 15 candidates) GRAPH: Vancouver Mayoral Race 2008 |PDF

Proportion of Votes for Vancouver Mayoral Race 2008

RANK Candidate Name Party Vote Total Proportion
1 ROBERTSON, Gregor VV 67598 54.4%
2 LADNER, Peter NPA 48794 39.3%
3 KRAWCZYK, Betty WLP 1346 1.1%
4 EMERY, Marc 1119 0.9%
5 YEE, Scott 942 0.8%
6 BRITTEN, Patrick C. NGP 695 0.6%

Gregor won by 18,804 votes (or 15.1%), which is a sizable majority over Peter Ladner. Interestingly, for Betty Krawczyk of the Work Less Party - she can tell her voters and fans that she finished third in this race (even though she only captured 1.1% of the casted votes)! And despite her finishing third as well as the WLP in many of the contests Pete Quily's Social Networking Analysis didn't cover it - however he should have as WLP has a strong presence on Facebook.

COUNCILOR

(Top 26 of 32)

GRAPH: Vancouver Councilor Race, 2008 | PDF

Proportion of Votes for Vancouver City Council 2008

RANK Candidate Name Party Vote Total Proportion
1 LOUIE, Raymond P. VV 66226 53.3%
2 DEAL, Heather VV 63116 50.8%
3 CHOW, George VV 62262 50.1%
4 JANG, Kerry VV 60598 48.8%
5 REIMER, Andrea VV 59148 47.6%
6 STEVENSON, Tim VV 58380 47.0%
7 CADMAN, David CPE 56665 45.6%
8 ANTON, Suzanne NPA 52941 42.6%
9 MEGGS, Geoff VV 49538 39.9%
10 WOODSWORTH, Ellen CPE 45877 36.9%
11 DHALIWAL, Kashmir VV 44854 36.1%
12 GELLER, Michael NPA 44353 35.7%
13 CAPRI, Kim NPA 44270 35.6%
14 BALL, Elizabeth NPA 42727 34.4%
15 LEE, David NPA 42195 34.0%
16 WONG, Kanman NPA 36795 29.6%
17 HOUGHTON, Korina NPA 34588 27.8%
18 COPELAND, Leanore NPA 34566 27.8%
19 BICKERTON, Sean NPA 33510 27.0%
20 SIDHU, Daljit S. NPA 28894 23.2%
21 SHAW, Chris WLP 11237 9.0%
22 JOHNSON, Lea 10947 8.8%
23 GREGSON, Ian WLP 10493 8.4%
24 TRAMUTOLA, Geri WLP 8619 6.9%
25 BOYCHUK, John T. 8093 6.5%
26 WISDOM, Timothy WLP 7435 6.0%

From the councilor elections of the top ten that were elected: 7 were Vision, 2 COPE and 1 NPA.

  • Raymond Louie had the highest voter support at 53.3% of the vote (or 66226 votes)
  • Kashmir Dhaliwal of Vision was just 1023 votes shy of getting onto council (0.8% of the vote)
  • Interestingly, the top ten candidates are separated by 20,000 votes (66,000 to 46,000)
  • If NPA delivered another 10,000 votes on election day, this would have been an all-together different ball game!
  • The highest non-Vision/COPE or non-NPA party was the Work Less Party again - with Chris Shaw racking up 11,237 votes (9% of the vote). He was followed closely by independent Lea Johnson (less than 300 votes apart). These stats also show how strong the 3 big parties are in Vancouver- no one else can come close.

Next post: will analyze Parks Board and School Board races. This will be followed by an in-depth review of why Eastside votes more progressively than the Westside.

[Note: data provided by the City of Vancouver xls file]

Posted
AuthorWells Stringham