The top 4 Vancouver mayoral candidates, ranked from least to most smarmy/greasy

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An online Twitter poll (conducted by me) has revealed what a small slice of Vancouver voters think of the four front-running mayoral candidates in the Vancouver election.

Last night Richard Zussman from Global BC moderated a debate in the West End where the quartet went head to head discussing a variety of subjects including homelessness, bike lanes, the pipeline and (of course) the housing crisis.

I wrote a Twitter thread during the debate, highlighting some of the things the mayoral hopefuls had to say. At the end I conducted a poll asking followers “Who is the least smarmy, least greasy politician?”, with the four candidates’ names listed as options. I wanted to know who voters feel they can trust.

In a Twitter poll, Shauna Sylvester was voted the LEAST smarmy/greasy, with 56% of people saying she was the least. Hector Bremner got 3% of voters saying he was least greasy/smarmy. Ken Sim got 19% and Kennedy Stewart got 22%.

116 people voted in the poll which ran for 12 hours.

My followers who voted think that Shauna Sylvester is the least smarmy/greasy. 56% of them feel that way.

Kennedy Stewart was voted the second least. 22% voted for him.

Nearly tied with Stewart was Ken Sim at 19%. Mid-range not-too-smarmy-or-greasy.

That leaves Hector Bremner, with a slim showing of 3% saying they think he’s the least smarmy/greasy.

This is all according to a stupid poll on Twitter.

Advance voting opens today. Who do you trust to guide your city for the next four years?


This is Vancouver’s Stupidest Politics Column, informing voters during the run-up to the 2018 election in Vancouver. Check out our election predictions HERE. Read the entire archive HERE.