BC Liberal Jane Thornthwaite loses seat to NDP's Susie Chant

Oct 24 2020, 10:34 pm

Susie Chant of the NDP has been elected as the new MLA in North Vancouver-Seymour, a riding previously held by Jane Thornthwaite of the BC Liberal Party.

Thornthwaite recently came under fire for making sexist remarks about NDP candidate Bowinn Ma. 

Chant won 4,502 out of 10,312 counted votes (43.66%) with 85 of 108 polls reporting. Jane Thornthwaite of the BC Liberal Party won 3,773 votes (36.59%).

Harrison Johnston of the Green party won 1,881 votes (18.24%). Clayton Welwood of the Libertarian party won 156 votes (1.51%).

As of 10:11 p.m., The Canadian Press is projecting the BC NDP has won a majority government. The party has won or is leading in 54 of 87 seats. The BC Liberal Party has won or is leading in 30, and the BC Green Party has won or is leading in three seats.

As of October 23, 11,856 vote-by-mail packages had been issued to registered voters in the riding. There are a total of 39,704 registered voters in North Vancouver-Seymour.

Provincewide, 724,279 mail-in ballots have been sent out, and there are 3,485,858 registered voters.

Mail-in ballots will be counted by hand, starting in 13 days.

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