BC Liberal Mary Polak loses seat to NDP's Andrew Mercier

Oct 24 2020, 11:51 pm

Andrew Mercier of the NDP has been elected as the new MLA in Langley, a riding previously held by the BC Liberal Party.

Mercier won 3,491 out of 8,314 counted votes (41.99%) with 80 of 92 polls reporting.

Mary Polak of the BC Liberal Party won 2,848 votes (34.26%). Bill Masse of the Green party won 993 votes (11.94%). Shelly Jan of the Conservative party won 982 votes (11.81%).

Polak has represented Langley for the past 15 years, first representing constituents in 2005.

As of Oct. 23, 8,944 vote-by-mail packages had been issued to registered voters in the riding. There are a total of 40,077 registered voters in Langley.

Province-wide, 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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