The BC NDP’s Brenda Bailey has taken the seat of Vancouver-False Creek away from Sam Sullivan of the BC Liberals.
As of 10:27 pm, Bailey had 3,356 of the 7,670 counted votes, representing 43.8%, with 83 of 112 polls reporting.
Sullivan won 2,865 votes (37.4%), followed by BC Green Party’s Maayan Kreitzman with 1,065 votes (13.9%), Conservative Party’s Erik Gretland with 213 votes (2.8%), and the Libertarian Party’s Naomi Chocyk with 171 votes (2.2%).
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Sullivan was first elected as the MLA of the riding in 2013, replacing Mary McNeil, who held the seat for the BC Liberals in 2009, when the riding was created.
Prior to becoming Vancouver-False Creek’s MLA, he was the Mayor of Vancouver between 2005 and 2008.
As of Friday, 13,365 vote-by-mail packages had been issued to registered voters in the riding. There are a total of 43,388 registered voters in Vancouver-False Creek. 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.
John Horgan and the BC NDP have taken over a number of BC Liberals ridings this evening, and are projected to form a majority government.
With files from Canadian Press.