In 2015, a red-wave spread over all five of Surrey’s federal ridings as the Liberals came out triumphant. But that has changed since yesterday.
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While the Liberals managed to hold on to three seats, the Conservatives made a comeback in two ridings, and the NDP made no gains in the city.
Here’s how things shaped up in Surrey in yesterday’s federal election.
South Surrey-White Rock
Liberal incumbent Gordie Hogg lost his seat in South Surrey-White Rock to Conservative Kerry-Lynne Findlay.
Findlay received 24,044 votes (42.1%) compared to Hogg’s 21, 319 (37.3%). Hogg was voted in as the riding’s MP in 2017 when he defeated Findlay in the federal byelection.
Liberal Ken Hardie was re-elected Fleetwood-Port Kells with 18,149 votes. Kwantlen Polytechnic University professor and Conservative candidate Shinder Purewal came in second with 16,347. The NDP’s Annie Ohana was third with 10,293 votes.
Liberal Randeep Singh Sarai was re-elected in Surrey Centre. His main contender was the NDP’s Sarjit Singh Saran. Sarai received 15,266 votes (37.4 %) and Saran trailed with 11,166 votes (27.4 %). Conservative candidate Tina Bains finished with 10, 413 votes (25.5%).
Liberal Sukh Dhaliwal kept his seat in the Surrey-Newton riding. Dhaliwal’s main contender was Harjit Singh Gill of the NDP.
Dhaliwal received 18,328 votes (45.1%) and Gill trailed behind significantly with 11,854 votes (29.2%).
Cloverdale -Langley City
Liberal incumbent John Aldag lost his seat to Conservative Tamera Jansen in the Cloverdale- Langley City riding. It was a close race as Aldag received 19,470 (35.4%) votes compared to Jansen’s 20,772 (37.7 %).