Tight races in BC give Liberals center of Richmond, NDP takes Nanaimo-Ladysmith

Elections Canada says Liberal Wilson Miao will be the new Member of Parliament for the Richmond Center, defeating incumbent Conservative Alice Wong by 772 votes.

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VICTORIA – Liberals and New Democrats have been declared the winners in two highly contested federal districts of British Columbia, too close together to convene on election night.

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Elections Canada says Liberal Wilson Miao will be the new Member of Parliament for the Richmond Center, defeating incumbent Conservative Alice Wong by 772 votes.

At Nanaimo-Ladysmith on Vancouver Island, new Democratic hopeful Lisa Marie Barron defeated conservative Tamara Kronis by 1,281 votes.

Green’s starter Paul Manly ranked third.

Early Friday, Elections Canada declared Liberal Taleeb Noormohamed the winner in Vancouver Granville, the place previously held by independent Jody Wilson-Raybould, a former Liberal cabinet minister.

Liberal Patrick Weiler was also declared the winner at West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky, defeating conservative John Weston, a former cabinet minister.

While mail-in ballots are still being counted for various constituencies, the final count of seats stemming from Monday’s elections has been nearly finalized with the Liberals claiming 159, the Conservatives 119, 33 for the Qu├ębec bloc, 25 for the New Party. Democratic and two for the Green Party.

Reference-vancouversun.com

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