New Democratic Party candidate Rachel Blaney has been elected to her third term as North Island-Powell River member of parliament.
At 11:40 pm on September 20, with 253 of 254 polls reporting, Blaney had received 20,472 votes, or 39 per cent of the total. She was followed by Conservative candidate Shelley Downey, who had 19,125 votes, for 36 per cent of the total.
In third place was Liberal Jennifer Grenz, with 6,876 votes, or 13 per cent of the total.
Green Party candidate Jessica Wegg had 3,221 votes, or six per cent of the votes cast.
People’s Party of Canada candidate Paul Macknight received 2,568 votes, or five per cent of the total votes.
Maverick Party candidate Stacey Gastis had 304 votes, and Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada candidate Carla Neal received 87 votes.
Nationally, the Liberals are leading or elected in 158 ridings, the Conservatives currently hold 119 seats, the Bloc Québécois have 34, the NDP have 25 and the Greens, two.
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