News from the world – CA – BC Election results: NDP set to win 3 Liberal seats in Richmond

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The NDP was set to win three ridings in the city of Richmond, where the BC Liberals had held all four seats

The NDP led Saturday night in the much-watched Richmond-Queensborough swing constituency Jas Johal, former top TV reporter, seeks re-election for the BC Liberals after winning the constituency by just 134 votes in 2017 – got 5,264 votes this time, compared to 6,252 for Aman Singh, an NDP lawyer, with 86 polls out of 88

NDP and Liberal leaders visited the riding during campaign Experts believe Johal has ambitions to be a potential Liberal leadership candidate Earl Einarson, director of the First Nations Technology Council, won 766 votes for the BC Greens in the constituency, which includes vast tracts of farmland

A total of 6,794 mail-in ballots were sent out from Richmond-Queensborough on Friday But, as in other constituencies, the returned number should not be released for several days. Postal votes and other postal ballots cannot be counted for at least 13 days

NDP board member Kelly Greene from Richmond also came out on top in the intense battle to replace retired Richmond-Steveston MP John Yap, former Liberal cabinet minister, in Richmond-North Center

This time, the Liberals proposed Matt Pitcairn, former CEO of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce

But Green won 6,462 votes versus 5,866 for Pitcairn, with 84 out of 85 pollsA total of 8,700 ballots had been sent out on Friday Green nearly upset Yap in the 2017 provincial election, but instead won a seat on Richmond City Council in 2018

In a close NDP race, newcomer Henry Yao was able to fill the vacancy left vacant by Liberal Linda Reid, former BC House speaker and 20-year-old MP, in the Richmond South Center constituency, which includes retail outlets and high density condo buildings

The BC Liberals propose Alexa Loo, city councilor of Richmond But Yao got 4,187 votes against 4,063 for Loo, with 75 polls out of 77 A total of 5,925 postal ballots were sent to the constituency

Yao, who ran one of Richmond’s largest youth volunteer programs, ran for city council in 2014 and 2018 but lost both times The Greens did not nominate a candidate

Longtime incumbent Teresa Wat, former cabinet minister, was the only Liberal candidate in Richmond to emerge victorious, taking over Richmond North Center, a busy shopping area that encompasses Vancouver International Airport

Wat, director of a Chinese-language radio station, took the wheel with flying colors in 2016 and 2013 This time Wat was running against 19-year-old housing activist Jaetron Dela Torre of the NPD He got 3,557 votes against 4,523 from Wat, with 71 of 72 polls reported Vernon Wang of the Greens collected 840 votes In total, 6,658 ballots were sent out on Friday

The city of Richmond, which has a population of over 200,000, is made up of approximately 53% ethnic Chinese, 27% white, 7% South Asian and 7% Filipino

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Jas Johal, New Democratic Party of British Columbia, Richmond-Queensborough, Queensborough, Liberal Party of Canada

News from the world – CA – BC Election results: the NDP s ‘getting ready to win 3 Liberal seats in Richmond


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