Doug Clovechok took the majority win in tonight’s provincial election, leading with more than 45 per cent of the vote as of late Tuesday evening.
In his victory speech surrounded by friends and family, Clovechok expressed gratitude for all his supporters and assured voters that he will be their voice in Victoria.
“I pledged right from the very beginning, that when you get elected as a BC Liberal MLA, you represent the people that elected you,” he said. “The people that didn’t vote for me, I’m their MLA too.”
Clovechok said it was “surreal,” as he watched the numbers come in throughout the evening.
In the NDP campaign headquarters, Gerry Taft was feeling the ache of defeat.
“it’s the first time I’ve ever lost an election. Ever,” said Taft.
Elections BC Results as of 1 a.m. Wednesday morning:
|Samson Boyer||BC Green Party||1,582||11.44%|
|Doug Clovechok||BC Liberal Party||6,325||45.75%|
|Justin James Hooles||Independent||353||2.55%|
|Duncan Boyd MacLeod||Independent||450||3.26%|
|Gerry Taft||BC NDP||4,966||35.92%|
|61 of 61 ballot boxes reported||13,824||
More to follow…