B.C. NDP candidates resoundingly win byelections in Mount Pleasant, Vancouver Island
The NDP resoundingly held onto two B.C. ridings where byelections were held Saturday after the resignations of senior government figures.
Voters in Vancouver-Mount Pleasant gave B.C. NDP candidate Joan Phillip a 67.8 per cent share, while the next closest was B.C. United candidate Jackie Lee with 13.7 per cent. B.C. Green Party candidate Wendy Hayko followed with 11.4 per cent.
Langford-Juan de Fuca and urban Vancouver-Mount Pleasant riding are both considered solid NDP territory, having been held by former New Democrat premier John Horgan and cabinet minister Melanie Mark respectively.
Both ridings had been vacant since late March following the departures from the legislature of former premier John Horgan and cabinet minister Melanie Mark.