Global News is projecting BC NDP candidate Jagrup Brar will win the riding of Surrey-Fleetwood.
Brar first won the riding in 2009, but lost four years later to BC Liberal Peter Fassbender, who went on to Christy Clark’s cabinet.
Brar was back again in 2017 and defeated Fassbender amid an orange surge in Metro Vancouver.
The BC Liberals nominated Gary Thind, a six-year member of the Surrey Board of Trade.
The riding has only been around since 2009, but both the BC Liberals and BC NDP have historically been competitive in the rapidly growing city.
- BC NDP: Jagrup Brar
- BC Liberals: Gary Thind
- BC Green Party: Dean McGee
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This was only the fourth time that Surrey-Fleetwood was up for grabs, and the BC NDP won two of the three elections that have been held there.
The BC Liberals previously held the Surrey-Tynehead riding, from which much of Surrey-Fleetwood was drawn, but the redistribution slightly favoured the NDP.
Brar did well here in 2017, edging Fassbender by more than 3,000 votes, or a margin of 16.85 per cent. The race fell about the middle of the pack in terms of B.C.’s 87 ridings, where it was the 38th closest race based on margin of victory.
2017 Election Results
- BC NDP: Jagrup Brar — 11,085 votes (53.58%)
- BC Liberals: Peter Fassbender — 7,559 votes (36.73%)
- BC Greens: Tim Binnema — 2,004 votes (9.69%)
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an unprecedented number of mail-in ballots were requested across B.C. this election. As mail-in ballots cannot be counted until after election night, these results are not final.
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