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REPORTING · 14th May 2013
Merv Ritchie
Updating as the votes counted

Christy Clarks own lead shrinks to 80 votes with 108 of 147 ballot boxes counted.

Upset? - 114 ballot boxes - NDP David Eby takes lead by 9 votes NEW - Eby leads by almost 200 with 120 of 147 counted.
127 of 147 - Eby leads by 259
128 of 147 - Eby leads by 257
129 of 147 - Eby leads by 240
133 of 147 - Eby leads by 231
137 0f 147 - Eby leads by 255
139 of 147 - Eby leads by 360
147 0f 147 - Eby wins by 795


The BC Liberal Party will be the governing Party of BC again for the next four years as they have won the most seats in the Legislature. The NDP failed to achieve the result many were expecting. Christy Clark however appears to fail to win her own seat. The Liberals will be without a leader. The only smile the NDP faithful will have to cherish.

Even Robin Austin struggled tonight to keep his seat and was trailing in the ballot count.

It was a neck and neck battle.

With 43 of 82 ballot boxes reported counted Leclerc was leading by a margin of well over 150 votes.

With 48 of 82 ballot boxes reported counted Leclerc was leading by a margin of 102.

With 55 of 82 ballot boxes reported counted Austin took the lead by 14.

With 59 of 82 ballot boxes reported Austin lead grew to 74.

With 60 of 82 ballot boxes reported Austin lead grew to 79.

With 61 of 82 ballot boxes reported Austin lead grew to 150.

With 64 of 82 ballot boxes reported Austin lead grew to 290.

With 67 of 82 ballot boxes reported Austin lead grew to 393.

With 70 of 82 ballot boxes reported Austin lead is 481.

With 81 of 82 ballot boxes reported Austin lead is 363.


The battle continued here as well as in Christy Clarks own constituency, but the facts are already clear, the liberal party will win a majority again.

In other areas of the North, Doug Donaldson will win the seat in the Stikine for the NDP. It is still a tight race however as his lead is just 550 votes over the Liberal candidate. A Recent update showed the lead slip to just under 400 with 50 of 67 ballot boxes counted. Update - with 55 of 67 Donaldson's lead shrinks to 370. - with 66 of 67 counted Donaldson seems sure to maintain hold with 774 vote margin.

Jennifer Rice will also win the NDP seat in the North Coast Constituency for the NDP, previously held by Gary Coons. She has a comfortable lead over 1200 with most of the ballots counted.

FINAL RESULTS

North Coast
67 of 67 ballot boxes reported

Hondo Arendt - Green Party of BC - 787 votes - 10.26%

Judy Fraser - BC Liberal Party - 2,540 - 33.12%

Jennifer Rice - BC NDP - 4,341 - 56.61%



Stikine
67 of 67 ballot boxes reported

Roger Benham - Green Party of BC - 286 votes

Jonathan Dieleman - BC Conservative Party - 500 votes

Doug Donaldson - BC NDP - 3,769 votes

Sharon Hartwell - BC Liberal Party - 2,995 votes

Jesse O'Leary - Independent - 56 votes

Rod Taylor - Christian Heritage Party of B.C. - 486 votes




Skeena

Robin Austin - BC NDP - 5102 votes

Mike Brousseau - BC Conservative Party - 735 votes

Trevor Hendry - British Columbia Party 254 - votes

Carol Joan Leclerc - BC Liberal Party - 4739 votes





Vancouver Point Grey

Christy Clark - BC Liberal Party - 9,377 votes

David Eby - BC NDP - 10,162 votes

William Gibbens - Independent - 69 votes

Hollis Jacob Linschoten - Work Less Party -45 votes

Duane Nickull - BC Conservative Party - 345 votes

Marisa Palmer - Libertarian - 53 votes

Françoise Raunet - Green Party of BC - 1,430 votes

Bernard Bedu Yankson - The Platinum Party - 10 votes