Liberal candidate Jody Wilson-Raybould has been elected in the riding of Vancouver Granville in B.C.
Wilson-Raybould finished with 43.9 per cent of the vote, well ahead of second-place finished Mira Oreck of the NDP, who garnered 26.9 per cent. Tory candidate Erinn Broshko finished third with 26.1 per cent.
This is a new riding in the centre of Vancouver and was considered a riding to watch in this year’s election. It was created from all five previous Vancouver ridings. In 2011, voters within this new riding’s boundaries voted 35.4 per cent Conservative, 30.1 per cent Liberal, and 24.4 per cent NDP.
Containing many diverse neighbourhoods, Vancouver Granville is approximately bounded by West 4th Avenue to the north, Main or Cambie Street to the east, Arbutus and West Boulevard to the west, and the Fraser River to the south.
Conservative: Erinn Broshko, Managing Director at Rand Investments
NDP: Mira Oreck, Director of Public Engagement at the Broadbent Institute
Liberal: Jody Wilson-Raybould, Assembly of First Nations B.C. regional chief
Green: Michael Barkusky, accountant and small business owner