Liberal Ron McKinnon elected in Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam
Liberal candidate Ron McKinnon was elected in the riding of Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam.
McKinnon took 35.1 per cent of the vote, beating out Tory Douglas Horne, who finished with 31.9 per cent.
Sara Norman finished third with 27.3 per cent.
This riding had been held by retiring cabinet minister James Moore since 2000, but since he was not running again, Horne was trying to keep the seat. He has been the MLA for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain since 2009.
In the last election, James Moore was re-elected to a fifth term in the region, defeating NDP candidate Mark Ireland by 26 per cent. Within these new boundaries, 55.5 per cent of votes were for the Conservatives in 2011, and 31.0 per cent were for the NDP.
Port Moody-Coquitlam went NDP in 1988, but this area has elected right-wing candidates ever since in general elections. Provincially, Port Coquitlam typically has elected NDP candidates, but the northern, Coquitlam-half of this riding heavily favours right-wing candidates.
This riding consists of all of Port Coquitlam, and the northern, more suburban half of Coquitlam.
Conservative: Doug Horne, Liberal MLA for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain since 2009
NDP: Sara Norman, a former radio journalist in Metro Vancouver
Liberal: Ron McKinnon, a computer systems analyst and candidate for the Liberal Party in 2008
Green: Brad Nickason, a small business owner and graphic designer
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