Sukh Dhaliwal defeats incumbent Jinny Sims in Surrey-Newton
Liberal Sukh Dhaliwal has been elected in the riding of Surrey-Newton.
Dhaliwal finished with 56 per cent of the vote, more than double that of NDP incumbent Jinny Sims, who finished with 26.1 per cent.
Harpreet Singh of the Tories finished third with 15.7 per cent.
Sims won this seat in a tight three-way race last election, when it was known was Newton-North Delta, defeating Dhaliwal by 2 per cent.
A rapidly growing riding, which lost its North Delta area in redistribution, the Liberals and Conservatives each recruited high-profile candidates to try and unseat Sims.
Dhaliwal hoped to retake the seat he held from 2006 to 2011. Meanwhile, Harpreet Singh, a well-known broadcaster on local TV and radio, ran for the Conservatives.
Last election the NDP, Liberal and Conservative candidates were separated by under 1,000 votes.
Conservative: Harpreet Singh, a well known commentator and TV host in the city’s ethnic media
NDP: Jinny Sims, MP since 2011
Liberal: Sukh Dhaliwal, MP for Newton-North Delta from 2004 to 2008
Green: Pamela Sangha, University of Victoria graduate
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