October 19, 2015 11:12 pm
Updated: October 20, 2015 3:54 am

Liberal Harjit Sajjan defeats Tory incumbent Wai Young in Vancouver South

Harjit Sajjan has been elected in Vancouver South.

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Harjit Sajjan has been elected in the riding of Vancouver South.

Sajjan took 48.8 per cent of the vote, beating out Tory incumbent Wai Young, who finished with 33.9 per cent.

Amandeep Nijjar of the NDP finished third with 14 per cent.

In the last election, Young defeated three-term Liberal MP and former B.C. Premier Ujjal Dosanjh by 8.7 per cent.

Historically considered a swing seat, Vancouver South had a Liberal MP from 1962 to 1972 and 1993 to 2011, and Progressive Conservative MP John Allen Fraser from 1972 to 1993.

Full results from the 2015 federal election

Full results from B.C. in the 2015 federal election

Candidates

Conservative: Wai Young, MP since 2011

NDP: Amandeep Nijjar, staffer with COPE Union Local 378

Liberal: Harjit Singh Sajjan, Lieutenant-Colonel in the Canadian Armed Forces

Green: Elain Ng

Marxist-Leninist: Charles Boylan

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