October 20, 2015 12:27 am
Updated: October 20, 2015 3:12 am

Tory Alice Wong wins close race in Richmond Centre

Incumbent is in a close race in Richmond Centre

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Conservative MP Alice Wong is projected to narrowly beat Liberal rival Lawrence Woo in Richmond Centre.

Wong has a lead of more than 400 votes with 175 out of 177 polls reporting.

NDP candidate Jack Trovato finished a distant third, with just 11 per cent of the vote.

A rapidly densifying riding, Wong is seeking a third term in Richmond Centre.

In the last election, Wong thumped her nearest challenger, Liberal candidate Joe Peschisolido, by 39.7 per cent.

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Former Liberal MP Raymond Chan held this riding from 1993 to 2000, and again from 2004 to 2008—but otherwise Richmond has always elected right-wing parties, both federally and provincially.

Full results from the 2015 federal election

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

Candidates

Conservative: Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors) and MP since 2008

NDP: Jack Trovato, high school teacher

Liberal: Lawrence Woo, accountant and former chair of the SUCCESS Foundation

Green: Vincent Chiu, an 18-year-old environmental advcoate

 

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