The Greens’ Paul Manly has held onto his seat in Nanaimo-Ladysmith.
Manly finished with 34.5 per cent of the vote, ahead of Conservative John Hirst, who had 25.9 per cent.
Bob Chamberlin of the NDP finished a disappointing third in the riding that had once been considered strong NDP country.
Manly will be one of just three Greens to head to Ottawa after the party failed to break through elsewhere on Vancouver Island.
Earlier this year the people of Nanaimo-Ladysmith voted in a historic byelection that delivered the Greens their second-ever election victory. Less than six months later, the top five finishers in the byelection were all running again.
Manly’s byelection victory was hugely significant because it doubled the Green caucus and showed more than just party leader Elizabeth May could win a seat. Blair Wilson and Bruce Hyer both served as Green MPs but jumped to the party after winning elections for other parties.
Green: Paul Manly
Liberal: Michelle Corfield
Conservative: John Hirst
NDP: Bob Chamberlin
People’s Party of Canada: Jennifer Clarke
Communist: James Chumsa
Progressive Canadian: Brian Marlatt
Independent: Geoff Stoneman
The riding covers the city of Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Lantzville and other surrounding areas.
European: 94,940, 79.5 per cent
Aboriginal: 11,430, 9.6 per cent
Chinese: 2,475, 2.1 per cent
South Asian: 2,065, 1.7 per cent