Green Party Leader Elizabeth May safely won her riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands for another term.
May won her third straight victory over a Conservative in the traditionally right-leaning riding, finishing with more than twice as many votes as second-place finisher David Busch.
Liberal candidate Ryan Windsor came in third, a disappointing result for the Central Saanich mayor who was tapped by the party in a clear attempt to unseat May. The NDP’s Sabina Singh and People’s Party of Canada candidate Ron Broda came in fourth and fifth, respectively.
The work May has put in over the last eight years had made the riding one of the most secure for an incumbent in the country.
Green: Elizabeth May
Liberal: Ryan Windsor
Conservative: David Busch
NDP: Sabina Singh
People’s Party of Canada: Ron Broda
The riding covers Sidney, North and Central Saanich, and eastern portions of the District of Saanich, along with the Gulf Islands. Also included are the Indian reserves of Cole Bay No. 3, East Saanich No. 2, South Saanich No. 1 and Union Bay No. 4.
European: 82,040, 78.1 per cent
Chinese: 6,795, 6.5 per cent
Aboriginal: 6,050, 5.8 per cent
South Asian: 3,285, 3.1 per cent