The Conservatives have re-taken the riding of Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon from the Liberals.
Conservative Brad Vis garnered 42.1 per cent of the vote, well ahead of Liberal incumbent Jati Sidhu, who finished with 26.3 per cent. The NDP’s Michael Nenn trailed in third with the Greens’ John Kidder a distant fourth.
This year’s election was a rematch of the 2015 election, which saw Sidhu defeat Vis by a little more than 1,000 votes as he rode the Liberal “red wave” that swept Metro Vancouver.
The riding goes from Abbotsford in the Fraser Valley all the way north to Cache Creek, a rural community west of Kamloops. The urban-rural divide adds to the intrigue surrounding the riding, which the Liberals surprisingly won in 2015.
Liberal: Jati Sidhu
Conservative: Brad Vis
NDP: Mike Nenn
Green: John Kidder
People’s Party of Canada: Julius “Nick” Csaszar
Marxist-Leninist: Elaine Wismer
The riding covers Mission, Kent, Harrison Hot Springs, Lillooet, Ashcroft, Lytton, Cache Creek and a portion of Abbotsford’s northeast.
European: 57,030, 61.8 per cent
South Asian: 19,115 20.7 per cent
Aboriginal: 11,340 12.3 per cent
Chinese: 795 0.9 per cent