Conservative Marc Dalton has been elected in the riding of Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge, earning 36.3 per cent of the vote.
Dalton, a two-term Liberal MLA, defeated Liberal incumbent Dan Ruimy, who had 29.7 per cent of the vote and the NDP’s John Mogk, who finished with 23.8 per cent.
Ruimy won the last election in a region that had long been considered safe for Conservative candidates. In 2015, he was outspent dramatically by the Conservatives and New Democrats, but the political newcomer was still able to secure the Metro Vancouver seat.
Liberal: Dan Ruimy
Conservative: Marc Dalton
NDP: John Mogk
Green: Ariane Jaschke
People’s Party of Canada: Bryton Cherrier
The riding covers the cities of Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge.
European: 76,245, 76.5 per cent
Aboriginal: 5,285, 5.3 per cent
South Asian: 3,310, 3.3 per cent
Chinese: 2,915, 2.9 per cent