Mike Starchuck of the BC NDP is projected to win Surrey-Cloverdale.
This was projected to be an NDP pick-up in what was traditionally a BC Liberal riding.
The BC NDP focused on the Surrey ridings in 2017, and bested two BC Liberal cabinet ministers to pick up the city’s one new riding, Surrey-Green Timbers.
This riding was one of the main battleground ridings this election.
The New Democrats nominated former Surrey city councillor and firefighter Mike Starchuk for the job against BC Liberal incumbent Marvin Hunt,.
The riding has traditionally been a Liberal safe haven, with the party winning the seat in all seven elections since it was created in 1991.
But like so many places in Metro Vancouver, the demographics are changing. Younger families are moving in and the priorities for voters are evolving.
- BC Liberals: Marvin Hunt
- BC NDP: Mike Starchuk
- BC Conservatives: Aisha Rehana Bali
- BC Green Party: Rebecca Smith
- Independent: Marcella Williams
Swing Riding Meter
The BC Liberals have won this district ever since it was created in 1991, though the 2017 election was the closest race. Marvin Hunt won by about 2,200 ballots.
Surrey-Cloverdale was the 18th closest race in 2017, based on winning percentage, out of the province’s 87 ridings. It was the eight closest race of the 43 seats the BC Liberals won that year.
2017 Election Results
- BC Liberals: Marvin Hunt — 11,171 votes (48%)
- BC NDP: Rebecca Smith — 8,976 votes (38.6%)
- BC Greens: Aleksandra Muniak — 2,871 votes (12.37%)
- Libertarian: Peter Poelstra — 263 (1.1%)
This profile will continually be updated to reflect latest information, interviews and events in the campaign.
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an unprecedented number of mail-in ballots were requested across B.C. this election. As mail-in ballots cannot be counted until after election night, these results are not final.