Rachna Singh of the BC NDP is projected to win in Surrey-Green Timbers.
The BC NDP has won Surrey-Green Timbers in all but one election since it was created in 1991.
The exception was in 2001, when the BC Liberals captured all but two seats across the province.
Longtime MLA Sue Hammell retired in 2017, but newcomer Singh took over easily for the New Democrats, beating BC Liberal Brenda Locke — who had held the riding from 2001-2005 — by more than 3,500 votes.
Singh is a former CUPE employee and anti-racism activist who has worked as a drug and alcohol counsellor and support worker for victims of domestic violence.
The BC Liberals nominated former banker and construction company owner Dilraj Atwal.
- BC NDP: Rachna Singh
- BC Liberals: Dilraj Atwal
Swing Riding Meter
Surrey-Green Timbers is a BC NDP stronghold. The riding was the 62nd closest race in 2017 based on winning percentage. Singh won by 25.34 per cent. Of the 41 seats won by the NDP, this was the 30th closest race.
2017 Election Results
- BC NDP: Rachna Singh — 8,945 votes (58.29%)
- BC Liberals: Brenda Locke — 5,056 votes (32.95%)
- BC Greens: Saira Aujla — 1,112 votes (7.25%)
- Independent: Vikram Bajwa — 163 votes (1.06%)
- Your Political Party: Kawaljit Moti — 69 votes (0.45%)
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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.