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B.C. election 2020: Delta South results

BC Liberal Ian Paton has been reelcted in Delta South, Global News projects.

The riding has been a reliable seat for the party for the better part of three decades, though has shown itself to have an independent streak.

In 2009, former Delta city councilor Vicki Huntington became the first independent MLA elected to the B.C. legislature since 1949, defeating BC Liberal incumbent and former attorney general Wally Opal by a narrow margin. Huntington was reelected in 2013.

Huntington retired from politics in 2017, and incumbent BC Liberal Ian Paton picked up the seat by a healthy margin.

The NDP’s Bruce Reid finished a distant third, with second place going to another independent, Nicholas Wong.

Reid is competing again for the NDP.

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Candidates

  • BC Liberals: Ian Paton
  • BC NDP: Bruce Reid
  • BC Greens: Peter van der Velden

Swing riding meter

Popular independent Vicki Huntington has been the only one to beat the BC Liberals in this riding since 1991.

In 2017, the Liberals won the riding by a margin of 18.58 per cent, making it the 44th closest of 87 races in B.C. It was the 22nd closest of the 43 ridings the Liberals won.

2017 election results

  • BC Liberals: Ian Paton — 11,123 votes (44.10%)
  • Independent: Nicholas Wong — 6,437 votes (25.52%)
  • BC NDP: Bruce Reid — 5,228 votes (20.72%)
  • BC Greens: Larry Colero — 2,349 votes (9.31%)
  • BCAP: Errol Sherley — 88 votes (0.35%)

This profile will continually be updated to reflect latest information, interviews and events in the campaign.

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Find full B.C. 2020 provincial election coverage here.

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.