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B.C. election 2020: Burnaby North results

It took the BC NDP five elections to win back the riding on Burnaby North. And they held on to it this time.

NDP incumbent Janet Routledge is projected to win the riding that borders Vancouver to the west and the Burrard Inlet to the north. Routledge, the NDP’s deputy whip while in government, beat out long-time incumbent Richard T. Lee in 2017.

Routledge beat Lee by more than 1,400 votes. Of all the seats the NDP won in the last provincial election this was the seventh closest race based on victory percentage.

The BC Liberals have nominated cardiologist and chair of the Vancouver Academy of Music Raymond Dong.

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Candidates

  • BC NDP: Janet Routledge
  • BC Liberals: Raymond Dong
  • BC Greens: Norine Shim

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Burnaby North was the 17th closest in the province based on winning percentage in the last provincial election.

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Routledge won by 9.15 per cent in 2017. It was the ninth closest riding of the 41 ridings won by the NDP.

2017 Results

  • NDP: Janet Routledge — 9,794 (47.6%)
  • Liberal: Richard T. Lee — 8,349 (40.6%)
  • Green: Peter Hallschmid — 2,415 (11.8%)

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

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.