Former MP Fin Donnelly has captured the riding of Coquitlam-Burke Mountain for the NDP, Global News projects.
For the NDP, the hotly-contested riding was an essential pickup in its quest to form a majority government.
The riding was formed in 2009 from parts of three Tri-Cities electoral districts, and while the Liberals have held it for most of the time since then, the NDP has drawn blood here and came within a hair of winning it in 2017.
The NDP’s Jodie Wickens picked the seat up for the NDP in a 2016 by-election.
She was unseated by Liberal incumbent Joan Isaacs in 2017 in an election night thriller, by a margin of just 87 votes.
The 2020 contest is already shaping up to be a key race, with the NDP recruiting popular former area MP Fin Donnelly to run as a star candidate.
The NDP has historically performed well in parts of the riding close to the centre of Coquitlam, while the Liberals have reliably won suburbs in the Westwood Plateau area.
- BC Liberal: Joan Isaacs
- BC NDP: Fin Donnelly
- BC Greens: Adam Bremner-Akins
Swing riding meter
This is among the B.C. districts that could be best characterized as a “swing riding.”
It was the closest of all 87 races in the 2017 provincial election, with the BC Liberals winning by just 0.37 per cent.
2017 election results
- BC Liberals: Joan Isaacs — 10,388 votes (44.28%)
- BC NDP: Jodie Wickens — 10,301 votes (43.91%)
- BC Greens: Ian Soutar — 2,771 votes (11.81%)
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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.