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B.C. election 2020: Port Coquitlam results

BC NDP veteran Mike Farnworth is projected to win the riding of Port Coquitlam for the seventh time in eight elections.

Farnworth, who served as minister of public safety and solicitor general in John Horgan’s government, first won this riding in 1991. He’s held it ever since, with the exception of 2001 to 2005 when Gordon Campbell’s BC Liberals swept to power.

In 2017, he won by nearly 6,500 votes.

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The BC Liberals nominated Mehran Zargham, a BC Ferries project manager and mechanical engineer.

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The BC Greens nominated Erik Minty, a founder an tech executive with ABAKiS, a company that makes software for families with Autism.

The riding was first created in 1991 when it was carved out of the Coquitlam riding. It used to contain parts of north Coquitlam, but now has the exact borders of the City of Port Coquitlam.

Candidates

  • BC NDP: Mike Farnworth
  • BC Liberals: Mehran Zargham
  • BC Greens: Erik Minty
  • Libertarian: Lewis Clarke Dahlby

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Port Coquitlam is viewed as a safe BC NDP seat.

Farnworth won here in 2017 by a margin of 25.74 per cent, and of B.C.’s 87 ridings, 63 were closer contests.

Of the 41 seats captured by the NDP in that riding, the party won 10 by larger margins.

2017 election results

  • BC NDP: Mike Farnworth — 14,079 votes (55.79%)
  • BC Liberal: Susan Chambers — 7,582 votes (30.05%)
  • BC Green: Jason Hanley — 3,237 votes (12.83%)
  • Libertarian: Lewis Dahlby — 248 votes (0.98%)
  • Cascadia Party: Billy Gibbons — 88 votes (0.35%)

This profile will continually be updated to reflect latest candidate information, candidate 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.