Incumbent BC NDP candidate Ronna Rae Leonard is projected by Global News to win the riding of Courtenay-Comox.
Unlike this time around, the entire 2017 election came down to Courtenay-Comox on election night.
Leonard was just nine votes ahead of Liberal Jim Benninger when the clock struck midnight on election night. The Liberals were just one seat short of a majority government and shaking their heads on how they could have lost a riding they had won by nearly 2,000 votes in 2013.
After a two-week break to count the mail-in votes, the NDP were declared the winners by 189 votes. In the end it was the second closest riding in the province with a victory margin of 0.64 per cent.
Brennan Day was the Liberal candidate in the riding.
The BC Conservatives did surprisingly well in this riding in 2017, winning 2,201 votes, but did not run a candidate in this election.
- BC NDP: Ronna-Rae Leonard
- BC Liberals: Brennan Day
- BC Greens: Gillian Anderson
Swing Riding Meter
Courtenay-Comox was the second closest riding in the province in 2017 based on winning percentage. Leonard won by just 0.64 per cent. Courtenay-Comox was the closest of the 41 ridings won by the NDP in 2017.
Election Results 2017
NDP: Ronna-Rae Leonard — 10,886 votes (37.4%)
Liberal: Jim Benninger — 10,697 votes (36.7%)
Green: Ernie Sellentin — 5,351 votes (18.4%)
Conservative: Leah McCulloch — 2,201 votes (7.6%)
This profile will continually be updated to reflect latest information, interviews and events in the campaign.
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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.