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B.C. election 2020: Courtenay-Comox results

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.

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Brennan Day was the Liberal candidate in the riding.

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The BC Conservatives did surprisingly well in this riding in 2017, winning 2,201 votes, but did not run a candidate in this election.

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Nominated Candidates

  • 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%)

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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.