The BC Liberals won more than 50% of the vote in all three Abbotsford ridings in 2017.

The BC Liberals won more than 50% of the vote in all three Abbotsford ridings in 2017.

How Abbotsford voted in 2017

Three years ago, the BC Liberals picked up more than half the vote in Abbotsford

In any local riding, each party’s performance is judged not only on who wins, but how they perform compared to the last time voters headed to the polls.

In 2017, the BC Liberals lost power after the BC NDP picked up enough seats during the election to be able to team up with the Green Party. But despite seeing their fortunes decline provincially, each of the party’s local candidates actually increased their share of the vote compared to 2013.

With polls favouring the BC NDP, repeating that will be a huge challenge for the party.

To give you a sense of how things transpired the last time Abbotsford residents headed to the polls, here are the 2017 results in the three Abbotsford ridings.

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Abbotsford-Mission:

Simon Gibson (BC Liberals): 51%

Andrew Christie (BC NDP): 29%

Jennifer Holmes (Green Party): 17%

Dan Cameron (Christian Heritage Party): 3%

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Abbotsford South

Darryl Plecas (BC Liberals*): 52%

Jasleen Arora (BC NDP): 28%

Aird Flavelle (Green Party): 15%

Ron Gray (Christian Heritage Party): 4%

*Plecas left the BC Liberals in the fall of 2017

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Abbotsford West

Michael de Jong: 55.23%

Preet Rai: 31%

Kevin Eastwood: 11%

Lynn Simcox (Christian Heritage Party): 2%

Dave Sharkey (Libertarian): 1%

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