Traditional provincial Liberal Abbotsford ridings stayed true to their politically historic course, along with Abbotsford-Mission, as voters swept three Liberal candidates into dominant victories.
Abbotsford West incumbent Mike de Jong easily regained his seat with more than 50 per cent of the vote to his NDP challenger Sukhi Dhami with 29 per cent.
Abbotsford South newcomer university professor Darryl Plecas also coasted into a win with 48 per cent support over long-time incumbent and former Liberal turned Conservative and eventually independent candidate John van Dongen.
In Abbotsford-Mission, Abby civic councillor Simon Gibson was declared victorious with more than half of the ballots counted, dominating his NDP competitor Preet Rai’s 23 per cent.
Watch videos of the winning candidates and runners-up for Abbotsford West, Abbotsford South and Abbotsford Mission, and read their election night interviews.
|Aird Flavelle||Green Party of BC||1,674||8.96%|
|Simon Gibson||BC Liberal Party||9,565||51.17%|
|Marcus Halliday||BC Excalibur Party||112||0.60%|
|Preet Rai||BC NDP||4,939||26.42%|
|Don Stahl||BC Conservative Party||1,811||9.69%|
|117 of 117 ballot boxes reported||18,692||100%|
|Abbotsford South||Steve Finlay||BC Marijuana Party||370||2.02%|
|Lakhvinder Jhaj||BC NDP||3,745||20.48%|
|Darryl Plecas||BC Liberal Party||8,811||48.19%|
|Patricia Smith||BC Excalibur Party||219||1.20%|
|John van Dongen||Independent||5,138||28.10%|
|134 of 134 ballot boxes reported||18,283||100%|
|Abbotsford West||Michael de Jong||BC Liberal Party||8,645||50.76%|
|Sukhi Dhami||BC NDP||4,978||29.23%|
|Kerry-Lynn Osbourne||BC Excalibur Party||42||0.25%|
|Stephen Carl O’Shea||Green Party of BC||761||4.47%|
|Paul Brian Redekopp||BC Conservative Party||1,633||9.59%|
|114 of 114 ballot boxes reported||17,032||100%|