You voted, and most of the numbers are in. At least enough to declare that Langley is once again Liberal.
While numbers are still slow to come in for Langley East, and there was some nail-biting going on in Langley early in the count, Langley has voted in Liberals, all the way across the board.
In Langley East, incumbent Rich Coleman was declared victorious. As of 10:20 p.m., with only 34 of 105 polls counted, there were 8,790 votes cast and he had 4,595 of them.
His nearest competitor was the NDP’s Inder Johal, with 2,461 votes. In the meantime, Green’s Bill Masse took 1,556 votes, and Libertarian’s Alex Joehl took 178 of the votes.
Over in Langley, with 88 of 90 polls counted and 21,570 votes tallied, incumbent Mary Polak took 9,643 votes, compared to 7,419 that went to NDP’s Gail Chaddock-Costello.
Picking up the rest of the Langley riding votes, were the Green Party’s Elizabeth Walker with 3,264, Conservative’s Justin Greenwood with 1,094, and Libertarian’s Robert Pobran taking 150.
Declared much earlier in the evening was the victory of incumbent Liberal Darryl Plecas in the new riding of Abbotsford South, which inludes swath of Langley. Of the 101 polls in that riding, 73 have been counted. Of the 15,329 votes tallied, 8,016 of those were for Plecas.
NDP’s Jasleen Arora took 4,367, the Green’s William Flavelle took 2,366, and the Christian Heritage Party’s Ron Gray took 580.
A much clearer victory seems apparent in Abbotsford West (again overlapping into the Glen Valley area of Langley), where 87 of 88 polls had been reported.
Just prior to 10:30 p.m., Liberal incumbent Michael de Jong had 10,520 of the 18,768 votes counted. That was almost 5,000 votes ahead of his nearest competitor, NDP’s Preet Rai with 5,813.
Green’s Kevin Eastwood took 2,038, Christian Heritage Party’s Lynn Simcox received 479 votes, and Liberitarian candidate Dave Sharkey had 133.
As for the outcome of which party will be in power come morning, it’s seems it’s still too close to call, with each having 42 seats, province wide, for the Liberals and NDP.
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