World News – CA – BC VOTES 2020: NDP’s Adam Walker tops the list at Parksville-Qualicum – Parksville Qualicum Beach News


British Columbia NDP candidate Adam Walker, right, with wife Karli, mother Karen Flannery and stepfather Steve Shipley on provincial election night, October 24, 2020 Walker Holds Head in Parksville-Qualicum Constituency After In-Person and Advance Votes Compiled (Photo Submitted)

BC New Democrat candidate Adam Walker is clearly the frontrunner in the Parksville-Qualicum Beach riding as the ballots are totaled after Saturday’s provincial election

With 115 out of 116 polls, Walker has 7,308 votes (3,978%), ahead of 6,366 (3,465 percent) for second place Michelle Stilwell of the BC Liberal Party Stilwell aims for a return as MP Rob Lyon , from the British Columbia Green Party, is third with 3,319 votes (1,807 percent), followed by Don Purdy (Conservatives) with 999 (544 percent) and independent candidate John St John with 378 (206 percent) )

Although the Canadian Press declared Walker as the riding winner on Saturday night, the results won’t be officially confirmed until after the ballots are compiled in the mail, sometime after November. 6 So far Elections BC results include advance polling and on polling day Walker politely declined to comment on the results on Saturday night and Stilwell said, « It’s early and we’ll wait until [the ballots pending] are counted to see what people will say »

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, more British Columbians have decided to vote by mail than ever before Across BC, a total of 497,900 mail-in ballots have been returned to Elections BC, the Friday Oct 23

« I certainly believe my people vote in Parksville-Qualicum, » she said « They take democracy very seriously, and I hope the vote comes out and people say what they want and what they believe I am working hard for this community and I hope it will give me that confidence and that we will wait maybe two weeks to make this decision « 

Stilwell said that calling the snap elections « has been a struggle for many people and I think it has been a challenge for democracy as a whole »

<p at the end of the day, people had the opportunity to vote, to have their say and we will wait for the result and we will respect that result "

« We made great progress, » he said « So it was good And the other ballots should be counted Hope they make a difference »

“I didn’t like the way the elections were organized,” he said “The early elections during the pandemic, which kept us from going out So that was it But we didn’t not all played on the same court – the NDP had been warned months in advance that they knew what was going on If it wasn’t a rushed election I probably wouldn’t even have run This is the emotion and the circumstances that led me to say « it’s not right », to intervene and put my name in the hat, so to speak « 

Around 681,000 people voted in the seven days of advance polls that ended Wednesday, up from 614,389 in 2017

In the 2017 election, Stilwell was the winner, with 14,468 votes (4,513 percent) Sue Powell (NDP) was second with 9,189 votes (2,866%) and Glenn Sollitt (Green Party) third with 8,157 ( 2544 percent)

British Columbia Liberal Party candidate Michelle Stilwell, right, and her supporters watch election results on October 24, 2020 (Photo by Michael Briones)

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Parksville-Qualicum, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, BC New Democratic Party, Michelle Stilwell

World News – CA – BC VOTES 2020: Adam Walker of the NDP leads List at Parksville-Qualicum – Parksville Qualicum Beach News


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