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Clint Hames, former mayor of Chilliwack, has kept his finger on the pulse of politics for decades He spoke with The Progress on Election Day, October 24 January 2020 about his predictions and for an overview of how this election was conducted (Jessica Peters / Chilliwack Progress)

Whatever happens when the ballots are counted, Chilliwack and Chilliwack-Kent were the ridings to watch this election

But on day one of early voting, the BC Liberals announced that the outgoing Chilliwack-Kent MP was no longer with their party His resignation was too late for Elections BC, and voters will see it therefore still on the ballot as such today

The constituency also saw an unusual gesture from BC Green candidate Jeff Hammersmark, who supported Independent Jason Lum but is also staying on the ballot

Lum, a city councilor who won a record number of votes in the last municipal election, has again gained a wave of support in the meantime

And of course, the Kelli Paddon of the BC NDP must also be seen, even as a newcomer in the eyes of some voters

READ MORE: Chilliwack NDP candidates Kelli Paddon and Dan Coulter speak on party platform

All of this created a very intriguing race in Victoria, says former Chilliwack mayor Clint Hames.He has been following politics for decades and has even taken an MLA race in the past with the British Liberals- British

The Progress spoke to him outside Tzeachten Hall on Election Day, about how it all turned out. He chatted with people in private and on social media, looked at polls and posted use his years of experience and his knowledge of BC politics to draw parallels and even predictions

In Chilliwack-Kent, he says, Lum is a strong candidate, winning around 70% of the vote in municipal elections So, while he doesn’t have a party attached to his name, he does have sympathy

« We would be well served by him in Victoria, » enthused Hames But he’s also up against outgoing Throness – basically another independent

Then there’s Paddon, who will « pick up the unconditional base vote » of the BC NDP, which historically hovers between 28 and 42 percent in that riding, he says.

As for the riding of Chilliwack, he predicts Dan Coulter of the BC NDP will win with 42%

« He’s a credible and well-known candidate, » he says, in a riding where lesser-known people are often thrown under the orange banner Coulter is the current chairman of the board of directors of the School Board of Chilliwack

In addition to his name recognition, Hames also says party politics will work in Coulter’s favor.Outgoing B.C. Liberal John Martin has been in the seat for seven years.However, Diane Janzen was bemused for BC Liberals for a year before the election is called She had applied for a nomination process in the constituency of Chilliwack, but was refused

Although his campaign has been « don’t divide the right, vote well, » Hames turns to recent history instead In a 2012 by-election, with Throness as BC’s first Liberal and Martin as a BC Conservative they split the franchise This gave way to Gwen O’Mahony of the BC NDP to take the riding (then called Chilliwack-Hope) She lost to Throness a year later in the general election

Provincially, Hames predicts NDP majority Ultimately, he says, they’ve handled the pandemic well and most voters will likely decide to ‘stay the course’

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COVID-19 has also shaped many of the major issues discussed on the streets

Chilliwack, Chilliwack-Kent, Laurie Throness, 42nd BC General Election

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