Elections BC says a judicial recount in the West Vancouver-Sea to Sky riding has resulted in BC Liberals candidate Jordan Sturdy defeated BC Green Party candidate, Jeremy Valeriote, by just 60 votes.
Sturdy was officially declared the winner by Supreme Court of B.C. Justice David A. Crerar.
When election night ended last month, it appeared that Valeriote had won the West Vancouver-Sea to Sky riding, as he was leading Liberal candidate Jordan Sturdy by 604 votes.
But by the time the mail-in ballots were all counted, Sturdy had surpassed Valeriote by 41 votes, triggering a judicial recount.
Under the province’s Election Act, there is a two-day appeal period before the judge can issue a certificate of results.
But in a press release issued by the Green Party on Tuesday evening, Valeriote congratulated Sturdy on the victory.
“I’d like to offer my congratulations to Jordan Sturdy,” Valeriote said. “I am very grateful to all those who cast a ballot for me and supported my campaign, which experienced unprecedented momentum. I am very much looking forward to continuing to build the Green vote in this riding over the next four years.”