Grace Lore of the NDP has been elected as the new MLA in Victoria-Beacon Hill, keeping the seat for the party.
Lore won 3,554 out of 7,344 counted votes (48.39 per cent) with 82 of 118 polls reporting.
Jenn Neilson of the Green party won 2,675 votes (36.42 per cent). Karen Bill of the BC Liberal Party won 1,022 votes (13.92 per cent). Jordan Reichert, an Independent, won 93 votes (1.27 per cent).
As of 9:52 p.m., The Canadian Press is projecting the BC NDP has won a majority government. The party has won or is leading in 54 of 87 seats. The BC Liberal Party has won or is leading in 30, and the BC Green Party has won or is leading in three seats.
As of Oct. 23, 18,363 vote-by-mail packages had been issued to registered voters in the riding. There are a total of 45,722 registered voters in Victoria-Beacon Hill.
Provincewide, 724,279 mail-in ballots have been sent out, and there are 3,485,858 registered voters.
Mail-in ballots will be counted by hand, starting in 13 days.
Full results as of 9:52 p.m.:
1. Grace Lore – NDP
Votes: 3,554 votes (48.39 per cent)
2. Jenn Neilson – Green party
Votes: 2,675 votes (36.42 per cent)
3. Karen Bill – BC Liberal Party
Votes: 1,022 votes (13.92 per cent)
4. Jordan Reichert – Independent
Votes: 93 votes (1.27 per cent)
See the B.C. election results here.