Murray Rankin of the NDP has been elected as the new MLA in Oak Bay-Gordon Head, a riding previously held by an independent.
Rankin won 2,786 out of 6,149 counted votes (45.31 per cent) with 67 of 96 polls reporting.
Nicole Duncan of the Green party won 1,900 votes (30.90 per cent). Roxanne Helme of the BC Liberal Party won 1,423 votes (23.14 per cent). Florian Castle of the Communist Party of BC won 40 votes (0.65 per cent).
As of 9:34 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, 15,918 vote-by-mail packages had been issued to registered voters in the riding. There are a total of 40,048 registered voters in Oak Bay-Gordon Head.
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 9:34 p.m.:
1. Murray Rankin – NDP
Votes: 2,786 votes (45.31 per cent)
2. Nicole Duncan – Green party
Votes: 1,900 votes (30.90 per cent)
3. Roxanne Helme – BC Liberal Party
Votes: 1,423 votes (23.14 per cent)
4. Florian Castle – Communist Party of BC
Votes: 40 votes (0.65 per cent)
See the B.C. election results here.