NDP Files for Three Recounts
Prince George, B.C. – Today the BC NDP did what most political observers were expecting – the party filed for recounts in three closely contested Lower Mainland ridings.
Those ridings are Coquitlam-Burke Mountain – where the NDP lost by 268 votes. In Vancouver-False Creek where the party lost by 560 votes and in Richmond-Queensborough where the party fell short by 263 votes.
“With the election still undecided, we’re working hard to ensure every last vote is counted properly,” said BC NDP provincial director Raj Sihota. “In an election this close, British Columbians deserve to have full confidence in the results, and that means ensuring the ballots in close races are counted thoroughly and carefully.”
Recounts have now been filed in five ridings– yesterday the BC Liberals filed for a recount in Courtenay-Comox where they lost by a measly nine votes and in Maple Ridge-Mission where they lost by 120 votes.
Final tallies are expected from all five ridings on May 24 – after all absentee ballots will be counted.
Following Tuesday’s election, the Liberals currently hold 43 seats, the NDP 41, and the BC Greens three.