ELECTIONS BC announced on Tuesday that following a judicial recount in the West Vancouver-Sea to Sky electoral district, B.C. Supreme Court Justice David A. Crerar has declared B.C. Liberal candidate Jordan Sturdy elected.
At the conclusion of the recount, voting results were as follows:
|Candidate||Affiliation||Total valid votes||% of total valid votes|
|Keith Murdoch||BC NDP||6,197||25.16%|
|Jordan Sturdy||BC Liberal Party||9,249||37.54%|
|Jeremy Valeriote||BC Green Party||9,189||37.30%|
The final count was automatically subject to a judicial recount because the difference between the top two candidates was less than 1/500 of the total ballots considered (41 votes out of 24,769 votes considered).
Under the Election Act, there is a two-day appeal period before the judge can issue a certificate of results to the District Electoral Officer for West Vancouver-Sea to Sky. The appeal period will expire on November 19.
B.C. Green candidate Valeriote congratulated Sturdy for winning a tight race. Valeriote finished with just 60 votes short of Sturdy’s final results.
“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.”
“Of course, I am disappointed that Jeremy won’t be joining Adam [Olsen] and me in the legislature,” B.C. Green Leader Sonia Furstenau said. “He ran an extraordinary campaign. I am proud of his efforts to share our vision with his community and the work of all his campaign team.”
“I know that Jeremy will continue to work hard in the community and that support for him will keep building. Jeremy nearly won the seat for West Vancouver-Sea to Sky with less than four weeks of campaigning. In the next election, I fully expect to see BC Greens elected in this riding and in many others.”