Voter Turnout: 50% of eligible voters took to the polls.
- Compared to? 58% of eligible BC voters in 2005 and 59% of eligible voters across Canada for the 2008 Federal election.
Legislature Breakdown: Liberals- 49 seats; NDP- 36 seats
- Compared to? Liberals- 46 seats; NDP- 33 in the 2005 election. And don’t worry that the numbers don’t add up–the legislature added 6 more seats since the 2005 election.
Premier: Liberal leader Gordon Campbell, for the three-peat.
- Compared to? Liberal leader Gordon Campbell in 2005, and also before that in 2001.
Interesting lessons to take from this election? In the riding of Delta South, Liberal candidate and cabinet member Wally Oppal won by TWO votes over independent candidate Vicki Huntington. Who says one vote doesn’t matter much?