VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Multiple ridings in British Columbia have flipped allegiances from the Liberals to the Conservatives.
In Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge, Conservative Marc Dalton took the riding from Liberal incumbent Dan Ruimy.
And in Steveston-Richmond East, another incumbent, Liberal Joe Peschisolido, was defeated by the Conservatives with former Richmond City Councillor Kenny Chiu winning the riding. Chiu has seen some controversy in the past, after it was revealed he was on the board of a bible college opposed to “homosexual activity” and premarital sex.
Peschisolido has also seen his share of controversy – he has been investigated by the federal ethics watchdog over allegations his law firm was involved in money laundering for a drug kingpin in China.
The Liberals ended up with 11 British Columbia ridings in 2019’s election, less than the 17 they had managed in 2015. The Conservatives made a dent in the province this time around, garnering 16.
One riding’s votes were still being counted as of 11 p.m.