Fleetwood-Port Kells has a new leader for the first time since 2004.
Liberal candidate Ken Hardie has been elected and early numbers show him cruising to victory with a healthy win over the Conservative party’s Nina Grewal, who has held the seat since 2004. Hardie is a former broadcaster and a senior public affairs manager with TransLink.
Crime has been a major issue for this riding and all eyes will be on how Hardie tackles the situation moving forward.
The riding was created in 2003 and first contested in 2004, with the Conservatives running the show since then.
Hardie began began his career in broadcasting as a commentator, announcer, and interviewer with various radio and television affiliates across BC and Western Canada, and as a freelance print media reporter.
His win shouldn’t come as a surprise considering he’s been leading in the polls over the last few months.