It has been considered Vancouver’s tightest race, but the Liberals have come through with a win in Vancouver-Granville.
Jody Wilson-Raybould will be its first ever MP, for a riding that was created after the 2011 election.
The former crown prosecutor and Regional Chief of the Assembly of First Nations defeated the NDP’s Mira Oreck and the Conservatives’ Erinn Broshko.
The Liberals, NDP and Conservatives battled hard for the new riding, each believing they had a serious shot of winning it.
While polls in the lead-up to the election gave Wilson-Raybould the edge, the NDP were close behind.
In fact, redistributed data from the 2011 election gave the Tories the advantage.
The election campaign in Vancouver-Granville was not without controversy.
An endorsement by strategic voting group Lead Now for Oreck resulted in accusations of bias and conflict of interest.
This, after news Oreck was friends with Lead Now’s Executive Director.
Oreck also received international attention, in the form of an endorsement from American comedian Sarah Silverman – likely as a result of Oreck’s work in US politics.