New Democrat Don Davies has notched another victory in the riding of Vancouver Kingsway.
It will be his third term in office. In the last election, Davies cruised to victory, defeating his Conservative rival by 22 percent.
The riding itself has long bounced back and forth between NDP and Liberal.
In 2006, David Emerson was re-elected as a Liberal, but then notoriously jumped ship and joined the federal Conservatives when they offered him a cabinet job weeks after the election.
Vancouver-Kingsway is an ethnically diverse, working class riding, with BC’s third-lowest median incomes.
From his official website:
“Known as one of Canada’s most active MPs, Don has introduced 23 bills and 22 motions in Parliament. His proposals include lowering the voting age to 16, creating a tax credit for energy efficient products and adopting measures to reduce poverty. Don’s constituency office has assisted over 20,000 constituents with federal issues and helped secure over $260 million in federal funds for our riding.
It was Don who developed the NDP’s 5-point plan to make life better for live-in caregivers—here in Vancouver and across the country. He also led a successful campaign to grant Canadians 10-year multiple entry visas to China and helped achieve visa-free status for Taiwan.”