Goes to show, you can break promises and screw the poor but as long as you can turn around the economy and create some jobs you’ll win an election.
VANCOUVER – The British Columbia Liberal Party has captured its second straight majority government, but a revived NDP seized a number of seats, including those of at least eight cabinet ministers.
On Tuesday, Gordon Campbell became the first B.C. premier to win back-to-back majorities since former Social Credit premier Bill Bennett did it back in 1983.
But he’ll face a much stronger opposition than he did after the 2001 election, when the Liberals swept 77 of the province’s 79 seats.
By early Wednesday, the Liberals were elected or leading in 46 ridings, holding about 46 per cent of the popular vote. That’s a decline of about 11 per cent in the popular vote from the last poll.
The NDP, led by Carole James, was elected in 33 ridings and held 41 per cent of the popular vote â€“ an increase of about 19 per cent.
The Green Party was unsuccessful in its attempt to make Leader Adriane Carr the first member of her party to be elected to a Canadian legislature.
The party also slipped in the popular vote to nine per cent, compared with 12 percent in 2001.