NDP Don Davies re-elected in Vancouver-Kingsway


Don Davies (NDP) has been re-elected in Vancouver-Kingsway. Photo courtesy of Don Davies

Don Davies, the incumbent NDP MP, has been re-elected in his Vancouver Kingsway riding, defeating, among others, a high-profile Liberal candidate making her foray into politics.

Communist – Kimball Cariou
NDP-New Democratic Party – Don Davies (INCUMBENT)
ML – Donna Petersen
Conservative – Helen Quan
Liberal – Tamara Taggart
Green Party – Lawrence Taylor
People’s Party – Ian Torn

Former CTV news anchor Tamara Taggart ran for the Liberals in Vancouver-Kingsway riding, shifting her career after 30 years in media to national politics. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kicked off the campaign alongside Taggart in mid-September, when she cited climate change, housing and affordability as the main talking points in her riding.

Vancouver-Kingsway, however, has a long history of electing NDP candidates.

The NDP has now won 13 of the 19 elections held since the riding was formed in 1953, although voters once re-elected a Liberal, David Emerson, who promptly crossed the floor to become a Tory cabinet minister.

Davies has served Vancouver-Kingsway since 2008. His victory was declared shortly before 9 p.m. Monday, and he entered the room to Queen’s “We Will Rock You.”

With files from John Kurucz/Vancouver Courier

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