Which politically-inspired burger won this unique Metro Vancouver vote?

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Burger Heaven serves up burger polls as part of municipal, provincial and federal elections. Diners were able to vote with their mouths to determine who they’d like to win the Oct. 21 federal election – and while the results were a bit off, diners still enjoyed a good meal. Photo by Jennifer Gauthier

No matter how you slice it, this year’s burger poll at the Burger Heaven was a bit off the mark.

The New Westminster restaurant holds a bun-official burger poll for every federal, provincial and municipal election. While the results are often quite similar to the real results, this year’s final product deviated from the nationwide and local results.

When voting ended at the local eatery’s burger poll, the Singh (NDP) Burger topped the polls at 35 per cent. Trailing behind were the May (Green) Burger at 22 per cent, the Trudeau (Liberal) Burger – 19 per cent; the Scheer (Conservative) Burger – 17 per cent; the Bernier (People’s Party) Burger – 2.5 per cent; Blanchet (Bloc) Burger – two per cent; and bun-decided – 2.5 per cent.

At the local level, NDP candidate Peter Julian butchered the competition, taking 44.2 per cent of the votes. Unlike the bun-official poll, the Liberals (not the Greens) placed second.

Federally, the Liberals earned 33.1 per cent of the popular vote and the Conservatives 34.4 per cent, with the Bloc Québécois at 7.7 per cent, the NDP at 15.9 per cent, the Greens at 6.5 per cent and the PPC at 1.6 per cent.