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The Courtenay-Comox race for MLA is tightening up.
Incumbent NDP candidate Ronna Rae-Leonard has a slight edge over Liberal challenger Brennan Day as election night unfolds.
Here is a look at our local ridings
Ronna-Rae Leonard (NDP) – 2,053
Brennan Day (BC Liberals) – 1,367
Gillian Anderson (BC Greens) – 1,105
Mid-Island Pacific Rim
Josie Osborne (NDP) – 5,393
Evan Jolicoeur (BC Greens) – 2,214
Helen Poon (BC Liberals) – 1,742
Graham Hughes (Independent) – 305
Robert Alexander Clarke (Libertarian) – 211
In order to win a majority government, a party needs to win 44 seats, but also has to name a Speaker, so really needs 45 seats.
Overall, the NDP is leading the race with 263,364 votes. The Liberals are second with 208,766 votes while the Greens have 94,766 votes.
The NDP is leading in 55 ridings, the Liberals 29, and the Green Party three.
It may take weeks for all the mail-in and absentee ballots to be certified and counted.