Former MP Dawn Black elected NDP MLA for New Westminster
Dawn Black’s transition to provincial politics is looking like a smooth ride as she looks poised to win her seat.
Black resigned her seat as the federal NDP’s New Westminster-Coquitlam MP to seek the provincial NDP’s nomination for New Westminster.
Black, who was a defence critic in Parliament, made this move after incumbent NDP New Westminster MLA Chuck Puchmayr decided not to run for reelection as he recently had to go through a liver transplant operation.
As of 9:57 p.m., Dawn was coasting away with 3,220 votes compared to the 2,240 votes of her B.C. Liberal opponent Carole Dorothy Millar.
The Green party’s Matthew Laird was a distant third with only 532 votes.