Joe Trasolini has big lead in Port Moody-Coquitlam by-election; Gwen O'Mahony leading in Chilliwack-Hope
Former Port Moody mayor Joe Trasolini appears as though he`s on his way to the legislature.
With 98 of 132 ballot boxes counted, Trasolini, an NDP candidate, has 52.64 percent of the votes in the Port Moody-Coquitlam by-election. B.C. Liberal Dennis Marsden is in second place with 30.77 percent.
In Chilliwack-Hope, New Democrat Gwen O`Mahony is leading with 42.73 percent after 75 of 126 ballot boxes were counted.
B.C. Liberal Laurie Throness is in second place with 30.79 percent in Chilliwack-Hope.
B.C. Conservative candidates Christine Clark and John Martin are running third in Port Moody-Coquitlam and Chilliwack-Hope, respectively.
Port Moody-Coquitlam was previously held by former B.C. Liberal cabinet minister Iain Black. Another former B.C. Liberal cabinet minister, Barry Penner, represented Chilliwack-Hope. Both resigned after Christy Clark was elected B.C. Liberal leader.