Adrian Dix voted B.C. NDP leader on third ballot

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      Adrian Dix is the new leader of the B.C. New Democratic Party.

      Dix won today's (April 17) leadership vote on the third ballot with 9,772 votes.

      The Vancouver-Kingsway MLA defeated Mike Farnworth, John Horgan, and Dana Larsen for the job of leading the NDP into the next provincial election against PremierChristy Clark and the B.C. Liberals.

      Farnworth lost on the third ballot, Horgan was eliminated after the second ballot, and Larsen came off after the first ballot.

      NDP members gathered today at the Vancouver Convention Centre for the leadership assembly.

      Over 20,000 party members cast ballots in the leadership vote.

      Third ballot results

      Adrian Dix - 9,772
      Mike Farnworth - 9,095

      Second ballot results

      Adrian Dix - 7,748
      Mike Farnworth - 6,951
      John Horgan - 5,034
      Spoiled - 23

      Total votes cast - 19,756

      First ballot results

      Adrian Dix - 7,628
      Mike Farnworth - 6,979
      John Horgan - 4,844
      Dana Larsen - 531
      Spoiled - 24

      Total votes cast - 20,016

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      John Dennison

      Apr 17, 2011 at 6:58pm

      Christmas just came early to the BC Liberals!

      I can't believe the best person that the NDP could find in the whole province to lead them "manufactured false evidence in an attempt to obstruct justice and thwart an active RCMP investigation into political corruption; and only came clean after the RCMP seized his computer and found the evidence". Christy Clark is popping a bottle of champagne right now.

      devils advocate

      Apr 17, 2011 at 8:36pm

      thanks NDP...what a gift for the Liberals...a loonie extremist left winger at the helm


      Apr 17, 2011 at 10:44pm

      Welcome to another term or three with the NDP's noses pressed up against the glass looking in on governing. Not only is Dix on a mission to punish every person or organization that has ever made more that $250,000 per year but he got the job by stuffing the ballot box and his major point of recollection to the voting public is that he willingly committed fraud to cover for his boss who was on the wrong end of a political corruption scandal while heading the most unpopular government in BC history. It really doesn't matter what the BC Conservatives do now, opposition status for the foreseeable future is now guaranteed. Truly unbelievable.


      Apr 18, 2011 at 1:24pm