With Adriane Carr out of Vancouver mayoral race, Kennedy Stewart takes lead

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      A Burnaby MP is leading the pack of Vancouver mayoral wannabes.

      Kennedy Stewart, who is running as an independent candidate, has taken first spot in a new Research Co. online survey.

      The poll results released Thursday (June 14) didn't include Green councillor Adriane Carr, who topped two previous Research Co. surveys.

      Carr announced on June 8 that she will no longer pursue a mayoral bid, and will instead run for another term in council.

      According to survey results, 26 percent of decided voters want Kennedy, who represents Burnaby South for the NDP, to be the next mayor of Vancouver.

      Ken Sim with the Non-Partisan Association is second with 23 percent. Ian Campbell with the ruling Vision Vancouver comes third with 18 percent.

      Councillor Hector Bremner, who is widely expected to launch a new civic party, has 10 percent. SFU academic Shauna Sylvester follows with nine percent.

      Newly declared mayoral aspirant Patrick Condon, an urban planner seeking the nomination of the Coalition of Progressive Electors, has eight percent. David Chen of ProVancouver has four percent.

      Last is former Vancouver South Conservative MP Wai Young of Coalition Vancouver with three percent.

      According to a Research Co. media release, 47 percent or almost half of Vancouverites are undecided about who to vote for as mayor.

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