Early returns show Kennedy Stewart, Green party, and NPA council candidates faring well in Vancouver

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      With 47 of 133 polls reporting, independent mayoral candidate Kennedy Stewart has a 2.24 percent lead on his nearest rival, the NPA's Ken Sim.

      Stewart, a former NDP MP, has 12,274 votes, or 29.32 percent.

      In third place is independent candidate Shauna Sylvester, who's more than seven percent percent back with 22.09 percent of the vote.

      In fourth place is Coalition Vancouver's Wai Young with 6.16 percent, followed by Yes Vancouver's Hector Bremner at 5.66 percent.

      In 2014, Green councillor Adriane Carr set a Vancouver record for council votes.

      This came when more than 74,000 people voted for her that year.

      In this election, Carr seems on her way back onto council as she's leading the council race with 16,951 votes.

      Two other Green council candidates—neighbourhood activist Pete Fry and park commissioner Michael Wiebe—are in the top 10. Architect David Wong is also faring well, ranking 11th, just 31 votes behind the NPA's Sarah Kirby-Yung in the race for 10 council seats.

      Four other NPA candidates are in the top nine: Melissa De Genova, Colleen Hardwick, Lisa Dominato, and Rebecca Bligh.

      COPE's Jean Swanson is in fourth place and OneCity's Christine Boyle is in sixth place.

      If these results hold, the progressive parties will hold a 6-5 lead on Vancouver council.

      In 12th place is the NPA's David Grewal, with COPE's Derrick O'Keefe, Vision Vancouver's Heather Deal, and COPE's Anne Roberts rounding out the top 15.