Nicki Hokazono speaks to local reporters on her first run for provincial office.
It was much more of a battle with incumbent Sindi Hawkins than many people had expected. Hokazono tripled the NDP popular vote count from 2001 and made the best showing ever for an NDP candidate in the riding's history.
Sindi Hawkins on Election night
Hawkins saw her vote fall by 25% from 2001. Still she won easily. Almost as many voted for someone other than Hawkins who refused to debate the NDP in this election. Hawkins was helped by the economy in BC. The election results here and around BC indicate the Liberals will not be able to carry on their road of cuts to social programs and health care.