In Vancouver, mayor Philip Owen won handily, but the Non-Partisan Association fell short of a complete victory. They still have eight out of ten council seats as well as a solid majority on the park and school boards.

In the mayor's race, Philip Owen finished the night with a comfortable 20 per cent lead over challenger David Cadman.

Elsewhere in the lower mainland, Len Traboulay extended his long run as mayor with a landslide victory but voters turfed their mayors in West Vancouver, Langley, Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.

Joe Trasolini won the mayor's chair in Port Moody. Joe Kingsbury was re-elected in Coquitlam. In Delta, Lois Jackson replaces outgoing mayor Beth Johnson. Hardy Staub is back in White Rock and Randy Hawes won easily in Mission.

In Surrey it was a landslide victory for members of the Surrey Electors Team. SET candidates took all of the seats on the often controversial Surrey School board.

It was the unexpected in Langley Township on elections night. The battle for mayor was thought to be between incumbent John Scholtens and councillor Heather McMullan. But independent candidate Kurt Alberts came from behind and won the race.

It was the unexpected in Langley Township on elections night. The battle for mayor was thought to be between incumbent John Scholtens and councillor Heather McMullan. But independent candidate Kurt Alberts came from behind and won the race.

Alberts ran on a platform promising less confrontation and more cooperation. Langley Township Council has been a political tug-of-war with McMullan fighting Scholtens and his Leadership team on just about every development proposal.