British Columbia

Special ballot counts continue as 2 federal ridings in B.C. remain undecided

Two B.C. ridings, one on Vancouver Island and the other in the Lower Mainland, still await official results after the federal election on Monday.

Nanaimo-Ladysmith and Richmond Centre are still too close to call

Liberal candidate Taleeb Noormohamed has been leading New Democrat Anjali Appadurai in the Vancouver Granville riding. (Nic Amaya/CBC News)

Uncertainty over the outcome of two B.C. ridings drags on following Monday's federal vote.

Nanaimo-Ladysmith and Richmond Centre are still too close to call. 

The Elections Canada website shows no special ballots have yet been tallied in either riding. 

Numbers show the NDP candidate leading the Conservative Party challenger in Nanaimo-Ladysmith, while the Liberals are ahead of the Conservatives in Richmond Centre.

NDP candidate Anjali Appadurai speaks to a voter in the Vancouver Granville riding on Sept. 22. (Gian Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

It's taken several days for the official results in two other B.C. ridings: Vancouver Granville and West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country. 

However, on Thursday night, Taleeb Noormohamed won the seat for the Liberal Party in the Vancouver Granville riding, where a tight race between Noormohamed and NDP candidate Anjali Appadurai kept the results uncertain for three days.

In another close race, Liberal candidate Patricks Weiler was elected in the West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country riding.

With files from The Canadian Press


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