Robertson re-elected as Mayor of Vancouver (VIDEO)
Vision elected one less councillor, and have fewer representatives on the Park Board and School Boards.
COPE's Meena Wong remained a distant third the whole evening, and no COPE councillors were elected to council, park board or school board. Despite that, she thanked supporters for a spirited campaign with its policies, like on empty condos, that seemed to get a lot of media attention.
"We put COPE back on the political map in Vancouver," said Wong, in her concession speech.
Mayor Gregor Robertson giving victory speech Saturday night. Photo by Mychaylo Prystupa.
Vision supporter Doug Gook was just grateful more right-of-center candidates were not elected.
"Vancouver can take a big sigh of relief, and hopefully get on with the kind of progressive agenda, and hopefully in an even more aggressive way," said Gook at the celebration gathering.
He added, other victories in pipeline-and-tanker affected cities, such as Victoria and Burnaby with progressive mayors, is a step in the right direction.
Long-time Vision member Brenda Ireland pumped her fists high when Vision's success seemed assured.
"Well I'm feeling pretty darn confident. I was scared before [this night]. "
"But I think some of the negative aspects of the campaign [recently] kind of shifted support over to Vision," said Ireland.
Brenda Ireland cheering at Vision Vancouver gathering on election night - Photo by Mychaylo Prystupa
The result as of 2:40 am Sunday:
- Gregor Robertson - 83,529 votes
- Kirk LaPointe - 73,443 votes
- Meena Wong -- 16,791 votes
Total Voting Places Reporting: 129 of 129
The top 10 leading councillors for the 10-council chamber by vote are:
|DE GENOVA, Melissa||NPA||63134|
|DEAL, Heather||Vision Vancouver||62698|
|JANG, Kerry||Vision Vancouver||62595|
|REIMER, Andrea||Vision Vancouver||62316|
|LOUIE, Raymond||Vision Vancouver||61903|
|STEVENSON, Tim||Vision Vancouver||57640|
|MEGGS, Geoff||Vision Vancouver||56831|
The seven Park Board Commissioners elected are:
|EVANS, Catherine||Vision Vancouver||64707|