BC Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau and incumbent Green Party MLA Adam Olsen have held on to their seats, according to preliminary results of the BC 2020 elections.
John Horgan’s BC NDP are projected to achieve their mission of forming majority government — the party is leading or elected in 54 ridings, while 44 are needed to form majority government.
However they were not able to oust the Cowichan Valley and Saanich North and the Islands incumbents.
In addition, the provincial Green Party claimed a third seat in the West Vancouver-Sea to Sky riding, previously held by the BC Liberals.
As of 10 p.m., with most ballots counted, BC Green Party leader (and Cowichan Valley candidate) Furstenau is in a strong lead with 45.44 per cent of the popular vote.
Saanich North and the Islands’ Green Party incumbent, Adam Olsen, garnered a whopping 56.57 per cent of the vote.
The third projected win for the Greens in West Vancouver-Sea to Sky has been secured by candidate Jeremy Valeriote, with 42.61 per cent of the vote.
Despite gaining a third seat in parliament, the Green Party will not be able to exert the same amount of influence in provincial politics as they were able to as part of a minority government with the NDP.