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Falcon flies high for Liberals

Kevin Falcon addresses the crowd after being elected leader of the B.C. Liberal Party in Vancouver on Feb. 5. DARRYL DYCK, THE CANADIAN PRESS

Kevin Falcon has flown to victory in a Vancouver-Quilchena provincial byelection; winning his way back into provincial parliament.

This evening sees reports of Falcon with more than 3,500 votes 1,500 for NDP candidate Jeanette Ashe.

“I want to thank the people of Vancouver-Quilchena for placing their trust in me,” said Falcon in a release sent to the Mirror

“Today, voters sent a clear message to the NDP that they want to see results – not just rhetoric. Tonight we’ve witnessed a repudiation of the NDP’s negative attacks and are taking the first step towards restoring leadership and competence back to the province of British Columbia.”

Since the NDP formed government five years ago, British Columbia has become the most expensive place to live in Canada. Housing prices are the highest they have ever been, rent is the highest in the country, and gas prices are the highest in North America.

“It’s clear the NDP have failed on their promise to deliver affordability for British Columbians,” said Falcon. After half a decade of rising costs under the unaffordable NDP, it’s time for change to deliver real solutions to the affordability crisis.”

Green Party candidate Wendy Hayko finished third.