The NDP’s Jaeden Dela Torre and Conservative Alice Wong would be the members of Parliament representing Ottawa if Richmond students had their way.
Results from Student Vote show Dela Torre beating Conservative candidate Kenny Chiu handily with 12 per cent of the vote in Steveston Richmond-East with Liberal Joe Peschisolido trailing behind in third place. The NDP’s Dustin Innes in Richmond Centre was nipping at the heels of Wong, less than three per cent behind.
In national Student Vote results, with 1.1 million votes cast, the Liberal Party would have won 109 seats to form a minority government with the NDP as the official opposition with 98 seats. Interestingly, the NDP took 24.8 per cent of the popular vote while the Liberals only took 22.3 per cent in the Student Vote.
The Conservative Party was close behind the two front-runners with 94 seats.
Students gave the Green Party a surge of votes, resulting in 28 seats and 18.2 per cent of the popular vote.
The Bloc Quebecois only won nine seats and the leader Yves-Francois Blanchet didn’t win his seat in Beloeil-Chambly.
In the actual election, the Liberals won 157 seats, the Conservatives, 121 and the NDP, 24, with Chiu winning Steveston-Richmond East and Wong winning Richmond Centre. The Bloc Quebecois secured 32 seats and the Greens won three. There was one independent, Jody Wilson-Raybould, who won a seat.
In Richmond Centre, Student Vote results gave Wong 661 votes, which was 28.8 per cent, the NDP’s Dustin Innes came in second with 597 votes with 26 per cent.
In Steveston-Richmond East, Dela Torre received 1,246 votes, 34 per cent, and Chiu got 833 votes, 22.7 per cent in Student Vote.
Justin Trudeau, Andrew Scheer and Jagmeet Singh all won their own seats in Student Vote.
Student Vote took place on Oct. 18.