Warawa demolishes NDP, Liberals on way to fourth victory

Langley's Conservative MP joins majority government in Ottawa

Mark Warawa and his wife Diane respond to the cheers of 150 campaign volunteers and supporters on Monday night after he won the Langley riding for the Conservatives for the fourth consecutive time.

There was jubilation at Mark Warawa’s campaign headquarters on Monday night — jubilation at his fourth consecutive election as Langley’s MP, and at the Conservative Party’s triumphant return to power with a majority.

“I’m very honoured to be entrusted by Langley residents to be able to represent the community I love,” Warawa said, adding that a majority victory “will bring stability that Canada needs for economic recovery.”

Approximately 150 campaign volunteers and supporters packed the Warawa campaign office on the southeast corner of Langley Bypass and 200 Street, cheering wildly when campaign manager Tanya Tait announced the result of the first two of Langley’s 264 polls, which showed Warawa in a lead he never relinquished.

Across the country, the Conservatives and NDP all but demolished the Liberals and Bloc Quebecois, and in Langley, the NDP pushed Liberal candidate Rebecca Darnell into third place. The first, second and third place standings were the same as those for the last federal election in October, 2008.

Darnell was “surprised and amazed that the Canadian people would give Stephen Harper a majority.”

NDP candidate Piotr Majkowski said: “I am very impressed with Langley. The NDP are now a solid opposition in the country, and here in Langley we are also solid opposition.”

One of the highlights of Warawa’s victory party was a standing ovation for Tait who 13 months ago gave one of her kidneys to another staunch Warawa campaign worker, Todd Hauptman.

Warawa’s victory in Langley was never in doubt, and across the country Conservative voters dealt the Liberals and their unpopular leader Michael Ignatieff a punishing defeat, leaving Jack Layton and the NDP as the official Opposition.

Warawa ended election day with 34,812 votes, representing 64.1 per cent of the total number of votes cast (54,320). Majkowski had 11,235 votes (20.7 per cent), Darnell 4,974 (9.2 per cent), Carey Poitras of the Green Party 2,944 (5.4 per cent), and Craig Nobbs of the Pirate Party, 355 votes (0.7 per cent).

Langley has 88,964 eligible voters, 54,320 (61.1 per cent) of whom cast ballots.

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