Election 2020

Bruce Banman is the new MLA for Abbotsford South, a riding that covers much of Aldergrove. (Black Press Media files).

Final election count changes little in Abbotsford South and West ridings

Liberals Bruce Banman and Mike de Jong won their ridings by more than 10 per cent of the vote

 

Voters went for NDP candidates in Langley and Langley East ridings after years of Liberal MLAs. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Langley citizen wants electoral reform so his vote matters

Letter writer says Langley votes were ignored because there are no swing ridings here

  • Nov 1, 2020

 

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LETTER: Newbie Conservative candidate split Langley East vote and allowed socialist ‘hordes’ to win seat

Letter writer suggests candidate should have ‘earned’ his political stripes before running for office

  • Oct 28, 2020

 

Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness watches the results on election night. The ex-Liberal’s tumultuous campaign and the narrow margin for victory ahead of the mail-in ballot count leaves the future of the riding’s seat in limbo for at least the next week. (Facebook/Laurie Throness)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Future for Throness uncertain as Chilliwack-Kent awaits results

Chilliwack-Kent candidate hopeful, resigned waiting on final count

Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness watches the results on election night. The ex-Liberal’s tumultuous campaign and the narrow margin for victory ahead of the mail-in ballot count leaves the future of the riding’s seat in limbo for at least the next week. (Facebook/Laurie Throness)
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LETTER: Mobilizing students to get out and vote

Younger people are among the hardest hit in this pandemic, which will be felt for years to come

  • Oct 24, 2020
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The two Ryans. BC Conservative Ryan Warawa believes Ryan Reynolds would be ideal to play him on the silver screen. (Special to Langley Advance Times & Canadian Press)

Langley candidates cast themselves in rom-coms, superhero flicks, and dramas

ELECTION LEVITY: MLA hopefuls reveal who should play them on the silver screen

  • Oct 23, 2020
The two Ryans. BC Conservative Ryan Warawa believes Ryan Reynolds would be ideal to play him on the silver screen. (Special to Langley Advance Times & Canadian Press)
Abbotsford South Green Party candidate Aird Flavelle. (Aird Flavelle/Special to The Star)

VIDEO: Aird Flavelle only Abbotsford South candidate to answer climate change questions

TWU Environment Club and Climate Crisis Langley Action Partners hosted zoom meeting last week

Abbotsford South Green Party candidate Aird Flavelle. (Aird Flavelle/Special to The Star)
John Horgan brought the NDP campaign to Langley on Wednesday, Oct. 21, just three days before the B.C. vote (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Horgan brings NDP campaign to Langley

Predicts gains, says people are looking at the party ‘differently’ after three years

John Horgan brought the NDP campaign to Langley on Wednesday, Oct. 21, just three days before the B.C. vote (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
NDP leader John Horgan, with Langley riding candidate Andrew Mercier, announcing a funding pledge to complete the SkyTrain line, in Douglas Park on Thursday, Oct. 8. Today (Oct. 21) Horgan will be returning to Langley to talk about health care and the province’s response to the pandemic. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Horgan returns to Langley Wednesday to talk health care and pandemic response

BC NDP leader will be joined by local candidates at a residence

NDP leader John Horgan, with Langley riding candidate Andrew Mercier, announcing a funding pledge to complete the SkyTrain line, in Douglas Park on Thursday, Oct. 8. Today (Oct. 21) Horgan will be returning to Langley to talk about health care and the province’s response to the pandemic. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
With local MLA Adam Olsen looking on, BC Greens leader Sonia Furstenau said a Green government would convert BC Ferries into a Crown corporation Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Green leader Sonia Furstenau promises to convert BC Ferries back into Crown corporation

Promise comes Monday afternoon with five days left in campaign

With local MLA Adam Olsen looking on, BC Greens leader Sonia Furstenau said a Green government would convert BC Ferries into a Crown corporation Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Mike de Jong is the Liberal candidate running in the riding of Abbotsford West. (Special to The Star)

Candidate Q&A: Mike de Jong

He is the Liberal candidate running in the riding of Abbotsford West

Mike de Jong is the Liberal candidate running in the riding of Abbotsford West. (Special to The Star)
Preet Rai is the NDP candidate running in the riding of Abbotsford West. (Special to The Star)

Candidate Q&A: Preet Rai

He is the NDP candidate running in the riding of Abbotsford West

Preet Rai is the NDP candidate running in the riding of Abbotsford West. (Special to The Star)
Sukhi Gill is the B.C. Vision Candidate running in the riding of Abbotsford West. (Special to The Star)

Candidate Q&A: Sukhi Gill

She is the B.C. Vision Candidate running in the riding of Abbotsford West

Sukhi Gill is the B.C. Vision Candidate running in the riding of Abbotsford West. (Special to The Star)
Laura-Lynn Thompson is the Christian Heritage Party candidate running in the riding of Abbotsford South (Special to The Star).

Candidate Q&A: Laura-Lynn Thompson

She is the Christian Heritage Party candidate running in the riding of Abbotsford South

Laura-Lynn Thompson is the Christian Heritage Party candidate running in the riding of Abbotsford South (Special to The Star).
Michael Henshall is the Conservative candidate running in the riding of Abbotsford West. (Special to The Star).

Candidate Q&A: Michael Henshall

He is the Conservative candidate running in the riding of Abbotsford West

Michael Henshall is the Conservative candidate running in the riding of Abbotsford West. (Special to The Star).
A woman arrives at a polling station to vote in the provincial election in the riding of Vancouver-Fraserview, in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday May 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Mail-in ballot uptake in B.C. influenced by political leaning, geography

Voters in the most left-leaning ridings much more likely to request packages than in right-leaning

A woman arrives at a polling station to vote in the provincial election in the riding of Vancouver-Fraserview, in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday May 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Langley Liberal incumbant Mary Polak speaks at all-candidates meeting on Zoom. (Screenshot)

Langley all-candidates meeting disrupted with lewd comments and sexual acts

Several people briefly took over Zoom meeting with Langley candidates on Wednesday night

Langley Liberal incumbant Mary Polak speaks at all-candidates meeting on Zoom. (Screenshot)
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LETTER: Voters want more than grandiose projects and promises

Politicians need to make decisions based on the key issues not to buy votes

  • Oct 14, 2020
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Megan Dykeman, Langley East NDP candidate takes part in Zoom all-candidates meeting (screenshot.)

Climate Crisis Langley Action Partners and Trinity Western co-host all-candidates meeting

Candidates from the Langley, Langley-East, and Aldergrove-South ridings discuss climate change

Megan Dykeman, Langley East NDP candidate takes part in Zoom all-candidates meeting (screenshot.)
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LETTER: Liberal party member wouldn’t vote for Langley-East candidate if he could

Local letter writer says he doesn’t want the same old, same old.

  • Oct 14, 2020
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