Candidates lack majority of votes

Victoria NDP candidates did not receive the majority of votes cast in election

I’d like to make one point regarding the Oct. 23 article on the federal election.  The NDP candidate in Victoria was quoted as saying: “I’m proud that I was the vehicle of that change” when he was interviewed regarding his election result.

I’d like to remind Murray Rankin and all the elected MPs on Vancouver Island that in only one riding did the winning candidate receive a majority of votes cast. That riding was Saanich and the Gulf Islands. In the rest of the ridings on Vancouver Island the majority of voters voted against the winning candidate. The NDP should remember this before congratulating themselves too much.

Caroline Tansley

 

Saanich