Liberals win majority government in B.C.

The party led by Premier Christy Clark is returning to power after defying the pre-election polls that suggested the New Democrats had lost support since the campaign began but still held the lead heading into Tuesday’s vote.

Premier Christy Clark ran a strong campaign in her first as leader.

NDP leader Adrian Dix was widely believed to have stumbled in the leadership debates but largely maintained his insistence on avoiding a negative campaign.

In the end, voters gave the Liberals even more seats than the 45 they held going into the election.

The party has is elected in 43 ridings and leading in 10 others.

The NDP has captured 26 seats and is leading in four.

The Green Party and an Independent candidate each won a single seat.

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