Darnell happy with her campaign

Some of Rebecca Darnell’s (third from right

Some of Rebecca Darnell’s (third from right

As the votes were being counted on Monday, Liberal candidate Rebecca Darnell greeted supporters and volunteers at Coza! Restaurant in Langley.

As she waited to hear the Langley poll results, along with Green Party candidate Carey Ann Poitras and Pirate Party candidate Craig Nobbs, she watched as the Conservative Party won a majority government, for the first time since 1988.

“I’m concerned about the state of democracy in Canada,” she said.

“We (Liberals) will work with what we’ve got and do what we can.

“I think the party has to regroup, get back to our roots and reorganize.”

Darnell finished the election in third place, with 4,974 votes (9.2 per cent).

“Our results are consistent with the the party overall,” she said.

Support for her campaign was positive and Darnell said she was happy with the campaign.

“I think all of the candidates deserve to be congratulated.”

Poitras and the Green Party celebrated one victory Monday night, when Elizabeth May made history and won the party’s first seat in Parliament.

Poitras ended the election with 2,944 votes (5.4 per cent)

“I’m excited to see what Elizabeth can do when she goes to Ottawa,” Poitras said. “She will do some great things.”

“I’m very pleased with the (Green) result,” said Darnell, who was happy for Poitras’ party and its historic victory.

For Poitras, the campaign for the next election has begun.Though the local Liberal results were not what the party would have liked, Darnell is optimistic.

“This is not a loss, it’s an opportunity, to get together and rebuild the riding to make it better,” she said.

Nobbs of the Pirate Party picked up 355 votes. Nationally, his party received 3,198 votes.

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