Mark Warawa and wife Diane speak to supporters in Langley-Aldergrove following his victory.

Election 2015: Bittersweet victory for Langley-Aldergrove MP

Langley-Aldergrove: Mark Warawa retains his seat as Conservatives fall to Liberal majority

Canadians have elected a new prime minister, showing the Conservatives the door after 10 years in power and handing Liberal leader Justin Trudeau a majority government.

Locally, it was a bittersweet night for MP Mark Warawa after voters gave the Conservative another mandate — this time to represent Langley-Aldergrove as a member of the official opposition.

Warawa called the new prime minister “Justin Hairdo” during a speech to a subdued victory party held in a Milner greenhouse Monday night.

The re-elected MP was applauded by more than 100 supporters as he arrived with his wife Diane, but the loss to the Liberals had clearly cast a pall on the celebration of his victory.

“There’s a God that we can trust,” Warawa said.

“Our country does need our prayers.”

Warawa said the Conservatives would work hard to hold Trudeau and the Liberals accountable, especially when it comes to raising taxes and balancing the budget.

“We’re going to make sure that he hears your voice,” Warawa said.

“There is a real world, and you can’t live on fairy tales and cotton candy.”

As Warawa was speaking about Trudeau, one supporter yelled out “nice hair,” a reference to the Conservative ad campaign that dismissed the Liberal leader as “just not ready.”

“He does have nice hair, ” Warawa said.

“I wish I had his hair.”

Then he stumbled over the prime minister elect’s name, calling him “Justin Hairdo” and generating some laughs.

Warawa is the only Member of Parliament who has represented Langley since the now-reconfigured riding was created in 2004.

– files from Brenda Anderson

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