Jagmeet Singh wins House of Commons seat in Burnaby South
After a long and contested campaign, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh has won the Burnaby South byelection.
Singh will now be joining his fellow federal leaders in the House of Commons as a Member of Parliament in Ottawa ahead of the October 2016 federal election.
Originally from Brampton, Ontario, this is the first time that the newly minted NDP leader will be sitting in a federal government seat.
Before becoming an MP, Jagmeet Singh was an MPP for the Ontario NDP in the province’s Bramalea—Gore—Malton riding.
The latest results according to Elections Canada for Burnaby South are:
Jagmeet Singh (NDP) – 39.0%
Richard T. Lee (Lib.) – 26.0%
Jay Shin (CPC) – 22.5%
Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson (PPC) – 10.6%
Other independent – 1.8%