Christy Clark leads BC Liberals to a stunning majority
VANCOUVER – Against all odds, Premier Christy Clark led her Liberal Party to majority, on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013; leaving British Columbia’s New Democrats dazed, confused and wondering what happened?
The NDP has been leading in the polls for over a year now. Since the start of the campaign they have been leading the liberals by as much as 20 points.
On Tuesday night, about 9 p.m. as the results started pouring, the trend seem to be set. It looked like B.C. will have the same outcome as year 2009 and previous to that year 2005 election. The Liberals got into the lead from the beginning and stayed in that lead.
The Poll trackers had predicted an easy win for the NDP. But Christy Clark and her Liberal Party challenge the claims of NDP victory and to counter that started the negative ads against Adrian Dix, and his ability to be a good leader. The Clark highlighted Dix’s weakeness on not taking a strong stand on the economy and other major issues. Clark’s efforts led the Liberals to a stunning victory.
The Liberals increased their standings in the legislature, winning 55 ridings to the NDP’s 33. The Greens elected one MLA.
While those in the Liberal campaign office were ecstatic with the results but in the NDP camp some members of the New Democrats were in tears, others watched the results with their jaws gapping. Some walking around as if they have been hit by a speeding truck. &n .....