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After the vote: Familiar faces now departing the provincial scene

As the votes were being counted, the first well-known politician to be defeated was B.C. Conservative Party leader John Cummins after incumbent Liberal Mary Polak was declared the winner in Langley.

In Abbotsford-South, incumbent Independent John van Dongen was put out of his misery by Liberal Darryl Plecas.

Incumbent Liberal Ida Chong lost in Oak Bay-Gordon Head to Green candidate Andrew Weaver.

Liberal Laurie Throness knocked incumbent NDP Gwen O’Mahony off her perch in Chilliwack-Hope.

Incumbent NDP Joe Trasolini lost in Port Moody-Coquitlam to Liberal Linda Reimer.

In Surrey-Fleetwod, incumbent NDP Jagrup Brar lost to Liberal Peter Fassbender.

In Fraser-Nicola, incumbent NDP Harry Lali flamed out to Liberal Jackie Tegart.

In Vancouver-Fairview, with all 147 ballot boxes reported, NDP George Heyman beat back Liberal incumbent Margaret MacDiarmid.

In Vancouver-Point Grey, with all 173 ballot boxes reported, Liberal incumbent Christy Clark lost to NDP David Eby.

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