Federal election

SURREY-NEWTON final numbers: Liberal Sukh Dhaliwal re-elected with 45% of votes

‘From Day One, we knew it would be a hard-fought campaign,’ he says

Liberal MP Sukh Dhaliwal has been re-elected in the riding of Surrey-Newton.

“The feeling is great,” Dhaliwal told the Now-Leader from Grand Taj Banquet Hall in Newton, where he gathered with supporters as election results trickled in Monday (Oct. 21).

He won with 45.1 per cent of votes in a riding with a population of 114,605.

“I started this campaign 10 months ago with one slogan, that Family is Your First Team.

“From Day One, we knew it would be a hard-fought campaign,” he added.

“Surrey-Newton will be Liberal once again.”

• READ MORE: Liberals return with minority government in Election 2019.

By around 9:30 p.m., Dhaliwal had spoken to his supporters at the packed banquet hall on 128th Street, and also posted his thoughts to social media.

“Words can’t describe my appreciation to my community in Surrey-Newton,” he tweeted. “I look forward to representing you for the next four years as your Member of Parliament.”

Dhaliwal ran against Harpreet Singh (Conservative), Harjit Singh Gill (NDP), Rabaab Khera (Green) and Holly Verchére (People’s Party of Canada).

With all 165 polls now accounted for, Dhaliwal won with 18,328 votes.

The NDP’s Gill placed second with 11,854 votes, followed by Conservative hopeful Singh in third with 8,511 votes, Green candidate Khera with 1,296 and the PPC’s Verchére with 669.

Voter turnout in Surrey-Newton was 60.46 per cent of the riding’s 67,247 registered electors.

Dhaliwal will serve a second consecutive term in Surrey-Newton. He served as Liberal MP of its predecessor, the riding of Newton-North Delta, from 2006 to 2011.

“In 2015, people were frustrated by the cuts of the Conservative government that put families behind and the NDP who failed to represent the view of Surrey residents. I ran to change that – to be accessible to constituents, so I could hear their needs, and deliver for them,” Dhaliwal told the Now-Leader during the election campaign.

“That is exactly what I have worked to do in the past four years. Today, families are better off because of the investments our government has made to make sure their needs are looked after.”

During the campaign, Dhaliwal pointed to the government’s investments of “$8 million a month, tax free to families in Surrey-Newton that need it the most, investments of over $1 billion to build more classroom space at Kwantlen and SFU, renew our fleet of buses and improve community centres, as well as millions to tackle guns and gangs specifically in Surrey.

“Going forward, we will build on these achievements, with new investments that will make life even better for families.”

In the 2015 election, Dhaliwal won with 24,868 votes, defeating the NDP’s Jinny Sims who received 11,604 votes, followed by Conservative Harpreet Singh (6,976 votes), and Green Party candidate Pamela Sangha (975).

CLICK HERE to see live results from across Canada.

The riding of Surrey-Newton was created in 2012 out of parts of the Newton-North Delta and Surrey North ridings. The riding has simply defined boundaries, from 88th Avenue in the north to Highway 10 in the south, and 120th Street is its western boundary and 144th Street its east.

(SEE MAP BELOW)

homelessphoto



edit@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

COVID-19: Daily update on the pandemic in Surrey, White Rock and beyond

JULY 11: B.C.’s COVID-19 job recovery led by tourism, finance

‘Did anything good come out of my son’s overdose death?’ – South Surrey mom

Maggie Plett says action still needed on recovery homes

‘Justice for Mona’ rally planned for Surrey

Security camera footage shows Mona Wang being dragged, stepped on during RCMP wellness check at UBCO

Sources receives $70K from SurreyCares

Funds will help with warehouse space for food programs in Surrey, White Rock, Langley

Drive-in movies coming to Cloverdale

Dolittle, Trolls World Tour playing one night each at rodeo grounds

B.C. sees 25 new COVID-19 cases, community exposure tracked

One death, outbreaks remain in two long-term care facilities

BREAKING: Amber Alert for two Quebec girls cancelled after bodies found

Romy Carpentier, 6, Norah Carpentier, 11, and their father, Martin Carpentier, missing since Wednesday

B.C. man prepares to be first to receive double-hand transplant in Canada

After the surgery, transplant patients face a long recovery

Grocers appear before MPs to explain decision to cut pandemic pay

Executives from three of Canada’s largest grocery chains have defended their decision to end temporary wage increases

Man shot dead in east Abbotsford suburbs

Integrated Homicide Investigative Team called to investigate

RCMP ‘disappointed’ by talk that race a factor in quiet Rideau Hall arrest

Corey Hurren, who is from Manitoba, is facing 22 charges

NHL’s Canadian hubs offer little economic benefit, but morale boost is valuable: experts

Games are slated to start Aug. 1 with six Canadian teams qualifying for the 24-team resumption of play

‘Made in the Cowichan Valley’ coming to a wine bottle near you

Cowichan Valley has the honour of being the first sub-GI outside of the Okanagan

VIDEO: Vancouver Island cat missing 18 months reunited with family

Blue the cat found at Victoria museum 17 kilometres from home

Most Read