Election results: Surrey Centre elects Liberal Randeep Sarai

Surrey Centre: Young lawyer defeats NDP incumbent Jasbir Sandhu

Liberal Randeep Sarai is the new MP in Surrey Centre

SURREY — Liberal Randeep Sarai will represent Surrey Centre in Ottawa as MP.

The young lawyer defeated the NDP incumbent Jasbir Sandhu Monday night.

“I’m humbled. Really, really humbled, Randeep said at Crown Place Banquet Hall, where roughly 500 supporters celebrated his win Monday night.

“I want to thank the voters of Surrey. I think they really identified with Justin Trudeau and our vision.”

Sarai said the Liberals’ positive campaign sends a strong message to politicians and future candidates alike.

“It shows people have changed and it shows that that’s the kind of positive politics they want.”

Sarai won with 19,474 votes, or 45.1 per cent of votes counted. Sandhu was second, with 12,992 votes, or 30.1 per cent of votes counted. Conservative Sucha Thind was a distant third with 8,546 votes, or 19.8 per cent of the votes.

The Green Party’s Jeremiah Deneault received 1,488 votes, the Christian Heritage Party’s Kevin Pielak received 557 votes and the Communist Party’s Iqbal Kahlon received 133 votes.

Sarai made headlines late last week when former Surrey Conservative Dona Cadman endorsed him because he shared her vision on crime prevention.

“He’s got vision,” she told the Now. “For Surrey Centre, he is the best candidate.”

Cadman said the “Conservatives have become the party they were against when they first came in.

“It isn’t the same party I joined with,” she said. “I don’t like negative ads.”

Voter turnout in Surrey Centre was 61.27 per cent, or 43,190 of 70,493 registered electors. That does does not include electors who registered on election day.

beau.simpson@thenownewspaper.com

With files from Tom Zytaruk

 

 

 

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

Just Posted

Cloverdale high school teacher chats about teaching and life during the COVID-19 crisis

Surrey’s Walter van Halst sits down for an informal ‘virtual’ coffee to discuss education’s current new reality

Celebrating Easter in Surrey, during COVID-19

Surrey’s Christian churches rise to the occasion, despite Coronavirus challenges

33-storey Whalley highrise, first of three phases, moves to public hearing

Councillors raise concerns about school overcrowding, green roofs

Regional parks in Delta closed for the long weekend

Boundary Bay and Deas Island parks closed ‘until further notice’ on Thursday, April 9

COVID-19 death toll reaches 50 in B.C., while daily case count steadies

B.C. records 34 new cases in the province, bringing total active confirmed cases to 462

B.C. unveils $5M for mental health supports during the COVID-19 pandemic

Will include virtual clinics and resources for British Columbians, including front-line workers

B.C.’s COVID-19 rent supplement starts taking applications

$300 to $500 to landlords for April, May and June if eligible

Reality TV show about bodybuilders still filming in Okanagan, amid COVID-19

Five bodybuilders from across the country flew to Kelowna to move into a house for a reality TV show

B.C.’s top doctor details prescription for safe long weekend

Yes, it includes hosting an online cooking show

BC SPCA seeks help for abandoned German shepherd puppies

Donations have ‘petered out’ as doors are closed due to COVID-19

Researchers to study whether plasma of recovered patients can treat COVID-19

Plasma is the liquid portion of the blood that contains the antibodies that protect against illness

B.C., Alberta health ministers urge public to stay home Easter weekend

Regional politicians, online petition calling for closure of provincial border to non-essential traffic

Most Read