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

 

 

 

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