Last updated: May 3, 2011 2:24 am
UBC students taken down in Liberal collapse
Four Quebec students elected to Parliament, while all UBC students lost their bids
VANCOUVER (CUP) — Three Univerisity of British Columbia student candidates that were running for the Liberals in unwinnable ridings have all lost in an election that the vast majority of Liberals found to be equally unwinnable.
Kyle Warwick, Sangeeta Lalli and Stewart McGillivray, who were recruited by the Liberal Party to run in ridings where local candidates could not be found, have all decisively lost.
McGillivray came in third in the riding of Port-Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam with 8.5 per cent of the vote. He was defeated by Conservative cabinet minister James Moore, who received 56 per cent support.
Lalli and Warwick are currently fighting for third place against the Greens in the ridings of Cariboo-Prince George and Skeena-Bulkley Valley. Lalli received around five per cent of the vote, while Warwick was hovering just below four per cent.
In Cariboo-Prince George, University of Northern British Columbia student and NDP candidate Jonathan Van Barneveld received 30.4 per cent, riding an NDP surge that saw four McGill University students elected to the House of Commons in Quebec.