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Vancouver Island Election Results: NDP Take All But One Seat

10/20/2015 04:10 EDT | Updated 10/20/2015 06:59 EDT

Monday's federal election saw a Liberal tide wash over the country, but voters on Vancouver Island bucked the trend.

Six of seven Island ridings went to the NDP, with Saanich—Gulf Islands being the exception.

Green party leader Elizabeth May retained the seat easily but her colleagues did not fare so well.

Former CBC radio host Jo-Ann Roberts, a first-time Green party candidate, lost to incumbent NDP MP Murray Rankin in Victoria. What was expected to be a wild contest ended with Rankin winning by almost 6,000 votes.

"Here on the Island, I guess people decided an NDP vote was a vote for change,'' Roberts said.

Elsewhere in B.C., the Liberals claimed Metro Vancouver while the Tories took seats in other regions like the Okanagan.

With files from The Canadian Press

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