11/16/2014 00:12 EST | Updated 01/15/2015 05:59 EST

Linda Hepner wins Surrey mayoral race, CBC declares

CBC News has declared Linda Hepner as the new mayor of Surrey, B.C.

The Surrey First candidate led the count decisively all night, pulling ahead of her main challengers, Doug McCallum (Safe Surrey Coalition) and Barinder Rasode (One Surrey).

At the time CBC declared for Hepner, the results stood as: Hepner 31,717; McCallum 16,028 and Rasode 12,426.

There were also four independent candidates in the race, John Edwards, Grant Rice, John Wolanski and Bajwa Vikram.

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