10/20/2015 02:50 EDT | Updated 10/20/2016 01:12 EDT


VANCOUVER — The map of election winners in British Columbia mirrored the political spectrum after the federal election — NDP on the left, Conservatives on the right and Liberals right down the middle.

Vancouver Island and the northwest were the literal left coast, going almost exclusively to the New Democrats, save for the Greens' Elizabeth May in Saanich-Gulf Islands.

On the right side of the map, the Conservatives held on to most of their ridings in resource-rich northeast B.C. and the Southern Interior, while much of the urban centre --  Metro Vancouver -- went to the Liberals.

University of the Fraser Valley political science professor Hamish Telford says the Liberal sweep through the urban areas may make the rest of the province feel unrepresented.

Former Liberal health minister Ujjal Dosanjh credited the party's victory to Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's hard work and ability to connect with Canadians.

He says just four years ago the party was written off as dead.

Yukon's lone riding went to Liberal candidate Larry Bagnell.

The Canadian Press