Municipal Election

Challenger Harry Gough and incumbent Cindy Fortin were tied in votes following a recount of the Oct 20 Peachland mayoral election result. So a B.C. judge had to draw the name of the winner and she drew Fortin’s name. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Incumbent’s name drawn to settle who will be Peachland’s next mayor

B.C. judge draws incumbent Cindy Fortin’s name to settle tied mayoral vote

LETTER: Cessford welcomes new Delta mayor and council

LETTER: Cessford welcomes new Delta mayor and council

Jim Cessford urges residents to offer “our new mayor our hands in friendship and trust”

A look at Doug McCallum, as he appeared in our newspaper through the years as we covered all his ups and downs in office. (Surrey Now-Leader)

Back in the Saddle: What Surrey can expect from Doug McCallum 2.0

Are there strategies he’ll draw on from the past? Things he’ll do differently?

Surrey councillor-elect Brenda Locke. (Facebook image)

Poll-topper Brenda Locke’s heart is in social planning

Brenda Locke is nobody’s rookie. This was her seventh election campaign

Surrey councillor-elect Brenda Locke. (Facebook image)
Candidates elected to Surrey City Council on Saturday (Oct. 20) are, clockwise from top left, Brenda Locke, Doug Elford, Laurie Guerra, Jack Singh Hundial, Mandeep Nagra, Steven Pettigrew, Linda Annis and Allison Patton.

New faces on Surrey council: Who they are and how they got here

The council includes seven of eight candidates who ran with Doug McCallum-led Safe Surrey Coalition

Candidates elected to Surrey City Council on Saturday (Oct. 20) are, clockwise from top left, Brenda Locke, Doug Elford, Laurie Guerra, Jack Singh Hundial, Mandeep Nagra, Steven Pettigrew, Linda Annis and Allison Patton.
Doug McCallum is Surrey’s mayor once again. (Now-Leader file photo)                                Doug McCallum is Surrey’s mayor once again. (Now-Leader file photo)

Surrey’s mayor-elect McCallum has big promises to keep

From estimated 337, 289 eligible voters in Surrey, 109,791 votes were cast for 32.5 per cent turnout

Doug McCallum is Surrey’s mayor once again. (Now-Leader file photo)                                Doug McCallum is Surrey’s mayor once again. (Now-Leader file photo)
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Surrey First’s mayoral candidate Tom Gill took to the stage to concede the mayoral race to former mayor Doug McCallum on Oct. 20. (Photo: Amy Reid)

SURREY FIRST, burst: How the ruling slate earned just one council seat

Mayor Linda Hepner thinks another ‘entity’ will replace her slate

Surrey First’s mayoral candidate Tom Gill took to the stage to concede the mayoral race to former mayor Doug McCallum on Oct. 20. (Photo: Amy Reid)
New councillor and former fire chief Dan Copeland cheering for trustee candidate Sujay Nazareth during the Achieving for Delta post-election celebration. Nazareth was not voted in as a trustee this election. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Achieving for Delta could implement big changes after council majority, school board votes

George Harvie gained strong support from North Delta voters on Oct. 20

New councillor and former fire chief Dan Copeland cheering for trustee candidate Sujay Nazareth during the Achieving for Delta post-election celebration. Nazareth was not voted in as a trustee this election. (Grace Kennedy photo)
Delta’s new mayor George Harvie, at his post-election celebration at Tsawwassen Springs on Oct. 20. (Grace Kennedy photo)

George Harvie wins race for Delta mayor

Harvie’s Achieving for Delta slate also took 4 of 6 seats on council and 3 of 7 seats on school board

Delta’s new mayor George Harvie, at his post-election celebration at Tsawwassen Springs on Oct. 20. (Grace Kennedy photo)
Surrey First’s mayoral candidate Tom Gill took to the stage to concede the mayoral race to former mayor Doug McCallum on Oct. 17. (Photo: Amy Reid)

THE DEFEAT: Tom Gill concedes to Doug McCallum in Surrey mayoral race

Only one Surrey First candidate, Linda Annis, has been elected to city council

Surrey First’s mayoral candidate Tom Gill took to the stage to concede the mayoral race to former mayor Doug McCallum on Oct. 17. (Photo: Amy Reid)
Doug McCallum is Surrey’s mayor once again. (Now-Leader file photo)

THE VICTORY: Doug McCallum is Surrey’s mayor once again

Safe Surrey Coalition has huge night, taking all of city council but one seat

Doug McCallum is Surrey’s mayor once again. (Now-Leader file photo)
Surrey First holds on to school board seats

Surrey First holds on to school board seats

Veteran trustee Laurae McNally wins sole White Rock seat

Surrey First holds on to school board seats
Surrey City Hall. (Now-Leader file photo)
Surrey City Hall. (Now-Leader file photo)
Mayoral results from across B.C.

Mayoral results from across B.C.

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

Mayoral results from across B.C.
In Newton, Cliff and Marlene Heatley (left) stand outside the voting place at W.E. Kinvig Elementary with their neighbour, Frank Lucia, early Saturday afternoon. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

‘The numbers are strong,’ Surrey’s chief election officer says

Civic election voting places will remain open until 8 p.m. tonight

In Newton, Cliff and Marlene Heatley (left) stand outside the voting place at W.E. Kinvig Elementary with their neighbour, Frank Lucia, early Saturday afternoon. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
North Delta’s George Mackie Library. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Campaign pledge prompts Delta libraries reminder of parents, infant health programs

Mayoral candidate George Harvie promised to restore the BabyDaze program if elected

North Delta’s George Mackie Library. (Grace Kennedy photo)
(Photo: Pixabay)
(Photo: Pixabay)
Surrey’s current City Hall is in City Centre. Surrey was incorporated as a city on Sept. 11, 1993. (Photo: Now-Leader file)

A timeline of Surrey’s civic election history

Quick, which year did White Rock separate from Surrey to become its own municipality?

  • Oct 20, 2018
Surrey’s current City Hall is in City Centre. Surrey was incorporated as a city on Sept. 11, 1993. (Photo: Now-Leader file)
OUR VIEW: Don’t be accurs’d, Surrey – get out and vote!

OUR VIEW: Don’t be accurs’d, Surrey – get out and vote!

Alas, the shame you will feel, for shirking your civic duty, for letting others carry your weight

  • Oct 20, 2018
OUR VIEW: Don’t be accurs’d, Surrey – get out and vote!
One could argue civic elections are more important than their federal and provincial counterparts, yet voter turnout is historically lower at the municipal level. With Surrey’s election just hours away, we find out why that might be. (File photo)

Voting by the numbers: Why do civic elections draw the fewest voters?

Academics shed some light on why voter turnout for municipal elections is historically so low

One could argue civic elections are more important than their federal and provincial counterparts, yet voter turnout is historically lower at the municipal level. With Surrey’s election just hours away, we find out why that might be. (File photo)