Christy Clark wins the B.C. election, but loses her seat to the NDP

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VANCOUVER — While B.C. Premier Christy Clark bucked expectations around the province Tuesday with a Liberal victory, she failed to win a seat for herself in the legislature.

The NDP’s David Eby defeated the premier in Vancouver-Point Grey by 785 votes, leaving Clark with the awkward task of finding a riding — presumably held by a Liberal who was just elected — where she can try again.

Despite the results in Clark’s Vancouver riding, the Liberals won a decisive majority throughout the province. It was the Liberals’ fourth-consecutive victory and Clark’s first win as leader.

“Well, that was easy,” a beaming Clark joked with supporters at the Liberal victory party in downtown Vancouver.

“Tonight, we have received a mandate from the people of British Columbia, and I say to the citizens of British Columbia: you have humbled us tonight with this opportunity and the tremendous obligation you…

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