Christine Boyle elected as BCNDP candidate for Vancouver-Little Mountain riding

A vacancy for the New Democratic Party’s (NDP) MLA that two high-profile candidates were vying for has been filled on Thursday.

Vancouver city councillor Christine Boyle takes the reigns as the BCNDP candidate for the riding of Vancouver-Little Mountain — she beat former city councillor Andrea Reimer in the nomination race.

Reimer had the endorsement of Environment Minister George Heyman, the current MLA for the area, who announced last month that he would not be running in the October provincial election — after three terms on the seat.

Heyman’s riding is now pieced together with four others to form Vancouver-Little Mountain, a new riding for this fall.

Both candidates who fought for the seat showed progressive natures in their advocacy related to climate change, housing, and affordability.

In an X post on Thursday morning, Boyle shared her excitement about the nomination vote.

“I’m so grateful for all of your encouragement & support, the lively conversations, passion & conviction. Whatever happens, I’ll keep fighting for a progressive BC with you,” she wrote.

This is a developing story.