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Zimmer wins mock vote held by students

It was a tighter election race between Bob Zimmer and Cory Grizz Longley during a mock vote held by students across northeast B.C.
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It was a tighter election race between Bob Zimmer and Cory Grizz Longley during a mock vote held by students across northeast B.C.

As part of Student Vote Day, Zimmer won 1,023 votes, or 36.21% of the popular vote, while Longley won 607 votes, or 21.49% of the vote.

The two candidates were the first and second place finishers in the federal election Monday night, with Zimmer winning 28,338 ballots and 60% of the popular vote. Longley trailed with 6,928 ballots and 13.5% of the popular vote.

Student Vote Results

  • Bob Zimmer - 1,023

  • Cory Grizz Longley - 607

  • Catharine Kendall - 430

  • Ryan Dyck - 357

  • Amir Alavi - 266

  • Dave Jeffers - 94

  • Phil Hewkin - 48

More than 700,000 elementary and high school students took part in Student Vote Day this year, including 26 schools in the Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies riding.

The Liberal Party won 117 seats and 24% of the popular vote, forming a minority government.

The NDP won 107 seats and took 29% of the popular vote, forming the official opposition.

The Conservative Party won 91 seats and 25% of the popular vote.