The Green party failed to win any seats — or come close to contending — despite running a candidate in every B.C. electoral district.

It received just more than eight per cent of the popular vote, about one per cent less than in 2005.

Damian Kettlewell, deputy leader of the Green party of B.C., said members remain hopeful they’ll elect candidates in 2013.

“The Greens succeeded in delivering a message of leadership, and we represent an awakening not only on the importance of the environment, but also on preventative measures to combat crime,” he said.

According to Kettlewell, the party took a new approach in its platform to reform drug-prohibition laws.

“We address the root causes, and the rash of gang violence in the last three months has been a direct result of prohibition and the fact that it hasn’t, and will never work,” he said.

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