Independent candidate Vicki Huntington has been confirmed as the Delta South MLA after a judicial recount was completed yesterday.

She defeated Liberal candidate Wally Oppal by 32 votes, according to the recount of ballots cast in the May 12 provincial election.

Huntington is the first Independent MLA elected since the 1940s.

After the two recounts, she finishes with 9,977 votes to Oppal’s 9,945.

Oppal, who left a relatively safe seat in Vancouver-Fraserview to run in his home riding of Delta South, is B.C.’s attorney general.

The results leave the Liberals with a 49-seat majority in the 85-seat legislature. The NDP have 35 and Huntington holds the final seat.

MLAs will be sworn in next week.

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