Craig Scott - 19,210 - 59.44%
Grant Gordon - 9,215 - 28.51%
Andrew Keyes - 1,736 - 5.37%
Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu - 1,517 - 4.69%
Others - 640 - 1.98%
Total - 32,318 - 43.4% Turnout
It's a rout, but as I noted yesterday, it was always expected to be. There was no real question (except from malicious Cons) that the NDP would win, it just unknown by how much.
So really, the NDP have nothing to be concerned about, and they did pick an excellent candidate for the House of Commons, so kudos to them. What about the Liberals? Where do we stand after this?
Well, we didn't do badly. We bumped our numbers up by about 10%, and even compared to 2011, we gained 800 votes, so it wasn't all down to low turnout (as no doubt someone will say). Overall, you can claim a smal victory for the Liberals, because in our current state we shouldn't be gaining anything, let alone a clear second place.
However, there is a point that the media is making, though they make it without the larger context of our increase, that we did put quite a bit of political capital into this race. Maybe capital that we shouldn't have, because its clear that for all the campaigning done by Rae, Trudeau, and others, including those Rae billboard signs, maybe we didn't do nearly as well as to exactly justify that stuff. That is, however, benefit of hindsight.