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CUPE members took part in elections for municipal council, board of education and regional district representatives Nov. 15.

More than half of the 180 CUPE-endorsed candidates were elected. More than 30 CUPE members ran for office.  Close to half were elected.

Many communities - including Victoria, Vancouver, Burnaby, Victoria and Richmond - elected progressive leadership.   

Across BC the average voter turnout was just over 22 per cent. Wells scored the highest with a 92.54 per cent turnout while the Bulkley-Nechako Regional District was the lowest with 5.33 per cent.