Kevin Falcon Wins BC Liberal Leadership Race on 5th Ballot

The former deputy premier of British Columbia Kevin Falcon was named the new BC Liberal leader after 5 rounds of voting at yesterdays leadership election.

Falcon who went into leadership election with more caucus support than his other competitors ended the day with 52% of the votes cast.

"I'm humbled by the strength of support I've received tonight,'' said Falcon, standing on the victory stage with his wife and two daughters. "We have alot of work to do," he added.

Falcon retired from politics in 2013 after 12 years in office. He served in both Gordon Campbells Cabinet, as Minister of Health Services and MInister of Infrastructure and Minister of State for Deregulations, and Premier Christy Clark's cabinet as MInister of Finance and Deputy Premier.

In 2011, upon Premier Gordon Campbells retirement Falcon entered into the race to replace him, He placed second behind e