MLA Eric Foster

Vernon-Monashee incumbent MLA Eric Foster watches early election returns with volunteers Boss Bale and Simon Dufresne on Saturday in Vernon.

Election night polls gave BC Liberals Eric Foster a 180 vote lead over NDP challenger Harwinder Sandhu, 6798 to 6618, in Vernon-Monashee.

As the results from across the province came in, Foster admitted that, "It doesn't look good," and added, "It's been a slug from the beginning."

Final results will depend on mail-in ballots, which won't be counted until 13 days after election night.