|BC Premier-Elect Christy Clark|
Clark had just one MLA backing her - all others supported Falcon or third place finisher George Abbott.
The final ballot had Clark with 52% against Falcon's 48% - 4420 vs 4080 - a razor thin margin.
Watch the BC Conservative Party closely in the days ahead - and the federal Conservatives, who were mortified at the thought of Clark winning with her deep federal Liberal Party roots and after her constant drubbing of Prime Minister Stephen Harper on her CKNW AM 980 radio show.
This is a fascinating result that will determine BC's political history for years to come - and the story is only just unfolding as we watch tonight.
At least three other winners tonight - MLA Harry Bloy - or should I say Deputy Premier-elect Bloy? As Clark's only MLA supporter, he done good.
Another winner - CKNW's Michael Smyth - he just got himself a more permanent job as the afternoon talk radio host!
Perhaps the biggest winner? Perpetual backroom party operative and lobbyist Patrick Kinsella! Pat is back in charge, as he was under Premier Gordon Campbell, as he was as chair or co-chair of the 2001 and 2005 BC Liberal election campaigns.
Losers? Too many to mention!
But the BC New Democrats are not among them. They know the cat is now among the pigeons and if they play their cards right, a provincial election victory is entirely possible.
The snowy weather has forced me to cancel plans to attend the BC Liberal leadership vote gathering - it's NOT a Convention - but I am live blogging with Public Eye Online's Sean Holman - who is on the scene at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Check it out for full coverage.