October 19, 2015 - 9:24 PM
PENTICTON - As one of the ridings to undergo a big change heading into the 2015 federal election we can guarantee one thing after tonight — there will be a new member of Parliament for the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding.
The Okanagan-Coquihalla and the British Columbia Southern Interior ridings were split and boundaries redrawn in 2012 to form the South Okanagan-West Kootenay and Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola ridings.
Conservative Marshall Neufeld easily won his party's candidacy for the new riding in July 2014 while Liberal Connie Denesiuk went uncontested. NDP candidate Richard Cannings was named a few months later while Green Samantha Troy and independent Brian Gray were named this year.
With a riding population of just over 112,000, there were nearly 90,700 registered voters heading into election day. More than 14,000 people voted in the advanced voting.
By 9:20 p.m., more than two hours after the polls closed, Cannings was declared the winner of the South Okanagan-West Kootenay.
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