B.C. ELECTION 2017: Eye on the Kamloops-North Thompson race
From left to right, Kamloops-North Thompson MLA candidates Peter Milobar for the B.C. Liberals, Barb Nederpel for the B.C. NDP, and Dan Hines for the B.C. Green Party.
(ASHLEY LEGASSIC / iNFOnews.ca)
May 09, 2017 - 6:30 PM
KAMLOOPS - Since the incumbent MLA for Kamloops-North Thompson is not seeking re-election, a newcomer to provincial politics be the winner tonight, May 9.
The race comes down to B.C. NDP candidate Barb Nederpel, B.C. Liberal candidate and current Kamloops mayor Peter Milobar, and B.C. Green candidate Dan Hines.
The seat has been held by the B.C. Liberals since 1996, when Kevin Kruger unseated B.C. NDP MLA Frederick H. Jackson.
Lake was first elected to the riding in 2009, when he edged out B.C. NDP candidate Doug Brown by just 500 votes. He held his seat in 2013 by a wider margin of 3,000 votes over B.C. NDP candidate Kathy Kendall.
As of April 11 this year, 40,337 people were registered to vote in the riding.
During the last provincial election in 2013, out of the registered 40,610 registered voters in the riding only 23,543 people voted, making up less than 58 per cent of registered voters.
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