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BREAKING: Letnick will serve his third term as Kelowna-Lake Country MLA

Norm Letnick celebrating another election win for Kelowna-Lake Country and the Liberals.
May 09, 2017 - 8:40 PM

KELOWNA - Norm Letnick has been declared winner in his third straight provincial election, with a convincing 59.12 per cent of the vote.

The Liberal incumbent will be serving another four years as the Kelowna-Lake Country MLA.

The two runner up candidates were within half a per cent of each other, with the B.C. NDP's Erik Olesen just beating Dr. Alison Shaw from the B.C. Green Party 20.61 per cent to 20.26 per cent. 

"We articulated a clear vision based on what people told us and what their aspirations are," Letnick said. "Over the past eight years we’ve spoken to people and heard them and delivered in almost every case that I can think of on their priorities and I believe the community here recognizes that and said you can do that for another four years."

Whether the Liberals will stay on as the governing party and if Letnick will continue to serve as the Minister of Agriculture is to be determined. 

"If we do form government again, I'll walk into the Premier's office for our interview with the boss and say I'm at your disposal for whatever role you want me to be."

In terms of what Letnick thinks his government can improve on, he mentioned campaign financing. 

Letnick beat B.C. NDP candidate Erik Olesen and B.C. Green Party candidate Dr. Alison Shaw.


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