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BC Liberal Renee Merrifield to be elected in Kelowna-Mission

Kelowna-Mission MLA Renee Merrifield.
October 24, 2020 - 9:19 PM

Kelowna-Mission appears as though it will remain in Liberal hands but with MLA  Renee Merrifield projected elected.

With 68 of 112 ballot boxes reporting, Merrifield has 51.78 per cent of the vote.

Votes have yet to be finalized but Merrifield is well ahead of the NDP’s Krystal Smith who is in second and Amanda Poon of the Green Party who is in third.

She replaces Liberal Steve Thomson who announced in December 2019 that he was not going to run for re-election. He represented the riding since 2009 and won the 2017 election with 58 per cent of the vote.

Merrifield is the CEO of Troika Developments and ran for the federal Conservative nomination in the Kelowna-Lake Country riding in last year’s federal election, losing to Tracy Gray..

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