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Conservative Dan Albas wins fourth term in Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola

FILE PHOTO - Conservative candidate and incumbent Dan Albas is seen at an election forum in September 2019.

Conservative Dan Albas has been elected to his fourth term as an MP in the riding of Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola.

With 85 of 247 polls reporting at press time, Albas was ahead with 44.9% of the vote compared to Liberal Sarah Eves at 27% of the vote and 18% for Joan Philip of the NDP.

His re-election was rarely in doubt. In his four election campaigns, he polled 54% of the overall vote in 2011, 39% in 2015, 48% in 2019.

His first victory in 2011 was before the riding was reconfigured to its existing boundaries in 2012.

Albas’ victory came as no surprise since he was given a 96% chance of winning by Canada 338.

Albas is the former owner of a martial arts school and a Penticton city councillor.

In the last session of Parliament, Albas was the vice-chair of the Environment and Sustainable Development committee.

READ MORE: Polling data suggests incumbent MPs have little to worry about in Okanagan, Kamloops

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