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Conservative Frank Caputo wins in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo

Conservative Frank Caputo has won the federal election in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo.
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September 20, 2021 - 9:00 PM

Voters in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding have elected its third consecutive Conservative MP.

With 95 of 297 polls reporting at publication time, Conservative Frank Caputo was ahead with 40.1% of the vote compared to the NDP's Bill Sundhu with 31.3% and Liberal Jesse McCormick with 18.2%. Neither Sundhu or McCormick are likely to catch up to him.

All election results are preliminary, the final tally won’t be known until mail in votes are counted.

New to the political stage, Caputo was the Conservative party's choice for candidate after long-time incumbent Cathy McLeod announced her retirement earlier this year.

Before stepping into politics, Caputo was a Crown prosecutor and instructed at Thompson Rivers University.

"I want Canada to return to smaller government, smarter spending, and lower taxes," Caputo said in his website bio. "Residents of our riding have voiced their concerns about street crime, a lack of government transparency and wasteful spending. I will tackle these issues to secure our riding’s prosperity."

The electoral district has been represented by a Conservative MP since 2000. Caputo's win marks the third decade that trend will continue.

The Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding includes Kamloops, and other smaller communities like Clearwater, 100 Mile House, Clinton, Sun Peaks, Skeetchestn Indian Band and Tk'emlups te Secwepemc.

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