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Todd Stone reclaims seat in Kamloops South Thompson

Kamloops South Thompson MLA Todd Stone.
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October 24, 2020 - 9:16 PM

Todd Stone has reclaimed the Kamloops South Thompson seat for the B.C. election.

If Stone's re-election to his third term was ever in doubt, polls would be close early but Stone has won with at least 55 per cent of the vote in each election. At the time we called it for Stone, he was again leading with 52 per cent of the vote with 28 of 97 polls reporting. It appears the The NDP and Green party have split the opposition vote. They're polling at 18 per cent for the Greens and 30 per cent for Anna Thomas of the B.C. NDP.

Final results of the election won't be known for another two weeks. 

Todd Stone was first elected MLA for South Thompson in 2013 and returned in 2017.

In 2017 Stone crushed all other candidates with 15,465 votes — more than double the NDP which only got 6,072 votes. It was the same story in 2013, when Stone got nearly 15,000 votes to the NDP's Tom Friedman with 9,204.

The B.C. Liberals have held the riding since 1996.

Stone ran for leader of the B.C. Liberal Party, but lost to current leader Andrew Wilkinson in 2018. He is the Official Opposition Critic for Municipal Affairs, Housing and TransLink and is a Member of the Select Standing Committee on Legislative Initiatives.

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