BC NDP Majority Government Declared
It will be a couple weeks before we get any official results in the provincial election, but BC NDP are expected to take a majority of the seats when all votes are counted.
In local ridings Norm Letnick has been declared re-elected in Kelowna-Lake Country, Ben Stewart has won again in Kelowna-West riding, and Renee Merrifield has been declared winner for Kelowna-Mission.
Regionally, NDP Roly Russell took the Boundary Similkameen riding from the Liberals, Greg Kyllo has been re-elected in the Shuswap riding, and Doug Clovechok is declared winner on Columbia River- Revelstoke.
Numbers are close in Penticton and Vernon-Monashee ridings.
Liberal Eric Foster holds a slight lead currently in Vernon-Monsashee over NDP Harwinder Sandhu, while incumbant Dan Ashton has a comfortable lead over NDP Toni Boot in Penticton.
The leaders of each of the three main political parties have all been declared in their respective riding.
Just under half a million mail-in ballots have to be counted, causing delays in official results.