At a glance
After winning three straight elections in Kamloops-North Thompson, Kevin Krueger won the 2009 election after the boundaries of the district were redrawn in 2008. Krueger will retire from politics at the end of this term.
This election, the BC Liberals are counting on software company owner Todd Stone to beat BC NDP candidate Tom Friedman, an English and film instructor at Thompson Rivers University. It will be Friedman's second attempt at the riding.
Retired RCMP officer and former Kamloops councillor Peter Sharp will represent the BC Conservatives. Brian Alexander is running as an independent.
The district was first contested in 2009, incorporating part of the old districts of Kamloops and Kamloops-North Thompson.
Check out an in-depth profile of the Kamloops Ajax mine as an election issue here.
Did you know?
Points for consistency: Since 1903, Kamloops had always voted for the winning party. The tradition carried forward in the new Kamloops-South Thompson district in 2009, when the district voted Liberal.
Previous Election Results
|Candidate||Votes||%||Kevin Krueger BC Liberal||12548||53.9%||Tom Friedman BC NDP||8132||34.9%||Bev Markie BC Green||1529||6.6%||Maria Dobi BC Conservative||1090||4.7%|
Telling Stats about Kamloops-South Thompson
|Statistic||Riding percentage||B.C. average|
|Percent seniors, 2011||17%||15.8%|
|Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011||41%||47.7%|
|Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011||10%||26.4%|
|Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006||Chinese: 0.7%, Italian: 0.4%, German: 0.4%||n/a|
|Average household income (before tax), 2006||$68,920||$67,675|
|Owners vs. renters, 2006||75/24||70/30|