BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Kamloops-South Thompson

Todd Stone BC Liberal

Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 152 of 152
Candidate Votes Popular
Todd Stone BC Liberal
13439 57.55%
Tom Friedman BC NDP
8095 34.66%
Peter Sharp BC Conservative
1442 6.17%
Brian Alexander Independent
377 1.61%

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

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 57.56%)
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

Census Data
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

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