BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Kelowna-Lake Country

 Winner
Norm Letnick BC Liberal
   


Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 157 of 157
Candidate Votes Popular
Norm Letnick BC Liberal
   
10758 57.34%
Mike Nuyens BC NDP
   
4569 24.35%
Graeme James BC Conservative
  
2080 11.09%
Gary Adams BC Green
  
1356 7.23%

At a glance

Kelowna-Lake Country is a BC Liberal stronghold, having gone to that party by a wide margin in every election since 2001. The BC NDP have placed second in each election, but often lost by half or more. In the 2009 election, the BC Liberals spent seven times more than the NDP to win the riding by double the votes.

BC Liberal incumbent Norm Letnick, the government's current minister of agriculture, will run again. Other candidates include BC NDP candidate Mike Nuyens, a member of the BCGEU’s provincial executive.

The BC Green is Gary Adams, and the BC Conservative is Graeme James, a former Kelowna city councillor and past director with the Central Okanagan Regional District.

The district was modified in 1999, when some areas south of Kelowna were removed and others north of the city were added.

Did you know?

In 2006, Kelowna-Lake Country had among the highest rates of commuters who used cars, trucks, and vans to get around, compared to the rest of the electoral districts.

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 47.25%)
Candidate Votes %
Norm Letnick BC Liberal 10281 52.1%
Matthew Reed BC NDP 5250 26.6%
Mary-Ann Graham BC Conservative 2253 11.4%
Ryan Fugger BC Green 1375 7%

2005 Winner: Al Horning BC Liberal

2001 Winner: John Weisbeck BC Liberal

Telling Stats about Kelowna-Lake Country

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 18% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 44% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 14% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 Punjabi: 1.5%, German: 0.7%, Chinese (all): 0.5% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $65,773 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 80/20 70/30

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