BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Shuswap

 Winner
Greg Kyllo BC Liberal
   


Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 166 of 166
Candidate Votes Popular
Greg Kyllo BC Liberal
   
11342 48.05%
Steve Gunner BC NDP
   
6972 29.53%
Tom Birch BC Conservative
  
3045 12.90%
Chris George BC Green
   
2186 9.26%
Johanna Zalcik Advocational
62 0.26%

At a glance

Shuswap has gone to the BC Liberal Party since 1996 when George Abbott first won his seat in the district, which was created from the former Salmon Arm riding. Abbott announced his retirement in 2012.

This May's candidates include Greg Kyllo for the BC Liberals. Kyllo owns a company that builds houseboats. In 2010 a company that Kyllo owned was fined for violations of Fisheries Act. See The Tyee story here.

Steve Gunner, who runs an organic chicken and turkey farm in Armstrong, is the BC NDP candidate.

Chris George is a Thompson Rivers University student and has spent 30 years as an entrepreneur in Kamloops, Vernon, Enderby and Salmon Arm. He represents the BC Greens.

Tom Birch, a project manager in the forest industry, represents the BC Conservatives.

Johanna Zalcik is with the Advocational Party.

Did you know?

There were more English-only speakers in Shuswap than all but one other district in 2006; the district also had less visible minorities of any other. That year it also had among the highest rates of single men and women drawing their income from government transfers in B.C.

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 56.8%)
Candidate Votes %
George Abbott BC Liberal 10764 46.6%
Steve Gunner BC NDP 7051 30.5%
Michael Saab BC Green 2539 11%
Beryl Ludwig BC Conservative 2374 10.3%

2005 Winner: George Abbott BC Liberal

2001 Winner: George Abbott BC Liberal

Telling Stats about Shuswap

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 23% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 36% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 9% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 German: 0.8%, Dutch: 0.4%, Korean: 0.1% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $54,773 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 83/17 70/30

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