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(UPDATE: Sept. 20 @ 9:35 pm) - Canadian Press is calling Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo for Frank Caputo and the Conservatives.
It will be the seventh straight Conservative victory in the riding since it was formed in 2004.
Caputo took over for Cathy McLeod as the Conservative representative for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo after Cathy McLeod decided not to seek re-election following more than a decade as an MP.
With just over 63% of polls reporting, Caputo has received 12,206 votes (42.3%) and a sizeable lead over Bill Sundhu of the NDP.
(Original story: Sept. 20 @ 9:05 pm) - Several elections candidates have been in the running for the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, but it’s come down to Conservative candidate Frank Caputo and NDP candidate Bill Sundhu.
As it stands, the Conservatives are in the lead with close to 9,000 votes (40.1%), while the NDP are trailing with just over 7,000 votes (30.1%).
Liberal candidate Jesse McCormick, is coming up in third with a little over 3,000 votes (17.8%).
Corally Delwo, the PPC candidate is coming up behind with over 1,000 votes (5.5%).
The Green Party Candidate, Iain Currie is getting close to 800 votes (4.1%).
Both independent candidates sit just below 100 votes, with Bob O’Brien coming in with 95 votes (0.5%) and Wayne Allan receiving 47 votes (0.25).
Conservative leader Cathy McLeod decided to not run again, after serving four terms after being elected in 2008. The seat is projected to go Conservative party once again.
This riding will impact the City of Kamloops as well as parts of the surrounding areas in south central BC.