Kelowna West election night result

Digital Data Desk
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VANCOUVER — Kelowna West election results as of Oct. 24, 2020 at 11:18 p.m.:

Ben Stewart of the BC Liberal Party has been re-elected as MLA in Kelowna West, a riding previously held by an independent. Stewart won 5,733 out of 11,642 counted votes (49.24 per cent) with 99 of 113 polls reporting.

Spring Hawes of the NDP won 3,705 votes (31.82 per cent). Peter Truch of the Green party won 1,696 votes (14.57 per cent). Matt Badura of the Libertarian party won 275 votes (2.36 per cent). Magee Mitchell, an Independent, won 233 votes (2.00 per cent).

As of 11:18 p.m., The Canadian Press is projecting the BC NDP has won a majority government. The party has won or is leading in 55 of 87 seats. The BC Liberal Party has won or is leading in 29, and the BC Green Party has won or is leading in three seats.

As of Oct. 23, 8,968 vote-by-mail packages had been issued to registered voters in the riding. There are a total of 46,852 registered voters in Kelowna West.

Provincewide, 724,279 mail-in ballots have been sent out, and there are 3,485,858 registered voters.

Mail-in ballots will be counted by hand, starting in 13 days.

Full results as of 11:18 p.m.:

1. Ben Stewart (incumbent) - BC Liberal Party Votes: 5,733 votes (49.24 per cent)

2. Spring Hawes - NDP Votes: 3,705 votes (31.82 per cent)

3. Peter Truch - Green party Votes: 1,696 votes (14.57 per cent)

4. Matt Badura - Libertarian party Votes: 275 votes (2.36 per cent)

5. Magee Mitchell - Independent Votes: 233 votes (2.00 per cent)

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 24, 2020, and was generated automatically.

Digital Data Desk, The Canadian Press