Cathy McLeod wins third term

By Tanya Cronin
October 20, 2015 - 3:24pm Updated: October 20, 2015 - 4:09pm

The Kamloops Thompson Cariboo riding will once again be represented by Conservative Cathy McLeod - who won a third consecutive term. McLeod led from the outset, but her margin of victory over Liberal Steve Powrie was tighter than in 2011 - when she captured the riding by more than 8-thousand votes. McLeod finished with more than 26-hundred votes ahead of Powrie and saw her support drop from more than 52-percent to 35 per cent, while Powrie saw Liberal support rise from just over 5-percent to more than 30-percent. The NDP's Bill Sundhu finished third with close to 30 percent of the vote. Matt Greenwood of the Green Party finished with almost 4-percent of the vote. Cathy McLeod now will sit on the opposition side of the house for the first time.

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