Results, Ridings & Candidates

Kamloops-North Thompson

2009 Results

Party Candidate Votes Status
Updated: May. 13, 2009 1:16 AM PDT 148/149 polls
LIB Terry Lake 9,340 Elected
NDP Doug Brown 8,792
GRN April Snowe 1,309
BCR Wayne Allen Russell 236
WLP Kesten C. Broughton 111

All results are unofficial until final ballot counts are verified by Elections B.C.

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STV referendum results in this riding

Question: Which electoral system should British Columbia use to elect members to the provinical Legislative Assembly?

  • The existing system (First-Past-the-Post)
  • The single transferable vote electorial system (BC-STV) proposed by the Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform





5,449 votes | 30.77%

12,260 votes | 69.23%

Updated: May. 13, 2009 1:16 AM PDT

130/149 polls reporting

What it needs to win:

For the referendum to be binding, the approval level must be:

  1. at least 60% of the total popular vote, province-wide, AND
  2. more than 50% of the votes in at least 51 of the province's 85 electoral districts.

If the two thresholds are met, government is required to introduce legislation to implement BC-STV in sufficient time for it to be in place for the May 2013 General Election.


  • Riding in southeastern part of B.C. now extends north from Kamloops/Trans-Canada Highway/South Thompson River in south to Wells Grey Provincial Park in NW corner of riding.
  • Riding includes part of Kamloops (in SE corner), as well as Clearwater, Barriere and heli-skiing resort community of Blue River.
  • Yellowhead Highway and North Thompson River separate eastern and western parts of riding.
  • Kamloops Airport is in the riding.
  • Kamloops IRs 1 and 4, Louis Creek IR4, Nekalliston IR2, North Thompson IR1, Squaam IR2 and Whispering Pines IR4 are also in the riding; aboriginal population was 10% in 2006 census.


  • In 1989 redistribution, riding was created from part of Kamloops riding.
  • In 2000 redistribution, lost small area to Kamloops; gained areas from Kamloops and Shuswap.
  • In 2008 redistribution, KEPT ONLY 53% of riding; added 47% Kamloops riding.

Political History

  • Kamloops-North Thompson: In 1991, New Democrat Fred Jackson defeated Liberal John Harwood by 1,149 votes.
  • In 1996, Liberal Kevin Krueger defeated Jackson by 368 votes.
  • In 2001, Krueger defeated New Democrat Dwayne Hartle by 8,495 votes.
  • In 2005, Krueger defeated New Democrat Mike Hanson by 2,013 votes; was appointed Minister of State for Mining on Feb. 7, 2007; was appointed Minister of Small Business and Revenue and Minister responsible for Deregulation on June 23, 2008; was appointed Minister of Community Development on Jan. 19, 2009.