May 14, 2013 11:04 pm

Early results: Interior of B.C.

Liberal Linda Larson wins her seat in Boundary-Similkameen by defeating school trustee and NDP Sam Hancheroff, 47 per cent to 39, as of 10 p.m. on election night.

Liberal Mike Bernier wins his seat in Peace River South by defeating Kurt Peats, 47 per cent to 27, as of 10 p.m. on election night.

Controversial Liberal Pat Pimm keeps his seat in Peace River North by defeating Independent Arthur Hadland, 56 per cent to 30, as of 9:55 p.m. on election night.

Environment Minister Terry Lake keeps his seat in the Kamloops-North Thompson riding by defeating NDP Kathy Kendall, 52 percent to 40, as of 9:55 p.m. on election  night.

Forestry Minister Steve Thomson keeps his seat in the Kelowna-Mission riding by defeating NDP Tish Lakes, 55 per cent to 26, as of 9:50 p.m. on election night.

Liberal John Rustad wins his seat in NechakoLakes by 54 per cent over NDP Sussanne Skidmore-Hewlett (26 per cent) as of 9:45 p.m. on election night.

NDP Michelle Mungall keeps her seat in Nelson-Creston by defeating Liberal Greg Garbula 50 per cent to 27, as of 9:40 p.m. on election night.

Incumbent Eric Foster’s victory in Vernon-Monashee keeps it a Liberal riding by defeating NDP Mark Olsen, 47 per cent to 32, as of 9:35 p.m. on election night.

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Liberal Donna Barnett keeps her seat in Cariboo-Chilcotin by defeating NDP Charlie Wyse, 58 per cent to 32, as of 9:35 p.m. on election night.

Another Liberal victory in the Prince-George Mackenzie riding for Mike Morris as he defeats NDP Bobby Deepak, 57.3 per cent to 32.5 as of 9:30 p.m. on election night.

Liberal Greg Kyllo won his seat in the Shuswap riding by a landslide. Kyllo defeats NDP Steve Gunner, 52 per cent to 26 as of 9:30 p.m. on election night.

Todd Stone’s victory keeps the Kamloops-South Thompson a Liberal riding. Stone defeats NDP Tom Friedman 57.2 per cent to 35.4 per cent as of 9:25 p.m. on election night.

Liberal Ben Stewart won his seat in Westside-Kelowna by 1861 votes as of 9:25 p.m. on election night.

Sports and Cultural Development Minister and Liberal Bill Bennett has kept his seat in the Kootenay East riding. NDP Norma Blissett was defeated by Bennett, who won with 2,891 votes to her 1,708 as of 9:15pm on election night. Currently this is the only Koontenay riding with the Liberals.

BC Liberal and Agricultural Minister Norm Letnick has kept his seat in a landslide in the Kelowna-Lake Country. NDP Mike Nuyens was defeated by Letnick, who won with 2,026 votes to his 903 as of 9 p.m. on election night. Letnick and the Liberals won 52 to 26 per cent in the last election in an area that has never voted for the NDP.

NDP Katrine Conroy has kept her seat in a landslide in the Kootenay West riding. Liberal Jim Postnikoff was defeated by Conroy, who won with 1,782 votes to his 587 as of 9 p.m. on election night. This riding includes Trail, Rossland, and Castlegar.

NDP Jennifer Rice has won her seat in the NorthCoast riding. Liberal Judy Fraser was defeated by Rice, who won 55 per cent to her 35 per cent as of 9 p.m. on election night.

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