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Canada election results: Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies

Bob Zimmer has been re-elected in the riding of Prince George–Peace River–Northern Rockies.

Zimmer was dominant in victory, earning 69.9 per cent of the vote. Liberal Mavis Erickson finished second with 11.6 per cent and the NDP’s Marcia Luccock finished third with 9.2 per cent.

Zimmer topped the polls in 2015 with 27,237 votes (52.5 per cent), eclipsing Liberal candidate Matt Shaw who totaled 12,863 votes (24.9 per cent). New Democrat Kathi Dickie finished third with 8,014 votes (15.5 per cent).

Conservative/Alliance/Reform parties have won every election in the riding since 1972. The riding’s longest-serving MP was former Conservative cabinet minister Jay Hill, who served in the House of Commons for 18 years.

Candidates

Conservative: Bob Zimmer
Liberal: Mavis Erickson
NDP: Marcia Luccock
Green: Catharine Kendall
People’s Party of Canada: Ron Vaillant

Geography

The riding includes Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Mackenzie, McBride, Valemount and part of the city of Prince George.

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Demographics

European: 80,600, 74.1 per cent
Aboriginal: 16,925 15.6 per cent
Filipino: 1,845 1.7 per cent
South Asian: 1,350 1.2 per cent