Mike Morris of the BC Liberals is projected to win Prince George-Mackenzie for a third term.
Morris, a former RCMP superintendent and public safety minister in Christy Clark’s government, won the riding in 2013, then again in 2017.
The New Democrats have not won in the area since 1996. They nominated Mackenzie Mayor Joan Atkinson for 2020.
Forestry is a major sector in the riding, and the BC NDP’s handling of the industry is bound to be a key election issue.
The BC Liberals are strong in the Hart Highlands north of Prince George, while the BC NDP performs best in Mackzenzie and some of the smaller surrounding communities.
- BC Liberals: Mike Morris
- BC NDP: Joan Atkinson
- BC Green Party: Catharine Kendall
- Christian Heritage Party of B.C.: Dee Kranz
- Libertarian: Raymond Rodgers
Swing Riding Meter
The BC Liberals have held this seat and its predecessor, Prince George North, continuously since 2001.
In 2017, Morris beat his NDP river by a margin of 25.47 per cent. Of B.C.’s 87 ridings, 62 were closer contests, while the BC Liberals found themselves in tighter races in 30 of their 43 won seats.
2017 Election Results
- BC Liberals: Mike Morris — 10,725 votes (57.12%)
- BC NDP: Bobby Deepak — 5942 votes (31.65%)
- BC Greens: Hillary Crowley — 2,109 votes (11.23%)
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an unprecedented number of mail-in ballots were requested across B.C. this election. As mail-in ballots cannot be counted until after election night, these results are not final.