Brittny Anderson of the BC NDP is projected to win Nelson-Creston.
The New Democrats have dominated this Kootenay riding since the early 1970s.
Social Credit and BC Liberal MLAs have scored rare wins in that time, but the NDP has won every election in the riding since 2005 by wide margins.
Veteran MLA and Jobs Minister Michelle Mungall, who has held the seat since 2009, is not running for re-election.
The NDP nominated Anderson, a Nelson city councillor, while the Liberals nominated restaurant owner and Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce president Tanya Finley.
Nelson and Creston form the main population centres in the riding, which stretches to Yahk in the east and north up Kootenay Lake past Poplar Creek.
- BC NDP: Brittny Anderson
- BC Liberals: Tanya Finley
- BC Greens: Nicole Charlwood
- Libertarian: Terry Tiessen
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Nelson-Creston has long been fertile ground for the NDP.
Mungall captured the riding with a comfortable 14.03 per cent margin of victory in 2017. It was the 33rd closest race in the province, based on the margin of victory, and the 18th closest of the 41 seats the NDP won.
2017 election results
- BC NDP: Michelle Mungall — 7,685 votes (42.19%)
- BC Greens: Kim Charlesworth — 5,130 votes (28.16%)
- BC Liberals: Tanya Rae Wall — 5,087 votes (27.93%)
- Independent: Jesse O’Leary — 164 votes (0.9%)
- Independent: Tom Prior — 149 votes (0.82%)
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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.