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B.C. election 2020: Greg Kyllo projected to win third term in the Shuswap

Greg Kyllo of the BC Liberals is projected to win again in the Shuswap.

The riding is friendly territory for the BC Liberals.

The BC NDP has won in this riding just four times, the last in 1991, while Liberals have held it ever since.

Kyllo was first elected in 2013, and won again handily in 2017 by more than doubling NDP candidate Sylvia Lindgren’s ballot total.

The Kyllo name is well known in the region. His family runs a well-known houseboat rental company.

“I am running again to quite simply serve the residents of the Shuswap in their efforts to continue to make the Shuswap one of the best places in B.C. to raise a family, recreate and live-out an active and meaningful retirement,” Kyllo said.

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“I will continue to stand up and support small businesses, and encourage a healthy and growing local economy that will allow for our children to find and build careers here in the Shuswap, and not be forced to move away to find family-supporting jobs.”

Tourism and the tourism economy is a massive issue in the riding. Many residents are directly impacted by the business that comes to the area in the summer.

Continued expansion of affordable housing and seniors care facilities in the region are also key concerns. The community has been asking for continued safety improvements and four-laning of the Trans-Canada highway.

Lindgren ran again for the NDP.

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Nominated Candidates

  • BC Liberals: Greg Kyllo
  • BC NDP: Syliva Lindgren
  • BC Greens: Owen Madden

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This riding has elected BC Liberals in the last six consecutive turns at the polls.

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Kyllo defeated his opponent in 2017 by a margin of nearly 29 per cent. Of B.C.’s 87 ridings, 73 of them were more competitive than Shuwap based on the margin of victory. The Liberals won by a larger margin in just eight of the 43 seats they won in 2017.

2017 Election Results

  • BC Liberals: Greg Kyllo — 14,829 votes (55.08%)
  • BC NDP: Sylvia Lindgren — 7,161 votes (26.95%)
  • BC Greens: Kevin Babcock — 4,175 votes (15.71%)
  • Libertarian: Kevin McCormack — 410 votes (1.54%)

This profile will continually be updated to reflect latest candidate information, interviews and events in the campaign.

Find full B.C. 2020 election coverage here.

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.