Rob Morrison amongst his supporters as he celebrates being voted MP for the Kootenay-Columbia riding in the 2019 Federal Election. (Cranbrook Townsman photo)

Rob Morrison amongst his supporters as he celebrates being voted MP for the Kootenay-Columbia riding in the 2019 Federal Election. (Cranbrook Townsman photo)

UPDATE: Morrison wins Kootenay-Columbia by more than 7,000 votes

Elections Canada is reporting a 72% voter turnout

With 29,893 votes, Rob Morrison won the Kootenay-Columbia Riding, in the 2019 Federal Election.

According to the preliminary results, he beat NDP incumbent Wayne Stetski by more than 7,000 votes.

This is a drastic change to the 2015 election where the vote was down to the line, with Stetski squeaking past with a mere 285 votes more than David Wilks, who was the candidate for the Conservative Party at the time.

So far Elections Canada is reporting that 66,327 of a possible 112,354 residents cast their vote.

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Abra Brynne, of the Green Party finished with just under 6,000 votes and Robin Goldsbury, of the Liberals with just over 6,000.

9:15 p.m.

Conservative Rob Morrison has been declared the winner, according to Canadian Press.

With less than half of the polls reporting, Morrison has 9,315 votes which is 42.3 per cent of the vote.

Stetski is down by more than 1,300 votes.

Both Brynne and Goldsbury currently have just over 2,000 votes each. Miller has 128 and Stewart 451.


READ MORE: LIVE MAP: Results in Canada’s 2019 federal election

8:40 p.m.

Behind in the polls, Kootenay-Columbia Green candidate Abra Brynne spoke to her supporters at a gathering in Nelson.

At the moment 80 of 268 polls have reported and Brynne has 1,458 or 10.1 per cent of the vote.

Rob Morrison, Conservative, remains in the lead in the riding, with 5,716 votes or 39.7 per cent.

Wayne Stetski, NDP, is close behind with 5,442 votes or 37.7 per cent.

READ MORE: Updated: Liberals win most seats in Election 2019, but will need opposition help

8:10 p.m.

So far 25 of 268 polls have reported their results in the Kootenay Columbia riding and Morrison is ahead with 1,879 votes, which is 46 per cent of the votes counted so far.

At this point Rick Stewart, of the People’s Party of Canada has, 88 votes. His supporters seemed subdued.

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Abra Brynne, of the Green Party currently sites with 385 votes, or 9.4 per cent.

Liberal candidate Robin Goldsbury has 395 votes, or 9.7 per cent.

Trev Miller, of the Animal Protection Party has 29 votes.

NPD and incumbent candidate Wayne Stetski has 1,305 votes, or 32 per cent.

7:38 p.m.

Rob Morrison ahead in the Kootenay-Columbia riding, as the Liberals continue to gain ground in other parts of the country.

So far one of 268 polls have reported their results, and Morrison is ahead with 72 of 115 votes.

READ MORE: LIVE MAP: Results in Canada’s 2019 federal election

In Nelson Abra Brynne’s supporters are gathered watching the results come in.

Green supporters gather in Nelson as the results come in. (Tyler Harper/Nelson Star)

The mood was merry and light at the Liberal’s campaign office in Cranbrook as supporters gathered.

Robin Goldsbury with her grandson at her campaign office in Cranbrook as the election results come in. (Barry Coulter/Cranbrook Townsman)

Cranbrook reporters also caught up with Trev Miller.

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7 p.m.

Polls are now closed in B.C.

With Newfoundland’s polls closing at 4 p.m. PST, the results are rolling in from across the country as our ballots are being counted.

READ MORE: Election 2019: Early results have Liberals leading in Newfoundland and Labrador

In the Kootenay-Columbia riding, there were six candidates:

Residents had many opportunities to hear from the candidates. Climate change was a popular topic of discussion during the campaign.

READ MORE: Kootenay-Columbia candidates debate climate change

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Prior to election day there were 91,652 voters registered in the Kootenay-Columbia riding, with the opportunity to register at the polling station. Elections Canada reports that the number of eligible voters in the riding is 112,354.

A line-up at the polling station in Revelstoke. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Stay tuned as the results come in from Elections Canada.

With files by Nelson Star, Cranbrook Townsmen, Creston Valley Advance, Fernie Free Press and the Kimberley Bulletin.


 

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