The provincial riding of Penticton has been Liberal since the riding was created in 2009. (File image)

The provincial riding of Penticton has been Liberal since the riding was created in 2009. (File image)

Penticton riding has been represented by Liberals in past years

Since riding was created in 2009, party has won every election

The provincial riding of Penticton has been a Liberal stronghold since it was created in 2009.

In the upcoming election on Oct. 24, voters will choose from four candidates. Incumbent Dan Ashton of the B.C. Liberals is seeking re-election. Other candidates are Toni Boot of the New Democratic Party, Keith MacIntyre of the BC Libertarians and Ted Shumaker of the B.C. Green Party.

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From 2009 to 2013, the member of the legislature for the riding was Bill Barisoff. Since 2013, Dan Ashton has been the member for the riding.

Prior to 2009, when the riding was established, the boundaries were different and not all communities under the present riding were part of the earlier Penticton-Okanagan Valley riding or the Okanagan-Penticton riding.

In 2009, Barisoff received 10,346 votes, or 43.96 per cent support. Cameron Phillips of the New Democratic Party received 7,331 votes, or 31.15 per cent support. Other candidates in the 2009 provincial election were Green Party candidate Julius Bloomfield, Conservative Chris Delaney and Refederation candidate Wendy Dion.

In 2013, Ashton received 11,536 votes, or 45.85 per cent of voter support. Richard Cannings of the New Democratic Party received 10,154 votes, or 40.35 per cent support. Others in the election were Conservative Sean Upshaw and BC First candidate Doug Maxwell.

In 2017, Ashton received 13,671 votes, or 53.55 per cent support. New Democratic Party candidate Tarik Sayeed received 7,150 votes, or 28.01 per cent support and Green Party candidate Connie Sahlmark received 4,707 votes, or 18.44 per cent support.

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