Morris re-elected in Prince George-Mackenzie


Prince George-Mackenzie MLA-elect Mike Morris speaks to Liberal supporters Tuesday night. Morris captured 9,287 votes to New Democrat Bobby Deepak's 5,093 and Green Party candidate Hilary Crowley's 1,797 to get re-elected. Bill Phillips photo

Prince George-Mackenzie MLA-elect Mike Morris speaks to Liberal supporters Tuesday night. Morris captured 9,287 votes to New Democrat Bobby Deepak’s 5,093 and Green Party candidate Hilary Crowley’s 1,797 to get re-elected. Bill Phillips photo

BY BILL PHILLIPS

bill@pgdailynews.ca

Regardless of how the election results shake down, Mike Morris says one thing is certain – there is a definite urban/rural divide in B.C.

Morris was re-elected in the riding of Prince George-Mackenzie Tuesday, capturing 9,287 votes (57.41 per cent), out-distancing New Democrat Bobby Deepak who captured 5,093 votes (31.48 per cent) and Green candidate Hilary Crowley who secured 1,797 votes (11.11 per cent).

“B.C. is a very urbanized province,” he said following his election win. “The issues that we see taking place down in urban B.C., their issues are completely different than ours. To have a strong voice in the northern part of the province is important. We’ve got our work cut out for us in the months and years ahead of us to try and make an impact on rural B.C.”

One of the most important things, he said, is to balance the budget.

Election 2017