It appears that Liberal incumbents in the Prince George area will be heading back to Victoria.
Even though most pundits are now calling an NDP majority government, polls indicate that Liberals Shirley Bond, Mike Morris, John Rustad will be re-elected.
With 42 of 88 ballot boxes counted, Bond has 3,227 votes, which amounts to 58.28 per cent of the vote. New Democrat Laura Parent is in second place with 1,355 votes (24.7 per cent), Green Party candidate Mackenzie Kerr has 813 votes (14.68 per cent), and Libertarian Sean Robson has 142 votes (2.56 per cent).
With 56 of 82 ballot boxes in Prince George-Mackenzie counted, Liberal Mike Morris has 4,654 votes, good for 52.52 per cent of the vote. In second place is New Democrat Joan Atkinson with 2,779 votes (31.78 per cent), Green Party candidate Catharine Kendall has 1,070 votes (12.07 per cent), Dee Kranz of the Christian Heritage Party with 201 votes (2.27 per cent), and Libertarian Raymond Rodgers 159 votes (1.79 per cent).
With 54 of 83 ballot boxes counted in Nechako Lakes, Liberal John Rustad 2,388 votes or 50.49 per cent. In second place is New Democrat Anne Marie Sam with 1,614 (34.12 per cent), Libertarian John Rempel with 250 votes (5.29 per cent), Dan Stuart of the Christian Heritage Party with 249 votes (5.26 per cent), and independent Margo Maley with 229 (4.84 per cent).