Conservative Party members in the new riding of South Okanagan West Kootenay (SOWK) who turned out by the hundreds and elected Marshall Neufeld by a margin of 88 per cent as their candidate in the next federal election.
A total of 649 party members voted in nomination meetings held in Castlegar, Grand Forks, Osoyoos and Penticton.
“I am honoured and humbled to receive such a strong mandate from the party membership,” Neufeld said. “It gives me great confidence moving forward toward the next federal election.”
In his speech to the membership prior to the vote, Neufeld noted that this new riding of SOWK is winnable for the Conservative Party…“If there is a high enough voter turnout.”
He appealed to the membership to not become apathetic and that, with their help, he and the party can win this seat together.
“Now the real work begins,” concluded Neufeld.