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Pair run for NDP banner

Two men will duke it out for the provincial NDP nomination in Kelowna-Lake Country later this month.

With the countdown on for the May 12 B.C. election, UBC student Tom Macauley and businessman Mike Nuyens will vie for the NDP nomination Feb. 26 at the Rutland Centennial Hall.

According to constituency association president Matthew Reed, the party believes it can win the traditionally strong Liberal riding this time around.

He said the constituency association now has between 250 and 300 members — the highest number in the four years he has been president — and in the last year alone it has seen a surge in both the number of volunteers willing to work for the party here.

Leader Adrian Dix has repeatedly said his party is targeting the Okanagan as somewhere it believes it can take seats from the Liberals in the next election.

Reed said both Macauley and Nuyens have had success signing up new members and the riding association believes the NDP will attract a large number of young voters who live in the riding.

 

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