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Check Kelowna byelection results here

As results arrive for the byelection in Westside-Kelowna, where eight candidates including Premier Christy Clark are running, The Tyee will update them here.

Polls close at 8 p.m. in the Okanagan constituency.

Westside-Kelowna residents elected Ben Stewart in the May 14 general election. He resigned on June 11 to make room in the relatively safe BC Liberal seat for Clark who despite the Liberal victory lost her own constituency in Vancouver-Point Grey to the NDP's David Eby.

In the byelection Carole Gordon, who lost to Stewart, is running for the NDP. Sean Upshaw, who ran in Penticton in the general election, is running for the BC Conservatives.

Also running are five independents, Jag Bhandari, Dayleen Van Ryswyk, John Marks, Silverado Socrates and Korry Zepik.

The BC Green Party is not running a candidate in the byelection, but didn't run anyone in the riding during the general election either.

The final count is scheduled to start on July 17.

Update, 8:27 p.m.: Clark: 32, Gordon: 22, Upshaw: 7.

Update, 8:31 p.m.: Clark: 43, Gordon: 27, Upshaw: 13.

Update, 8:36 p.m.: Clark: 283, Gordon: 125, Upshaw: 33.

Update, 8:40 p.m.: Clark: 648, Gordon: 274, Upshaw: 77.

Update, 8:45 p.m.: Clark: 968, Gordon: 413, Upshaw: 118.

Update, 8:50 p.m.: Clark: 1,287, Gordon: 621, Upshaw: 174.

Update, 8:55 p.m.: Clark: 1,740, Gordon: 805, Upshaw: 213.

Update, 9:00 p.m.: Clark: 2,186, Gordon: 1,031, Upshaw: 251.

Update, 9:06 p.m.: Clark: 2,542, Gordon: 1,270, Upshaw: 274.

Update, 9:10 p.m.: Clark: 3,218, Gordon: 1,740, Upshaw: 332.

Update, 9:16 p.m.: Clark: 3,610, Gordon: 1,918, Upshaw: 365.

Update, 9:21 p.m.: Clark: 4,036, Gordon: 2,162, Upshaw: 414.

Update, 9:31 p.m.: Clark: 5,074, Gordon: 2,659, Upshaw: 497.

Update, 9:35 p.m.: Clark: 5,342, Gordon: 2,818, Upshaw: 532.

Update, 9:40 p.m.: With 118 of the 171 ballot boxes counted, BC Liberal Christy Clark has 5,820 votes, about 60 per cent of the popular vote and looks like the sure winner.

The NDP's Carole Gordon has 3,081 votes, or 32 per cent of the total. BC Conservative Sean Upshaw has 575, which is almost six per cent of the popular vote.

Dayleen Van Ryswyk is topping the independents with 77 votes, followed by John Marks (43), Silverado Socrates (31), Jag Bhandari (24) and Korry Zepik (20).

Continuous updates can be found on Elections BC's website.

Andrew MacLeod is The Tyee's Legislative Bureau Chief in Victoria. Find him on Twitter or reach him here.

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