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Alberta United Conservatives hold on to two ridings with byelection wins

July 13, 2018 2:13 PM
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Alberta’s Opposition United Conservatives won two byelections Thursday, maintaining hold of ridings the party represented before the vote was called.

In Innisfail-Sylvan Lake, United Conservative candidate Devin Dreeshen took about 80 per cent of the vote with the NDP’s Nicole Mooney running a distant second.

The United Conservative margin of victory in Fort McMurray-Conklin was almost as one-sided, with Laila Goodridge winning about 66 per cent of the votes.

“Congratulations to all candidates who put their names forward and to the new MLAs @LailaGoodridge & @DevinDVote,” she wrote in a post on Twitter.

“I’m very proud of the #abndp campaigns run by both @NicoleMooneyNDP & @JaneStroudNDP and their teams. A special thank you to all of the volunteers.”

The results will not change the balance of power in the legislature since Notley’s NDP holds 54 of the 87 seats.

Source: thestar.com

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