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.