Discussions of Calgary Centre's byelection heated up on Twitter as the results neared. This is the first time since 1968 that there are candidates who threaten to weaken the Conservative hold on the riding in Calgary.
Some noted the unusual suspense around the results:
While others discussed changes they think are needed:
And some just wanted to know the results:
See what Albertans had to say about the election below.
If I was the #LPC in #yyccentre I would be reaching out to Green voters to build a coalition before the next election. #cdnpoli
I feel sorry for #yyccentre they just elected Rob Anders Jr. #cdnpoli
Even more telling in #yyccentre is not that Crockatt won by 3 points, it's that the #GreenParty received 25% of the vote.
First past the post stinks IMHO #yyccentre We need to fix the system.
.@crockatteer Congrats on your #yyccentre win. But please represent your divided constituency and not the will of the PMO.
It's true the PM got everything he wanted last night in #yyccentre: the split, and the seat. And who knows how much he cared about the seat?
@harveylocke, his party and his team failed to inspire the 70% who didn't vote. That's why he didn't win. #yyccentre
Hey @crockatteer: I am thinking of Mexico holiday this winter. Can you DM me your home number in case I lose passport? Thx. #yyccentre
29.4% turnout. You people make me sick. #yyccentre
For Liberals in #yycCentre last night's byelection result was like getting hit by a train that you saw coming. The polls were correct.
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Harvey Locke 32.6%
Liberal Party Of Canada.
Joan Crockatt 36.9%
Conservative Party Of Canada
Antoni Grochowski 0.5%
Tony Prashad 0.4%
Dan Meades 3.9%
Chris Turner 25.7%