CBC is calling for a Progressive Conservative (PC) Party win for Premier Jim Prentice in Calgary-Foothills. The former federal cabinet minister, who won the PC leadership on Sept. 6, will now have a seat in the legislature.
All four ridings elected a Progressive Conservative MLA in the 2012 election. The PC Party currently holds 57 of 87 seats in the legislature.
Stephen Mandel wins Edmonton-Whitemud
CBC is projecting a win for Progressive Conservative Stephen Mandel in Edmonton-Whitemud byelection, with the former mayor holding a comfortable lead in the race.
At the time of the announcement just before 9 p.m., Mandel had more than double the votes of the second-place NDP candidate Dr. Bob Turner with 43 out of 95 polls reporting.
Turner called to congratulate Mandel and noted his party doubled its support in the riding, which has been long seen as a PC stronghold.