10/27/2014 10:09 EDT | Updated 12/27/2014 05:59 EST

Jim Prentice wins Calgary-Foothills seat in Alberta byelections

The polls have been closed for about an hour in Alberta's four byelections and the early results show the Tories leading in every race.

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.

-  Follow CBC Calgary's live blog as results come in after the polls close at 8 p.m. MT

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.