Liberals wiped out from every riding in Alberta by Conservatives

Oct 22 2019, 4:21 am

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The gains made by Justin Trudeau’s Liberals in the Conservative stronghold province of Alberta four years ago appear to have completely evaporated today, based on the preliminary election results streaming in.

As of 9:46 pm MT, with 4,904 of 7,852 polls reporting, the Conservative Party has secured 69% of the popular vote in the province, giving the party of Andrew Scheer an apparent command of 33 of the 34 federal ridings in Alberta.

The NDP’s Heather McPherson has been declared the winner of Edmonton Strathcona, leading with 47% (12,629 votes) ahead of the Conservative’s Sam Lilly at 37.5% (10,087 votes) with 100 of 198 votes reporting. Under Linda Duncan, the NDP also won this riding in the 2015 election.

Overall, so far, the NDP have 2.3% of the votes in the province.

With mounting angst over the uncertainty of the federal government’s commitment to building the Trans Mountain pipeline, the Liberals have lost all four of their seats in the province. They previously converted Calgary Centre, Calgary Skyview, Edmonton Centre, and Edmonton Mill Woods into red ridings.

Kent Hehr narrowly won Calgary Centre in the last election, but the Conservative’s Greg McLean has taken a solid lead. Amarjeet Sohi has similarly lost in Edmonton Mill Woods, against the Conservative’s Tim Uppal. In each of these key urban Albertan ridings, the Conservatives have so far won over 50% of the vote, with the Liberals trailing at around 30%.

The Liberals were able to secure 24.6% of the votes in Alberta in 2015, but so far tonight they’ve only captured 13.8%.

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