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Provincial Election Piquette wins in Redwater

Colin Piquette wins in Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater, becoming the region’s first NDP candidate in decades. The Orange Crush has returned to Athabasca-Redwater for the first time in 26 years. The NDP’s Colin Piquette was the winner of the Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater electoral race Tuesday with about 40 per cent of the vote. Piquette unseated PC incumbent Jeff Johnson and beat Wildrose Party challenger Travis Olson to become the riding’s new MLA. “The room just erupted” when the results came in Tuesday at the Athabasca Train Station, Piquette said. Many long-time NDP supporters astonished that their party had won after so many years.

Provincial Election van Dijken takes Morinville

Wildrose candidate Glenn van Dijken takes Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock in Tuesday’s provincial election, ousting PC incumbent Maureen Kubinec. A Wildrose has bloomed in Morinville and swept away decades of PC government rule. Wildrose Party candidate Glenn van Dijken was the clear winner of the Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock election Tuesday night, trouncing opponents Tristan Turner (NDP) and incumbent Maureen Kubinec (PC) with about 40 per cent of the vote. He is now the MLA-elect for the riding. Despite netting almost half of the popular vote within an hour of the close of polls, van Dijken said he waited until almost 60 of the riding’s 87 polls before declaring victory.

Provincial Election Stephen Khan concedes

Incumbent MLA concedes, offers congratulations to Marie Renaud. Stephen Khan was gracious in defeat as it became clear that Marie Renaud would be the new MLA for the St. Albert riding. “We know we’re not coming back,” Khan said at about 9:20 p.m. Khan said he continues to be proud of his record, and was looking for Renaud’s phone number to offer her "hearty congratulations." “I’m very proud of my time representing St. Albert and that doesn’t change,” Khan said. Khan was first elected in 2011. He was briefly a cabinet minister under Alison Redford and was appointed to Jim Prentice’s cabinet as service minister in September.

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