Mark Smith

UCP Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin challenger Rick Wilson elected

UCP challenger in Leduc-Beaumont Brad Rutherford also elected

UPDATE 4

Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin’s neighbour to the north, Leduc-Beaumont, will also be flying the UCP blue as challenger Brad Rutherford has been declared elected by Canadian Press.

Rutherford unseated NDP incumbent Shaye Anderson, one of Rachel Notley’s cabinet ministers.

UPDATE 3

The Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer has been notified by the Canadian Press that CP has called Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin challenger Rick Wilson elected.

Wilson was challenging NDP incumbent Bruce Hinkley.

UPDATE 2

The Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer has been notified by the Canadian Press that CP has called Drayton Valley-Devon UCP incumbent Mark Smith elected.

Smith jumped out to an early lead after polls closed and never looked back. He had substantially more votes than all of his competitors combined.

Smith, on Facebook a few minutes after learning he was elected: “Wow. I’m humbled and so excited! More to say later but for now….thank you.”

UPDATE 1

Polls have begun reporting for the constituency of Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin. With 13 of 69 polls reporting, UCP challenger Rick Wilson is ahead with 1,295 votes compared with NDP incumbent Bruce Hinkley’s 631.

In Drayton-Devon with 26 polls reporting, UCP incumbent Mark Smith has a comfortable lead with 2,515 votes compared with the next closest challenger, NDP, with 474.

ORIGINAL STORY

Albertans have cast their ballots, the polls are closed on Apr. 16 and results are slowly starting to come in.

Elections Alberta is tabulating results in real time and The Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer will report them here as soon as they come in.

As of 8:48 p.m., no polls for Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin have reported yet.

At the same time, Drayton-Devon UCP incumbent Mark Smith is seeing a huge lead over his opponents. Smith has 964 votes, while his next closest competitor has 187.

More results soon.

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca

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