Mike Lake wins Edmonton-Wetaskiwin in landslide victory

Mike Lake wins Edmonton-Wetaskiwin in landslide victory

Edmonton-Wetaskiwin incumbent led all night, wins in landslide majority

UPDATE It looks like Conservative Party of Canada incumbent Mike Lake gave his 2019 election opponents the shlacking of a lifetime.

According to unofficial results from Elections Canada, Lake received 61,709 votes in the federal race for the riding of Edmonton-Wetaskiwin Oct. 21. Elections Canada stated 85,093 voters turned out, which is about 69 per cent of the registered voters for the riding.

Following Lake were Travis Calliou of the Veterans Coalition Party of Canada (211 votes), Neil Doell of the People’s Party of Canada (1,641), Richard Wong, Liberal Party of Canada (10,300), Emily Drzymala of the Green Party of Canada (1,609) and Noah Garver of the New Democratic Party (9,623).

ORIGINAL STORY

The Edmonton-Wetaskiwin incumbent has won the 2019 federal election in this riding, and by a hefty margin.

Mike Lake, Conservative Party of Canada, was projected to win the riding’s contest Oct. 21 with 145 polls of 290 reporting, Lake easily led the pack with 23,193 votes. The unofficial results were released later on election night.

Following Lake were Travis Calliou of the Veterans Coalition Party of Canada (93 votes), Neil Doell of the People’s Party of Canada (672), Richard Wong, Liberal Party of Canada (4,400), Emily Drzymala of the Green Party of Canada (644) and Noah Garver of the New Democratic Party (4,140).

With 145 of 290 polls reporting, voter turnout was 33,142, about 27 per cent.

Lake has been in government for over a decade, originally starting his political career as part of former Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s team. Before politics, he worked in the Edmonton Oiler’s front office.

Over the past four years Lake held “round table” meetings in the area, as the riding covers a very large geographical region. According to the 2016 census, Edmonton-Wetaskiwin is the most populous riding in the country. It has roughly 50,000 more people than the 100,000 average.

Elections Canada noted the Edmonton-Wetaskiwin riding has a population of 158,749, and the number of registered voters was 122,984.

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Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca