LANDSLIDE: United Conservative Party Wins Two Byelections By Huge Margins

Overwhelming victories for UCP as they hold on to two ridings.

The Alberta United Conservative Party has won overwhelming victories in two byelections, with the NDP far behind.

In the riding of Fort McMurray-Conklin, the UCP candidate Laila Goodridge won 65.89% of the vote, with the NDP way behind with just 29.53%.

In the riding of Innisfail-Sylvan Lake, it was an even bigger blowout. UCP candidate Dreeshen Devin got 81.76%, while the NDP  had just 9.23%.

While these were ridings already held by the UCP, the huge margin is a good sign for Conservatives in the upcoming election.

After the big victories, UCP Leader Jason Kenney shared his thoughts on Twitter:

“Big congratulations to @LailaGoodridge & @DevinDVote, the next MLAs for Fort McMurray-Conklin & Innisfail-Sylvan Lake.

Once again, Albertans have rejected the NDP’s fear & smear, tax-hiking agenda.

Momentum is on the side of common sense. Hope is on the horizon!”

“In Fort McMurrary-Conklin byelection, the NDP once again engaged in a fear & smear campaign, labelling Fort McMurray native @LailaGoodridge a “fly-in, fly-out” candidate. Once again, voters overwhelmingly rejected these tactics. When will the NDP learn?”

“Joined and his team last night to celebrate his landslide 82% victory as the new MLA for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake.”

This is good news for everyone who wants the ‘socialist experiment’ in Alberta to come to an end, and have common sense restored.

Spencer Fernando

Photo – Twitter