Peace Country constituencies will continue to be represented by the United Conservative Party. After Monday’s election, incumbents Todd Loewen and Dan Williams were re-elected in Central Peace – Notley and Peace River respectively.
With 46 of 46 polls and 11,919 votes reporting, Loewen received 77.7 per cent of the Central Peace – Notley votes. He was followed by the NDP’s Megan Ciurysek with 18.5 per cent, Independence Party of Alberta’s Rodney Bowen with two per cent, the Alberta Party’s Lynn Lekisch with 1.4 per cent, and the Solidarity Movement of Alberta’s Nancy O’Neill with 0.4 per cent.
In Peace River, Williams had 74 per cent of the vote with 33 of 37 polls and 10,367 votes reporting. Liana Paiva with the NDP received 22 per cent of the vote, independent candidate Conrad Nunweiler received 2.6 per cent, and the Independence Party of Alberta’s Sharon Noullett with 1.5 per cent.
In Grande Prairie and Grande Prairie – Wapiti, newcomers Nolan Dyck and Ron Wiebe received the most votes. Grande Prairie was a tighter race than others, with the NDP’s Kevin McLean hot on their tail.
With 17 of 19 polls and 13,998 votes reporting, Dyck received 63 per cent of the vote, while McLean received 32.2 per cent. The Independence Party of Alberta’s David Braun received 2.2 per cent of the vote, the Alberta Party’s Preston Mildenberger 1.6 per cent, and the Green Party’s Shane Diederich one per cent.
In Grande Prairie – Wapiti, Wiebe led with 75.7 per cent of the vote with 30 of 30 polls and 19,805 votes reporting. Behind him was Dustin Archibald of the NDP with 20.3 per cent of the vote and the Independence Party of Alberta’s Brooklyn Biegel with four per cent.
Across Alberta, the United Conservative Party has been projected to form a second consecutive majority government. As of midnight Tuesday, Danielle Smith’s UCP was projected to win 51 ridings and Rachel Notley’s NDP 36.