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Alberta Election 2015: After a tight race, PC’s Richard Gotfried takes Calgary-Fish Creek

Calgary-Fish Creek will be represented by PC candidate Richard Gotfried in the Alberta legislature. It was a tight race between Gotfried and NDP candidate Jill Moreton, with Wildrose’s Blaine Maller not far behind.

The Calgary-Fish Creek riding has been dominated by the Tories since 1979. Heather Forsyth was elected in Calgary-Fish Creek as a PC member in 1993, but crossed the floor to Wildrose in 2010 and eked out a victory by 38 votes in 2012.

Forsyth stuck with the Wildrose during last year’s mass defection, but has now retired.

The riding includes the communities of  Deer Run, Deer Ridge, Diamond Cove, Parkland, Bonavista, and Bonavista Downs. The 2010 boundary changes moved the west boundary of the riding to 14th Street to include all of Canyon Meadows.

Candidates:

  • Alberta Party: Allison Wemyss
  • NDP: Jill Moreton
  • Progressive Conservative: Richard Gotfried
  • Social Credit: Martin Owen
  • Wildrose: Blaine Maller

Click here for full provincial election results.

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