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Alberta Election 2015: Jim Prentice holds seat in Calgary-Foothills

Former Premier Jim Prentice managed to keep his seat in Calgary-Foothills, but announced he will be resigning.

In his speech Tuesday night, he expressed his disappointment on the outcome of the election.

“While I am personally saddened by the decision, the voters are always right in our democracy,” Prentice said in his speech Tuesday night.

“I congratulate Rachel Notley and the NDP party on their success this evening. Rachel obviously ran an excellent campaign and clearly had the confidence of Albertans.”
 

The Calgary-Foothills riding is in city’s northwest and includes the communities of Hamptons, Edgemont, Kincora, Hidden Valley, Sage Hill and Sherwood.

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Prentice captured this riding in last October’s byelection race. It was previously held by longtime PC MLA Len Webber who resigned his seat in the Alberta Legislature last fall after winning the Conservative Party nomination in Calgary Confederation. This northwest riding has elected PCs since its creation in 1971.

Candidates:

  • Green Party of Alberta: Janet Keeping
  • Liberal: Ali Bin Zahid
  • NDP: Anne Wilson
  • Progressive Conservative: Jim Prentice (incumbent)
  • Wildrose: Keelan Frey

Click here for full provincial election results.