EDMONTON – Many politicos believed the Edmonton Centre riding would be one of the hottest races in the campaign, and it remained a tight race late Monday night.
It wasn’t until just past midnight that Randy Boissonnault was declared the winner for the Liberal Party.
With all 207 polls reporting, Boissonnault appeared to have won by 1,201 votes.
Watch below: Tight race Monday night in Edmonton Centre
Earlier in the campaign, polls indicated the riding was leaning NDP, but later said it was too close to call. Another poll suggested a 73 per cent chance of a Liberal win.
Boissonnault and Cumming were facing off against the NDP’s Gil McGowan.
McGowan is known for his work as president of the Alberta Federation of Labour. Boissonnault is a consultant and former journalist. Cumming is the former president and CEO of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce.
The Edmonton Centre seat formerly belonged to Conservative Laurie Hawn who announced he wouldn’t seek re-election in 2015. He served as MP for Edmonton Centre since 2006. Before Hawn, Liberal Anne McLellan held the seat.