Global News is declaring that Heather McPherson will win in the riding of Edmonton Strathcona.
Edmonton Strathcona is a riding in central Edmonton, just south of the river, which includes the University of Alberta and Whyte Avenue areas.
It stretches from the North Saskatchewan River south to the Whitemud, from Rainbow Valley Park on the west to Anthony Henday Drive/Highway 216 on the east. One neighbourhood north of the river — Riverdale — is included in the riding.
Between 2008 and 2015, it was the only federal riding in Alberta not held by the Conservatives.
Linda Duncan has held the seat for the NDP since 2008. She announced last year she would not be seeking a fourth term in office.
Prior to Duncan’s win in 2008, the Conservatives held the seat.
NDP: Heather McPherson
Liberal: Eleanor Olszewski
Conservatives: Sam Lilly
People’s Party of Canada: Ian Cameron
Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada: Dougal MacDonald
The Green Party initially had Michael Kalmanovitch running for the seat in Edmonton Strathcona. However, on Oct. 16 he ended his campaign.