Liberal Randy Boissonnault wins on the Edmonton Middle

EDMONTON –

Liberal candidate Randy Boissonnault was declared the Edmonton Center winner on Wednesday.

He defeated the conservative incumbent James Cumming by 577 votes, with New Democrat Heather McKenzie in third place.

“I am very much looking forward to working with Liberal colleagues across the country to pursue an ambitious plan to produce results for the Edmontonians,” Boissonnault said at a press conference Wednesday evening.

The Liberal candidate says he looks forward to working with Liberal George Chahal, who won the Calgary Skyview race.

“It is very important for the government to know what Albertans think and what our needs are, it is also important for organizations, companies, nonprofits, industry associations to know that they can meet with MPs from Alberta in the ruling party and that we can not just listen to them, but do our work, “said Boissonnault.

Boissonnault and Chahal are the only two Liberal candidates to win in Alberta.

“The results are there and we haven’t got the results we wanted,” said Cumming.

“Congratulations to Randy Boissonnault … I hope you will stand up for the citizens of Edmonton Center.”

This was the third general election in which Boissonnault and Cumming competed against each other, with the Liberals winning in 2015 and the Conservatives in 2019.

The two and McKenzie were in a close race that was too close to attend election night. The voting by email was completed on Tuesday.

The new Democrat Heather McPherson won in Edmonton Strathcona and Blake Desjarlais defeated the conservative incumbent Kerry Diotte in Edmonton Griesbach.

Alberta’s remaining 30 trips have been conservative.

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