Global News projects UCP’s Brian Jean to be winner of Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche byelection

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Shortly earlier than 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening, International Information’ determination desk mentioned it was projecting that United Conservative Social gathering candidate Brian Jean would win the Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche byelection.

With 42 of 62 polls reporting, Jean’s 1,855 votes accounted for practically 66 per cent of the vote.

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Jean, who has been out of politics since 2018, misplaced the 2017 UCP management race to Jason Kenney — who would go on to develop into Alberta’s premier — has known as for Kenney to step down because the occasion’s chief and mentioned the UCP must undergo a renewal of kinds to have an opportunity at stopping the NDP from profitable the following election.

Jean is a former MP who additionally was the chief of Alberta’s Wildrose Social gathering.

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Shortly earlier than 9:30 p.m., Jean was being most carefully trailed by NDP candidate Ariana Mancini (481 votes) and Wildrose Independence Social gathering candidate Paul Hinman (347 votes).

There are eight candidates making an attempt to win the legislature seat which has been vacant since former UCP MLA Laila Goodridge resigned to run for the federal Conservatives in August.

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