Dale Nally returns to the legislature as part of UCP majority

Above: Morinville-St. Albert MLA Dale Nally – Morinville Online File Photo

by Morinville Online Staff

Incumbent UCP MLA Dale Nally defeated NDP candidate and former Sturgeon County Councillor Karen Shaw in Monday’s general provincial election.

Nally took 13,466 votes to Shaw’s 11,872. Nally earned 51.47% of the vote to Shaw’s 45.38%. Alberta Party candidate Wayne Rufiange took 590 votes (2.25%), and Green Party of Alberta candidate Kurt Klingbeil took 230 votes (.008%).

Although defeated in the final total, Shaw led Nally in the tally of advanced and special ballot voters by a narrow margin of one vote at 5,640 to 5,639.

When all was done Tuesday morning, the UCP led or were declared elected in 49 seats, a decrease of 14 from the 63 seats they held when the writ was dropped a month earlier. The NDP led or were declared elected in 38 seats, an increase of 14 from the 24 they had at the start of the election.

As of 8 a.m., unofficial voter turnout sat at 62.38% of eligible voters.

All results are unofficial until Thursday, June 8.

Editor’s Note: This article was updated at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 30.

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