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Conservative Michael Cooper wins third term in St. Albert

Just before 9 p.m. Cooper had 45.5 per cent of the vote, with 6,156 votes cast in his favour.
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Incumbent Conservative candidate Michael Cooper has won St. Albert-Edmonton. FILE/Photo

Conservative incumbent candidate Michael Cooper has won a third term in the St. Albert-Edmonton riding.

On Monday night, CBC announced Cooper as the winner, defeating Greg Springate of the Liberal Party, Kathleen Mpulubusi of the NDP, and Bridgette Cecelia of the People's Party of Canada.

Just before 9 p.m. Cooper had 45.5 per cent of the vote, with 6,156 votes cast in his favour. Mpulubusi was sitting in second place with 30.3 per cent of the votes and 4,109 votes. Springate had 17.5 per cent of the votes and 2,365 votes. Cecelia was pulling in 6.7 per cent, or 914 votes.

While Cooper, who was first elected in 2015, celebrated his third victory in the riding, his party failed to form government and lost to the Liberal Party of Canada.

Cooper first won the seat in 2015, when he ran against a former Conservative-turned-independent, Brent Rathgeber. Cooper won 45.2 per cent of the vote in that election against Rathgeber’s 19.7 per cent of the vote.

In 2019, Cooper won a whopping 60.7 per cent of the vote with the closest rival, Springate, receiving 19.2 per cent of the vote. Projections for Cooper in this election had him winning with around 50 per cent of the vote. 

Just before 8:30 p.m. it was announced Justin Trudeau will serve a third term as the prime minister of Canada and, as the results are rolling in across the country, the party has held onto all their seats in in Eastern Canada.


Jennifer Henderson, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

About the Author: Jennifer Henderson, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Jennifer Henderson is the Local Journalism Initiative reporter for Great West Newspapers based in St. Albert, Alta.
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