The NDP’s Rod Loyola was elected to a second term as MLA for Edmonton–Ellerslie Tuesday.
Loyola had pulled into a comfortable lead ahead of the UCP’s Sanjay Patel as of 10 p.m. Though there were six candidates vying for election, it was a two-horse race between Loyola and Patel. The four other contenders garnered fewer than 1,000 votes apiece.
Loyola, 45, wasn’t available for comment Tuesday night. His margin of victory Tuesday was much smaller than when he was first elected to represent the southeast Edmonton riding when it turned orange as part of the NDP sweep to power in 2015.
64 of 82 polls reporting
Rod Loyola, NDP: 5,636
Sanjay Patel, UCP: 4,056
Hazelyn King-Williams, Alberta Party: 759
Mike McGowan, Alberta Liberal Party: 255
Yash Sharma, Alberta Advantage Party: 170
Brian S. Lockyer, Alberta Independence Party: 126
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