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Crowfoot stays blue

Kevin Sorenson once again fended off all competitors to retain his seat in the Crowfoot constituency.
    As of press time Sorenson had a substantial lead in the count, handily retaining his seat. This is his fourth election, and in each has averaged more than 80 per cent of the popular vote, one of the highest in the country.

    "The people of Crowfoot have spoken with a very clear and loud voice, it is a pleasure to go and represent them in Ottawa," said Sorenson, who was watching the results come in at the Trochu Community Centre.
     While there was little change in the Crowfoot constituency, there was also not much change in the overall political landscape of the country. As  of press time it looked as if  the numbers  showed an increase in Tory seats, but not quite achieving a majority government.
     "We are just very pleased we have Prime Minister Steven Harper, and we have a Conservative government, and we can continue on the path we  have set down," said Sorenson.
    In Crowfoot,  NDP candidate Ellen Parker made strides in picking up more voters. In the 2006 election she pulled in 7.4 per cent of the popular vote. As of press time she was holding nearly 10 per cent of the popular vote, and her party made gains in seats.
    "We're on the upswing, any more seats  we gain will make us stronger in parliament and enact what we really believe is best for families," said Parker.
    In her first federal election, Liberal candidate Sharon Howe held about 4 per cent of the popular vote, as of press time, down slightly from the 5.5 per cent attained by Adam Campbell’s 2006 campaign.
    This was also the Green Party's Kaitlin Kettenbach’s first time running in a federal election.  In the 2006 election the Green Party’s Candidate Cameron Wigmore garnered 4.48 per cent of the popular vote.  As of press time she was holding about 6 per cent of the popular vote.
     Look to next week's edition of The Drumheller Mail for official election results.    

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