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Towle Upsets Minister of Transportation In Innisfail-Sylvan Lake

Tuesday, April 24th 2012 07:00

With 7,091 votes Wildrose candidate Kerry Towle finished ahead of Luke Ouellette of the PC Party who wound up with 6,149.

An incumbent MLA has been unseated in the Innisfail Sylvan Lake constituency.

Luke Ouellette of the PCs had been the MLA for that riding since 2001, but last night voters put 46% of their support behind Kerry Towle of the Wildrose Party - Ouellette finished with 40% of the votes.

Towle talks about some of the reasons why the Wildrose was succesful in ridings such as her's as well as Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills and Rimbey-Sundre-Rocky Mountain House.

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She explains what the Wildrose Party will be able to do as Alberta's official opposition.

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Holding on to a slim lead for most of the night wasn't easy - Towle says she & her supporters were on 'pins & needles' as they watched the results come in.

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