Wildrose and PC members approve unite-the-right deal with 95% voting Yes

Wildrose supporters celebrate after officials announced 95 per cent of members voted in favour of uniting with Progressive Conservatives to form the new United Conservative Party. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press)

By Michelle Bellefontaine, CBC News, July 22, 2017 

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Alberta Wildrose and Progressive Conservative Party members have voted 95 per cent in favour of ratifying the agreement to join forces and form the new United Conservative Party.

Of the 24,598 Wildrose members who cast a ballot, 23,466 voted Yes and 1,132 said No. The party said 57.7 per cent of eligible voters weighed in.

On the PC side, 27,060 members voted with 25,692 saying Yes and 1,344 saying No. There were 24 spoiled ballots.

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