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Calgary-Elbow voters choose Gordon Dirks as MLA

Alberta Education Minister Gordon Dirks has won a seat in the legislature in the Calgary-Elbow riding.

Riding had been held by former Premier Alison Redford until her resignation

Education Minister Gordon Dirks speaks to reporters after his victory speech. (CBC)

Alberta Education Minister Gordon Dirks has won a seat in the legislature in the Calgary-Elbow riding.

The Progressive Conservative Party had 4,207 votes in the unofficial results, while Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark took second place with 3,412 votes.

"This was a great day for the PC Party in Alberta," Dirks said to supporters in his victory speech.

Dirks told the crowd he will be "[Calgary-Elbow's] champion in the government" and promised to be the voters' servant.

He says he always considered the riding to be winnable.

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