Alberta New Democrats welcome Rachel Notley as new Leader

EDMONTON – Today, 3,589 members of the Alberta New Democrats chose Rachel Notley as their leader. The convention was attended by over 500 enthusiastic party members.

“I'm very excited about the future of this party – Albertans deserve better than PC arrogance and Wilrose extremism and they are turning to the New Democrats as the modern, progressive alternative,” Notley said.

Notley received 70.03% of the vote from party members on the first ballot.

“I want to thank Brian Mason for his guidance and the work that he has done to grow the party to where it is today,” said Notley. “I also want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to both David Eggen and Rod Loyola for the campaigns they ran and the committment they showed.”

Rachel Notley has served as MLA for Edmonton-Strathcona since 2008.