NDP candidate Shaun Fluker has issued a statement on the election results for the Airdrie-Cochrane constituency.
"I want to offer my congratulations to Peter Guthrie for his victory tonight. I also want to acknowledge all of the contestants for putting themselves forward in this election. Our democratic process thrives on robust and competitive campaigns, and I commend each of them for their commitment to democracy in Alberta.
"To all who offered their support to my campaign in this election, I'm truly grateful. We didn't get the result we were hoping for, but we did inspire others to push for change and the Alberta NDP will continue to work towards a more positive future for the people of Airdrie-Cochrane and the entire province of Alberta."
Fluker spent election night in his campaign headquarters in Cochrane with supporters.
Guthrie was re-elected with 60 per cent of the vote. Fluker was second with 37 per cent.