Wildrose’s Smith wants leadership review in wake of Alberta byelection defeats

Alberta Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith is putting her leadership on the line in the wake of four byelection losses.

CALGARY — Alberta Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith is putting her leadership on the line in the wake of four byelection losses.

Smith says she has asked to have a leadership review put on the agenda when the party holds its annual general meeting in Red Deer in mid-November.

Smith wouldn’t say what percentage of support will satisfy her, but says it needs to be more than the 77 per cent received last year by former premier Alison Redford.

The Wildrose party was beaten in three byelections in Calgary and one in Edmonton on Monday night.

Smith says her party needs to re-examine its messaging to earn the support of urban voters.

She says she still believes her party is the only one that can unite both urban and rural areas.

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