The Wildrose and Progressive Conservative parties have voted to merge into a single party.
 
Both party memberships voted more than 95 per cent in favour of the unity agreement.
 
Progressive Conservative leader Jason Kenney and Wildrose Party leader Brian Jean both spoke to the public yesterday (July 22) addressing issues they are fighting to change in the 2019 election.
 
Jean said in his speech that they plan on ripping up the carbon tax and will look to strengthen Alberta's industries.
 
Official vote totals for the Wildrose are as follows:
- 23,466 voted ‘Yes’
- 1,132 voted ‘No’
 
Official vote totals for the Progressive Conservatives:
- 25,692 voted ‘Yes’
- 1,344 voted ‘No’

On Twitter Kenney said: to those who voted "no:" we need & want you in the United Party! If you have concerns, please express them through your active involvement.
 
The new name will be the United Conservative Party.
 
Jean already announced will be running for leadership, as will Calgary lawyer Doug Schweitzer. Kenney has not announced his intentions. An intern leader will be picked on Monday, a  permanent leader should be elected by Oct. 28.
 

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