Reform Party of Alberta (2016–present)

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Reform Party of Alberta
Active provincial party
LeaderRandy Thorsteinson
PresidentKelly Swerid
Founded2016
HeadquartersBox 25156, Deer Park PO
Red Deer, Alberta
IdeologySocial conservatism
Political positionRight-wing
ColoursBlue, sky blue
Seats in Legislature
0 / 87
Website
Official website

The Reform Party of Alberta is an active political party in Alberta[1] founded in 2016 by Randy Thorsteinson. The party is not related to the former Reform Party of Alberta, which was de-registered by Elections Alberta in 2004, leaving the name available for a new party.[2]

The party was founded as a social conservative alternative to Wildrose, which Thorsteinson describes as "middle of the road".[3] The party's website lists parental authority, religious freedom, and the privatization of health care among its priorities.

Its first electoral test was the Calgary-Lougheed by-election won by Jason Kenney. Candidate Lauren Thorsteinson (Randy's daughter) finished fourth, ahead of Green Party leader Romy Tittel.

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