PC candidate Andrew Smith has been elected in the Southdale riding, CTV News has declared.

The former staffer with Provencher MP Ted Falk won in the formerly New Democrat riding, beating out Liberal Ryan Colyer and NDP candidate Dashi Zargani.

Southdale had no incumbent candidate after the NDP’s Erin Selby resigned as MLA to run federally in the St. Boniface riding. Selby was also one of five former cabinet members who tried unsuccessfully to unseat Greg Selinger in a 2014 leadership vote.

Selby won the 2011 provincial election with 51 per cent of the vote.