Alberta general election, 1975

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Alberta general election, 1975
Alberta
1971 ←
members
March 26, 1975 (1975-03-26)
members
→ 1979
members

75 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
38 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout 59.58%
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Leader Peter Lougheed Werner Schmidt Grant Notley
Party Progressive Conservative Social Credit New Democratic
Leader since 1965 1973 1968
Leader's seat Calgary-West ran in Taber-Warner (lost) Spirit River-Fairview
Last election 49 seats, 46.4% 25 seats, 41.1% 1 seats, 11.4%
Seats before 49 25 1
Seats won 69 4 1
Seat change +20 -21 ±0
Popular vote 369,764 107,211 76,360
Percentage 62.7% 18.2% 12.9%
Swing +16.3% -22.9% +1.5%

Premier before election

Peter Lougheed
Progressive Conservative

Elected Premier

Peter Lougheed
Progressive Conservative

The Alberta general election of 1975 was the eighteenth general election for the Province of Alberta, Canada. It was held on March 26, 1975 to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.

The Progressive Conservative Party of Peter Lougheed won its second term in government in a landslide, taking over 62% of the popular vote and winning 69 of the 75 seats in the legislature.

The Social Credit Party saw its vote collapse. After 36 years in government from 1935 to 1971—virtually its entire history—it was ill-prepared for a role in opposition. It lost over half of its popular vote from the previous election, and was cut down to only four MLAs—just barely holding onto official party status.

Results[edit]

Overall voter turnout was 59.58%.[1]

Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
1971 Elected % Change # % % Change
     Progressive Conservative
Peter Lougheed
75 49 69 +40.8% 369,764 62.65% +16.25%
     Social Credit
Werner Schmidt
70 25 4 -84.0% 107,211 18.17% -22.93%
     New Democrats
Grant Notley
75 1 1 0% 76,360 12.94% +1.52%
Independent Social Credit 1 * 1 100% 4,428 0.75% *
Liberal
Nicholas Taylor
46 - - - 29,424 4.98% +3.97%
  Independent Progressive Conservative 3 * - * 1,059 0.18% *
     Communist 14 * - * 768 0.13% *
     Independent 4 - -   625 0.11% +1.06%
  Independent Liberal 2 * - * 416 0.07% *
  Constitutional Socialist
Mike Uhryn
3 * - * 115 0.02% *
Total 293 75 75 - 590,200 100%
 
Source: Elections Alberta

Note:

* Party did not nominate candidates in the previous election.

Members elected[edit]

For complete electoral history, see individual districts

18th Alberta Legislative Assembly
  District Member Party
     Athabasca Frank Appleby Progressive Conservative
     Banff Frederick Kidd Progressive Conservative
     Barrhead Hugh Horner Progressive Conservative
     Bonnyville Donald Hansen Progressive Conservative
     Bow Valley Fred Mandeville Social Credit
     Calgary-Bow Neil Webber Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Buffalo Ron Ghitter Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Currie Fred Peacock Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Egmont Merv Leitch Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Elbow David John Russell Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Foothills Stewart McCrae Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Glenmore Hugh Planche Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-McCall Andrew Little Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-McKnight Eric Musgreave Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Millican Thomas Donnelly Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Mountain View John Kushner Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-North Hill Roy Farran Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-West Peter Lougheed Progressive Conservative
     Camrose Gordon Stromberg Progressive Conservative
     Cardston John Thompson Progressive Conservative
     Clover Bar Walt Buck Social Credit
     Cypress Alan Hyland Progressive Conservative
     Drayton Valley Rudolph Zander Progressive Conservative
Drumheller Gordon Taylor Independent Social Credit
     Edmonton-Avonmore Horst Schmid Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton-Belmont Bert Hohol Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton-Beverly Bill Diachuk Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton-Calder Tom Chambers Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton-Centre Gordon Miniely Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton-Glenora Lou Hyndman Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton-Gold Bar William Yurko Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton-Highlands David Thomas King Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton Jasper Place Leslie Young Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton-Kingsway Kenneth Paproski Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton-Meadowlark Gerard Amerongen Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton-Norwood Catherine Chichak Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton-Ottewell John Ashton Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton-Parkallen Neil Stanley Crawford Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton-Strathcona Julian Koziak Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton-Whitemud Don Getty Progressive Conservative
     Edson Robert Dowling Progressive Conservative
     Grand Prairie Winston Backus Progressive Conservative
     Hanna-Oyen John Butler Progressive Conservative
     Highwood George Wolstenholme Progressive Conservative
     Innisfail Clifford Doan Progressive Conservative
     Lac La Biche-McMurray Ron Tesolin Progressive Conservative
     Lacombe Jack Cookson Progressive Conservative
     Lesser Slave Lake Larry Shaben Progressive Conservative
     Lethbridge-East Archibald D. Johnston Progressive Conservative
     Lethbridge-West John Gogo Progressive Conservative
     Little Bow Raymond Speaker Social Credit
     Lloydminster Bud Miller Progressive Conservative
     Macleod Thomas Walker Progressive Conservative
     Medicine Hat-Redcliff Jim Horsman Progressive Conservative
     Olds-Didsbury Robert Curtis Clark Social Credit
     Peace River Al Adair Progressive Conservative
     Pincher Creek-Crowsnest Frederick Bradley Progressive Conservative
     Ponoka Don McCrimmon Progressive Conservative
     Red Deer James Foster Progressive Conservative
     Redwater-Andrew George Topolnisky Progressive Conservative
     Rocky Mountain House Helen Hunley Progressive Conservative
     Sedgewick-Coronation Henry Kroeger Progressive Conservative
     Smoky River Marvin Moore Progressive Conservative
     Spirit River-Fairview Grant Notley NDP
     St. Albert Ernie Jamison Progressive Conservative
     St. Paul Mick Fluker Progressive Conservative
     Stettler Graham Harle Progressive Conservative
     Stony Plain William Purdy Progressive Conservative
     Taber-Warner Robert Bogle Progressive Conservative
     Three Hills Allan Warrack Progressive Conservative
     Vegreville John Batiuk Progressive Conservative
     Vermilion-Viking Tom Lysons Progressive Conservative
     Wainwright Charles Stewart Progressive Conservative
     Wetaskiwin-Leduc Dallas Schmidt Progressive Conservative
     Whitecourt Peter Trynchy Progressive Conservative

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elections Alberta (November 25, 2007). "General Elections 1975-2004 (Overall Summary of Ballots Cast and % of Voter Turnout)". Retrieved April 29, 2011.