Alberta general election, 2001

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Alberta general election, 2001
Alberta
1997 ←
members
March 12, 2001 (2001-03-12) → 2004
members

83 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
42 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 53.38%
  Majority party Minority party Third party
  Ralph-Klein-Szmurlo.jpg LIB Raj Pannu.jpg
Leader Ralph Klein Nancy MacBeth Raj Pannu
Party Progressive Conservative Liberal New Democratic
Leader since December 14, 1992 April 18, 1998 2000
Leader's seat Calgary-Elbow Edmonton-McClung (lost re-election) Edmonton-Strathcona
Last election 63 seats, 51.2% 18 seats, 32.8% 2 seats, 8.8%
Seats before 64 15 2
Seats won 74 7 2
Seat change +10 -8 ±0
Popular vote 627,252 276,854 81,339
Percentage 61.9% 27.3% 8.0%
Swing +10.7% -5.5% -0.8%

Premier before election

Ralph Klein
Progressive Conservative

Elected Premier

Ralph Klein
Progressive Conservative

The Alberta general election of 2001 was the twenty-fifth general election for the Province of Alberta, Canada. It was held on March 12, 2001 to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.

The incumbent Alberta Progressive Conservative Party, led by Ralph Klein, won a strong majority for its tenth consecutive term in government. In addition to increasing its share of the popular vote to almost 62%, the PC Party won a majority of seats in Edmonton for the first time since 1982.

The Liberal Party lost 11 seats and ran up a large debt. Its leader, Nancy MacBeth, was defeated in her riding.

The New Democratic Party, led by Raj Pannu, hoped to make gains at the expense of the Liberals in Edmonton and replace them as the official opposition. This did not materialize, but the party did manage to maintain its share of the popular vote and its two seats in the legislature. The NDPs attempted to attract young voters with the slogan, "Raj against the Machine".

The right-wing Alberta First Party, contesting its first election, failed to win any seats or come close. The Social Credit Party, led by James Albers, was unable to build on its moderate success in the 1997 election, and sank back into obscurity. Lavern Ahlstrom, however, performed well in Rocky Mountain House and finished second behind the incumbent Ty Lund.

Results[edit]

Overall voter turnout was 53.38%.[1]

Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
1997 Dissolution Elected % Change # % % Change
     Progressive Conservative
Ralph Klein
83 63 64 74 +17.5% 627,252 61.91% +10.74%
     Liberal
Nancy MacBeth
83 18 15 7 -61.1% 276,854 27.33% -5.42%
     New Democrats
Raj Pannu
83 2 2 2 - 81,339 8.03% -0.78%
     Independent 29 - 1 - - 10,528 1.04% +0.93%
     Alberta First
John Reil
16 * - - * 8,851 0.87% *
     Social Credit Coalition[2]
James Albers
12 - - - - 5,361 0.53% -6.31%
     Alberta Party
Fred Schorning
  Green
David Parker
10 - - - - 2,085 0.28% +0.17%
     Communist
Naomi Rankin
2 - - - - 117 0.01% x
    Vacant * 1  
Total 318 83 83 83 - 1,013,152 100%
 

Notes:

* Party did not nominate candidates in the previous election.

x - less than 0.005% of the popular vote.

Members elected[edit]

For complete electoral history, see individual districts

25th Alberta Legislative Assembly
  District Member Party
     Athabasca-Wabasca Mike Cardinal Progressive Conservative
     Airdrie-Rocky View Carol Haley Progressive Conservative
     Banff-Cochrane Janis Tarchuk Progressive Conservative
     Barrhead-Westlock Ken Kowalski Progressive Conservative
     Bonnyville-Cold Lake Denis Ducharme Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Bow Alana DeLong Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Buffalo Harvey Cenaiko Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Cross Yvonne Fritz Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Currie Jon Lord Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-East Moe Amery Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Egmont Denis Herard Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Elbow Ralph Klein Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Fish Creek Heather Forsyth Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Foothills Pat Nelson Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Fort Wayne Cao Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Glenmore Ron Stevens Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Lougheed Marlene Graham Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-McCall Shiraz Shariff Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Montrose Hung Pham Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Mountain View Mark Hlady Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-North Hill Richard Magnus Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-North West Greg Melchin Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Nose Creek Gary Mar Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Shaw Cindy Ady Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Varsity Murray Smith Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-West Karen Kryczka Progressive Conservative
     Cardston-Taber-Warner Broyce Jacobs Progressive Conservative
     Clover Bar-Fort Saskatchewan Rob Lougheed Progressive Conservative
     Cypress-Medicine Hat Lorne Taylor Progressive Conservative
     Drayton Valley-Calmar Tony Abbott Progressive Conservative
     Drumheller-Chinook Shirley McClellan Progressive Conservative
     Dunvegan Hector Goudreau Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton Beverly-Clareview Julius Yankowsky Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton-Calder Brent Rathgeber Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton-Castle Downs Thomas Lukaszuk Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton-Centre Laurie Blakeman Liberal
     Edmonton-Ellerslie Debby Carlson Liberal
     Edmonton-Glengarry Bill Bonner Liberal
     Edmonton-Glenora Drew Hutton Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton-Gold Bar Hugh MacDonald Liberal
     Edmonton-Highlands Brian Mason NDP
     Edmonton-Manning Tony Vandermeer Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton-McClung Mark Norris Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton-Meadowlark Bob Maskell Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton-Mill Creek Gene Zwozdesky Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton-Mill Woods Don Massey Liberal
     Edmonton-Norwood Gary Masyk Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton-Riverview Kevin Taft Liberal
     Edmonton-Rutherford Ian McClelland Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton-Strathcona Raj Pannu NDP
     Edmonton-Whitemud David Hancock Progressive Conservative
     Fort McMurray Guy Boutilier Progressive Conservative
     Grande Prairie-Smoky Mel Knight Progressive Conservative
     Grande Prairie-Wapiti Gordon Graydon Progressive Conservative
     Highwood Don Tannas Progressive Conservative
     Innisfail-Sylvan Lake Luke Ouellette Progressive Conservative
     Lac La Biche-St. Paul Ray Danyluk Progressive Conservative
     Lacombe-Stettler Judy Gordon Progressive Conservative
     Lesser Slave Lake Pearl Calahasen Progressive Conservative
     Leduc Albert Klapstein Progressive Conservative
     Lethbridge-East Ken Nicol Liberal
     Lethbridge-West Clint Dunford Progressive Conservative
     Little Bow Barry McFarland Progressive Conservative
     Livingstone-Macleod David Coutts Progressive Conservative
     Medicine Hat Rob Renner Progressive Conservative
     Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills Richard Marz Progressive Conservative
     Peace River Gary Friedel Progressive Conservative
     Ponoka-Rimbey Halvar Jonson Progressive Conservative
     Red Deer-North Mary Anne Jablonski Progressive Conservative
     Red Deer-South Victor Doerksen Progressive Conservative
     Redwater Dave Broda Progressive Conservative
     Rocky Mountain House Ty Lund Progressive Conservative
     Sherwood Park Iris Evans Progressive Conservative
     St. Albert Mary O'Neill Progressive Conservative
     Spruce Grove-Sturgeon-St. Albert Doug Horner Progressive Conservative
     Stony Plain Stan Woloshyn Progressive Conservative
     Strathmore-Brooks Lyle Oberg Progressive Conservative
     Vegreville-Viking Ed Stelmach Progressive Conservative
     Vermilion-Lloydminster Lloyd Snelgrove Progressive Conservative
     Wainwright Robert Fischer Progressive Conservative
     West Yellowhead Ivan Strang Progressive Conservative
     Wetaskiwin-Camrose LeRoy Johnson Progressive Conservative
     Whitecourt-Ste. Anne George VanderBurg Progressive Conservative

References[edit]

  1. ^ Election Alberta (July 28, 2008). 2008 General Report. p. 158. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Political parties to merge". CBC News. February 7, 2000. Retrieved May 29, 2011.