Alberta general election, 2012

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Alberta general election, 2012
Alberta
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April 23, 2012 (2012-04-23)
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87 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
44 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
Turnout 57%
  Majority party Minority party Third party
  Alison Redford 2012.jpg Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith.jpg Raj Sherman cropped.jpg
Leader Alison Redford Danielle Smith Raj Sherman
Party Progressive Conservative Wildrose Liberal
Leader since October 2, 2011 October 17, 2009 September 10, 2011
Leader's seat Calgary-Elbow Highwood Edmonton-Meadowlark
Last election 72 seats, 52.7% 0 seats, 6.8% 9 seats, 26.4%
Seats before 66 4 8
Seats won 61 17 5
Seat change -5 +13 -3
Popular vote 567,060 442,429 127,645
Percentage 44.0% 34.3% 9.9%
Swing –8.8pp +27.5pp –16.5pp

  Fourth party Fifth party
  Brian Mason.jpg Glenntaylor-crop.jpg
Leader Brian Mason Glenn Taylor
Party New Democratic Alberta Party
Leader since July 13, 2004 May 28, 2011
Leader's seat Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood ran in West Yellowhead (lost)
Last election 2 seats, 8.5% 0 seats, 0.0%
Seats before 2 1
Seats won 4 0
Seat change +2 -1
Popular vote 126,752 17,172
Percentage 9.8% 1.3%
Swing +1.3pp +1.3pp

Alta2012.png

Map of Alberta's ridings coloured in to indicate winning party and popular vote.

Premier before election

Alison Redford
Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta

Premier after election

Alison Redford
Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta

The 2012 Alberta general election, formally the 28th general election of Alberta, Canada, took place April 23, 2012, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. A Senate nominee election was called for the same day.[1]

During the 2011 Progressive Conservative Association leadership election, eventual winner Alison Redford stated that if she became Premier she intended to pass legislation setting a fixed election date. After taking office, her government introduced a bill relating to the timing of elections, which was passed on December 6, 2011.[2] Unlike other fixed election date legislation in Canada, the 2011 Election Amendment Act fixes the election to a three-month period, between March 1 and May 31 in the fourth calendar year. However, like other legislation, this does not affect the powers of the Lieutenant Governor to dissolve the Legislature before this period.[3] The writs of elections were dropped March 26, 2012.

Although the Wildrose Party led opinion polls for much of the campaign, on election night the Progressive Conservatives defied expectations to win 61 seats — a net loss of only five — en route to their 12th consecutive majority government. The victory makes Redford the third woman elected in her own right as a provincial premier in Canada, and the first woman elected premier in a province outside Atlantic Canada. If the PC's serve out until September 4, 2014, they will become the longest-running provincial government in Canadian history.

Background[edit]

27th Legislature[edit]

The 27th Alberta Legislature saw a significant decline in the polls for the governing Progressive Conservatives (PCs) and the popularity of Premier Ed Stelmach.

The Wildrose Party has been the primary beneficiary of voter migration in opinion polls from the governing party, after former leader Paul Hinman won a by-election, and the party elected Danielle Smith as leader. On January 4, 2010, the Wildrose caucus became the third party, displacing the New Democrats, when PC MLAs Rob Anderson (Airdrie-Chestermere) and Heather Forsyth (Calgary-Fish Creek) joined the Wildrose. Later in 2010, former PC cabinet minister Guy Boutilier (Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo) joined the Wildrose, becoming its fourth MLA. However, their support has waned in the past year, as have polling fortunes for the Liberal Party. Alberta's NDP has doubled their results in recent polls compared to their percentage in the last election.

The Liberals have lost two MLAs since the previous election — Dave Taylor (Calgary Currie) to sit as an independent, before becoming the first MLA for the Alberta Party; and Bridget Pastoor (Lethbridge-East) who crossed the floor to join the PC caucus, in November, 2011. However, the Liberals gained one in selecting Raj Sherman (Edmonton-Meadowlark) as their leader in September 2011, who had been ejected from the PC caucus in November 2010.

On January 25, 2011, Ed Stelmach abruptly announced that he would not seek re-election, and would resign as leader of the Progressive Conservatives and as premier after a successor was chosen. Alison Redford was chosen as Stelmach's successor on October 1, 2011, and her election has improved the fortunes of her party in opinion polls. Her new government presented six pieces of legislation, the most notable of which regarded fixed election dates, an investigation into health care, and tougher penalties for impaired driving. All six bills were passed in the fall 2011 sitting of the 27th Legislature.[4] The 2012 election is a result of the fixed election legislation, which fixed the date of the next provincial election in Alberta between March 1 and May 31, 2012, and requires subsequent elections in that period in the fourth calendar year thereafter. The law does not affect the ability of Alberta's Lieutenant-Governor to dissolve the assembly and call an election before that time. However, that is not likely to occur during majority governments. The legislature was dissolved and the writs were dropped on March 26, 2012.

Green Party dispute[edit]

Main article: Alberta Greens

A year after the previous general election the Alberta Greens became mired in an internal dispute that resulted in the collapse of the party, and its de-registration by Elections Alberta. Some of the former Green party executive, including former deputy leader Edwin Erickson, eventually joined the Alberta Party, while others regrouped and founded the Evergreen Party of Alberta.[5]

Results[edit]

As indicated on the maps, the rural vote split largely on regional lines. Wildrose support was concentrated largely in Southern Alberta while the party won only one seat north of the 53rd parallel, while the PCs were reduced to just one seat in rural Southern Alberta. Wildrose won only three urban seats (two in Calgary and one in Medicine Hat) while the PC's won the majority of seats in both Calgary and Edmonton, swept Edmonton's suburbs and swept the two seats contested in each of Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge and Red Deer. The Liberals were confined to the two largest cities, winning three seats in Calgary and two in Edmonton. The New Democrats won all four of their seats in Edmonton.

The PCs polled about 44 percent of the popular vote, and four cabinet ministers were defeated. The Wildrose won 17 seats to become the Official Opposition for the first time. It was a net increase of thirteen seats for the party, although two of the four Wildrose incumbents (Guy Boutilier and Paul Hinman) were defeated by their PC challengers. The party polled more than 34 percent of the popular vote, more than five times their share in the previous election, and finished a close second in dozens of constituencies.

The Liberals saw their share of the vote plummet by almost two thirds and polled under ten percent for the first time since 1982. The result therefore appeared to give credence to speculation that Liberal voters from last election would vote "strategically" in a bid to defeat the Wildrose Party. Nevertheless, the five Liberal incumbents seeking re-election all managed to hold on their seats, with the Liberals losing the three seats where their incumbents did not run again. It is the Liberals' lowest seat total since the 1986 election. The Liberals were relegated to third party status in the Legislature for the first time since 1993.

The New Democrats won four seats, double their previous total and enough to secure official party status in the Legislature. Both NDP incumbents were re-elected. The NDP polled just under ten percent of the vote, marginally less than the Liberals' share and a modest increase from the last election.

Summary[edit]

e • d Summary of the April 23, 2012 Legislative Assembly of Alberta election results
Party Party leader Number of
candidates[6]
Seats Popular vote
2008 Dissol. 2012 % Change #1 % Change (pp)
Progressive Conservative Alison Redford 87 72 66 61 –7.85 567,060 43.95 –8.77
Wildrose Danielle Smith 87 4 17 +325 442,429 34.29 +27.51
Liberal Raj Sherman 87 9 8 5 –37.5 127,645 9.89 –16.54
New Democratic Brian Mason 87 2 2 4 +100 126,752 9.82 +1.34
Alberta Party Glenn Taylor 38 1 –100 17,172 1.33 +1.32
Evergreen Larry Ashmore 25 2 5,082 0.394 –4.162
  Independent 12 1 –100 3,511 0.272 –0.53
Social Credit Len Skowronski 3 294 0.0228 –0.19
Communist Naomi Rankin 2 210 0.0163 +0.01
Separation Bart Hampton3 13 68 0.00527 0.00
  Vacant 1
Total 429 83 83 87 +4.82 1,290,223 100.00%

Notes:

  1. Results at the count.[7]
  2. Results change is compared to the Alberta Greens in 2008.
  3. Elections Alberta lists Bart Hampton as leader of the Separation Party of Alberta, however the party's only candidate is party president Glen Dundas.[8]

The voter turnout was 57%.[9]

Vote and seat summaries[edit]

Results by riding
Popular vote
PC
  
43.95%
Wildrose
  
34.29%
Liberal
  
9.89%
New Democratic
  
9.82%
Alberta Party
  
1.33%
Others
  
0.71%
Seat totals
PC
  
71.11%
Wildrose
  
19.54%
Liberal
  
5.75%
New Democratic
  
4.60%

By region[edit]

Party Calgary Edm. Leth. Red Deer North Central South Total
Progressive Conservative Seats 20 13 2 2 10 13 1 61
Popular vote 46.16% 40.37% 38.65% 41.60% 47.70% 46.94% 38.33% 43.95%
Wildrose Seats 2 0 0 0 1 5 9 17
Popular vote 35.61% 18.80% 29.45% 34.24% 39.69% 37.82% 51.49% 34.29%
Liberal Seats 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 5
Popular vote 11.89% 16.13% 10.19% 12.08% 4.29% 5.41% 4.90% 9.89%
New Democratic Seats 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4
Popular vote 4.79% 21.56% 20.88% 9.17% 7.64% 6.88% 4.68% 9.82%
Total seats 25 19 2 2 11 18 10 87
Alberta Party Popular vote 0.80% 2.46% 0.84% 2.92% 2.05% 1.33%
Evergreen Popular vote 0.65% 0.36% 0.16% 0.27% 0.37% 0.39%
Independents Popular vote 0.04% 0.28% 0.52% 0.58% 0.20% 0.27%
Social Credit Popular vote 0.03% 0.02% 0.04% 0.02%
Communist Popular vote 0.04% 0.02% 0.02%
Separation Popular vote 0.04% 0.01%

Gains, holds, and losses[edit]

Defeated incumbents[edit]

Defeated incumbents and winners
Defeated incumbent Affiliation Winner Affiliation Electoral district
  Hinman, PaulPaul Hinman Wildrose Johnson, LindaLinda Johnson Progressive Conservative Calgary-Glenmore
  Morton, TedTed Morton Progressive Conservative McAllister, BruceBruce McAllister Wildrose Chestermere-Rocky View1
  Mitzel, LenLen Mitzel Progressive Conservative Barnes, DrewDrew Barnes Wildrose Cypress-Medicine Hat
  Hayden, JackJack Hayden Progressive Conservative Strankman, RickRick Strankman Wildrose Drumheller-Stettler
  Vandermeer, TonyTony Vandermeer Progressive Conservative Bilous, DeronDeron Bilous New Democratic Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview
  Benito, CarlCarl Benito Independent2 Quadri, SohailSohail Quadri Progressive Conservative Edmonton-Mill Woods
  Boutilier, GuyGuy Boutilier Wildrose3 Allen, MikeMike Allen Progressive Conservative Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo
  Ouellette, LukeLuke Ouellette Progressive Conservative Towle, KerryKerry Towle Wildrose Innisfail-Sylvan Lake
  Danyluk, RayRay Danyluk Progressive Conservative Saskiw, ShayneShayne Saskiw Wildrose Lac La Biche-St. Paul-Two Hills4
  Beger, EvanEvan Beger Progressive Conservative Stier, PatPat Stier Wildrose Livingstone-Macleod
  Lund, TyTy Lund Progressive Conservative Anglin, JoeJoe Anglin Wildrose Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre5
  Doerksen, ArnoArno Doerksen Progressive Conservative Hale, JasonJason Hale Wildrose Strathmore-Brooks

Notes:

  1. Morton was an incumbent in Foothills-Rocky View
  2. Benito sat as a Progressive Conservative in the 27th Legislative Assembly, lost the candidate nomination, and ran as an independent
  3. Boutilier was elected as a Progressive Conservative in the 2008 election
  4. Danyluk was an incumbent in Lac La Biche-St. Paul
  5. Lund was an incumbent in Rocky Mountain House

Opinion polls[edit]

The following is a summary of polling firms, used by Alberta's media, with percentages of decided voters[dubious ] whom had been asked for what party they would vote for.

Polling Firm Date of Polling PC Wildrose Liberal NDP Alberta Evergreen Other
Election 2012 April 23, 2012 44.0 34.3 9.9 9.8 1.3 0.4 0.3
Forum Research April 22, 2012 36 38 10 12 3 1
Forum Research April 21, 2012 32 41 10 13 2 2
Angus Reid April 20–21, 2012 32 41 13 11 2
Campaign Research April 19, 2012 34 41 11 11 3
Abacus Data April 18–19, 2012 31 41 12 13 3
ThinkHQ Public Affairs April 17–18, 2012 33 41 11 11 3 1
Forum Research April 16, 2012 33 40 10 12 2 2
Leger Marketing April 13–16, 2012 36 42 9 10 2 0.3 1
Return on Insight April 13–14, 2012 36 43 11 9 1 0
Campaign Research April 11, 2012 34.4 42.8 9.6 9.7 3.5
Abacus Data April 9–11, 2012 29 46 10 12 2
Think HQ Public Affairs April 9–10, 2012 29 43 12 13 2 1
Forum Research April 9, 2012 31 43 10 11 2 2
Leger Marketing April 5–8, 2012 34.2 35.5 12.5 13.2 2.7 1.3 0.6
Abacus Data April 2–4, 2012 31 43 12 11 3
Leger Marketing April 2–4, 2012 33.9 41.3 9.5 11.7 2.2 1.4
Campaign Research April 3, 2012 28.4 45.5 11.3 10.2 4.6
Forum Research April 3, 2012 29 43 13 10 3 3
Think HQ Public Affairs April 2–3, 2012 30 43 11 12 3 1
Abacus Data March 26–28, 2012 28 41 16 12 3
Campaign Research March 26, 2012 30.3 39.6 13.0 11.6 5.5
Forum Research March 26, 2012 31 41 12 11 2 3
Leger Marketing [1] 37 34 12 11 2 6
Think HQ Public Affairs March 22–25, 2012 36 33 13 13 2 3
Ipsos-Reid March 20–25, 2012 38 38 11 12 2
Abacus Data March 5–7, 2012 34 29 18 14 5
Think HQ Public Affairs February 2012 42 29 12 13 2 2
Forum Research February 10, 2012 37 30 14 13 6
Abingdon Research Jan 30 – Feb 2, 2012 37.9 29.4 13.7 14.4 4.5
Return on Insight January 25–31, 2012 46 24 12 14 4 0
Forum Research January 17, 2012 38 29 14 13 3 4
Leger Marketing January 13–18, 2012 53 16 11 13 2 6
Election 2008 March 3, 2008 52.66 6.77 26.37 8.52 0.00 1.12

MLAs not running again[edit]

Timeline[edit]

Nominated candidates[edit]

Bold indicates cabinet members, and party leaders are italicized.

Northern Alberta[edit]

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Progressive
Conservative
Wildrose Liberal NDP Other
         
Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater Jeff Johnson
7,377 (48.40%)
Travis Olson
5,297 (34.75%)
Gino Akbari
476 (3.12%)
Mandy Melnyk
2,091 (13.72%)
Jeff Johnson
Athabasca-Redwater
Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock Maureen Kubinec
7,447 (44.74%)
Link Byfield
7,106 (42.67%)
Leslie Penny
929 (5.58%)
Trudy Grebenstein
983 (5.90%)
Lisa Grant
(Evergreen)
188 (1.13%)
Ken Kowalski
Bonnyville-Cold Lake Genia Leskiw
4,815 (49.10%)
Roy Doonanco
4,126 (42.07%)
Hubert Rodden
536 (5.47%)
Luann Bannister
330 (3.36%)
Genia Leskiw
Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley Hector Goudreau
3,983 (45.05%)
Kelly Hudson
3,756 (42.48%)
Carole Carby
256 (2.90%)
Nathan Macklin
846 (9.57%)
Hector Goudreau
Dunvegan-Central Peace
Fort McMurray-Conklin Don Scott
2,591 (49.00%)
Doug Faulkner
2,121 (40.11%)
Ted Remenda
157 (2.97%)
Paul Pomerleau
419 (7.92%)
New district
Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo Mike Allen
3,611 (49.06%)
Guy Boutilier
3,165 (43.00%)
Amy McBain
222 (3.02%)
Denise Woollard
363 (4.93%)
Guy Boutilier
Grande Prairie-Smoky Everett McDonald
5,474 (45.93%)
Todd Loewen
4,901 (41.12%)
Kevin McLean
578 (4.85%)
Mary Dahr
757 (6.35%)
Andrew Muise
(Ind.)
209 (1.75%)
Mel Knight
Grande Prairie-Wapiti Wayne Drysdale
6,710 (51.62%)
Ethane Jarvis
4,511 (34.71%)
Alya Nazarali
365 (2.81%)
Paula Anderson
1,208 (9.29%)
Anthony Barendregt
(Ind.)
204 (1.57%)
Wayne Drysdale
Lac La Biche-St. Paul-Two Hills Ray Danyluk
5,417 (42.40%)
Shayne Saskiw
5,950 (46.57%)
John Nowak
704 (5.51%)
Phil Johnson
706 (5.53%)
Ray Danyluk
Lac La Biche-St. Paul
Lesser Slave Lake Pearl Calahasen
3,518 (48.71%)
Darryl Boisson
2,847 (39.42%)
Steven Townsend
235 (3.25%)
Steve Kaz
427 (5.91%)
Donald Bissell
(Ind.)
195 (2.70%)
Pearl Calahasen
Peace River Frank Oberle
4,334 (55.67%)
Alan Forsyth
2,213 (28.43%)
Remi Tardif
509 (6.54%)
Wanda Laurin
729 (9.36%)
Frank Oberle

Central Edmonton[edit]

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Progressive
Conservative
Wildrose Liberal NDP Alberta
Party
Other
           
Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview Tony Vandermeer
5,018 (35.38%)
Don Martin
2,851 (20.10%)
Chris Heward
899 (6.34%)
Deron Bilous
5,264 (37.11%)
Trey Capnerhurst
(Evergreen)
151 (1.06%)
Tony Vandermeer
Edmonton-Calder Bev Esslinger
5,183 (34.75%)
Rich Neumann
2,787 (18.69%)
Alex Bosse
970 (6.50%)
David Eggen
5,729 (38.41%)
David Clark
194 (1.30%)
Margaret Saunter
(Socred)
52 (0.35%)
Doug Elniski
Edmonton-Centre Akash Khokhar
4,289 (30.87%)
Barb de Groot
1,759 (12.66%)
Laurie Blakeman
5,589 (40.22%)
Nadine Bailey
2,258 (16.25%)
Laurie Blakeman
Edmonton-Glenora Heather Klimchuk
6,176 (38.20%)
Don Koziak
2,732 (16.90%)
Bruce Miller
1,668 (10.32%)
Ray Martin
4,141 (25.61%)
Sue Huff
1,451 (8.97%)
Heather Klimchuk
Edmonton-Gold Bar David Dorward
6,689 (32.97%)
Linda Carlson
3,175 (15.65%)
Josipa Petrunic
4,072 (20.07%)
Marlin Schmidt
5,809 (28.63%)
Dennis O'Neill
344 (1.70%)
David Parker
(Evergreen)
201 (0.99%)
Hugh MacDonald
Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood Cristina Basualdo
2,778 (21.96%)
Wayde Lever
2,025 (16.40%)
Keegan Wynychuk
587 (4.64%)
Brian Mason
6,823 (53.93%)
Cam McCormick
200 (1.58%)
Dari Lynn
(Evergreen)
188 (1.49%)
Brian Mason
Edmonton-Mill Creek Gene Zwozdesky
6,633 (55.07%)
Adam Corsaut
2,193 (18.21%)
Mike Butler
1,640 (13.64%)
Evelinne Teichgraber
1,336 (11.09%)
Judy Wilson
198 (1.64%)
Naomi Rankin
(Communist)
44 (0.37%)
Gene Zwozdesky
Edmonton-Mill Woods Sohail Quadri
4,943 (35.23%)
Joanne Autio
3,314 (23.62%)
Weslyn Mather
2,983 (21.25%)
Sandra Azocar
1,982 (14.13%)
Robert Leddy
263 (1.87%)
Carl Benito
(Ind.)
547 (3.90%)
Carl Benito
Edmonton-Riverview Steve Young
7,196 (38.94%)
John Corie
2,860 (15.48%)
Arif Khan
4,238 (22.93%)
Lori Sigurdson
3,794 (20.53%)
Timothy Wong
391 (2.12%)
Kevin Taft
Edmonton-Rutherford Fred Horne
6,945 (42.19%)
Kyle McLeod
2,769 (16.82%)
Rick Miller
3,624 (22.02%)
Melanie Samaroden
1,364 (8.29%)
Michael Walters
1,673 (10.16%)
David Tonner
(Evergreen)
86 (0.52%)
Fred Horne
Edmonton-Strathcona Emerson Mayers
3,093 (20.38%)
Meagen LaFave
1,778 (11.72%)
Ed Ramsden
681 (4.49%)
Rachel Notley
9,403 (61.96%)
Terry Noel
(Evergreen)
222 (1.46%)
Rachel Notley

Suburban Edmonton[edit]

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Progressive
Conservative
Wildrose Liberal NDP Alberta
Party
Other
           
Edmonton-Castle Downs Thomas Lukaszuk
8,057 (52.61%)
John Oplanich
3,297 (21.53%)
Kim Cassady
1,767 (11.54%)
Brian Labelle
1,934 (12.63%)
Jeff Funnell
260 (1.70%)
Thomas Lukaszuk
Edmonton-Decore Janice Sarich
5,724 (42.54%)
Chris Bataluk
2,909 (21.61%)
Ed Ammar
2,157 (16.03%)
Ali Haymour
2,669 (19.83%)
Janice Sarich
Edmonton-Ellerslie Naresh Bhardwaj
5,682 (42.99%)
Jackie Lovely
3,249 (24.58%)
Jennifer Ketsa
1,512 (11.44%)
Rod Loyola
2,115 (16.00%)
Chinwe Okelu
523 (3.96%)
Athena Bernal-Born
(Ind.)
137 (1.04%)
Naresh Bhardwaj
Edmonton-Manning Peter Sandhu
5,446 (39.58%)
Peter Rodd
3,411 (24.76%)
Jonathan Huckabay
1,094 (7.94%)
Cindy Olsen
3,386 (24.61%)
Mark Wall
188 (1.37%)
Sam Hachem
(Ind.)
135 (0.98%)
Chris Vallee
(Evergreen)
100 (0.73%)
Peter Sandhu
Edmonton-McClung David Xiao
7,179 (46.65%)
Peter Janisz
2,756 (17.91%)
Mo Elsalhy
3,800 (24.69%)
Lorne Dach
1,134 (7.37%)
John Hudson
418 (2.72%)
Nathan Forsyth
(Evergreen)
102 (0.66%)
David Xiao
Edmonton-Meadowlark Bob Maskell
5,032 (34.67%)
Rick Newcombe
2,978 (20.52%)
Raj Sherman
5,150 (35.49%)
Bridget Stirling
1,091 (7.52%)
Neil Mather
262 (1.81%)
Raj Sherman
Edmonton-South West Matt Jeneroux
8,505 (56.42%)
Allan Hunsperger
2,714 (18.00%)
Rudy Arcilla
2,250 (14.93%)
Muriel Stanley-Venne
1,298 (8.61%)
Bryan Peacock
308 (2.04%)
New district
Edmonton-Whitemud Dave Hancock
12,087 (60.55%)
Ian Crawford
3,381 (16.94%)
Rick Szostak
2,356 (11.80%)
Jim Graves
1,694 (8.49%)
Julia Necheff
444 (2.22%)
David Hancock
Sherwood Park Cathy Olesen
8,742 (45.60%)
Garnett Genuis
5,957 (31.07%)
Dave Anderson
1,835 (9.57%)
Lyndsay Pinder
1,209 (6.31%)
Chris Kuchmak
230 (1.20%)
James Ford
(Ind.)
1,063 (5.54%)
Gordon Barrett
(Socred)
137 (0.71%)
Iris Evans
St. Albert Stephen Khan
10,481 (53.76%)
James Burrows
4,130 (21.18%)
Kim Bugeaud
2,011 (10.31%)
Nicole Bownes
1,679 (8.61%)
Tim Osborne
1,195 (6.13%)
Ken Allred

Western and Central Alberta[edit]

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Progressive
Conservative
Wildrose Liberal NDP Alberta
Party
Evergreen
           
Drayton Valley-Devon Diana McQueen
7,358 (51.56%)
Dean Shular
5,462 (38.36%)
Chantelle Lillycrop
538 (3.78%)
Doris Bannister
879 (6.17%)
Diana McQueen
Drayton Valley-Calmar
Innisfail-Sylvan Lake Luke Ouellette
6,149 (40.08%)
Kerry Towle
7,091 (46.22%)
Les Vidok
641 (4.18%)
Patricia Norman
712 (4.64%)
Danielle Klooster
749 (4.88%)
Luke Ouellette
Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills Darcy Davis
6,633 (36.99%)
Bruce Rowe
10,181 (56.77%)
Garth Davis
555 (3.09%)
Kristie Krezanoski
565 (3.15%)
Vacant
Red Deer-North Mary Anne Jablonski
5,091 (38.95%)
Randy Weins
4,430 (33.90%)
Michael Dawe
2,330 (17.83%)
Derrek Seelinger
970 (7.42%)
Brent Chalmers
248 (1.90%)
Mary Anne Jablonski
Red Deer-South Cal Dallas
7,044 (43.74%)
Nathan Stephan
5,558 (34.52%)
Jason Chilibeck
1,193 (7.41%)
Lorna Watkinson-Zimmer
1,704 (10.58%)
Serge Gingras
604 (3.75%)
Cal Dallas
Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre Ty Lund
6,145 (41.49%)
Joe Anglin
7,647 (51.26%)
Mason Sisson
422 (2.83%)
Doreen Broska
703 (4.71%)
Ty Lund
Rocky Mountain House
Spruce Grove-St. Albert Doug Horner
10,722 (54.67%)
Travis Hughes
5,340 (27.23%)
Chris Austin
1,779 (9.07%)
Juliette "J.J." Trudeau[49]
1,773 (9.04%)
Doug Horner
Spruce Grove-Sturgeon-St. Albert
Stony Plain Ken Lemke
7,496 (45.54%)
Hal Tagg
6,153 (37.37%)
Arlin Biffert
1,126 (6.84%)
Linda Robinson
1,319 (8.01%)
Kurtis Ewanchuk
217 (1.32%)
Matthew Burnett
149 (0.91%)
Fred Lindsay
West Yellowhead Robin Campbell
4,405 (44.86%)
Stuart Taylor
2,642 (26.41%)
Michael Martyna
310 (3.16%)
Barry Madsen
794 (8.09%)
Glenn Taylor
1,668 (16.99%)
Robin Campbell
Whitecourt-Ste. Anne George VanderBurg
6,373 (45.93%)
Maryann Chichak
6,003 (43.26%)
Vern Hardman
745 (5.37%)
Blue Knox
754 (5.43%)
George VanderBurg

East Central Alberta[edit]

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Progressive
Conservative
Wildrose Liberal NDP Alberta
Party
Other
           
Battle River-Wainwright Doug Griffiths
7,205 (46.71%)
Dave Nelson
6,710 (43.50%)
Amber Greenleese
469 (3.04%)
Terry Zawalski
775 (5.02%)
Midge Lambert
265 (1.72%)
Doug Griffiths
Drumheller-Stettler Jack Hayden
6,572 (43.58%)
Rick Strankman
7,451 (49.40%)
Cam Roset
362 (2.40%)
Aditya "Adi" Rao
416 (2.76%)
Andrew Berdahl
282 (1.87%)
Jack Hayden
Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville Jacquie Fenske
8,366 (49.28%)
Shannon Stubbs
5,800 (34.17%)
Spencer Dunn
845 (4.98%)
Chris Fulmer
1,556 (9.17%)
Matt Levicki
(Evergreen)
229 (1.35%)
Peter Schneider
(Ind.)
180 (1.06%)
Ed Stelmach
Lacombe-Ponoka Steve Christie
5,354 (35.87%)
Rod Fox
6,573 (43.96%)
Kyle Morrow
754 (5.04%)
Doug Hart
1,482 (9.91%)
Tony Jeglum
780 (5.22%)
Ray Prins
Leduc-Beaumont George Rogers
8,417 (51.31%)
David Stasiewich
5,222 (31.83%)
Jasen Maminski
723 (4.41%)
Hana Razga
1,397 (8.52%)
William Munsey
453 (2.76%)
Jennifer Roach
(Evergreen)
193 (1.18%)
George Rogers
Leduc-Beaumont-Devon
Strathcona-Sherwood Park Dave Quest
9,698 (50.77%)
Paul Nemetchek
6,424 (33.63%)
John Murray
1,354 (7.09%)
Michael Scott
1,625 (8.51%)
Dave Quest
Strathcona
Vermilion-Lloydminster Richard Starke
6,245 (51.92%)
Danny Hozack
4,507 (37.47%)
Corina Ganton
463 (3.85%)
Ray Stone
413 (3.43%)
Richard Yaceyko
(Ind.)
399 (3.32%)
Lloyd Snelgrove
Wetaskiwin-Camrose Verlyn Olson
7,489 (52.32%)
Trevor Miller
4,552 (31.80%)
Owen Chubb
502 (3.51%)
Bruce Hinkley
1,578 (11.02%)
Mike Donnelly
(Evergreen)
192 (1.34%)
Verlyn Olson

Central Calgary[edit]

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Progressive
Conservative
Wildrose Liberal NDP Evergreen Other
           
Calgary-Acadia Jonathan Denis
6,846 (45.71%)
Richard Jones
6,312 (42.15%)
Nicole Hankel
940 (6.28%)
Nick Lepora
676 (4.51%)
Antoni Grochowski
202 (1.35%)
Jonathan Denis
Calgary-Egmont
Calgary-Buffalo Jamie Lall
3,505 (30.66%)
Mike Blanchard
2,413 (21.11%)
Kent Hehr
4,744 (41.49%)
Rebecca Eras
541 (4.73%)
Cory Mack Wilson
(Alberta)
230 (2.01%)
Kent Hehr
Calgary-Cross Yvonne Fritz
5,492 (43.77%)
Happy Mann
4,884 (38.93%)
Narita Sherman
1,276 (10.17%)
Reinaldo Contreras
634 (5.05%)
Susan Stratton
261 (2.08%)
Yvonne Fritz
Calgary-Currie Christine Cusanelli
7,395 (44.96%)
Corrie Adolph
4,758 (28.93%)
Norval Horner
2,640 (16.05%)
Robert Scobel
893 (5.43%)
Dean Halstead
224 (1.36%)
Norm Kelly
(Alberta)
539 (3.28%)
Dave Taylor
Calgary-East Moe Amery
5,929 (45.59%)
Jasbir "Jesse" Minhas
4,995 (38.41%)
Ali Abdulbaki
780 (6.00%)
Robyn Luff
1,135 (8.73%)
Bonnie Devine
(Communist)
166 (1.28%)
Moe Amery
Calgary-Elbow Alison Redford
11,181 (58.01%)
James Cole
5,523 (28.66%)
Beena Ashar
1,065 (5.53%)
Craig Coolahan
761 (3.95%)
William Hamilton
226 (1.17%)
Greg Clark
(Alberta)
517 (2.68%)
Alison Redford
Calgary-Fish Creek Wendelin Fraser
7,626 (43.51%)
Heather Forsyth
7,700 (43.93%)
Nazir Rahemtulla
1,241 (7.08%)
Eric Leavitt
961 (5.48%)
Heather Forsyth
Calgary-Fort Wayne Cao
4,576 (41.13%)
Jeevan Mangat
4,358 (39.17%)
Said Abdulbaki
1,126 (10.12%)
Don Monroe
761 (6.84%)
Janice Dixon
305 (2.74%)
Wayne Cao
Calgary-Glenmore Linda Johnson
9,721 (48.02%)
Paul Hinman
7,880 (38.93%)
Dan MacAulay
1,437 (7.10%)
Rick Collier
1,204 (5.95%)
Paul Hinman
Calgary-Klein Kyle Fawcett
6,852 (41.21%)
Jeremy Nixon
5,755 (34.61%)
Christopher Tahn
1,980 (11.91%)
Marc Power
1,687 (10.15%)
Roger Gagné
354 (2.13%)
Kyle Fawcett
Calgary-North Hill
Calgary-Mountain View Cecilia Low
5,293 (30.77%)
Shane McAllister
3,942 (22.92%)
David Swann
6,849 (39.82%)
Christopher McMillan
863 (5.02%)
Inshan Mohammed
(Alberta)
255 (1.48%)
David Swann
Calgary-Varsity Donna Kennedy-Glans
8,099 (45.65%)
Rob Solinger
4,586 (25.85%)
Bruce Payne
3,713 (20.93%)
Jackie Seidel
855 (4.82%)
Carl Svoboda
234 (1.32%)
Alex McBrien
(Alberta)
255 (1.44%)
Harry Chase

Suburban Calgary[edit]

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Progressive
Conservative
Wildrose Liberal NDP Alberta
Party
Evergreen Other
             
Calgary-Bow Alana DeLong
6,997 (47.16%)
Tim Dyck
5,700 (38.42%)
Stephanie Shewchuk
1,302 (8.78%)
Jason Nishiyama
606 (4.08%)
Ellen Phillips
232 (1.56%)
Alana DeLong
Calgary-Foothills Len Webber
8,260 (53.54%)
Dustin Nau
5,117 (33.55%)
Kurt Hansen
1,414 (9.16%)
Jennifer Carkner
578 (3.75%)
Len Webber
Calgary-Greenway Manmeet Bhullar
6,509 (53.80%)
Ron Leech
3,898 (32.22%)
Iqtidar Awan
1,285 (10.62%)
Al Brown
407 (3.36%)
Manmeet Bhullar
Calgary-Montrose
Calgary-Hawkwood Jason Luan
9,050 (46.99%)
David Yager
7,046 (36.58%)
Maria Davis
1,629 (8.46%)
Collin Anderson
893 (4.64%)
Kevin Woron
241 (1.25%)
Janet Keeping
198 (1.03%)
Len Skowronski
(Socred)
105 (0.55%)
Ed Torrance
(Ind.)
99 (0.51%)
New district
Calgary-Hays Ric McIver
8,614 (55.07%)
Wayne Anderson
5,670 (36.25%)
Brian MacPhee
897 (5.73%)
Regina Vergara
461 (2.95%)
Arthur Johnston
Calgary-Lougheed Dave Rodney
7,849 (50.26%)
John Carpay
5,995 (38.39%)
Fred Stenson
1,160 (7.43%)
Brent Kelly
612 (3.92%)
Dave Rodney
Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill Neil Brown
6,594 (46.42%)
Roy Alexander
5,458 (38.43%)
Don Thompson
1,103 (7.77%)
Anne Wilson
844 (5.94%)
Jason Webster
205 (1.44%)
Teresa Woo-Paw
Calgary-Mackay
Merged district
Neil Brown
Calgary-Nose Hill
Calgary-McCall Muhammad Rasheed
3,093 (29.33%)
Grant Galpin
3,183 (30.18%)
Darshan Kang
3,854 (36.54%)
Colette Singh
226 (2.14%)
Heather Brocklesby
144 (1.47%)
Tanveer Taj
(Ind.)
46 (0.44%)
Darshan Kang
Calgary-North West Sandra Jansen
9,164 (50.82%)
Chris Challis
6,879 (38.15%)
Robert Prcic
1,166 (6.47%)
Brian Malkinson
551 (3.06%)
Troy Millington
123 (0.68%)
Bryan Hunt
150 (0.83%)
Lindsay Blackett
Calgary-Northern Hills Teresa Woo-Paw
7,353 (49.37%)
Prasad Panda
5,580 (37.46%)
Kirstin Morrell
1,195 (8.02%)
Stephanie Westlund
766 (5.14%)
Teresa Woo-Paw
Calgary-Mackay
Calgary-Shaw Farouk Adatia
6,864 (42.13%)
Jeff Wilson
7,366 (45.22%)
John Roggeveen
1,109 (6.81%)
Ashley Fairall
615 (3.78%)
Brandon Beasley
337 (2.07%)
Cindy Ady
Calgary-South East Rick Fraser
7,162 (48.57%)
Bill Jarvis
6,355 (43.09%)
Brad Carroll
756 (5.13%)
Marta Warszynski
474 (3.21%)
New district
Calgary-West Ken Hughes
8,148 (49.95%)
Andrew Constantinidis
6,090 (37.33%)
Wilson McCutchan
1,217 (7.46%)
Mary Nokleby
491 (3.01%)
Pam Crosby
158 (0.97%)
Karen Huggins
209 (1.28%)
Ron Liepert
Chestermere-Rocky View Ted Morton
6,156 (35.34%)
Bruce McAllister
10,168 (58.37%)
Sian Ramsden
564 (3.24%)
Nathan Salmon
533 (3.06%)
Ted Morton
Foothills-Rocky View>
Merged district
Rob Anderson
Airdrie-Chestermere

Southern Alberta[edit]

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Progressive
Conservative
Wildrose Liberal NDP Other
         
Airdrie Kelly Hegg
5,364 (32.94%)
Rob Anderson
9,415 (57.81%)
Joel Steacy
523 (3.21%)
Bryan Young
687 (4.22%)
Jeff Willerton
(Ind.)
297 (1.82%)
Rob Anderson
Airdrie-Chestermere
Banff-Cochrane Ron Casey
6,632 (41.82%)
Tom Copithorne
5,933 (37.41%)
Pete Helfrich
2,234 (14.09%)
Jamie Kleinsteuber
1,059 (6.68%)
Janis Tarchuk
Cardston-Taber-Warner Patrick Shimbashi
4,208 (38.35%)
Gary Bikman
5,967 (54.37%)
Helen McMenamin
332 (3.03%)
Aaron Haugen
467 (4.26%)
Broyce Jacobs
Cypress-Medicine Hat Len Mitzel
4,737 (35.61%)
Drew Barnes
7,112 (53.47%)
Jon Mastel
775 (5.83%)
Manuel Martinez
678 (5.10%)
Len Mitzel
Highwood John Barlow
8,167 (42.57%)
Danielle Smith
10,104 (52.59%)
Keegan Gibson
548 (2.85%)
Miles Dato
392 (2.04%)
George Groeneveld
Lethbridge-East Bridget Pastoor
6,592 (40.94%)
Kent Prestage
5,147 (31.97%)
Rob Miyashiro
2,374 (14.75%)
Tom Moffatt
2,007 (12.45%)[50]
Bridget Pastoor
Lethbridge-West Greg Weadick
5,757 (36.32%)
Kevin Kinahan
4,261 (26.88%)
Bal Boora
881 (5.56%)
Shannon Phillips
4,683 (29.55%)
David Walters
(Alberta)
268 (1.69%)
Greg Weadick
Little Bow John Kolk
4,477 (35.90%)
Ian Donovan
6,756 (54.18%)
Everett Tanis
470 (3.77%)
Bev Muendel-Atherstone
767 (6.15%)
Barry McFarland
Livingstone-Macleod Evan Berger
7,403 (41.46%)
Pat Stier
8,565 (47.97%)
Alex Macdonald
597 (3.34%)
Matthew Halton
944 (5.29%)
Larry Ashmore
(Evergreen)
347 (1.94%)
Evan Berger
Medicine Hat Darren Hirsch
5,341 (38.56%)
Blake Pedersen
6,030 (43.53%)
Matthew Sandford
1,101 (7.95%)
Dennis Perrier
1,168 (8.43%)
Graham Murray
(Evergreen)
212 (1.53%)
Rob Renner
Strathmore-Brooks Arno Doerksen
5,737 (39.11%)
Jason Hale
8,158 (55.61%)
Alex Wychopen
297 (2.02%)
Brad Bailey
409 (2.79%)
Glen Dundas
(Separation)
68 (0.46%)
Arno Doerksen

See also[edit]

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