Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock

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Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
BarrheadMorinvilleWestlock in Alberta.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Maureen Kubinec
Progressive Conservative
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2012

Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock is a rural provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada. The district was created in 2003 and is mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta under the first past the post electoral system.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 2003 boundary redistribution from the old Barrhead-Westlock riding that had existed since 1993. The riding was created by merging Barrhead-Westlock with the western portion of Redwater which had been split to make Athabasca-Redwater.

The second iteration of the district came in 2010 when the boundaries were revised to gain a portion of land from the Lesser Slave Lake electoral district. The portion of land in the district that was part of Sturgeon County was transferred to Spruce Grove-Sturgeon-St. Albert.[1]

Boundary history[edit]

Representation history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for
Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock[4]
Assembly Years Member Party
See Barrhead-Westlock 1993-2004 and Redwater 1993-2004
26th 2004–2008 Ken Kowalski Progressive Conservative
27th 2008–2012
28th 2012–present Maureen Kubinec

The riding was created in the 2004 boundary redistribution. Its predecessor districts Barrhead-Westlock had been solidly represented by Progressive Conservative and while Redwater saw a mixture of Liberal and Progressive Conservative MLA's returned in recent decades.

Former Speaker of the Assembly Ken Kowalski had served as a member in the area since winning a by-election in 1979. Prior to being Speaker he had previously held some cabinet portfolios in the Alberta government. He was returned to office when the district was created in 2004 and re-elected in 2008 with landslide pluralities.

The 2012 election saw a closely contested race with Progressive Conservative candidate Maureen Kubinec defeating former senator in waiting Link Byfield by a few hundred votes to hold the district.

Legislature results[edit]

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 52.73% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Ken Kowalski 7,066 59.30% *
     Liberal Alan Fiebich 2,310 19.39% *
     NDP Peggy Kirkeby 1,113 9.34% *
     Alberta Alliance Mike Radojcic 1,020 8.56% *
     Social Credit Carl Haugen 407 3.41% *
Total 11,916 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 71
22,732 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup new district Swing N/A

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 52.73% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Ken Kowalski 8,312 70.26% 10.96%
     Liberal Leslie Penny 1,804 15.25% -4.14% *
     NDP Rodney Olstad 927 7.83% -1.51% *
Greens Daniel Evans 479 4.05% *
     Social Credit Carl Haugen 309 2.61% -0.80%
Total 11,831 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 51
26,708 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 7.55%

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election Turnout % Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Maureen Kubinec 7,447 44.72% % *
     Wildrose Link Byfield 7,106 42.67%
     NDP Bryan Young 983 5.90% % *
     Liberal Leslie Penny 929 5.58% *
Evergreen Lisa Grant 188 1.13% % *
Total ' 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined '
Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing %

Results unofficial until certified by Elections Alberta

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock[7] Turnout 52.09%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 6,156 20.29% 59.70% 3
     Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 4,320 14.24% 41.89% 2
     Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 3,600 11.87% 34.91% 1
     Independent Link Byfield 3,279 10.81% 31.80% 4
     Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,459 8.11% 23.85% 6
     Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 2,356 7.77% 22.85% 7
     Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 2,230 7.35% 21.63% 5
     Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 2,133 7.03% 20.69% 10
     Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 2,130 7.02% 20.66% 8
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 1,674 5.51% 16.23% 9
Total Votes 30,337 100%
Total Ballots 10,312 2.94 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 1,530

Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot

2012 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

Student Vote results[edit]

2004 election[edit]

Participating Schools[8]
Barrhead Composite School
Dunstable School
Eleanor Hall School
Fort Assiniboine School
Morinville Community High School
St. Mary School
Westlock Elementary

On November 19, 2004 a Student Vote was conducted at participating Alberta schools to parallel the 2004 Alberta general election results. The vote was designed to educate students and simulate the electoral process for persons who have not yet reached the legal majority. The vote was conducted in 80 of the 83 provincial electoral districts with students voting for actual election candidates. Schools with a large student body that reside in another electoral district had the option to vote for candidates outside of the electoral district then where they were physically located.

2004 Alberta Student Vote results[9]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Ken Kowalski 317 32.68%
     Liberal Alan Fiebich 228 23.51%
     NDP Peggy Kirkeby 206 21.24%
     Alberta Alliance Mike Radojcic 166 17.11%
     Social Credit Carl Haugen 53 5.46%
Total 970 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 36

2012 election[edit]

2012 Alberta Student Vote results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Maureen Kubinec %
     Wildrose Link Byfield %
     Liberal %
     Alberta Party %
     NDP Bryan Young %
Total ' 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Proposed Electoral Division Areas, Boundaries, and Names for Alberta". Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission. June 2010. p. 19. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. pp. 26–29. 
  3. ^ "Bill 28 Electoral Divisions Act". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. 2010. 
  4. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved February 27, 2010. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  6. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-Seventh Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Elections Alberta. pp. 368–371. 
  7. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  8. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved April 27, 2008. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved April 19, 2008. [dead link]

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