Battle River-Wainwright

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Battle River-Wainwright
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
BattleRiverWainwright in Alberta.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Doug Griffiths
Progressive Conservative
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2008

Battle River-Wainwright is a provincial electoral district in rural central east Alberta, Canada. The district was created in 2003 and is mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 2003 redistribution primarily out of the old electoral district of Wainwright which had been in existence since the 1913 boundary redistribution.

The 2010 boundary change saw significant changes to the district with Paintearth County being moved into Drumheller-Stettler. The district also lost land to Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville that was south of Tofield, Alberta within Beaver County. However land was gained from three other electoral divisions that resided within Camrose County.[1]

Boundary history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Battle River-Wainwright
Assembly Years Member Party
See Wainwright 1913-2004
26th 2004-2008 Doug Griffiths Progressive Conservative
27th 2008–present

Electoral history[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 2003 boundary redistribution mostly from the old Wainwright electoral district that had a long history going back to 1913. Since 1971 Progressive Conservative candidates had been returned to office here with large majorities.

The current incumbent and only representative so far is Doug Griffiths who was first elected in a 2002 by-election. He won the new district and his second term with a landslide majority which he also increased in the next election. In 2011 Griffiths was appointed to the cabinet in the government of Premier Allison Redford.

Legislature results[edit]

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[3] Turnout 48.60% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Doug Griffiths 6,406 65.02% *
     Alberta Alliance Orest Werezak 1,442 14.64% *
     Liberal Gordon Rogers 1,069 10.85% *
     NDP Len Legault 616 6.25% *
     Social Credit Robin Skitteral 320 3.24% *
Total 9,853 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 45
20,368 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup new district Swing N/A

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 46.06% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Doug Griffiths 7,968 78.56% 13.54%
     Liberal Horst Schreiber 1,260 12.43% 1.58% *
Greens Will Munsey 483 4.76% *
     NDP Doris Bannister 431 4.25% -2.00% *
Total 10,142 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 148
22,343 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 Doug Griffiths 7,205 46.71 % *
     Wildrose Dave Nelson 6,710 43.50 % *
     NDP Terry Zawalski 775 5.02 % *
     Liberal Amber Greenleese 469 3.04 % *
     Alberta Party Midge Lambert 265 1.72 % *
Total ' 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined '
Eligible Electors
     Swing %

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Battle River-Wainwright[5] Turnout 48.33%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
     Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 4,229 15.79% 50.80% 1
     Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 3,899 14.55% 46.72% 2
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 3,691 13.78% 44.34% 3
     Independent Link Byfield 2,632 9.83% 31.62% 4
     Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,401 8.96% 28.84% 6
     Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 2,374 8.86% 28.52% 7
     Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 2,263 8.45% 27.18% 5
     Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 2,049 7.65% 24.61% 10
     Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 2,044 7.63% 24.55% 8
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 1,208 4.50% 14.51% 9
Total Votes 26,790 100%
Total Ballots 8,325 3.22 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 1,608

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[6]
Autumn Leaf School
Central High Sedgewick Public School
Coronation School
Daysland School
Dr. Folkins Community School
Edgerton Public School
Forestburg School
Lougheed School
Provost Public school
Saint Thomas Aquinas School

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[7]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Doug Griffiths 483 59.56%
     Alberta Alliance Orest Werezak 167 20.59%
     NDP Len Legault 71 8.76%
     Liberal Gordon Rogers 68 8.38%
     Social Credit Robin Skitteral 22 2.71%
Total 811 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 38

2012 election[edit]

2012 Alberta Student Vote results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Doug Griffiths %
     Wildrose Dave Nelson %
     Liberal Amber Greenleese %
     Alberta Party %
     NDP %
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. 29–31. 
  3. ^ "Battle River-Wainwright Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-Seventh Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Elections Alberta. pp. 368–371. 
  5. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  6. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-27. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-19. [dead link]

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