Calgary-Bow

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Calgary-Bow
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
CalgaryBow in Calgary.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Alana DeLong
Progressive Conservative
District created 1971
First contested 1971
Last contested 2008

Calgary-Bow is a provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada. The electoral district is mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta using the first past the post method of voting.

The electoral district has been a stronghold for right leaning parties. Social Credit briefly held the district from 1971 to 1975 and the Progressive Conservatives have held the district uninterrupted since.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 1971 boundary redistribution from Calgary West and Calgary Bowness.

The 2010 boundary redistribution significantly changed the riding. The western boundaries were altered to conform to the new Calgary city limits which had been expanded since 2003. The riding lost all land that was east of Sarcee Trail and North of the Bow River to the electoral districts of Calgary-Currie and Calgary-Varsity. The district was also expanded south into land that used to be in Calgary-West up to the new south boundary of Bow Trail / 12 Street SW.

Boundary history[edit]

Representation history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-Bow[3]
Assembly Years Member Party
See: Calgary West 1959-1971 and Calgary Bowness 1959-1971
17th 1971-1975 Roy Wilson Social Credit
18th 1975-1979 Neil Webber Progressive Conservative
19th 1979-1982
20th 1982-1986
21st 1986-1989
22nd 1989-1993 Bonnie Laing
23rd 1993-1997
24th 1997-2001
25th 2001-2004 Alana DeLong
26th 2004-2008
27th 2008–present

The electoral district of Calgary-Bow was created in the 1971 boundary redistribution from the electoral districts of Calgary West and Calgary Bowness.

The election held that year was won by Social Credit candidate Roy Wilson. He won the district in a closely contested election over Progressive Conservative Bill Wearmouth taking just under half the popular vote. The win came despite the Social Credit party losing government that year. The race was reached a record for turnout in the district that hasn't been matched since.

Wilson ran for his second term in 1975 but was defeated by Progressive Conservative candidate Neil Webber. He would be re-elected with a landslide majority in 1979 and be appointed to the provincial cabinet under Peter Lougheed after the election.

Webber would be re-elected two more times in 1982 and 1986. He won the highest popular vote of his career and in the districts history in the 1982 election. Weber would keep his cabinet post after Don Getty became Premier in 1985 but he decided not to run for re-election and retired at dissolution.

After Wilson retired and the electoral district returned Progressive Conservative candidate Bonnie Laing who won a very close race over former Calgary Alderman Tim Bardsley in the 1986 election. She would hold the district for two more terms before retiring.

The current representative is Alana DeLong who was first elected to her first term in 2001 and has been returned twice more in the 2004 and 2008 elections.

Legislature results[edit]

1971 general election[edit]

1971 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 68.00% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Social Credit Roy Wilson 5,539 48.12% *
     Progressive Conservative Bill Wearmouth 4,563 39.65% *
     NDP Fred Spooner 1,407 12.23% *
Total 11,509 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 68
17,026 Eligible Electors
     Social Credit pickup new district Swing N/A

1975 general election[edit]

1975 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 58.55% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Neil Webber 5,251 52.48% 12.83% *
     Social Credit Roy Wilson 3,537 35.21% -12.91%
     NDP Jack Dunbar 879 8.75% -3.48% *
     Liberal Mike Prohaszka 314 3.13% *
     Communist David Whitefield 64 0.43% *
Total 10,045 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 30
17,209 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup from Social Credit Swing 12.87%

1979 general election[edit]

1979 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 53.07% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Neil Webber 7,042 64.67% 12.19%
     Social Credit Jim Beale 1,816 16.68% -18.53% *
     NDP Floyd Johnson 1,361 12.50% 3.75% *
     Liberal Clive Scott 633 5.81% 2.68% *
     Communist Adela Polancec 47 0.34% -0.09% *
Total 10,889 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 47
20,608 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 15.36%

1982 general election[edit]

1982 Alberta general election results[7] Turnout 62.36% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Neil Webber 9,412 70.26% 5.59%
     NDP Catherine Martini 2,293 17.12% 4.62% *
     Western Canada Concept Roy Rasmusen 1,059 7.91% *
     Liberal Floyd Allen 380 2.84% -2.97% *
     Social Credit Douglas Williams 253 1.87% -14.81% *
Total 13,397 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 44
21,555 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 5.11%

1986 general election[edit]

1986 Alberta general election results[8] Turnout 43.33% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Neil Webber 5,392 56.12% -14.14%
     NDP Scott Jeffrey 3,336 34.72% 17.60% *
     Liberal Annyteh Pezuolla 611 6.36% 3.52% *
     Heritage Douglas Attfield 269 2.80% *
Total 9,608 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 49
22,287 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 15.87%

1989 general election[edit]

1989 Alberta general election results[9] Turnout 52.12% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Bonnie Laing 3,968 34.89% -21.23% *
     Liberal Tim Bardsley 3,892 34.22% 27.86% *
     NDP Scott Jeffrey 3,513 30.89% -6.83%
Total 11,373 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 44
21,907 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -24.55%

1993 general election[edit]

1993 Alberta general election results[10] Turnout 64.59% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Bonnie Laing 7,011 46.28% 11.39%
     Liberal Rob Van Walleghem 5,369 35.44% 1.22% *
     NDP Anne McGrath 1,908 12.60% -18.29% *
     Social Credit Patrick John Hudson 376 2.48% *
Greens David Crowe 287 1.90% *
     Confederation of Regions Roberta McDonald 120 0.79% *
     Natural Law Alan Livingston 78 0.51% *
Total 15,149 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 60
23,546 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 6.31%

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[11] Turnout 55.96% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Bonnie Laing 6,664 54.43% 8.15%
     Liberal Mark Dickerson 4,091 33.41% -2.03% *
     NDP Brent Johner 1,144 9.34% -3.26% *
Greens David Crowe 187 1.53% -0.37%
     Natural Law Ronnie Shapka 158 1.29% 0.78% *
Total 12,244 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 81
22,025 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 5.09%

2001 general election[edit]

2001 Alberta general election results[12] Turnout 55.15% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Alana DeLong 8,274 63.94% 9.51% *
     Liberal Kelly McDonnell 3,230 24.60% -8.81% *
     NDP Jeff Bayliss 858 6.63% -2.71% *
Greens Jan Triska 394 3.05% 1.52% *
     Independent Margaret Askin 184 1.78% *
Total 12,940 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 51
23,510 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 9.16%

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[13] Turnout 47.14% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Alana DeLong 6,097 48.20% -15.74%
     Liberal Kelly McDonnell 3,512 27.76% 3.16%
     NDP Jennifer Banks 1,135 8.97% 2.34% *
     Alberta Alliance James Istvanffy 1,017 8.04% *
Greens Marie Picken 714 5.64% 4.12% *
     Social Credit Douglas Picken 97 0.77% *
     Independent Margaret Askin 78 0.62% * -1.16%
Total 12,650 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 90
27,026 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -9.45%

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[14] Turnout 42.55% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Alana DeLong 6,687 45.16% -3.04%
     Liberal Greg Flanagan 5,173 34.93% 7.17% *
     Wildrose Alliance Barry Holizki 1,425 9.62% 1.58% *
Greens Randy Weeks 845 5.71% 0.07% *
     NDP Teale Bondaroff 507 3.42% -5.55% *
     Social Credit Len Skowronski 171 1.16% 0.39% *
Total 14,808 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 64
34,945 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -5.11%

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election Turnout % Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Alana DeLong 6,997 47.2% % *
     Wildrose Tim Dyck 5,700 38.4% % *
     Liberal Stephanie Shewchuk 1,302 8.8% % *
     NDP Jason Nishiyama 606 4.1% % *
     Alberta Party Ellen Phillips 232 1.6% % *
Total 14,837 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined '
Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing %

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Calgary-Bow[15] Turnout 47.11%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
     Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 5,236 16.72% 50.55% 1
     Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 4,865 15.54% 46.96% 5
     Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 4,087 13.05% 39.45% 2
     Independent Link Byfield 3,227 10.30% 31.15% 4
     Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,863 9.14% 27.64% 6
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 2,709 8.65% 26.15% 3
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 2,459 7.85% 23.74% 9
     Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 2,134 6.81% 20.60% 8
     Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 1,955 6.24% 18.87% 7
     Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 1,782 5.70% 17.20% 10
Total Votes 31,317 100%
Total Ballots 10,359 3.02 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 2,373
27,026 Eligible Electors

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[16]
Bowcroft Elementary School
Thomas B. Riley 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[17]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Alana DeLong 99 31.03%
Greens Marie Picken 75 23.51%
     Liberal Kelly McDonnell 51 15.99%
     NDP Jennifer Banks 48 15.05%
     Alberta Alliance James Istvanffy 17 5.33%
     Social Credit Douglas Picken 16 5.02%
     Independent Margaret Askin 13 4.07%
Total 319 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 9

2012 election[edit]

2012 Alberta Student Vote results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Alana DeLong %
     Wildrose Tim Dyck %
     Liberal Stephanie Shewchuk %
     Alberta Party Ellen Phillips %
     NDP Jason Nishiyama %
Total ' 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. p. 6. 
  2. ^ "Bill 28 Electoral Divisions Act". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. 2010. 
  3. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved February 27, 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Calgary-Bow Official Results 1971 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Calgary-Bow Official Results 1975 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 9, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Calgary-Bow Official Results 1979 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 10, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Calgary Bow Official Results 1982 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 9, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Calgary-Bow Official Results 1986 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 9, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Calgary-Bow Official Results 1989 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 9, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Calgary-Bow Official Results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 9, 2010. 
  11. ^ "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Calgary-Bow Official Results 2001 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 9, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Calgary-Bow Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 9, 2010. 
  14. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 174–177. 
  15. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  16. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-18. [dead link]
  17. ^ "Riding by Riding Results — the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-19. [dead link]

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