Calgary-Elbow

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Calgary-Elbow
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
CalgaryElbow in Calgary.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
   
Vacant
District created 1971
First contested 1971
Last contested 2012

Calgary-Elbow is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada. Its current MLA is Alison Redford, a Progressive Conservative, who defeated incumbent Liberal candidate Craig Cheffins in the 2008 Alberta general election. She was re-elected in the 2012 provincial election.

The riding was created in 1971 from the southeast part of Calgary-Glenmore and the southwest Part of the old Calgary South riding. Since 1971 the riding has been held by 4 MLAs, all of them Progressive Conservative except Craig Cheffins, who represented the riding from the 2007 by-election to the 2008 general election. Prior to this, it was the home riding of Progressive Conservative Premier Ralph Klein between 1989 and when he vacated it on January 15, 2007. Until this time (at which it was won by a Liberal candidate) it was seen as a Progressive Conservative stronghold.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 1971 boundary redistribution out of the electoral districts of Calgary Glenmore Calgary South and Calgary Victoria Park.

The 2010 boundary redistribution saw significant changes to the riding. Everything south of Glenmore Trail was moved into Calgary-Glenmore. The north boundary also changed significantly, exchanging and losing many different portions of land with Calgary-Currie and a significant re-alignment with the new boundary of Calgary-Buffalo.

Boundary history[edit]

Representation history[edit]

Assembly Years Member Party
See Calgary Glenmore 1959–1971, Calgary South 1963–1971
and Calgary Victoria Park 1967–1971
17th 1971–1975     David Russell Progressive Conservative
18th 1975–1979
19th 1979–1980
20th 1982–1986
21st 1986–1989
22nd 1989–1993     Ralph Klein Progressive Conservative
23rd 1993–1997
24th 1997–2001
25th 2001–2004
26th 2004–2007
2007–2008 Craig Cheffins Liberal
27th 2008–2012 Alison Redford Progressive Conservative
28th 2012–2014
2014–present Vacant

The electoral district of Calgary-Elbow was created in the boundary redistribution of 1971 from Calgary Glenmore, Calgary South and Calgary Victoria Park. The first election saw former Calgary Victoria Park Progressive Conservative incumbent and former Calgary Alderman David Russell run for re-election. He won a hotly contested race over Social Credit candidate L.A. Thorssen to pick up the new district for his party.

Upon being elected Russell was appointed into the cabinet of Premier Peter Lougheed. He ran for re-election in 1975 and defeated future Senator Sharon Carstairs with a landslide. He would be re-elected with large majorities three more times while continuing to serve various cabinet portfolios. He would be appointed Deputy Premier by Don Getty in 1985. Russell retired from the legislature in 1989.

The second representative in the riding was former Mayor of Calgary Ralph Klein who was elected to his first term in 1989. Klein would win the leadership of the Progressive Conservatives in 1992 and become Premier of the province. He would hold the premier ship until December 2006 before resigning his seat in 2007. In total Klein was re-elected in the district four times.

A hotly contested by-election was held on June 12, 2007. The winner was Alberta Liberal candidate Craig Cheffins who managed an upset win over local business person Brian Henninger who owns a popular Toyota dealership in the riding.

The 2008 general election saw Cheffins defeated as Progressive Conservative candidate Alison Redford won back the riding for her party. She was promoted to cabinet by Premier Ed Stelmach after the election.

Redford became Premier of Alberta and leader of the Progressive Conservative party after winning the 2011 Progressive Conservative leadership race. She was re-elected in the 2012 provincial election.

Election results[edit]

2014 by election[edit]

Alberta provincial by-election, October 27, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Gordon Dirks 0.00
Wildrose John Fletcher 0.00
Liberal Susan Wright 0.00
New Democratic Stephanie McLean 0.00
Alberta Party Greg Clark 0.00
Total valid votes ––,––– 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Turnout ––,––– ––.––
Eligible voters ––,–––

2012 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Alison Redford 11,198 58.09 +16.01
Wildrose James Cole 5,509 28.58 +21.97
Liberal Beena Ashar 1,067 5.53 -33.67
New Democratic Craig Coolahan 761 3.95 +1.96
Alberta Party Greg Clark 518 2.69
Evergreen William Hamilton 225 1.17 -2.44
Total valid votes 19,278 100.00
Total rejected ballots 257
Turnout 19,535 58.44 +12.60
Eligible voters 33,430

2008 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Alison Redford 6,130 42.08 +3.75
Liberal Craig Cheffins 5,711 39.20 −6.57
Wildrose Alliance Dale Nelson 963 6.61 +2.44
Independent Barry Erskine 948 6.51
Greens Jonathon Sheffield 526 3.61 −1.99
New Democratic Garnet Wilcox 290 1.99 −1.31
Total valid votes 14,568 100.00
Total rejected ballots 77
Turnout 14,645 45.84
Eligible voters 31,947
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +5.16%

2007 by-election[edit]

Alberta provincial by-election, June 12, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Craig Cheffins 4,823 45.77 +9.24
Progressive Conservative Brian Heninger 4,039 38.33 −13.15
Greens George Read 590 5.60 +0.66
Alliance Jane Morgan 439 4.17 +0.56
New Democratic Al Brown 348 3.30 +0.75
Social Credit Trevor Grover 175 1.66 +1.15
Independent Jeff Willerton 124 1.17
Total valid votes 10,538 100.00
Total rejected ballots 41
Turnout 10,579 34.64
Eligible voters 30,538
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +11.20%

2004 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Ralph Klein 6,958 51.48 -15.36
Liberal Stephen Brown 4,938 36.53 +6.87
Greens Alison Roth 668 4.94
Alliance Diana-Lynn Brooks 488 3.61
New Democratic Becky Kelly 345 2.55 +0.14
Social Credit Trevor Grover 69 0.51
Independent Lloyd Blimke 51 0.38
Total valid votes 13,517 100.00
Total rejected ballots 142
Turnout 13,659 52.60
Eligible voters 25,968
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -11.12

2001 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Ralph Klein 10,213 66.84 +8.98
Liberal Harold Swanson 4,533 29.66 -6.83
New Democratic Mathew Zachariah 369 2.41 +0.25
Independent Monier Rahall 166 1.09
Total valid votes 15,281 100.00
Total rejected ballots 73
Turnout 15,354 61.95
Eligible voters 24,786
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +7.91

1997 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Ralph Klein 8,237 57.86 -0.24
Liberal Harold Swanson 5,195 36.49 +1.02
Social Credit Lera Shirley 421 2.96 +1.16
New Democratic Shawn Christie 307 2.16 -1.40
Natural Law Frank Haika 75 0.53 +0.04
Total valid votes 14,235 100.00
Total rejected ballots 48
Turnout 14,283 60.34
Eligible voters 23,626
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -0.63

1993 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Ralph Klein 10,061 58.10 +8.49
Liberal Madeleine King 6,142 35.47 -5.08
New Democratic Eileen Teslenko 617 3.56 -4.36
Social Credit Steve Tobler 312 1.80
Independent Miel Gabriel 101 0.58
Natural Law Bruce Hansen 85 0.49
Total valid votes 17,318 100.00
Total rejected ballots 48
Turnout 17,366 67.10
Eligible voters 25,873
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +6.79

1989 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 1989
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Ralph Klein 4,505 49.61 -15.81
Liberal Gilbert Clark 3,682 40.55 +22.18
New Democratic David Jones 719 7.92 -8.29
Independent Larry Heather 174 1.92
Total valid votes 9,080 100.00
Total rejected ballots 17
Turnout 9,097 51.12
Eligible voters 17,794
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -18.96

1986 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative David Russell 4,515 65.42 -4.41
Liberal Frank Wishlow 1,268 18.37 +12.11
New Democratic Susan Liddy 1,119 16.21 +6.42
Total valid votes 6,902 100.00
Total rejected ballots 27
Turnout 6,929 39.77
Eligible voters 17,422
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -8.26

1982 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative David Russell 7,521 69.83 +3.97
New Democratic Thora Miessner 1,054 9.79 +3.90
Western Canada Concept Gregory Langen 829 7.70
Liberal John Webb 674 6.26 -7.34
Independent Don Carter 520 4.83
Social Credit Raymond Neilson 172 1.59 -13.06
Total valid votes 10,770 100.00
Total rejected ballots 30
Turnout 10,800 60.81
Eligible voters 17,761
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +3.94

1979 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative David Russell 5,941 65.86 -7.93
Social Credit Patricia Sveen 1,321 14.65 +7.59
Liberal John Webb 1,227 13.60 -0.17
New Democratic William Oxendale 531 5.89 +0.51
Total valid votes 9,020 100.00
Total rejected ballots 27
Turnout 9,047 52.16
Eligible voters 17,345
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -7.76

1975 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 1975
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative David Russell 6,159 73.79 +22.02
Liberal Sharon Carstairs 1,149 13.77
Social Credit Bernard Laing 589 7.06 -34.75
New Democratic Jack Peters 449 5.38 -1.04
Total valid votes 8,346 100.00
Total rejected ballots 13
Turnout 8,359 61.11
Eligible voters 13,679
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +28.39

1971 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 1971
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative David Russell 5,547 51.77
Social Credit L.A. Thorssen 4,480 41.81
New Democratic Dolores LeDrew 688 6.42
Total valid votes 10,715 100.00
Total rejected ballots 47
Turnout 10,762 73.68
Eligible voters 14,606

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Calgary-Elbow[3] Turnout 52.80%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
     Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 5,751 18.94% 54.51% 1
     Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 5,181 17.06% 49.10% 5
     Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 4,173 13.74% 39.55% 2
     Independent Link Byfield 3,175 10.46% 30.09% 4
     Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,826 9.31% 26.78% 6
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 2,437 8.03% 23.10% 3
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 2,172 7.15% 20.59% 9
     Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 1,707 5.62% 16.18% 8
     Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 1,556 5.13% 14.75% 7
     Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 1,385 4.56% 14.75% 10
Total Votes 30,363 100%
Total Ballots 10,551 2.88 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 3,161
25,968 Eligible Electors

Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot

2012 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. pp. 9–10. 
  2. ^ "Bill 28 Electoral Divisions Act". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. 2010. 
  3. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 

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