|Alberta electoral district|
|Provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
|Last contested||2014 (by-election)|
Calgary-Elbow is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada. Its current MLA is Gordon Dirks, a Progressive Conservative, who won the seat in a byelection on October 27, 2014.
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.
- 1 History
- 2 Election results
- 2.1 2014 by election
- 2.2 2012 general election
- 2.3 2008 general election
- 2.4 2007 by-election
- 2.5 2004 general election
- 2.6 2001 general election
- 2.7 1997 general election
- 2.8 1993 general election
- 2.9 1989 general election
- 2.10 1986 general election
- 2.11 1982 general election
- 2.12 1979 general election
- 2.13 1975 general election
- 2.14 1971 general election
- 3 Senate nominee results
- 4 References
- 5 External links
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.
|8 Calgary-Elbow 2003 Boundaries|
|Calgary-Buffalo, Calgary-Currie and Calgary-West||Calgary-Egmont||Calgary-West and Foothills-Rocky View||Calgary-Glenmore|
|riding map goes here|
|Legal description from the Statutes of Alberta 2003, Electoral Divisions Act.|
|Starting at the intersection of Sarcee Trail SW and Richmond Road SW; then 1. northeast along Richmond Road SW to Crowchild Trail SW; 2. south along Crowchild Trail SW to 50 Avenue SW; 3. east along 50 Avenue SW and its easterly extension to the left bank of the Elbow River; 4. generally northwest and north along the left bank of the lbow River to the south easterly extension of the southwest boundary of Block 4, Plan 8035 AG; 5. northwesterly along the extension and the west boundary of Block 4, Plan 8035 AG to its northerly extension with 38 Avenue SW; 6. west along 38 Avenue SW to 14 Street SW; 7. north along 14 Street SW to Council Way SW; 8. northeast along Council Way SW to 10 Street SW; 9. north along 10 Street SW to Premier Way SW; 10. northeasterly along Premier Way SW to 30 Avenue SW; 11. east along 30 Avenue SW to 7 Street SW; 12. north along 7 Street SW to 29 Avenue SW; 13. east along 29 Avenue SW and its extension to the left bank of the Elbow River; 14. generally northeast along the left bank of the Elbow River to Macleod Trail S; 15. south along Macleod Trail S to Glenmore Trail SW; 16. west along Glenmore Trail SW to Elbow Drive SW; 17. south along Elbow Drive SW to Heritage Drive SW; 18. west along Heritage Drive SW and its westerly extension to the east shore of Glenmore Reservoir; 19. in a generally westerly and northerly direction along the east shore of Glenmore Reservoir to Glenmore Trail SW; 20. northwest along Glenmore Trail SW to the west shore of Glenmore Reservoir; 21. in a generally southwesterly and northwesterly direction along the west shore of Glenmore Reservoir to the east boundary of Sec. 25, Twp. 23, Rge. 2 W5; 22. north along the east boundary of Sec. 25 to the west city boundary (near 66 Avenue SW); 23. north and west along the west city boundary to a southerly extension of the Sarcee Trail SW; 24. north along the extension and the Sarcee Trail SW to the starting point.|
|9 Calgary-Elbow 2010 Boundaries|
|Calgary-Buffalo and Calgary-Currie||Calgary-Acadia||Calgary-West||Calgary-Glenmore and Chestermere-Rocky View|
|Note: Boundary descriptions were not used in the 2010 redistribution|
|See Calgary Glenmore 1959–1971, Calgary South 1963–1971
and Calgary Victoria Park 1967–1971
|17th||1971–1975||David Russell||Progressive Conservative|
|22nd||1989–1993||Ralph Klein||Progressive Conservative|
|27th||2008–2012||Alison Redford||Progressive Conservative|
|2014–present||Gordon Dirks||Progressive Conservative|
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.
2014 by election
|Alberta provincial by-election, October 27, 2014|
|Progressive Conservative||Gordon Dirks||4,207||33.21%||-24.88|
|Alberta Party||Greg Clark||3,412||26.94%||+24.25|
|New Democratic||Stephanie McLean||472||3.73%||-0.22|
|Total valid votes||––,–––||100.00||–|
|Total rejected ballots||–||–||–|
2012 general election
|Alberta general election, 2012|
|Progressive Conservative||Alison Redford||11,198||58.09||+16.01|
|New Democratic||Craig Coolahan||761||3.95||+1.96|
|Alberta Party||Greg Clark||518||2.69||–|
|Total valid votes||19,278||100.00||–|
|Total rejected ballots||257||–||–|
2008 general election
|Alberta general election, 2008|
|Progressive Conservative||Alison Redford||6,130||42.08||+3.75|
|Wildrose Alliance||Dale Nelson||963||6.61||+2.44|
|New Democratic||Garnet Wilcox||290||1.99||−1.31|
|Total valid votes||14,568||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||77|
|Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+5.16%|
|Alberta provincial by-election, June 12, 2007|
|Progressive Conservative||Brian Heninger||4,039||38.33||−13.15|
|New Democratic||Al Brown||348||3.30||+0.75|
|Social Credit||Trevor Grover||175||1.66||+1.15|
|Total valid votes||10,538||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||41|
|Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative||Swing||+11.20%|
2004 general election
|Alberta general election, 2004|
|Progressive Conservative||Ralph Klein||6,958||51.48||-15.36|
|New Democratic||Becky Kelly||345||2.55||+0.14|
|Social Credit||Trevor Grover||69||0.51||–|
|Total valid votes||13,517||100.00||–|
|Total rejected ballots||142||–||–|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-11.12|
2001 general election
|Alberta general election, 2001|
|Progressive Conservative||Ralph Klein||10,213||66.84||+8.98|
|New Democratic||Mathew Zachariah||369||2.41||+0.25|
|Total valid votes||15,281||100.00||–|
|Total rejected ballots||73||–||–|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||+7.91|
1997 general election
|Alberta general election, 1997|
|Progressive Conservative||Ralph Klein||8,237||57.86||-0.24|
|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||–||–|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-0.63|
1993 general election
|Alberta general election, 1993|
|Progressive Conservative||Ralph Klein||10,061||58.10||+8.49|
|New Democratic||Eileen Teslenko||617||3.56||-4.36|
|Social Credit||Steve Tobler||312||1.80||–|
|Natural Law||Bruce Hansen||85||0.49||–|
|Total valid votes||17,318||100.00||–|
|Total rejected ballots||48||–||–|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||+6.79|
1989 general election
|Alberta general election, 1989|
|Progressive Conservative||Ralph Klein||4,505||49.61||-15.81|
|New Democratic||David Jones||719||7.92||-8.29|
|Total valid votes||9,080||100.00||–|
|Total rejected ballots||17||–||–|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-18.96|
1986 general election
|Alberta general election, 1986|
|Progressive Conservative||David Russell||4,515||65.42||-4.41|
|New Democratic||Susan Liddy||1,119||16.21||+6.42|
|Total valid votes||6,902||100.00||–|
|Total rejected ballots||27||–||–|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-8.26|
1982 general election
|Alberta general election, 1982|
|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||–|
|Social Credit||Raymond Neilson||172||1.59||-13.06|
|Total valid votes||10,770||100.00||–|
|Total rejected ballots||30||–||–|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||+3.94|
1979 general election
|Alberta general election, 1979|
|Progressive Conservative||David Russell||5,941||65.86||-7.93|
|Social Credit||Patricia Sveen||1,321||14.65||+7.59|
|New Democratic||William Oxendale||531||5.89||+0.51|
|Total valid votes||9,020||100.00||–|
|Total rejected ballots||27||–||–|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-7.76|
1975 general election
|Alberta general election, 1975|
|Progressive Conservative||David Russell||6,159||73.79||+22.02|
|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||–||–|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||+28.39|
1971 general election
|Alberta general election, 1971|
|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||–|
Senate nominee results
2004 Senate nominee election district results
|2004 Senate nominee election results: Calgary-Elbow||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|
|Progressive Conservative||David Usherwood||2,826||9.31%||26.78%||6|
|Progressive Conservative||Cliff Breitkreuz||2,437||8.03%||23.10%||3|
|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 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
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