Calgary-North West

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Calgary-North West
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
CalgaryNorthWest in Calgary.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Sandra Jansen
Progressive Conservative
District created 1979
First contested 1979
Last contested 2012

Calgary-North West is a provincial electoral district in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The district was created in 1979 and is mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 1979 boundary redistribution from the electoral district of Calgary-Foothills and a portion of old electoral district of Banff that had been annexed by new city of Calgary boundaries.

The riding was split in half in the 2010 boundary redistribution as land on the east side became part of Calgary-Hawkwood. The south boundary also picked up some land from Calgary-Bow and the riding was extended west into land that belonged to Foothills-Rocky View where the city of Calgary had annexed land.

Boundary history[edit]

Representation history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-North West[2]
Assembly Years Member Party
See: Calgary-Foothills 1971-1979
19th 1979-1982 Sheila Embury Progressive Conservative
20th 1982-1986
21st 1986-1989 Stan Cassin
22nd 1989-1993 Frank Bruseker Liberal
23rd 1993-1997
24th 1997-2001 Greg Melchin Progressive Conservative
25th 2001-2004
26th 2004-2008
27th 2008-2012 Lindsay Blackett
28th 2012–present Sandra Jansen Progressive Conservative

The electoral district was created in the 1979 boundary redistribution out of the Calgary-Foothills riding. Prior to the creation of the district the area returned Progressive Conservative MLA's in Foothills since 1971.

The election held that year returned Progressive Conservative candidate Sheila Embury with a very large majority. She was re-elected in 1982 election almost doubling her popular vote. Embury retired from the legislature at dissolution in 1986.

The electors of Calgary-North West chose the second representative of the riding in the 1986 election. Progressive Conservative candidate Stan Cassin held the district for his party with a reduced majority, but still won a landslide.

The district would see its first hotly contested race in the 1989 election as Liberal candidate Frank Bruseker surged in popularity gaining over 6,000 votes under the Liberal banner compared to 1986 Liberal candidate Dean Biollo. Cassin would go down to defeat after only one term in office.

Bruseker would run for a second term in 1993. His plurality would be reduced as he hang on to win over Harley Torgerson. The 1997 election would be Bruseker's last. Despite gaining in popular vote he was defeated by Progressive Conservative candidate Greg Melchin.

Melchin would run for a second term in the 2001 general election. He would win a massive majority taking over 15,000 votes and running ahead of the second place candidate by over 11,000 votes. After the election he was appointed to his first cabinet portfolio as Minister of Revenue by Premier Ralph Klein. In 2004 he ran for his third term in office. He lost over half his popular vote from 2001 and was shuffled to be the Minister of Energy.

The 2008 election would see the riding pick its fifth representative. Melchin retired at dissolution in 2008 leaving the riding open. The electors returned Lindsay Blackett who held the district for the Progressive Conservative Party. He was appointed by Premier Ed Stelmach as Minister of Culture and Community Spirit after the election in 2008.

Legislature results[edit]

1979 general election[edit]

1979 Alberta general election results[3] Turnout 62.67% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Sheila Embury 5,976 61.67% *
     Social Credit Harold Gunderson 2,043 21.08% *
     Liberal George Goulet 950 9.80% *
     NDP Ken Richmond 721 7.45% *
Total 9,690 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 13
15,484 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup new district Swing N/A

1982 general election[edit]

1982 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 67.33% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Sheila Embury 11,711 74.94% 13.27%
     Western Canada Concept Walter Kostiuk 1,768 11.31% *
     NDP Floyd Johnson 1,745 11.17% 3.72% *
     Social Credit Leith McClure 404 2.58% -18.50% *
Total 15,628 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 17
23,236 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 12.29%

1986 general election[edit]

1986 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 46.04% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Stan Cassin 7,775 62.53% -12.41% *
     NDP Tom Schepens 3,376 27.15% 15.98% *
     Liberal Dean Biollo 1,284 10.32% *
Total 12,435 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 25
27,061 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 14.20%

1989 general election[edit]

1989 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 55.16% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Frank Bruseker 7,417 44.46% 34.14% *
     Progressive Conservative Stan Cassin 6,985 41.87% -20.66%
     NDP Kelly Hegg 2,281 13.67% -13.48% *
Total 16,683 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 28
30,294 Eligible Electors
     Liberal pickup from Progressive Conservative Swing 27.40%

1993 general election[edit]

1993 Alberta general election results[7] Turnout 65.39% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Frank Bruseker 6,763 47.68% 3.22%
     Progressive Conservative Harley Torgerson 6,443 45.42% 3.55% *
     NDP Paul Rasporich 495 3.49% -10.18% *
     Social Credit David Grant 373 2.63% *
     Natural Law Paul Colver 110 0.78% *
Total 14,184 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 17
21,717 Eligible Electors
     Liberal hold Swing 3.39%

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[8] Turnout 59.92% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Greg Melchin 9,190 53.24% 7.82% *
     Liberal Frank Bruseker 7,226 41.86% 5.82%
     Social Credit Douglas Picken 503 2.92% 0.29% *
     NDP Jeff Pattinson 342 1.98% -1.51% *
Total 17,261 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 18
28,836 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup from Liberal Swing 6.82%

2001 general election[edit]

2001 Alberta general election results[9] Turnout 55.39% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Greg Melchin 15,292 71.49% 18.25%
     Liberal Paul Allard 4,971 23.24% -18.62% *
     NDP Patricia Alward 828 3.87% 1.89% *
     Social Credit Douglas Picken 299 1.40% 1.52%
Total 21,390 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 69
38,742 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 18.44%

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[10] Turnout 43.41% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Greg Melchin 7,757 55.32% -16.17%
     Liberal Judy Stewart 4,489 32.01% 8.77% *
Greens Jeffery Krekoski 637 4.54% *
     Alberta Alliance Jenell Friesen 620 4.42% *
     NDP Bob Brunet 520 3.71% -0.16% *
Total 14,023 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 86
32,501 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -12.47%

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[11] Turnout 40.90% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Lindsay Blackett 8,415 46.21% -9.11% *
     Liberal Dale D'Silva 5,552 30.49% -1.52% *
     Wildrose Alliance Chris Jukes 2,703 14.84% 10.42% *
Greens George Read 902 4.95% 0.41% *
     NDP Collin Anderson 637 3.50% -0.21% *
Total 18,209 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 72
44,695 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -5.32%

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election Turnout % Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Sandra Jansen 7,683 51.76% %
     Wildrose Chris Challis 5,454 36.74% %
     Liberal Robert Prcic 992 6.68% % *
     NDP Brian Malkinson 471 3.17% % *
Evergreen Bryan Hunt 140 0.94% % *
     Alberta Party Troy Millington 103 0.69% % *
Total ' 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-North West[12] Turnout 44.78%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
     Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 5,600 16.80% 46.39% 1
     Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 5,009 15.02% 41.49% 5
     Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 4,801 14.40% 39.77% 2
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 3,472 10.41% 28.76% 3
     Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 3,419 10.25% 28.32% 6
     Independent Link Byfield 3,157 9.47% 26.15% 4
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 2,324 6.97% 19.25% 9
     Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 2,012 6.03% 16.67% 8
     Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 1,871 5.61% 15.50% 7
     Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 1,679 5.04% 13.91% 10
Total Votes 33,344 100%
Total Ballots 12,072 2.76 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 2,481

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[13]
Ranchlands 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[14]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Greg Melchin 27 27.27%
     NDP Bob Brunet 25 25.25%
     Liberal Judy Stewart 21 21.21%
     Alberta Alliance Jenell Friesen 15 15.15%
Greens Jeffery Krekoski 11 11.12%
Total 99 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 4

2012 election[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. p. 14. 
  2. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved February 27, 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Calgary-North West results 1979 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Calgary-North West results 1982 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Calgary-North West results 1986 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Calgary-North West results 1989 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Calgary-North West results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  8. ^ "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Calgary-Buffalo Official Results 2001 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 3, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Calgary-North West Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved 2008-03-08. 
  11. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 178–180. 
  12. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  13. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-18. [dead link]
  14. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-19. [dead link]

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