Calgary West

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For the provincial riding, see Calgary-West.
Calgary West
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
Calgary West in relation to the other Calgary ridings
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Rob Anders
Conservative
District created 1979
First contested 1979
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 149,593
Electors (2011) 101,673
Area (km²)[2] 89.06
Pop. density (per km²) 1,679.7
Census divisions Division No. 6
Census subdivisions Calgary

Calgary West is a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1917 to 1953, and since 1979. It is located in the western part of the City of Calgary.

The electoral district was originally created in 1914 from Calgary riding. It was abolished in 1952 with parts being transferred to Calgary North, Calgary South, Bow River and Red Deer ridings. It was re-created in 1976 from Calgary North, Calgary South, Calgary Centre, Macleod and Palliser ridings.

From 1993 to 1997, Calgary West was represented by future Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Harper currently represents the nearby riding of Calgary Southwest.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Calgary West
Riding created from Calgary
13th  1917 − 1921     Thomas Tweedie Government (Unionist)
14th  1921 − 1925     Joseph Tweed Shaw Independent Labour
15th  1925 − 1926     R.B. Bennett Conservative
16th  1926 − 1930
17th  1930 − 1935
18th  1935 − 1939
 1939 − 1940     Douglas Cunnington Conservative
19th  1940 − 1945     Manley Justin Edwards Liberal
20th  1945 − 1949     Arthur LeRoy Smith Progressive Conservative
21st  1949 − 1951
 1951 − 1953     Carl Nickle Progressive Conservative
Riding dissolved into Calgary North, Calgary South,
Bow River and Red Deer
Riding re-created from Calgary North, Calgary South,
Calgary Centre, Macleod and Palliser
31st  1979 − 1980     Jim Hawkes Progressive Conservative
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988
34th  1988 − 1993
35th  1993 − 1997     Stephen Harper Reform
36th  1997 − 2000     Rob Anders Reform
 2000 − 2000     Alliance
37th  2000 − 2003
 2003 − 2004     Conservative
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

Its Member of Parliament is Rob Anders, a former administrator. He was first elected in 1997. He is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. In the 39th Parliament he served as a co-chair of the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations. In the 40th Parliament, Rob Anders was the Chair of the Veterans Affairs Committee.

Election results[edit]

1979-present[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Rob Anders 39,996 62.20 +4.84 $83,426
Liberal Janice Kinch 11,379 17.68 -4.22 $33,609
New Democratic Shawna Knowles 6,666 10.36 +4.01
Green Anna Wagner 6,068 9.43 -1.72 $15,556
Marxist–Leninist André Vachon 233 0.36 +0.11
Total valid votes/Expense limit 64,346 100.00 $102,535
Total rejected ballots 338 0.52 +0.15
Turnout 64,684 63.01 +2.05
Eligible voters 102,657
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Rob Anders 34,579 57.36 -1.35 $73,112
Liberal Jennifer Pollock 13,204 21.90 -0.22 $38,919
Green Randall Weeks 6,722 11.15 +0.88 $7,103
New Democratic Teale Phelps Bondaroff 3,832 6.35 -1.94 $7,402
Independent Kirk Schmidt 1,790 2.96 $15,857
Marxist–Leninist André Vachon 155 0.25 +0.06
Total valid votes/Expense limit 60,282 100.00 $96,909
Total rejected ballots 221 0.37 +0.08
Turnout 60,503 60.96 -8.98
     Conservative hold Swing -0.6
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Rob Anders 38,020 58.71 +2.81 $47,434
Liberal Jennifer Pollock 14,328 22.12 -7.15 $61,930
Green Danielle Roberts 6,653 10.27 +2.65 $200
New Democratic Teale Phelps Bondaroff 5,370 8.29 +1.81 $2,960
Canadian Action Tim Cayzer 265 0.41 -0.15 $2,356
Marxist–Leninist André Vachon 125 0.19 +0.04 $16
Total valid votes 64,761 100.00
Total rejected ballots 191 0.29 -0.04
Turnout 64,952 69.94 +2.42
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Rob Anders 31,322 55.90 +1.86 $66,962
Liberal Justin Thompson 16,402 29.27 +11.12 $37,297
Green Danielle Roberts 4,274 7.63 +5.24 $593
New Democratic Tim Patterson 3,632 6.48 +2.68 $2,317
Canadian Action James S. Kohut 315 0.56 $551
Marxist–Leninist André Vachon 87 0.16 $46
Total valid votes 56,032 100.00
Total rejected ballots 184 0.33 +0.13
Turnout 56,216 67.52 +5.65
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Alliance Rob Anders 33,222 54.04 +2.25 $54,150
Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 13,259 21.57 +4.15 $26,369
Liberal Frank Bruseker 11,181 18.18 -7.05 $15,745
New Democratic Greg Klassen 2,350 3.82 +0.04 $1,540
Green Evan Osenton 1,456 2.36 +1.09 $1,069
Total valid votes 61,468 100.00
Total rejected ballots 122 0.20 -0.04
Turnout 61,590 61.87 -3.00
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Reform Rob Anders 24,878 51.79 -0.32 $55,330
Liberal Dave Bronconnier 15,277 25.23 -1.44 $65,590
Progressive Conservative Sergei Scurfield 9,594 17.42 +1.70 $43,365
New Democratic Michael Kozakavich 2,105 3.78 +1.75 $1,506
Green Jack Locke 557 1.27 +0.68 $1,210
Natural Law Frank Haika 293 0.47 -0.37 $1,149
Total valid votes 52,704 100.00
Total rejected ballots 128 0.24
Turnout 52,832 64.87
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Reform Stephen Harper 30,139 52.11 +35.53
Liberal Karen Gainer 15,423 26.67 +14.10
Progressive Conservative Jim Hawkes 9,090 15.72 -42.80
New Democratic Rudy Rogers 1,175 2.03 -9.58
National Kathleen McNeil 1,067 1.84
Natural Law Frank Haika 483 0.84
Green Don Francis 343 0.59
Christian Heritage Larry Heather 116 0.20
Total valid votes 57,836 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Jim Hawkes 32,025 58.52 -16.19
Reform Steve Harper 9,074 16.58
Liberal John Phillips 6,880 12.57 +1.14
New Democratic Richard D. Vanderberg 6,355 11.61 +0.86
Libertarian David Faren 225 0.41 -0.05
Confederation of Regions Brent Morin 170 0.31 -0.73
Total valid votes 54,729 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Jim Hawkes 37,565 74.70 +8.85
Liberal Bill Code 5,749 11.43 -11.65
New Democratic Ed Smith 5,409 10.76 +3.08
Green Martin--John McDonald 605 1.20
Confederation of Regions Cliff Ginn 523 1.04
Libertarian Frank Ceri 233 0.46
Social Credit Doug Williams 201 0.40 -0.33
Total valid votes 50,285 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Jim Hawkes 26,639 65.85 +0.47
Liberal Jerry Arshinoff 9,339 23.09 -1.63
New Democratic Bob Ritchie 3,107 7.68 -0.80
Rhinoceros Anthony G. Petti 1,027 2.54
Social Credit Ada Major 294 0.73 -0.45
Marxist–Leninist John Musgrave 45 0.11
Total valid votes 40,451 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Jim Hawkes 28,474 65.39
Liberal Doug Lauchlan 10,762 24.71
New Democratic Jack Peters 3,694 8.48
Social Credit Dennis Shupe 512 1.18
Communist Joan Jenkins 104
Total valid votes 43,546 100.00

1951 by-election[edit]

Canadian federal by-election, 10 December 1951
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
On Mr. Smith's resignation, 5 July 1951
Progressive Conservative Carl Olof Nickle 10,686 47.29 +4.63
Liberal Frank Gordon Buchanan 6,424 28.43 -3.66
Social Credit Arthur Dixon 5,489 24.29 -0.97
Total valid votes 22,599 100.00

1949 general election[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Arthur LeRoy Smith 11,457 42.65 +4.21
Liberal Charles Curtice Matthews 8,619 32.09 +10.38
Social Credit Arthur J. Dixon 6,785 25.26 +4.61
Total valid votes 26,861 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Arthur LeRoy Smith 8,872 38.44 +1.57
Liberal Charles Curtice Matthews 5,011 21.71 -13.12
Social Credit Andrew Henry Jukes 4,766 20.65 -0.36
Co-operative Commonwealth Ken Simpson Tory 3,641 15.77 +8.48
Labor–Progressive Duncan Archibald Mackenzie 791 3.43
Total valid votes 23,081 100.00

Note: Progressive Conservative vote is compared to "National Government" vote in 1940 election. Social Credit vote is compared to New Democracy vote in 1940 election.

1940 general election[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Manley Justin Edwards 7,299 36.87 +25.17
National Government Douglas Cunnington 6,896 34.83 -15.52
New Democracy Rose Wilkinson 4,159 21.01 -10.93
Co-operative Commonwealth J. Albert Johnson 1,444 7.29 +3.53
Total valid votes 19,798 100.00

Note: "National Government" vote is compared to Conservative vote in 1935 election. New Democracy vote is compared to Social Credit vote in 1935 election.

By-election on 18 September 1939

On Richard Bennett's resignation, 28 January 1939

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Douglas Cunnington acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Richard Bennett 9,172 50.35 -19.87
Social Credit Robert Lincoln Reid 5,817 31.93
Liberal Peter Laurence Hyde 2,130 11.69 -18.08
Co-operative Commonwealth Henry Magee Horricks 686 3.77
Reconstruction Charles Thomas Galbraith 411 2.26
Total valid votes 18,216 100.00
Canadian federal by-election, 25 August 1930
Party Candidate Votes
On acceptance by the Hon. Richard Bennett of an office of emolument under the Crown, 7 July 1930
Conservative Richard Bennett acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Richard Bennett 13,883 70.22 +12.30
Liberal Colin Campbell McLaurin 5,887 29.78 -12.30
Total valid votes 19,770 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Richard Bennett 8,951 57.92 -5.01
Liberal Harry William Lunney 6,502 42.08
Total valid votes 15,453 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Richard Bennett 10,256 62.94 +17.19
Labour Joseph Tweed Shaw 6,040 37.06 -8.78
Total valid votes 16,296 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Labour Joseph Tweed Shaw 7,369 45.85
Conservative Richard Bennett 7,353 45.75 -27.49
Liberal Edward Faustinus Ryan 1,351 8.41 -18.36
Total valid votes 16,073 100.00

Note: Conservative vote is compared to Unionist vote in 1917 election.

Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes %
Government (Unionist) Thomas Tweedie 10,986 73.24
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) John Alfred Irvine 4,015 26.76
Total valid votes 15,001 100.00

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Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Prince Albert
Constituency represented by the Prime Minister
1930-1935
Succeeded by
Prince Albert