Cypress-Medicine Hat

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Cypress-Medicine Hat
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
CypressMedicineHat in Alberta.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Drew Barnes
Wildrose
District created 1993
First contested 1993
Last contested 2012

Cypress-Medicine Hat is an Albertan provincial electoral district, located in the southeastern corner of the province.

Under the Alberta electoral boundary re-distribution of 2004, the constituency covers the portion of Medicine Hat south of the South Saskatchewan River, the Trans-Canada Highway and Carry Drive. The rest of the city is part of the Medicine Hat constituency, which Cypress-Medicine Hat surrounds. The constituency borders Saskatchewan to the east and Montana to the south. Clockwise from the Montana border, the district also borders Cardston-Taber-Warner, Little Bow, Strathmore-Brooks and Drumheller-Stettler. Other major towns include Bow Island and Redcliff. The constituency represents Cypress County and the County of Forty Mile No. 8.

The current MLA for this district is the Wildrose Party's Drew Barnes. He was elected in the 28th Alberta general election.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 1993 boundary redistribution from the old electoral district of Cypress-Redcliff.

The 2010 boundary redistribution saw only minor changes made in the middle of the riding to align with changes to the Medicine Hat city limits.[1]

Boundary history[edit]

Representation history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Cypress-Medicine Hat[3]
Assembly Years Member Party
See Cypress-Redcliff 1986-1993
23rd 1993-1997 Lorne Taylor Progressive Conservative
24th 1997-2001
25th 2001-2004
26th 2004-2008 Leonard Mitzel
27th 2008-2012
28th 2012–present Drew Barnes Wildrose

The electoral district was created in the boundary redistribution of 1993 from the old Cypress-Redcliff riding. The biggest change was the inclusion of parts of Medicine Hat that resulted in the name change.

The first election in the district held in 1993 was won by Progressive Conservative candidate Lorne Taylor who won with a comfortable margin defeating three other candidates. He would win his second term with a stronger majority in 1997. Premier Ralph Klein would promote him to the cabinet and he would hold a few portfolio's after that election. He won a third term in 2001 before retiring in 2004.

The second member for the district was Leonard Mitzel who was elected to his first term in the 2004 election. He was re-elected again in 2008 with a landslide.

Legislature results[edit]

1993 general election[edit]

1993 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 60.02% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Lorne Taylor 4,034 49.30% *
     Liberal Lloyd Robinson 2,799 34.21% *
     Social Credit Al Strom 855 10.45% *
     NDP James Ridley 494 6.04% *
Total 8,182 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 33
13,688 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup new district Swing N/A

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 51.22% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Lorne Taylor 5,754 63.35% 14.05%
     Liberal Beverley Clarke 2,217 24.41% -9.80% *
     Social Credit Maurice Perron 728 8.02% -2.43% *
     NDP Don Crisall 383 4.22% -1.82% *
Total 9,082 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 25
17,779 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 11.93%

2001 general election[edit]

2001 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 50.04% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Lorne Taylor 7,222 72.99% 9.64%
     Liberal Beverley Clarke 2,074 20.96% -3.45%
     NDP Cliff Anten 598 6.05% 1.83% *
Total 9,894 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 52
19,878 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 6.55%

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[7] Turnout 38.36% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Leonard Mitzel 4,628 54.95% -18.04% *
     Liberal Stuart Angle 2,222 26.38% 5.42% *
     Alberta Alliance Dan Pierson 652 7.74% *
     Social Credit Eric Solberg 562 6.67% *
     NDP Cliff Anten 358 4.26% -1.79%
Total 8,422 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 87
22,181 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -11.73%

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[8] Turnout 29.06% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Leonard Mitzel 5,640 63.34% 8.39%
     Liberal Richard Mastel 2,023 22.72% -3.66% *
     Wildrose Alliance Dan Pierson 679 7.63% -0.11%
     NDP Manuel Martinez 347 3.90% -0.36% *
Greens Bright Pryde 215 2.41% *
Total 8,904 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 70
30,640 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 6.03%

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election Turnout % Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Wildrose Drew Barnes 7,098 53.60% %
     Progressive Conservative Len Mitzel 4,738 35.78% %
     Liberal Jon Mastel 770 5.81% % *
     NDP Manuel Martinez 637 4.81% % *
Total 13,243 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 127
26,199 Eligible Electors
     Wildrose pickup from Progressive Conservative Swing %

Senate nominee election[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Cypress-Medicine Hat[9] Turnout 37.92%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
     Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 3,412 16.23% 48.80% 1
     Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 3,119 14.83% 44.61% 2
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 2,399 11.41% 34.31% 3
     Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 2,182 10.38% 31.21% 5
     Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,127 10.12% 30.42% 6
     Independent Link Byfield 2,062 9.81% 29.49% 4
     Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 1,678 7.98% 24.00% 7
     Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 1,496 7.11% 21.40% 8
     Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 1,409 6.70% 20.15% 10
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 1,142 5.43% 16.33% 9
Total Votes 21,026 100%
Total Ballots 6,992 3.01 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 1,418

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[10]
Burdett School
Eagle Butte High School
Senator Gershaw School
Seven Persons School
St. Mary's School
St. Michaels'
Sunrise 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[11]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Leonard Mitzel 396 57.98%
     Liberal Stuart Angle 142 20.79%
     Alberta Alliance Dan Pierson 59 8.64%
     NDP Cliff Aten 52 7.61%
     Social Credit Eric Solberg 34 4.98%
Total 683 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 25

2012 election[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Proposed Electoral Division Areas, Boundaries, and Names for Alberta". Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission. June 2010. p. 20. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. pp. 35–36. 
  3. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved February 27, 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Cypress-Medicine Hat Official Results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 6, 2010. 
  5. ^ "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ "2001 Statement of Official results Cypress-Medicine Hat". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 7, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Cypress-Medicine Hat Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 7, 2009. 
  8. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 392–397. 
  9. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  10. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-27. [dead link]
  11. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-19. [dead link]

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