Edmonton—Strathcona

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Edmonton—Strathcona
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
Edmonton—Strathcona in relation to other federal electoral districts in Edmonton
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Linda Duncan
New Democratic
District created 1952
First contested 1953
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 101,178
Electors (2011) 75,254
Area (km²)[2] 80.91
Pop. density (per km²) 1,250.5
Census divisions Division No. 11
Census subdivisions Edmonton

Edmonton—Strathcona (scheduled to be renamed Edmonton Strathcona after the Canadian federal electoral redistribution, 2012) is a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1953. It spans the south central part of the city of Edmonton. Since 2008 Edmonton—Strathcona has been the only federal riding in Alberta not held by the Conservative Party.

Geography[edit]

The riding is home to most of Edmonton's francophones. The historic district of Old Strathcona, the University of Alberta and the Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre are all located in the riding.

Edmonton–Strathcona encompasses the neighbourhoods of Allendale, Argyll, Avonmore, Belgravia, Bonnie Doon, Capilano, Cloverdale, Empire Park, Forest Heights, Fulton Place, Garneau, Gold Bar, Grandview Heights, Hazeldean, Holyrood, Idylwylde, Kenilworth, King Edward Park, Lansdowne, Lendrum Place, Malmo Plains, McKernan, Ottewell, Parkallen, Pleasantview, Queen Alexandra Park, Ritchie, Strathcona, Strathearn, Terrace Heights, and Windsor Park.

It borders on the federal ridings of Edmonton Centre, Edmonton East, Edmonton—Sherwood Park, Edmonton—Mill Woods—Beaumont, and Edmonton—Leduc.

This district is bounded:[3]

  • On the north by the North Saskatchewan River.
  • On the west by the Whitemud Creek from the North Saskatchewan River to Whitemud Drive.
  • On the south by Whitemud Drive, from Whitemud Creek to the City Limits.
  • On the east by Edmonton's City Limits.

Political geography[edit]

As evidenced by the 2008 and 2011 elections, this riding is heavily polarized between more urban NDP voters in the northwest of the riding and suburban Conservative voters in the south and east.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in 1952 from Edmonton East and Edmonton West ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following members of the House of Commons:

Parliament Years Member Party
Edmonton—Strathcona
Riding created from Edmonton East and Edmonton West
22nd  1953 − 1957     Richmond Francis Hanna Liberal
23rd  1957 − 1958     Sydney Herbert Thompson Social Credit
24th  1958 − 1962     Terry Nugent Progressive Conservative
25th  1962 − 1963
26th  1963 − 1965
27th  1965 − 1968
28th  1968 − 1972     Hu Harries Liberal
29th  1972 − 1974     Douglas Roche Progressive Conservative
30th  1974 − 1979
31st  1979 − 1980     David Kilgour Progressive Conservative
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988
34th  1988 − 1993     Scott Thorkelson Progressive Conservative
35th  1993 − 1997     Hugh Hanrahan Reform
36th  1977 − 2000     Rahim Jaffer Reform
 2000 − 2000     Alliance
37th  2000 − 2003
 2003 − 2004     Conservative
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011     Linda Duncan New Democratic
41st  2011 − Present

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

Its Member of Parliament is Linda Duncan of the New Democratic Party who was first elected in the 2008 federal election.

Election results[edit]

The NDP picked up this seat in 2008 for the first time in its history, when Edmonton lawyer Linda Duncan defeated Tory incumbent Rahim Jaffer, thanks to a consolidation of non-Conservative votes. It is the only non-Conservative seat in the province.


Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Richmond Francis Hanna 8,901 37.33
Social Credit Orvis A. Kennedy 8,750 36.70
Progressive Conservative Sidney Giffard Main 4,012 16.83
Co-operative Commonwealth Floyd Albin Johnson 2,182 9.15
Total valid votes 23,845 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Sydney Herbert Thompson 13,124 35.65 -1.05
Liberal Richmond Francis Hanna 10,731 29.15 -8.18
Progressive Conservative Terry Nugent 10,525 28.59 +11.76
Co-operative Commonwealth Floyd Albin Johnson 2,434 6.61 -2.54
Total valid votes 36,814 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Terry Nugent 25,885 61.32 +32.73
Social Credit Sydney Herbert Thompson 7,270 17.22 -18.43
Liberal Richmond Francis Hanna 7,218 17.10 -12.05
Co-operative Commonwealth Arnold Holmes 1,838 4.35 -2.26
Total valid votes 42,211 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Terry Nugent 16,030 34.39 -26.93
Social Credit S.A. Sorenson 13,585 29.14 +11.92
Liberal Roy C. Marler 11,996 25.74 +8.64
New Democratic Bill McLean 5,001 10.73 +6.37
Total valid votes 46,612 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Terry Nugent 18,880 35.37 +0.98
Liberal John Decore 16,195 30.34 +4.60
Social Credit S.A. Sorenson 13,841 25.93 -3.22
New Democratic Ian Sowton 4,464 8.36 -2.37
Total valid votes 53,380 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Terry Nugent 21,004 38.05 +2.68
Liberal Bill Sinclair 16,431 29.77 -0.57
Social Credit Sigurd Sorenson 11,696 21.19 -4.74
New Democratic Bill McLean 5,572 10.09 +1.73
Independent Bill Stocks 493 0.89
Total valid votes 55,196 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Hu Harries 21,074 52.35 +22.59
Progressive Conservative Terry Nugent 15,228 37.83 -0.22
New Democratic Lawrence Radcliffe 2,745 6.82 -3.28
Independent John R. Beatty 1,206 3.00
Total valid votes 40,253 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Doug Roche 26,908 49.72 +11.89
Liberal Hu Harries 16,625 30.72 -21.63
New Democratic Howard Alfred Leeson 9,098 16.81 +9.99
Social Credit Bill Pelch 1,272 2.35
Independent Elizabeth Rowley 152 0.28
Independent Peggy Morton 63 0.12
Total valid votes 54,118 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Doug Roche 25,808 54.73 +5.01
Liberal B.C. Tanner 14,337 30.40 -0.32
New Democratic Lila Fahlman 5,426 11.51 -5.30
Social Credit Leif Oddson 1,146 2.43 +0.08
Independent Robin Gillespie 226 0.48
Communist Harry Strynadka 132 0.28
Marxist–Leninist Peggy Askin 79 0.17
Total valid votes 47,154 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative David Kilgour 26,430 59.47 +4.73
Liberal Julian Kinisky 12,471 28.06 -2.35
New Democratic Robert Davidson 5,352 12.04 +0.53
Communist Joe Hill 120 0.27 -0.01
Marxist–Leninist Carol Arnold 73 0.16 -0.00
Total valid votes 44,446 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative David Kilgour 23,920 59.38 -0.09
Liberal John Borger 10,938 27.15 -0.91
New Democratic Doug Trace 4,837 12.01 -0.03
Rhinoceros Dave Walker 453 1.12
Communist Joe Hill 106 0.26 -0.01
Marxist–Leninist Sandy Mowat 31 0.08 -0.09
Total valid votes 40,285 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative David Kilgour 33,712 61.43 +2.05
New Democratic Doris S. Burghardt 11,095 20.22 +8.21
Liberal Sandra Douglas-Tubb 8,500 15.49 -11.66
Confederation of Regions Lorne Cass 749 1.36
Green Russell John Mulvey 466 0.85
Social Credit Norman Utz 218 0.40
Communist Anne McGrath 137 0.25 -0.01
Total valid votes 54,877 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Scott Thorkelson 18,088 33.46 -27.97
New Democratic Halyna Freeland 13,686 25.32 +5.10
Reform Doug Main 12,024 22.24
Liberal Una MacLean Evans 9,672 17.89 +2.40
Rhinoceros Marcel Zeeto Kotowich 199 0.37
Green Isabelle Foord 159 0.29 -0.56
Independent Kevin Bruce 86 0.16
Independent Daniel P. Hermansen 56 0.10
Independent Mary Joyce 43 0.08
Confederation of Regions Thomas Roger Brown 40 0.07 -1.29
Total valid votes 54,053 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Reform Hugh Hanrahan 19,531 39.35 +17.10
Liberal Chris Peirce 19,113 38.50 +20.61
Progressive Conservative Scott Thorkelson 5,604 11.29 -22.17
New Democratic Rita Egan 2,508 5.05 -20.27
National Adrian Greenwood 2,131 4.29
Natural Law Maury Shapka 292 0.59
Green Harry Garfinkle 287 0.58 +0.28
Independent Naomi Rankin 90 0.18
Canada Party Oran K. Johnson 83 0.17
Total valid votes 49,639 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Reform Rahim Jaffer 20,605 41.30 +1.95 $58,003
Liberal Ginette Rodger 17,654 35.38 -3.12 $58,244
New Democratic Jean McBean 7,251 14.53 +9.48 $42,936
Progressive Conservative Edo Nyland 3,614 7.24 -4.05 $10,183
Green Karina Gregory 406 0.81 +0.23 $520
Natural Law Maury Shapka 153 0.30 -0.29
Independent Naomi Rankin 115 0.23 +0.05 $1,732
Canadian Action J. Alex Ford 92 0.18 $845
Total valid votes 49,890 100.00
Total rejected ballots 101 0.20
Turnout 49,991 62.74
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Alliance Rahim Jaffer 23,463 42.00 +0.70 $57,365
Liberal Jonathan Dai 17,816 31.89 -3.49 $48,430
New Democratic Hélène Narayana 8,256 14.78 +0.25 $25,883
Progressive Conservative Gregory Toogood 5,047 9.03 +1.79 $4,252
Marijuana Ken Kirk 814 1.45 $149
Canadian Action Kesa Rose Semenchuk 299 0.53 +0.35 $1,485
Marxist–Leninist Kevan Hunter 164 0.29 $275
Total valid votes 55,859 100.00
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Rahim Jaffer 19,089 39.40 -2.60 $67,449
Liberal Debby Carlson 14,057 29.01 -2.88 $67,910
New Democratic Malcolm Azania 11,535 23.80 +9.02 $46,100
Green Cameron Wakefield 3,146 6.49 $2,353
Marijuana Dave Dowling 519 1.07 -0.38
Marxist–Leninist Kevan Hunter 103 0.21 -0.08 $26
Total valid votes 48,449 100.00
Total rejected ballots 150 0.31
Turnout 48,599 65.66
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Rahim Jaffer 22,009 41.71 +2.31 $75,063
New Democratic Linda Duncan 17,153 32.51 +8.71 $53,478
Liberal Andy Hladyshevsky 9,391 17.80 -11.21 $76,923
Green Cameron Wakefield 3,139 5.95 -0.54 $755
Progressive Canadian Michael Fedeyko 582 1.10 $0.0
Marijuana Dave Dowling 390 0.74 -0.33 $0.0
Marxist–Leninist Kevan Hunter 106 0.20 -0.01 $16
Total valid votes 52,770 100.00
Total rejected ballots 148 0.28 -0.03
Turnout 52,918 70.6 +3.9
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Linda Duncan 20,103 42.58 +10.07 $71,669
Conservative Rahim Jaffer 19,640 41.60 -0.11 $81,597
Liberal Claudette Roy 4,279 9.06 -8.74 $72,953
Green Jane Thrall 3,040 6.44 +0.49 $3,801
Marxist–Leninist Kevan Hunter 147 0.31 +0.11
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,209 99.79 $82,492
Total rejected ballots 99 0.21 -0.07
Turnout 47,308 65.4 -5.2
Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Linda Duncan 26,093 53.55 +10.97 $84,389
Conservative Ryan Hastman 19,762 40.55 -1.05 $78,272
Liberal Matthew Sinclair 1,372 2.82 -6.24 $15,741
Green Andrew Fehr 1,119 2.30 -4.14 $43
Independent Kyle Murphy 206 0.42 $2,005
Marxist–Leninist Kevan Hunter 91 0.19 -0.12
Independent Christopher White 87 0.18 $880
Total valid votes/Expense limit 48,730 100.00
Total rejected ballots 124 0.25 +0.04
Turnout 48,854 68.76 +3.3

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References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Stastistics Canada: 2012
  2. ^ Stastistics Canada: 2012
  3. ^ "History of Federal Ridings since 1867". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 27 March 2011. 

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