Edmonton-Calder

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Edmonton-Calder
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
EdmontonCalder in Edmonton.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
David Eggen
New Democratic
District created 1971
District abolished 1993
District re-created 1996
First contested 1971
Last contested 2012

Edmonton-Calder is a provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada. A district with this name has existed twice, with the first incarnation existing from 1971 to 1993 and the second from 1996 to present.

History[edit]

The first Edmonton-Calder electoral district was created in the 1971 boundary redistribution from the electoral districts of Edmonton North West and Edmonton North. It was abolished in 1993 to create parts Edmonton-Mayfield and Edmonton-Roper.

Calder was re-created in the same general area out of Mayfield and Roper in the 1996 boundary redistribution. In 2010 the boundaries were significantly redrawn. The northern boundaries were pushed from 137 Avenue to the Edmonton city limits between 127 Street and 184 Street into land that used to be part of Edmonton-Castle Downs. The south boundary which used to run along Stony Plain Road was pushed north to Yellowhead Trail ceding land to Edmonton-Meadowlark and Edmonton-Glenora.

Boundary history[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Calder
Assembly Years Member Party
See Edmonton North West 1959-1971 and Edmonton North 1959-1971
17th 1971-1975 Tom Chambers Progressive Conservative
18th 1975-1979
19th 1979-1982
20th 1982-1986
21st 1986-1989 Christie Mjolsness NDP
22nd 1989-1993
See Edmonton-Mayfield 1993-1997 and Edmonton-Roper 1993-1997
24th 1997-2001 Lance White Liberal
25th 2001-2004 Brent Rathgeber Progressive Conservative
26th 2004-2008 David Eggen NDP
27th 2008-2012 Doug Elniski Progressive Conservative
28th 2012–present David Eggen NDP

The electoral district has existed twice since it was first created in 1971. The election held that year saw a hotly contested race between Social Credit incumbent Edgar Gerhart who had been MLA for the old electoral district of Edmonton Northwest and Progressive Conservative candidate Tom Chambers. On election night Chambers defeated Gerhart with just over 50% of the popular vote. His party went on to form its first government that election .

Chambers won his second term in 1975 with a landslide majority of almost 75% of the popular vote. He would be appointed to a cabinet portfolio in the government of Peter Lougheed in 1979. Chambers was re-elected twice more in 1979 and 1982 with shrinking majorities. He retired from office at dissolution in 1986.

The 1986 election was won by NDP candidate Christie Mjolsness. She had previously ran against Chambers in the 1982 election and increased the percentage of her popular vote and won on the collapse of the Progressive Conservative vote despite losing raw popular vote. She was re-elected in 1989 in a hotly contested battle with Liberal candidate Lance White.

The riding was abolished in 1993 and redistricted to make Edmonton-Mayfield and Edmonton-Roper. Mjolsness would run for re-election in Roper and be defeated while White would run in Mayfield and be elected defeating incumbent Alex McEachern.

Calder would be re-created out of the two ridings in the 1996 boundary redistribution. White and McEachern would face each other for the second time with White coming out the victor. White would win just over 40% of the popular vote while McEachern finished in third place.

The riding would change hands in 2001 in a very closely contested election as Progressive Conservative candidate Brent Rathgeber defeated White with just over 40% of the popular vote. The NDP would return to office in the next election as NDP candidate David Eggen defeated Rathgeber by a razor thin margin with just over 36% of the popular vote.

The 2008 election would see Eggen defeated by Progressive Conservative candidate Doug Elniski who would almost 41% of the vote to Eggen winning just under 40%. Elinski announced his retirement and will not be running again in the 2012 election.

Legislature results 1971-1993[edit]

1971 general election[edit]

1971 Alberta general election results[2] Turnout 72.43% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Tom Chambers 5,931 52.23% *
     Social Credit Edgar Gerhart 3,653 32.17% *
     NDP Bill Glass 1,772 15.60% *
Total 11,356 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 48
15,774 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup new district Swing N/A

1975 general election[edit]

1975 Alberta general election results[3] Turnout 50.20% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Tom Chambers 5,689 68.17% 15.94%
     NDP Burke Barker 1,640 19.65% 4.05% *
     Liberal Jack Pickett 620 7.43% *
     Independent Keith Lawson 396 4.75% *
Total 8,345 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 26
16,675 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 10.00%

1979 general election[edit]

1979 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 45.92% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Tom Chambers 5,205 58.47% -9.70%
     NDP Bill Kobluk 2,180 24.49% 4.84% *
     Social Credit Dan Service 982 11.03% *
     Liberal Richard Guthrie 535 6.01% -1.42% *
Total 8,902 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 45
19,483 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -12.82%

1982 general election[edit]

1982 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 58.68% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Tom Chambers 8,442 55.38% -3.09%
     NDP Christie Mjolsness 5,527 36.26% 11.77% *
     Western Canada Concept Walter Stack 1,274 8.36% *
Total 15,243 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 19
26,010 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -7.43%

1986 general election[edit]

1986 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 45.58% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     NDP Christie Mjolsness 5,114 50.70% 14.44%
     Progressive Conservative Tony Falcone 2,910 28.85% -26.53% *
     Liberal Al Iafolla 1,925 19.09% *
     Western Canada Concept Dave Draginda 111 1.10% -7.26% *
     Communist Martin Robbert 26 0.26% *
Total 10,086 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 11
22,153 Eligible Electors
     NDP pickup from Progressive Conservative Swing 20.49%

1989 general election[edit]

1989 Alberta general election results[7] Turnout 55.05% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     NDP Christie Mjolsness 5,338 42.77% -7.93%
     Liberal Lance White 4,435 35.53% 16.44% *
     Progressive Conservative Aldo De Luca 2,709 21.70% -7.15% *
Total 12,482 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 23
22,714 Eligible Electors
     NDP hold Swing -12.19%

Legislature results 1997-present[edit]

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[8] Turnout 53.52% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Lance White 4,802 40.31% *
     Progressive Conservative Lynn Faulder 3,860 32.41% *
     NDP Alex McEachern 3,250 27.28% *
Total 11,912 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 31
22,317 eligible electors
     Liberal pickup new district Swing N/A

2001 general election[edit]

2001 Alberta general election results[9] Turnout 51.78% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Brent Rathgeber 5,128 41.99% 9.58% *
     Liberal Lance White 4,654 38.10% -2.21%
     NDP Christine Burdett 2,432 19.91% -7.37% *
Total 12,214 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 42
23,671 eligible electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup from Liberal Swing 5.90%

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[10] Turnout 49.18% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     NDP David Eggen 4,067 36.01% 16.10% *
     Progressive Conservative Brent Rathgeber 3,730 33.02% -8.97%
     Liberal Brad Smith 2,985 26.43% -11.67% *
     Alberta Alliance Vicki Kramer 513 4.54% *
Total 11,295 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 92
23,671 eligible electors
     NDP pickup from Progressive Conservative Swing 12.54%

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[11] Turnout 38.53% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Doug Elniski 4,557 40.86% 6.03% *
     NDP David Eggen 4,356 39.05% 3.04%
     Liberal Jim Kane 1,839 16.49% -9.94% *
Greens Michael Brown 402 3.60% *
Total 11,514 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 59
30,033 eligible electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup from NDP Swing 4.54%

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election Turnout % Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal *
     NDP David Eggen 5,729 38.41%
     Progressive Conservative Bev Esslinger 5,183 34.75% *
     Wildrose Rich Neumann 2,787 18.69%
     Liberal Alex V Bosse 970 6.50% *
     Alberta Party David Clark 194 1.30% *
     Social Credit Margaret Saunter 52 0.35% *
Total '14925 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined '
Eligible Electors
     Swing %

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Edmonton-Calder[12] Turnout 49.21%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
     Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 4,272 15.41% 46.54% 2
     Independent Link Byfield 3,553 12.81% 38.71% 4
     Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 3,126 11.28% 34.06% 1
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 2,867 10.34% 32.23% 3
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 2,662 9.60% 29.00% 9
     Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 2,608 9.41% 28.41% 7
     Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 2,292 8.27% 24.97% 10
     Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 2,283 8.24% 24.87% 8
     Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,210 7.97% 24.08% 6
     Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 1,847 6.67% 20.12% 5
Total Votes 27,720 100%
Total Ballots 9,179 3.02 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 2,215

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]
Major General Griesbach School
Sir John Thompson Junior High School
St. Edmund School
Winterburn 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 %
     Liberal Brad Smith 241 40.30%
     NDP David Eggen 170 28.43%
     Progressive Conservative Brent Rathgeber 114 19.06%
     Alberta Alliance Vicki Kramer 73 12.21%
Total 598 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 19

2012 election[edit]

2012 Alberta Student Vote results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Bev Esslinger %
     Wildrose Don Martin %
     Liberal Alex V Bosse %
     Alberta Party David Clark %
     NDP David Eggen %
Total ' 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. p. 16. 
  2. ^ "Edmonton-Calder Official Results 1971 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Edmonton-Calder Official Results 1975 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Edmonton-Calder Official Results 1979 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Edmonton-Calder Official Results 1982 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Edmonton-Calder Official Results 1986 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Edmonton-Calder Official Results 1989 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  8. ^ "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  9. ^ "2001 Statement of Official results Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 3, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Edmonton-Calder Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  11. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 272–275. 
  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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