Edmonton-Ellerslie

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Edmonton-Ellerslie
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
EdmontonEllerslie in Edmonton.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Naresh Bhardwaj
Progressive Conservative
District created 1993
First contested 1993
Last contested 2012

Edmonton-Ellerslie is a provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada. It is mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in 1993 from Edmonton-Mill Woods. The 2010 boundary redistribution saw the riding shrink on its north boundary to Anthony Henday Drive from roughly 34 Avenue losing some land to Mill Woods and Edmonton-Mill Creek.

Boundary history[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Ellerslie
Assembly Years Member Party
See Edmonton-Mill Woods 1979-1993
23rd 1993–1997 Debby Carlson Liberal
24th 1997–2001
25th 2001–2004
2004 Vacant
26th 2004–2008 Bharat Agnihotri Liberal
27th 2008–present Naresh Bhardwaj Progressive Conservative

The electoral district was created in 1993 from Edmonton-Mill Woods. The first election held that year saw incumbent NDP MLA Gerry Gibeault switch from that district to run in Ellerslie. A wave of support for the Alberta Liberals rolled across Edmonton causing Liberal candidate Debby Carlson to win the riding with over half the popular vote. Gibeault was defeated finishing a distant second place.

Carlson ran for a second term in 1997. She increased her popular support to take the district easily with almost 57% of the popular vote. The 2001 election would prove to be a very tight race as Carlson would barely hang on to win her third term in office. She defeated Progressive Conservative candidate Sukhi Randhawa by less than 300 votes.

On May 28, 2004 Carlson vacated her seat to run in the 2004 federal election in the Edmonton—Strathcona district. Her replacement elected in the provincial election that year would be Liberal candidate Bharat Agnihotri. He would win by a razor thin plurality of 200 votes taking just under 34% of the popular vote.

The Progressive Conservatives would win the riding in the 2008 election as candidate Naresh Bhardwaj defeated Agnihotri taking almost 42% of the popular vote.

Legislature results[edit]

1993 general election[edit]

1993 Alberta general election results[2] Turnout 59.00% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Debby Carlson 5,466 53.58% *
     NDP Gerry Gibeault 2,144 21.01% *
     Progressive Conservative Bas Roopnarine 2,116 20.74% *
     Social Credit Ken Way 398 3.90% *
     Natural Law Rhonda Day 79 0.77% *
Total 10,203 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 15
17,320 Eligible Electors
     Liberal pickup new district Swing N/A

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[3] Turnout 55.63% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Debby Carlson 5,752 56.69% 3.11%
     Progressive Conservative Jasbeer Singh 2,641 26.03% 5.29% *
     NDP Henry Johns 913 9.00% -12.01% *
     Social Credit Ken Way 840 8.28% 4.38%
Total 10,146 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 28
18,290 Eligible Electors
     Liberal hold Swing 4.20%

2001 general election[edit]

2001 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 52.32% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Debby Carlson 4,481 44.86% -11.83
     Progressive Conservative Sukhi Randhawa 4,209 42.14% 16.11% *
     NDP Deborah Morrison 1,299 13.00% 4.00% *
Total 9,989 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 61
19,210 Eligible Electors
     Liberal hold Swing -13.97%

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 43.53% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Bharat Agnihotri 3,446 33.80% -11.06% *
     Progressive Conservative Gurnam Dodd 3,245 31.83% -10.31% *
     NDP Marilyn Assheton-Smith 2,258 22.15% 9.15% *
     Alberta Alliance Eleanor Maroes 1,009 9.90% *
     Social Credit Amelia Maciejewski 238 2.32% *
Total 10,196 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 62
23,563 Eligible Electors
     Liberal hold Swing -10.69%

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 35.17% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Naresh Bhardwaj 4,581 41.90% 10.07% *
     Liberal Bharat Agnihotri 3,592 32.86% -0.94%
     NDP Marilyn Assheton-Smith 1,891 17.30% -4.85%
     Wildrose Alliance Krista Leddy 471 4.31% -5.59% *
Greens Paul Boos 335 3.06% *
     Social Credit Cheryl Ullah 62 0.57% -1.75% *
Total 10,932 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 81
31,317 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup from Liberal Swing 5.51%

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election Turnout % Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Naresh Bhardwaj 5,682 42.99 % *
     Wildrose Jackie Lovely 3,249 24.58 % *
     NDP Rod Loyola 2,115 16.00 % *
     Liberal Jennifer Ketsa 1,512 11.44 % *
     Alberta Party Chinwe Okelu 523 3.96 % *
     Independent Athena Bernal-Born 137 1.04 % *
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: Edmonton-Ellerslie[7] Turnout 43.51%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
     Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 3,949 14.08% 45.67% 2
     Independent Link Byfield 3,314 11.82% 38.33% 4
     Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 3,122 11.13% 36.11% 1
     Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 2,901 10.35% 33.55% 7
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 2,899 10.34% 33.53% 3
     Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 2,574 9.18% 29.77% 8
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 2,531 9.03% 29.27% 9
     Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 2,524 9.00% 29.19% 10
     Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,356 8.40% 27.25% 6
     Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 1,874 6.67% 21.67% 5
Total Votes 28,044 100%
Total Ballots 8,647 3.24 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 1,688

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[8]
Holy Trinity Catholic High School
J. Percy Page High 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[9]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Liberal Bharat Agnihotri 321 35.99%
     Progressive Conservative Gurnam Dodd 309 34.64%
     NDP Marilyn Assheton-Smith 142 15.92%
     Alberta Alliance Eleanor Maroes 67 7.51%
     Social Credit Amelia Maciejewski 53 5.94%
Total 892 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 24

2012 election[edit]

2012 Alberta Student Vote results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Naresh Bhardwaj %
     Wildrose Jackie Lovely %
     Liberal Jennifer Ketsa %
     Alberta Party Chinwe Okelu %
     NDP Rod Loyola %
Total ' 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. p. 17. 
  2. ^ "Edmonton-Ellerslie results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 28, 2010. 
  3. ^ "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Edmonton-Ellerslie Official Results 2001 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Edmonton-Ellerslie Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 6, 2012. 
  6. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 290–293. 
  7. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  8. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-18. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-19. [dead link]

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