Edmonton-Gold Bar

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Edmonton-Gold Bar
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
EdmontonGoldBar in Edmonton.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
David Dorward
Progressive Conservative
District created 1971
First contested 1971
Last contested 2012

Edmonton-Gold Bar is a provincial electoral district, in Alberta, Canada. The district is one of 87 in the province mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta using the first past the post method of voting.

The district is primarily urban and located in the central east portion of city of Edmonton. It was created in the 1971 boundary redistribution from part of Strathcona East.

The district was a stronghold for Liberal candidates from 1986 to 2012. Prior to that, the Progressive Conservatives maintained a stronghold. The Progressive Conservatives re-won the district in the Alberta general election, 2012 when David Dorward was elected.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 1971 boundary redistribution from the old electoral district of Strathcona East.

The 2010 boundary redistribution saw significant changes to the riding. All the land north of the North Saskatchewan River was ceded to Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood, while the south boundary was moved from 92 Avenue to 82 Avenue to the Canadian Pacific Rail line to 63 Avenue into Edmonton-Mill Creek. The west boundary changed from Connors Road to travel through the Mill Creek Ravine further west in Edmonton-Strathcona.

Boundary history[edit]

Representation history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Gold Bar[3]
Assembly Years Member Party
See: Strathcona East 1959-1971
17th 1971–1975 William Yurko Progressive Conservative
18th 1975–1979
1979 Vacant
19th 1979–1982 Al Hiebert Progressive Conservative
20th 1982–1986
21st 1986–1989 Bettie Hewes Liberal
22nd 1989–1993
23rd 1993–1997
24th 1997–2001 Hugh MacDonald
25th 2001–2004
26th 2004–2008
27th 2008–2012
28th 2012–present David Dorward Progressive Conservative

The electoral district was created in the 1971 boundary redistribution. The election that year saw Strathcona East incumbent Progressive Conservative MLA William Yurko run here due to his old seat being abolished.

Yurko faced two other candidates in the election held that year and won the new district with a comfortable majority to pick up the seat for his party. After the election Premier Peter Lougheed appointed Yurko as a cabinet minister. He ran for a second term in the 1975 general election. Yurko won a bigger percentage despite losing some of his popular vote as the opposition vote collapsed.

Yurko resigned from his cabinet post in 1978 with the intention of seeking the nomination the Progressive Conservative nomination in Edmonton East for the 1979 federal election. He won the nomination and resigned his seat in early 1979.

The election in 1979 saw Progressive Conservative candidate Al Hiebert easily win a four cornered race to hold the open seat for his party. Hiebert was re-elected with a larger majority in the 1982 general election.

The 1986 election in the district saw a major upset with Hiebert getting defeated by Liberal candidate Bettie Hewes who managed to increase the Liberal vote in the district by over 5800 votes. Hewes won a stronger majority when she was re-elected to her second term in the 1989 general election. She won a landslide running for her third term winning the highest popular vote of any candidate in the 1993 general election. After the election Hewes briefly served as a leader of the opposition and of the Liberal party. She did not run for re-election in 1997 and retired at dissolution of the assembly.

The current representative is Liberal Hugh MacDonald who was first elected in the 1997 general election. He was re-elected three more times in 2001, 2004 and 2008.

Legislature results[edit]

1971 general election[edit]

1971 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 74.30% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative William Yurko 5,789 54.36% *
     Social Credit William Young 3,778 35.48% *
     NDP Tom Hennessey 1,082 10.16% *
Total 10,649 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 51
14,401 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup new district Swing N/A

1975 general election[edit]

1975 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 57.95% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative William Yurko 5,247 64.40% 10.04%
     NDP Grant Arnold 1,312 16.10% 5.94% *
     Social Credit Larry Latter 982 12.05% -23.43% *
     Liberal Don Hoyda 579 7.11% *
     Communist Harry Strynadka 28 0.34% *
Total 8,148 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 33
14,191 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 7.99%

1979 general election[edit]

1979 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 61.40% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Al Hiebert 6,044 56.04% -8.36% *
     NDP Kathleen Wright 2,343 21.72% 5.62% *
     Social Credit Ace Cetinski 1,397 12.95% 0.90% *
     Liberal Laurie Switzer 1,002 9.29% 2.18% *
Total 10,786 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 20
17,599 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -6.99%

1982 general election[edit]

1982 Alberta general election results[7] Turnout 71.48% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Al Hiebert 7,223 56.71% 0.67%
     NDP Allen Eng 3,563 27.98% 6.26% *
     Western Canada Concept Joe Wanner 996 7.82% *
     Liberal Laurie Switzer 567 4.45% -4.84%
     Independent Chuck Bolton 387 3.04% *
Total 12,736 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 15
17,838 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 3.47%

1986 general election[edit]

1986 Alberta general election results[8] Turnout 62.12% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Bettie Hewes 6,378 43.48% 39.03% *
     Progressive Conservative Al Hiebert 4,150 28.29% -28.42%
     NDP Randy Morse 4,142 28.23% 0.25% *
Total 14,670 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 27
23,659 Eligible Electors
     Liberal pickup from Progressive Conservative Swing 33.73%

1989 general election[edit]

1989 Alberta general election results[9] Turnout 63.69% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Bettie Hewes 7,833 54.25% 10.77%
     Progressive Conservative Cathy Wyatt 4,381 30.34% -2.05% *
     NDP Chris Tomaschuk 2,170 15.03% -13.20% *
     Communist Naomi Rankin 55 0.38% *
Total 14,439 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 23
22,708 Eligible Electors
     Liberal hold Swing 6.41%

1993 general election[edit]

1993 Alberta general election results[10] Turnout 65.99% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Bettie Hewes 10,605 59.19% 4.94%
     Progressive Conservative John Szumlas 4,721 26.35% -3.99% *
     NDP Lorraine Crawford 1,820 10.16% -4.87% *
     Social Credit David Friesen 516 2.88% *
Greens David Parker 165 0.92% *
     Natural Law Roni Shapka 90 0.50% *
Total 17,917 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 36
27,205 Eligible Electors
     Liberal hold Swing 4.47%

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[11] Turnout 67.00% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Hugh MacDonald 7,528 48.62% -10.57% *
     Progressive Conservative Susan Green 5,819 37.58% 11.23% *
     NDP Walter Heneghan 1,970 12.72% 2.56% *
Greens David Parker 92 0.59% -0.33%
     Natural Law Maury Shapka 75 0.49% -0.01% *
Total 15,484 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 23
23,145 Eligible Electors
     Liberal hold Swing -10.09%

2001 general election[edit]

2001 Alberta general election results[12] Turnout 64.38% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Hugh MacDonald 7,654 51.07% 2.45%
     Progressive Conservative David Fletcher 5,981 39.91% 2.33% *
     NDP Peter Cross 1,159 7.73% -4.99% *
Greens Margaret Marean 193 1.29% 0.70% *
Total 14,987 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 37
23,337 Eligible Electors
     Liberal hold Swing 2.39%

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[13] Turnout 55.86% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Hugh MacDonald 8,798 62.66% 11.59%
     Progressive Conservative Manjit Dhaliwal 2,572 18.32% -21.59% *
     NDP Keith Turnbull 1,967 14.01% 6.28% *
     Alberta Alliance Delmar Hunt 538 3.83% *
     Independent Dave Dowling 167 1.18% *
Total 14,042 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 106
25,326 Eligible Electors
     Liberal hold Swing 16.59%

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[14] Turnout 42.99% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Hugh MacDonald 6,279 44.89% -17.77%
     Progressive Conservative David Dorward 5,261 37.61% 19.29% *
     NDP Sherry McKibben 1,923 13.75% -0.26% *
Greens David Zylstra 525 3.75% *
Total 13,988 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 81
32,730 Eligible Electors
     Liberal hold Swing -18.53%

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election[15] Turnout % Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative David Dorward 6,689 33% *
     NDP Marlin Schmidt 5,809 29% % %
     Liberal Josipa Petrunic 4,072 20% % *
     Wildrose Linda Carlson 3,175 16% % *
     Alberta Party Dennis O’Neill 344 2% *
Evergreen David Parker 201 1% % *
Total ' 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-Gold Bar[16] Turnout 55.03%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
     Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 4,350 15.59% 44.84% 2
     Independent Link Byfield 3,970 14.23% 40.92% 4
     Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 2,986 10.70% 30.78% 1
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 2,895 10.37% 29.84% 9
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 2,875 10.30% 29.64% 3
     Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 2,594 9.30% 26.74% 7
     Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 2,342 8.39% 24.14% 8
     Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 2,251 8.07% 23.20% 10
     Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 1,956 7.01% 20.16% 6
     Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 1,688 6.04% 17.40% 5
Total Votes 27,907 100%
Total Ballots 9,701 2.88 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 4,235

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[17]
Austin OBrien School
Braemar School
McNally High School
Ottewell School
St. Gabriel 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[18]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Liberal Hugh MacDonald 477 47.23%
     NDP Keith Turnbull 214 21.19%
     Progressive Conservative Manjit Dhaliwal 202 20.00%
     Alberta Alliance Delmar Hunt 89 8.81%
     Independent Dave Dowling 28 2.77%
Total 1,010 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 43

2012 election[edit]

2012 Alberta Student Vote results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative David Doward %
     Wildrose Linda Carlson %
     Liberal Josipa Petrunic %
     Alberta Party Dennis O’Neill %
     NDP Marlin Schmidt %
Total ' 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. p. 18. 
  2. ^ "Bill 28 Electoral Divisions Act". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. 2010. 
  3. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved February 27, 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Edmonton-Gold Bar Official Results 1971 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 5, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Edmonton-Gold Bar Official Results 1975 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 5, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Edmonton-Gold Bar Official Results 1979 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 5, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Edmonton-Gold Bar Official Results 1982 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 5, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Edmonton-Gold Bar Official Results 1986 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 5, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Edmonton-Gold Bar Official Results 1989 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 5, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Edmonton-Gold Bar Official Results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 5, 2010. 
  11. ^ "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Edmonton-Gold Bar Official Results 2001 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Edmonton-Gold Bar Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved April 7, 2010. 
  14. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 298–301. 
  15. ^ http://results.elections.ab.ca/35.htm
  16. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  17. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-18. [dead link]
  18. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-19. [dead link]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°33′32″N 113°27′59″W / 53.5588°N 113.4663°W / 53.5588; -113.4663