Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood

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Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
EdmontonHighlandsNorwood in Edmonton.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Brian Mason
New Democratic
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2012

Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada. The district was created in 2004 when it was merged with Edmonton-Highlands and Edmonton-Norwood.

This inner-city northeast Edmonton riding has the second lowest average income in Alberta, as well as being one of the most ethnically diverse. This riding and its predecessor ridings have voted NDP in six of the last seven elections.

The riding is currently held by Alberta NDP leader Brian Mason.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 2003 boundary redistribution after the electoral districts of Edmonton-Highlands and Edmonton-Norwood were merged.

The 2010 boundary redistribution saw significant boundary changes as all land west of 50 street was ceded to Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview. A portion of the west boundary that moved along 97 Street between 105 and 111 Avenue was pushed west to 104 Street that was formerly part of Edmonton-Centre and minor alterations were made with the north border of Edmonton-Decore.

Boundary history[edit]

Representation history[edit]

Assembly Years Member Party
See Edmonton-Highlands 1997-2004
and Edmonton-Norwood 1959-2004
26th 2004–2008     Brian Mason New Democratic
27th 2008–2012
28th 2012–present

The electoral district was created in the 2004 boundary redistribution by combining the old Edmonton-Highlands and Edmonton-Norwood electoral districts. The first election in the district was won by NDP leader Brian Mason who won a landslide with over 60% of the popular vote.

Mason was re-elected in the 2008 general election against former MLA Andrew Beniuk. He won a slightly reduced majority but still won over half the popular vote.

Election results[edit]

2012 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Brian Mason 6,824 54.16 +3.21
Progressive Conservative Cris Basualdo 2,778 22.05 -9.87
Wildrose Wayde Lever 2,022 16.05 +13.42
Liberal Keegan Wynychuk 587 4.66 -7.47
Alberta Party Cam McCormick 200 2.59
Evergreen Dari Lynn 188 1.49 -0.88
Total valid votes 12,599 100.00
Total rejected ballots 184
Turnout 12,783 45.25 +12.71
Eligible voters 28,251

2008 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Brian Mason 4,754 50.95 -11.67
Progressive Conservative Andrew Beniuk 2,978 31.92 +9.08
Liberal Brad Smith 1,132 12.13 +1.42
Wildrose Alliance Travis Loewen 245 2.63 -0.52
Greens Mohamad Maie 221 2.37
Total valid votes 9,330 100.00
Total rejected ballots 39
Turnout 9,369 32.54 -10.20
Eligible voters 28,795
  New Democratic hold Swing -10.38%

2004 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Brian Mason 6,054 62.62
Progressive Conservative Terry Martinuk 2,208 22.84
Liberal Jason Manzevich 1,035 10.71
Alliance Ray Loyer 305 3.15
Independent Dale Ferris 66 0.68
Total valid votes 9,668 100.00
Total rejected ballots 91
Turnout 9,759 42.74
Eligible voters 20,681

Senate nominee results[edit]

2012 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood[3] Turnout 43.09%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
     Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 3,235 14.22% 43.20% 2
     Independent Link Byfield 3,105 13.65% 41.47% 4
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 2,386 10.49% 31.86% 9
     Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 2,347 10.31% 31.34% 7
     Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 2,230 9.80% 29.78% 1
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 2,194 9.64% 29.30% 3
     Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 2,101 9.23% 28.06% 8
     Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 2,089 9.18% 27.90% 10
     Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 1,603 7.04% 21.41% 6
     Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 1,466 6.44% 19.58% 5
Total Votes 22,756 100%
Total Ballots 7,488 3.04 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 2,350

Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot

Student Vote results[edit]

2004 election[edit]

Participating Schools[4]
Delton School
Eastglen High School
Norwood School
R. J. Scott School
St. Nicholas School
St. Alphonsus 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[5]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     NDP Brian Mason 403 58.66%
     Liberal Jason Manzevich 117 17.03%
     Progressive Conservative Terry Martinuk 93 13.54%
     Independent Dale Ferris 42 6.11%
     Alberta Alliance Ray Loyer 32 4.66%
Total 687 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 92

References[edit]

  1. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. pp. 18–19. 
  2. ^ "Bill 28 Electoral Divisions Act". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. 2010. 
  3. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  4. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-18. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-19. [dead link]

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