Edmonton-McClung

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Edmonton-McClung
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
EdmontonMcClung in Edmonton.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
David Xiao
Progressive Conservative
District created 1993
First contested 1993
Last contested 2008

Edmonton-McClung is a provincial electoral district in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The district was created in 1993 and is named after Nellie McClung.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 1993 boundary redistribution out of the southern portion of Edmonton-Meadowlark. The district underwent minor changes in 1997 and 2004 and changed significantly in the 2010 boundary redistribution when the portions of the district to the south and east of Anthony Henday drive were put in the new electoral district of Edmonton-South West.

Boundary history[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-McClung
Assembly Years Member Party
See Edmonton-Meadowlark 1971-1993
23rd 1993–1997 Grant Mitchell Liberal
24th 1997–1998
1998 Vacant
1998-2001 Nancy MacBeth Liberal
25th 2001–2004 Mark Norris Progressive Conservative
26th 2004–2008 Mo Elsalhy Liberal
27th 2008–present David Xiao Progressive Conservative

Edmonton-McClung was created in 1993. The first election held in the constituency was won by Incumbent Liberal candidate Grant Mitchell. Mitchell had previously served as Edmonton-Meadowlark MLA from 1986 to 1993. He would become leader of the Liberals and of the official opposition after Laurence Decore stepped down in 1994. The 1997 election would see Mitchell re-elected with a smaller share of the vote and his provincial campaign dropped the Liberals seat count. He would resign as leader and later as an elected representative on May 11, 1998.

The 1998 by-election was held on June 17, 1998, very shortly after Mitchell vacated his seat. The constituency returned new Alberta Liberal leader Nancy MacBeth with over half the popular vote in the constituency. Macbeth had served in the legislature as a Progressive Conservative MLA in Edmonton-Glenora. She was defeated by Ralph Klein in the 1992 leadership vote for the Progressive Conservative party and quit the party completely after her term expired in 1993.

The 2001 election would see a bitter and personal provincial campaign launched by MacBeth against Klein. She would be defeated in McClung by Progressive Conservative candidate Mark Norris and her party would suffer significant losses in other districts in the province.

After the election Norris was rewarded for defeating MacBeth with an appointment to the provincial cabinet. He served from 2001 to 2004 as the Minister of Economic Development under Premier Ralph Klein. Norris would run for a second term in the 2004 election. He would be defeated as the constituency returned to the Liberal column electing candidate Mo Elsalhy in a tight race. Norris was the only cabinet minister to lose his seat in that election.

The 2008 election would see the riding change hands again electing its fifth representative. The riding returned Progressive Conservative candidate David Xiao in another closely fought election over incumbent Elsalhy. The two are re-offering for a rematch in the 2012 election.

Legislature results[edit]

1993 general election[edit]

1993 Alberta general election results[2] Turnout 60.68% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Grant Mitchell 8,931 63.64% *
     Progressive Conservative Henry Mah 4,177 29.78% *
     NDP Denis Gautier-Villon 799 5.69% *
     Natural Law Pat Simpson 125 0.89% *
Total 14,032 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 36
23,184 Eligible Electors
     Liberal pickup new district Swing N/A

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[3] Turnout 59.21% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Grant Mitchell 6,322 49.02% -14.62%
     Progressive Conservative Michael Mooney 5,259 40.78% 11.00% *
     NDP Richard Vanderberg 713 5.53% -0.16% *
     Social Credit Patrick Ellis 542 4.20% *
     Natural Law Wade McKinley 61 0.47% -0.42% *
Total 12,897 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 20
21,816 Eligible Electors
     Liberal hold Swing -12.81%

1998 by-election election[edit]

June 17, 1998 by-election results[4] Turnout 40.77% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Nancy MacBeth 5,040 53.58% 4.56% *
     Progressive Conservative Michael Mooney 3,184 33.85% -6.93%
     Social Credit Jon Dykstra 701 7.46% 3.26% *
     NDP Carol Anne Dean 384 4.08% -1.45% *
Greens Karina Gregory 68 0.72% *
     Natural Law Maury Shapka 29 0.31% -0.11% *
Total 9,406 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 10
23,094 Eligible Electors
     Liberal hold Swing 5.75%

The by-election was called after Grant Mitchell resigned his seat on May 11, 1998.

2001 general election[edit]

2001 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 56.01% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Mark Norris 6,976 50.43% 16.58% *
     Liberal Nancy MacBeth 5,920 42.80% -10.78%
     NDP Lorne Dach 804 5.81% 1.73% *
     Independent Patrick Ellis 133 0.96% *
Total 13,833 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 18
24,723 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup from Liberal Swing 13.68%

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 51.95% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Mo Elsalhy 5,859 44.88% 2.08% *
     Progressive Conservative Mark Norris 5,333 40.85% -9.58%
     NDP Lorne Dach 1,358 10.40% 4.59%
     Alberta Alliance Reuben Bauer 401 3.07% *
     Social Credit Patrick Conlin 105 0.80% *
Total 13,056 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 71
25,269 Eligible Electors
     Liberal pickup from Progressive Conservative Swing 5.83%

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[7] Turnout 36.74% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative David Xiao 7,173 48.94% 8.09% *
     Liberal Mo Elsalhy 5,947 40.57% -4.31%
     NDP Bridget Stirling 924 6.30% -4.10% *
Greens Bryan Wyrostok 342 2.33% *
     Wildrose Alliance Kristine Jassman 272 1.86% -1.21% *
Total 14,658 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 46
34,330 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup from Liberal Swing 6.20%

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election Turnout % Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative David Xiao 7,179 46.65% % *
     Liberal Mo Elsalhy 3,800 24.69% % *
     Wildrose Peter Janisz 2,756 17.91% % *
     NDP Lorne Dach 1,134 7.37% % *
     Alberta Party John Hudson 418 2.72% % *
Evergreen Nathan Forsyth 102 0.66% % *
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-McClung[8] Turnout 44.33%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank'
     Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 5,279 18.08% 55.08% 2
     Independent Link Byfield 3,587 12.28% 37.43% 4
     Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 3,446 11.80% 35.96% 1
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 3,186 10.91% 33.24% 3
     Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,594 8.88% 27.07% 6
     Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 2,493 8.54% 26.01% 7
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 2,409 8.25% 25.14% 9
     Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 2,205 7.55% 23.01% 5
     Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 2,031 6.96% 21.91% 10
     Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 1,973 6.75% 20.59% 8
Total Votes 29,203 100%
Total Ballots 9,584 3.05 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 3,552

Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot

2012 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

Student Vote results[edit]

Participating Schools[9]
Archbisop Oscar Romero High School
Callingwood School
Centennial Elementary
Ormsby School
Rio Terrace School
S. Bruce Smith Junior High
Talmud Torah 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[10]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Mark Norris 347 36.07%
     Liberal Mo Elsalhy 335 34.82%
     NDP Lorne Dach 176 18.30%
     Alberta Alliance Reuben Bauer 69 7.17%
     Social Credit Patrick Conlin 35 3.64%
Total 962 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 80

2012 election[edit]

2012 Alberta Student Vote results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative David Xiao %
     Wildrose Peter Janisz %
     Liberal Mo Elsalhy %
     Alberta Party John Hudson %
     NDP Lorne Dach %
Total ' 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. p. 19. 
  2. ^ "Edmonton-McClung 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-McClung By-election". Elections Alberta. June 17, 1998. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Edmonton-McClung Official Results 2001 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Edmonton-McClung Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
  7. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 312–315. 
  8. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  9. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-18. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-19. [dead link]

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