Edmonton-Riverview

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Edmonton-Riverview
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
EdmontonRiverview in Edmonton.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Steve Young
Progressive Conservative
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2012

Edmonton Riverview is a provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada. The district is mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta using the first past the post method of voting.

The district was created in the 1997 boundary redistibution it includes re-distributed areas of the Edmonton-Glenora, Edmonton-Strathcona, and Edmonton-Whitemud.

The riding is currently represented by Progressive Conservative Steve Young.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 1996 boundary redistribution out of parts of Edmonton-Glenora and Edmonton-Strathcona.

The 2010 boundary redistribution saw the riding change on its western boundary with the boundary between Whitemud Drive and 87 Avenue moving west to run along 170 Street, in land that was part of Edmonton-Meadowlark. The northeast corner of the riding was also revised to have the boundary move along the right bank instead of the left bank of the North Saskatchewan River.

Boundary history[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for
Edmonton-Riverview[2]
Assembly Years Member Party
See Edmonton-Glenora 1971-1997 and Edmonton-Strathcona 1971-1997
24th 1997-2001 Linda Sloan Liberal
25th 2001-2004 Kevin Taft
26th 2004-2008
27th 2008–2012
28th 2012–present Steve Young Progressive Conservative

The first election held in 1997 saw Liberal candidate Linda Sloan elected as the first representative. Sloan defeated Progressive Conservative candidate Gwen Harris by over 900 votes. Sloan declined to seek a second term.

The 2001 election saw Liberal candidate and best-selling author Kevin Taft run against Progressive Conservative candidate and former Edmonton City Councilor Wendy Kinsella. Taft won almost half the popular vote earning 49% in the race.

Taft would later become leader of the Alberta Liberals he stood for a second term in office in the 2004 election. Taft easily defeated Progressive Conservative candidate and future MLA Fred Horne taking almost 65% of the vote.

He was re-elected again in 2008 and resigned his leadership position after the Progressive Conservatives made big gains at the Liberals expense throughout the province.

Legislature results[edit]

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[3] Turnout 62.75% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Linda Sloan 6,066 42.12% *
     Progressive Conservative Gwen Harris 5,122 35.57% *
     NDP Donna Fong 2,261 15.70% *
     Social Credit David Prenoslo 805 5.59% *
     Natural Law William Chapman 87 0.60% *
     Communist Naomi Rankin 61 0.42% *
Total 14,402 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 56
23,040 Eligible Electors
     Liberal pickup new district Swing N/A

2001 general election[edit]

2001 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 64.20% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Kevin Taft 7,420 49.68% 7.56% *
     Progressive Conservative Wendy Kinsella 5,883 39.39% 3.82% *
     NDP Doug McLachlan 1,469 9.83% -5.87% *
Greens Jerry Paschen 165 1.10% *
Total 14,937 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 56
23,208 Eligible Electors
     Liberal hold Swing 5.69%

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 63.01% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Kevin Taft 10,280 65.48% 15.80%
     Progressive Conservative Fred Horne 3,575 22.77% -16.62% *
     NDP Donna Martyn 1,058 6.74% -3.09% *
Greens John Lackey 357 2.27% 1.17% *
     Alberta Alliance David Edgar 313 1.99% *
     Social Credit David Power 116 0.75% *
Total 15,699 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 91
25,060 Eligible Electors
     Liberal hold Swing 16.21%

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 47.53% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Kevin Taft 7,471 50.61% -14.87%
     Progressive Conservative Wendy Andrews 5,171 35.03% 12.26% *
     NDP Erica Bullwinkle 1,284 8.70% 1.96% *
Greens Cameron Wakefield 506 3.43% 1.16% *
     Wildrose Alliance Kyle Van Hauwaert 329 2.23% 0.24% *
Total 14,761 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 36
31,130 Eligible Electors
     Liberal hold Swing -13.57%

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election Turnout % Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Steve Young 7,288 40 % *
     Liberal Arif Khan 4,202 23 % *
     NDP Lori Sigurdson 3,892 21 % *
     Wildrose John Corie 2,721 15 % *
     Alberta Party Timothy Wong 306 2 % *
Total 18,409 ' 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined '
Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative gain Swing %

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Edmonton-Riverview[7] Turnout 63.24%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
     Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 4,789 16.78% 47.54% 2
     Independent Link Byfield 4,390 15.38% 43.58% 4
     Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 3,304 11.58% 32.80% 1
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 2,987 10.47% 29.65% 9
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 2,960 10.37% 29.39% 3
     Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 2,236 7.84% 22.20% 7
     Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 2,111 7.40% 20.96% 10
     Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,067 7.24% 20.52% 6
     Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 1,882 6.59% 18.68% 8
     Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 1,814 6.35% 18.01% 5
Total Votes 28,540 100%
Total Ballots 10,073 2.83 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 5,776

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]
Avalon Junior High School
Crestwood Junior High
Laurier Heights School
Meadowlark Elementary School
St Paul School
St Rose 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 Kevin Taft 721 52.63%
     NDP Donna Martyn 204 14.89%
Greens John Lackey 186 13.58%
     Progressive Conservative Fred Horne 169 12.33%
     Social Credit David Power 53 3.87%
     Alberta Alliance David Edgar 37 2.70%
Total 1,370 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 25

2012 election[edit]

2012 Alberta Student Vote results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Steve Young %
     Wildrose John Corie %
     Liberal Arif Khan %
     Alberta Party %
     NDP Lori Sigurdson %
Total ' 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. pp. 20–21. 
  2. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved February 27, 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ "2001 Statement of Official results Edmonton-Riverview". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 3, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Edmonton-Riverview Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  6. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 328–331. 
  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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