Edmonton-Rutherford

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Edmonton-Rutherford
Alberta electoral district
EdmontonRutherford in Edmonton.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Fred Horne
Progressive Conservative
District created 1993
First contested 1993
Last contested 2012

Edmonton-Rutherford 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 boundary redistribution of 1993 from the Edmonton-Whitemud riding in South Edmonton. The district is a swing riding and has regularly changed between Liberal and Progressive Conservative control. It was named after former Premier Alexander Rutherford who used to represent a constituency in the area when the province was first formed.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 1993 boundary redistribution out of Edmonton-Whitemud.

The district saw minor changes in the 2010 redistribution. It gained some land that was part of Edmonton-Whitemud on its western boundary when the boundary was moved west from 119 Street to Whitemud Creek.

Boundary history[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Rutherford[2]
Assembly Years Member Party
See Edmonton-Whitemud 1971-1993
23rd 1993-1997 Percy Wickman Liberal
24th 1997-2001
25th 2001-2004 Ian McClelland Progressive Conservative
26th 2004-2008 Rick Miller Liberal
27th 2008–present Fred Horne Progressive Conservative

The electoral district was created in the boundary redistribution in 1993 from Edmonton-Whitemud riding. The first election in 1993 saw Edmonton-Whitemud incumbent Percy Wickman pickup the new district for the Liberal party with a very large majority. Wickman was re-elected in a tight race in the 1997 general election. He retired at the end of his third term in 2001 due to health issues.

The 2001 general election saw former Member of Parliament Ian McClelland pickup the district for the first time for the Progressive Conservatives. He defeated Liberal candidate Rick Miller in a hotly contested race.

McClelland and Miller would face each other for the second time in the 2004 general election. This time Miller would gain significant share of the popular vote to defeat McClelland.

Miller would only last a single term in office, he ran for re-election in 2008 but was defeated in a very close race by Progressive Conservative candidate Fred Horne.

Legislature results[edit]

1993 general election[edit]

1993 Alberta general election results[3] Turnout 61.73% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Percy Wickman 8,583 59.76% *
     Progressive Conservative Brenda Platzer 4,283 29.82% *
     NDP Olive Dickason 969 6.75% *
     Social Credit David Wozney 398 2.77% *
     Natural Law Wade McKinley 66 0.46% *
Greens Myles Evely 64 0.44% *
Total 14,363 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 25
23,309 Eligible Electors
     Liberal pickup new district Swing N/A

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 59.26% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Percy Wickman 6,007 46.44% -13.32%
     Progressive Conservative Brenda Platzer 5,078 39.26% 9.44%
     NDP Will Hodgson 1,156 8.94% 2.19% *
     Social Credit David Lincoln 674 5.21% 2.44% *
     Independent Ian Zaharko 19 0.15% *
Total 12,934 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 116
22,022 Eligible Electors
     Liberal hold Swing -11.38%

2001 general election[edit]

2001 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 56.51% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Ian McClelland 6,173 48.22% 8.96% *
     Liberal Rick Miller 5,558 43.42% 3.02% *
     NDP Shane Macdonald 1,071 8.36% -0.58% *
Total 12,802 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 60
22,762 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup from Liberal Swing 5.99%

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 54.82% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Rick Miller 7,221 55.06% 11.64%
     Progressive Conservative Ian McClelland 4,173 31.82% -16.40%
     NDP George Slade 995 7.59% -0.77% *
     Alberta Alliance Robert Ewart 516 3.93% *
     Social Credit Anita Ashmore 210 1.60% *
Total 13,115 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 80
24,096 Eligible Electors
     Liberal pickup from Progressive Conservative Swing 14.02%

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[7] Turnout 42.11% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Fred Horne 5,225 42.49% 10.67% *
     Liberal Rick Miller 5,167 42.02% -13.04%
     NDP Mike Butler 1,178 9.58% 1.99% *
     Wildrose Alliance John Baloun 379 3.08% -0.85% *
Greens Kate Wyrostok 348 2.83% *
Total 12,297 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 78
29,384 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup from Liberal Swing 11.86%

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election Turnout % Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Fred Horne 6,853 42.14 % *
     Liberal Rick Miller 3,562 21.90 % *
     Wildrose Kyle McLeod 2,742 16.86 % *
     Alberta Party Michael Walters 1,662 10.22 % *
     NDP Melanie Samaroden 1,357 8.34 %
Evergreen David Tonner 86 0.53 % *
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-Rutherford[8] Turnout 63.24%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
     Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 4,171 15.68% 46.40% 2
     Independent Link Byfield 3,706 13.94% 41.22% 4
     Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 3,116 11.72% 34.66% 1
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 2,984 11.22% 33.19% 3
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 2,554 9.60% 28.41% 9
     Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 2,364 8.89% 26.30% 7
     Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 1,987 7.47% 22.10% 6
     Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 1,976 7.43% 21.98% 10
     Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 1,955 7.35% 21.75% 8
     Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 1,782 6.70% 19.82% 5
Total Votes 26,595 100%
Total Ballots 8,990 2.96 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 3,990

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[9]
Louis St Laurent School
St. Augustine 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 %
     Liberal Rick Miller 199 34.91%
     Progressive Conservative Ian McClelland 159 27.89%
     NDP George Slade 136 23.86%
     Alberta Alliance Robert Ewart 64 11.23%
     Social Credit Anita Ashmore 12 2.11%
Total 570 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 0

2012 election[edit]

2012 Alberta Student Vote results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Fred Horne 6 853 %
     Wildrose Kyle McLeod 2 742 %
     Liberal Rick Miller 3 562 %
     Alberta Party Michael Walters 1 662 %
     NDP Melanie Samaroden 1 357 %
Evergreen David Tonner 86 %
Total ' 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. p. 21. 
  2. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved February 27, 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Edmonton-Rutherford results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  4. ^ "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ "2001 Statement of Official results Edmonton-Rutherford". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 3, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Edmonton-Rutherford Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  7. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 332–335. 
  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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