|Alberta electoral district|
|Provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
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.
- 1 History
- 2 Legislature results
- 3 Senate nominee results
- 4 Student Vote results
- 5 References
- 6 External links
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.
|40 Edmonton-Rutherford 2003 Boundaries|
|Edmonton-Riverview, Edmonton-Strathcona and Edmonton-Mill Creek||Edmonton-Ellerslie and Edmonton-Mill Woods||Edmonton-Whitemud||Edmonton-Whitemud|
|riding map goes here|
|Legal description from the Statutes of Alberta 2003, Electoral Divisions Act.|
|Starting at the intersection of 122 Street with Whitemud Drive; then 1. east along Whitemud Drive to Gateway Boulevard; 2. south along Gateway Boulevard to the north boundary of Sec. 28, Twp. 51, Rge. 24 W4; 3. west along the north boundary of Secs. 28 and 29, Twp. 51, Rge. 24 W4 to Blackmud Creek; 4. in a northwesterly direction along Blackmud Creek to the power line right of way as shown in Plan 1225 KS; 5. east along the power line right of way to 119 Street; 6. north along 119/122 Street to the starting point.|
|43 Edmonton-Rutherford 2010 Boundaries|
|Edmonton-Riverview and Edmonton-Strathcona||Edmonton-Ellerslie, Edmonton-Mill Creek and Edmonton-Mill Woods||Edmonton-Whitemud||Edmonton-South West|
|Legal description from the Statutes of Alberta 2010, Electoral Divisions Act.|
|Members of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Rutherford|
|See Edmonton-Whitemud 1971-1993|
|25th||2001-2004||Ian McClelland||Progressive Conservative|
|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.
1993 general election
|1993 Alberta general election results||Turnout 61.73%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Brenda Platzer||4,283||29.82%||*|
|Social Credit||David Wozney||398||2.77%||*|
|Natural Law||Wade McKinley||66||0.46%||*|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||25|
|23,309 Eligible Electors|
|Liberal pickup new district||Swing N/A|
1997 general election
|1997 Alberta general election results||Turnout 59.26%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Brenda Platzer||5,078||39.26%||9.44%|
|Social Credit||David Lincoln||674||5.21%||2.44%||*|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||116|
|22,022 Eligible Electors|
|Liberal hold||Swing -11.38%|
2001 general election
|2001 Alberta general election results||Turnout 56.51%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Ian McClelland||6,173||48.22%||8.96%||*|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||60|
|22,762 Eligible Electors|
|Progressive Conservative pickup from Liberal||Swing 5.99%|
2004 general election
|2004 Alberta general election results||Turnout 54.82%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Ian McClelland||4,173||31.82%||-16.40%|
|Alberta Alliance||Robert Ewart||516||3.93%||*|
|Social Credit||Anita Ashmore||210||1.60%||*|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||80|
|24,096 Eligible Electors|
|Liberal pickup from Progressive Conservative||Swing 14.02%|
2008 general election
|2008 Alberta general election results||Turnout 42.11%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Fred Horne||5,225||42.49%||10.67%||*|
|Wildrose Alliance||John Baloun||379||3.08%||-0.85%||*|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||78|
|29,384 Eligible Electors|
|Progressive Conservative pickup from Liberal||Swing 11.86%|
2012 general election
|2012 Alberta general election||Turnout %||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Fred Horne||6,853||42.14||%||*|
|Alberta Party||Michael Walters||1,662||10.22||%||*|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||'|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing %|
Senate nominee results
2004 Senate nominee election district results
|2004 Senate nominee election results: Edmonton-Rutherford||Turnout 63.24%|
|Affiliation||Candidate||Votes||% Votes||% Ballots||Rank|
|Progressive Conservative||Betty Unger||4,171||15.68%||46.40%||2|
|Progressive Conservative||Bert Brown||3,116||11.72%||34.66%||1|
|Progressive Conservative||Cliff Breitkreuz||2,984||11.22%||33.19%||3|
|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 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
Student Vote results
|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|
|Progressive Conservative||Ian McClelland||159||27.89%|
|Alberta Alliance||Robert Ewart||64||11.23%|
|Social Credit||Anita Ashmore||12||2.11%|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||0|
|2012 Alberta Student Vote results|
|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||%|
- "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. p. 21.
- "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved February 27, 2010.[dead link]
- "Edmonton-Rutherford results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 15, 2010.
- "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012.
- "2001 Statement of Official results Edmonton-Rutherford". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 3, 2010.
- "Edmonton-Rutherford Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 15, 2010.
- The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 332–335.
- "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010.
- "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-18.[dead link]
- "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-19.[dead link]