Edmonton-Whitemud

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Edmonton-Whitemud
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
EdmontonWhitemud in Edmonton.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Stephen Mandel
Progressive Conservative
District created 1971
First contested 1971
Last contested 2014 (by-election)

Edmonton-Whitemud is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada. In 1989, its constituents unseated the Premier of the day, Donald Getty, by voting for Liberal candidate, Percy Wickman.

The district was represented by Dave Hancock who was in his fourth term as the Member of the Legislative Assembly. Hancock has also served as Minister of Justice twice, Attorney General and prior to that as Minister of Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs.

On December 15, 2006, Hancock was made Minister of Health and Wellness in Premier Ed Stelmach's cabinet. He later served as Deputy Premier under Stelmach's successor Alison Redford. Following Redford's resignation as Premier, Hancock was named as her replacement and sworn into office on March 23, 2014, meaning the Edmonton-Whitemud district was the seat of the Premier of Alberta for the second time.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 1971 boundary redistribution from the electoral districts of Strathcona Centre and Strathcona West.

The 2010 boundary redistribution saw the riding significantly altered. It lost all land south of Anthony Henday Drive to the new electoral district of Edmonton-South West. In addition it also lost land along the east boundary with Edmonton-Rutherford. The old line established in 2003 ran along 119 Street. It was pushed west to run continuously along Whitemud Creek.

Boundary history[edit]

Representation history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Whitemud[2]
Assembly Years Member Party
See: Strathcona Centre 1959-1971 and Strathcona West 1959-1971
17th 1971–1975 Don Getty Progressive Conservative
18th 1975–1979
19th 1979–1982 Peter Knaak
20th 1982–1985 Robert Alexander
1985–1986 Don Getty Progressive Conservative
21st 1986–1989
22nd 1989–1993 Percy Wickman Liberal
23rd 1993–1997 Mike Percy
24th 1997–2001 Dave Hancock Progressive Conservative
25th 2001–2004
26th 2004–2008
27th 2008–2014
2014–present Stephen Mandel Progressive Conservative

The electoral district was created in the 1971 boundary redistribution. The first representative was former Canadian Football League player Don Getty. Getty had previously represented the electoral district of Strathcona West. The 1971 election saw Getty easily win the new district to pick it up for the Progressive Conservatives.

Getty won a larger majority in 1975 and he retired for the first time from the legislature in 1979. His replacement would be Progressive Conservative Peter Knaak who easily held the district for a single term before leaving in 1982. Robert Alexander took over as the Progressive Conservative in 1982.

Alexander resigned November 5, 1985 so that Getty who had just been elected as leader of the Progressive Conservatives and Premier of the province could have his seat back. Getty easily won the by-election held on December 11, 1985. Less than a year later Getty called his first election as Premier. He easily won the district back along with a majority government across the province.

The 1989 general election would turn out to be one of the most memorable in Alberta political history. Getty was defeated in a closely contested race by Liberal candidate Percy Wickman. The result was a surprise as Getty's party had won a majority across the province. The trouble for Getty's campaign started when he skipped an all-candidates forum which Wickman had put a rubber chicken in his place. He was also criticized heavily even by his own party members for running a billion dollars in spending announcements.

Wickman held the seat for one term before running in the Edmonton-Rutherford electoral district in 1993. His replacement was Liberal candidate Mike Percy who won a comfortable margin over Dave Hancock. Percy only held the district for one term.

Hancock would run as the Progressive Conservative candidate for the second time in the 1997 general election. He was re-elected three more times.

Legislature results[edit]

1971 general election[edit]

1971 Alberta general election results[3] Turnout 82.11% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Don Getty 8,201 58.32% *
     Social Credit Donald Hamilton 4,690 33.35% *
     NDP Joseph Mercredi 936 6.66% *
     Liberal Jim Tanner 235 1.67% *
Total 14,062 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 125
17,279 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup new district Swing N/A

1975 general election[edit]

1975 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 59.33% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Don Getty 9,614 67.75% 9.43%
     NDP Lila Fahlman 2,645 18.64% 11.98% *
     Social Credit Phil Dickson 1,101 7.76% -25.59% *
     Liberal Dilys Andersen 830 5.85% 4.18% *
Total 14,190 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 20
23,949 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 10.71%

1979 general election[edit]

1979 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 59.81% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Peter Knaak 6,833 57.62% -10.13% *
     NDP Ted Paszek 2,122 17.90% -0.74% *
     Liberal Don Milliken 1,964 16.56% 10.71% *
     Social Credit Larry Heth 939 7.92% 0.16% *
Total 11,858 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 18
19,855 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -5.44%

1982 general election[edit]

1982 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 64.95% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Robert Alexander 10,696 59.05% 1.43% *
     NDP Leslie Bella 4,884 26.97% 9.07% *
     Western Canada Concept Erika Guidera 1,209 6.67% *
     Liberal Phil Lister 791 4.37% -12.19% *
     Independent Joe Trenchy 291 1.61% *
     Social Credit Keith Schultz 241 1.33% -6.59% *
Total 18,112 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 24
27,925 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 5.25%

1985 by-election[edit]

December 11, 1985 by-election results[7] Turnout 32.94% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Don Getty 5,955 60.15% 1.10% *
     NDP Tony Higgins 2,100 21.21% -5.76% *
     Representative Dick Mather 800 8.08% *
     Liberal Eric Wolfman 637 6.43% 2.06% *
     Independent Lucien Maynard 355 3.59% *
     Heritage Mike Pawlus 53 0.54% *
Total 9,900 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 10
30,082 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 3.43%

1986 general election[edit]

1986 Alberta general election results[8] Turnout 55.31% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Don Getty 7,436 57.76% -2.39%
     NDP Tony Higgins 3,875 30.10% 8.89%
     Liberal Eric Wolfman 1,135 8.82% 2.39%
     Representative Bert Beinert 336 2.61% -5.61% *
     Western Canada Concept Walter Stack 92 0.71% *
Total 12,874 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 40
23,348 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -5.64%

1989 general election[edit]

1989 Alberta general election results[9] Turnout 58.65% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Percy Wickman 8,350 45.25% 36.43% *
     Progressive Conservative Don Getty 8,005 43.38% -14.38%
     NDP Nao Fernando 2,099 11.37% -18.73% *
Total 18,454 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 42
31,536 Eligible Electors
     Liberal pickup from Progressive Conservative Swing 25.41%

1993 general election[edit]

1993 Alberta general election results[10] Turnout 70.01% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Mike Percy 8,628 58.44% 13.19% *
     Progressive Conservative Dave Hancock 5,351 36.25% -7.13% *
     NDP Daniel Aitken 648 4.39% -6.98% *
Greens Robert Wilde 73 0.49% *
     Natural Law Richard Shelford 63 0.43% *
Total 14,763 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 27
21,125 Eligible Electors
     Liberal hold Swing 10.16%

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[11] Turnout 61.43% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Dave Hancock 7,973 51.00% 14.75%
     Liberal Corky Meyer 5,953 38.08% -20.36% *
     NDP Charan Khehra 1,012 6.48% 2.09% *
     Social Credit Kevin Bialobzyski 635 4.06% *
     Natural Law Randy Fritz 59 0.38% -0.05% *
Total 15,632 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 67
25,555 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup from Liberal Swing 17.56%

2001 general election[edit]

2001 Alberta general election results[12] Turnout 60.44% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Dave Hancock 10,884 58.63% 7.63%
     Liberal Bruce King 6,503 35.03% -3.05% *
     NDP Katie Benschop 1,178 6.34% -0.14% *
Total 18,565 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 82
30,853 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 5.34%

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[13] Turnout 52.77% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservatives Dave Hancock 7,494 46.13% -12.15%
     Liberal Donna Smith 6,568 40.43% 5.40% *
     NDP Brian Fleck 1,639 10.09% 3.75% *
     Alberta Alliance Kathy Rayner 471 2.90% *
     Independent John Andrews 74 0.45% *
Total 16,246 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 89
30,949 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -8.78%

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[14] Turnout 45.12% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Dave Hancock 12,054 58.47% 12.34%
     Liberal Nancy Cavanaugh 6,997 33.94% -6.49 *
     NDP Hana Razga 1,023 4.96% -5.13% *
Greens Valerie Kennedy 543 2.63%
Total 20,617 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 120
45,958 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 9.42%

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election Turnout % Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Dave Hancock 10,031 60.49 % *
     Wildrose Ian Crawford 2,705 16.31 % *
     Liberal Rick Szostak 1,943 11.72 % *
     NDP Jim Graves 1,515 9.14 % *
     Alberta Party Julia Necheff 389 2.35 % *
Total ' 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined '
Eligible Electors
     Swing %

2014 by-election[edit]

October 27, 2014 by-election results Turnout ––.––% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Stephen Mandel 6,003 42.64%
     NDP Bob Turner 3,150 22.38% 13.24%
     Wildrose Tim Grover 2,679 19.03% 2.72%
     Liberal Donna Wilson 2,043 14.51% 2.39%
     Alberta Party Will Munsey 202 1.43%
Total 14,077 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined ––
––,––– Eligible Electors

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Edmonton-Whitemud[15] Turnout 52.60%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
     Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 6,147 17.17% 51.83% 2
     Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 4,750 13.27% 40.05% 1
     Independent Link Byfield 4,438 12.40% 37.42% 4
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 4,396 12.28% 37.07% 3
     Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 3,275 9.15% 27.61% 6
     Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 2,873 8.03% 24.22% 5
     Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 2,724 7.61% 22.97% 7
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 2,712 7.58% 22.87% 9
     Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 2,294 6.41% 18.96% 10
     Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 2,189 6.10% 18.46% 8
Total Votes 35,798 100%
Total Ballots 11,860 3.02 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 4,418

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[16]
Earl Buxton School
George P. Nicholson School
Riverbend Junior High
St.Mary Elementary
Vernon Barford Junior High 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[17]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservatives Dave Hancock 404 37.79%
     Liberal Donna Smith 364 34.05%
     NDP Brian Fleck 218 20.39%
     Alberta Alliance Kathy Rayner 45 4.21%
     Independent John Andrews 38 3.56%
Total 1,069 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 14

2012 election[edit]

2012 Alberta Student Vote results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Dave Hancock %
     Wildrose Ian Crawford %
     Liberal Rick Szostak %
     Alberta Party Julia Necheff %
     NDP Jim Graves %
Total ' 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. p. 22. 
  2. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved February 27, 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Edmonton-Whitemud Official Results 1971 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Edmonton-Whitemud Official Results 1975 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Edmonton-Whitemud Official Results 1979 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Edmonton-Whitemud Official Results 1982 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Edmonton-Whitemud Official By-election Results". Elections Alberta. December 11, 1985. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Edmonton-Whitemud Official Results 1986 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Edmonton-Whitemud Official Results 1989 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Edmonton-Whitemud Official Results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  11. ^ "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Edmonton-Whitemud Official Results 2001 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 3, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Edmonton-Whitemud Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  14. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 340–345. 
  15. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  16. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-27. [dead link]
  17. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-19. [dead link]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°28′26″N 113°32′28″W / 53.474°N 113.541°W / 53.474; -113.541