Edmonton Centre

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For the provincial electoral district, see Edmonton-Centre.
Edmonton Centre
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
Edmonton Centre in relation to other federal electoral districts in Edmonton
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Laurie Hawn
Conservative
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 122,822
Electors (2011) 89,777
Area (km²)[2] 55.01
Pop. density (per km²) 2,232.7
Census divisions Division No. 11
Census subdivisions Edmonton

Edmonton Centre is a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1968 to 1979, and since 2004. There is also a provincial electoral district by the same name.

Geography[edit]

The riding includes the neighbourhoods of Downtown Edmonton, Spruce Avenue, Rossdale, Central McDougall, Prince Rupert, Oliver, Queen Mary Park, Westwood, Prince Charles, Sherbrooke, Dovercourt, Woodcroft, Inglewood, Westmount, North Glenora, Glenora, McQueen, Grovenor, Gagnon Estate, Canora, High Park, Mayfield, Britannia, Youngstown, Glenwood, West Jasper Place, Crestwood, Jasper Park, Meadowlark Park, West Meadowlark Park, Parkview, Laurier Heights, Lynnwood and Elmwood in the City of Edmonton, Alberta.

History[edit]

The electoral district was originally created in 1966 from Edmonton East and Edmonton West ridings.

It was abolished in 1976 with parts of it being transferred to Edmonton North, Edmonton East and Edmonton West ridings.

In was re-created in 2003 from Edmonton West, Edmonton Southwest and a small part of Edmonton Centre-East.

In geographic terms, Edmonton Centre is bound by the North Saskatchewan River and Whitemud Drive to the south, 97th Street to the east, the Alberta Highway 16 and CN Rail line to the north, and by 170th Street to the west.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Edmonton Centre
Riding created from Edmonton East and Edmonton West
28th  1968 − 1972     Steve Paproski Progressive Conservative
29th  1972 − 1974
30th  1974 − 1979
Riding dissolved into Edmonton North, Edmonton East
and Edmonton West
Riding re-created from Edmonton West, Edmonton Southwest
and Edmonton Centre-East
38th  2004 − 2006     Anne McLellan Liberal
39th  2006 − 2008     Laurie Hawn Conservative
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

In the 39th general federal election of January 23, 2006, Laurie Hawn of the Conservative Party was elected to represent the riding in Parliament. He was sworn in on February 6, 2006.

Election results[edit]

1968 – 1979[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Steve Paproski 12,062 34.62
Liberal Donald Gray 11,811 33.90
Independent Liberal William Hawrelak 7,912 22.71
New Democratic Norman Dolman 3,054 8.77
Total valid votes 34,839 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Steve Paproski 21,443 47.46 +12.84
Liberal Branny Schepanovich 11,165 24.71 -9.19
New Democratic George Labercane 6,166 13.65 +4.88
Social Credit Martin Hattersley 6,166 13.65
Independent Glenn Pylypa 134 0.30
Independent Diane Robichaud 106 0.23
Total valid votes 45,180 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Steve Paproski 18,165 54.29 +6.83
Liberal Branny Schepanovich 10,501 31.39 +6.67
New Democratic George Labercane 3,717 11.11 -2.54
Social Credit Gerry Beck 766 2.29 -11.36
Independent Reg Jacklin 125 0.37
Communist Noah Jarbeau 116 0.35
Marxist–Leninist Daniel Nelson 68 0.20
Total valid votes 33,458 100.00

2003 – present[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Liberal Anne McLellan 22,560 42.49 $79,849
Conservative Laurie Hawn 21,839 41.14 $81,655
New Democratic Meghan McMaster 4,836 9.11 $21,577
Green David J. Parker 2,584 4.86 $310
Marijuana Lyle Kenny 509 0.95
Progressive Canadian Sean Tisdall 456 0.85
Independent John Baloun 221 0.41 $2,803
Marxist–Leninist Peggy Morton 78 0.14 $26
Total valid votes 53,083 100.00
Total rejected ballots 234 0.44
Turnout 53,317 59.77
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Laurie Hawn 25,811 44.82 +3.68
Liberal Anne McLellan 22,221 38.57 -3.92
New Democratic Donna Martyn 6,201 10.77 +1.66
Green David J. Parker 3,022 5.25 +0.39
Independent John Baloun 217 0.47 +0.06
Marxist–Leninist Peggy Morton 116 0.20 +0.06
Total valid votes 57,588 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Turnout 63.7 +2.9
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Laurie Hawn 22,634 49.03 +4.21 $86,008
Liberal Jim Wachowich 12,661 27.43 -11.14 $88,061
New Democratic Donna Martyn 6,912 14.97 +4.20 $36,132
Green David Parker 3,746 8.11 +2.86 $2,244
Marxist–Leninist Peggy Morton 203 0.43 +0.23
Total valid votes/Expense limit 46,156 100.00   $90,809
Total rejected ballots 146 0.32
Turnout 46,302 51.57 -12.1
Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Laurie Hawn 23,625 48.03 -1.00 $78,297
New Democratic Lewis Cardinal 12,480 25.37 +10.70 $71,055
Liberal Mary Macdonald 11,037 22.44 -4.99 $73,942
Green David Parker 1,676 3.41 -4.70 $1,779
Pirate Mikkel Paulson 289 0.59 *
Marxist–Leninist Peggy Morton 81 0.16 -0.27
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,188 100.00
Total rejected ballots 201 0.41 +0.09
Turnout 49,389 58.06 +6.49
Eligible voters 84,725

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