Heather Forsyth

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Heather Forsyth
MLA
MLA Heather Forsyth.jpg
Leader of the Official Opposition
Incumbent
Assumed office
December 23, 2014
Preceded by Danielle Smith
Succeeded by Brian Jean (Designate)
Leader of the Wildrose Party (interim)
In office
December 22, 2014 – March 28, 2015
Preceded by Danielle Smith
Succeeded by Brian Jean
Minister of Children's Services in the Alberta government
In office
November 25, 2004 – December 15, 2006
Preceded by Iris Evans
Succeeded by Janis Tarchuk
Solicitor General and Minister of Public Security in the Alberta government
In office
March 16, 2001 – November 25, 2004
Preceded by Vacant
Succeeded by Harvey Cenaiko
MLA for Calgary-Fish Creek
In office
June 15, 1993 – May 5, 2015
Preceded by William Edward Payne
Succeeded by Richard Gotfried
Personal details
Born Heather Mae Forsyth[1]
(1950-08-01) August 1, 1950 (age 64)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Political party Wildrose (2010-present)
PC Party (1993-2010)
Spouse(s) Gordon
Residence Calgary, Alberta
Occupation sales and marketing manager
Website heatherforsyth.com

Heather Mae Forsyth (born August 1, 1950) is a Canadian politician. She was named interim leader of the Wildrose Party on December 22, 2014, following the defection of the previous leader, Danielle Smith, and eight other MLAs.[2] Forsyth is the current member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the constituency of Calgary-Fish Creek as a Wildrose Alliance representative. She was a Progressive Conservative until she crossed the floor on January 4, 2010. In the Alberta general election, 2012, Forsyth was reelected along with 16 other Wildrose MLAs to form the Official Opposition. Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith appointed Forsyth as Health Critic.[3]

Election results[edit]

Alberta general election, 1993: Calgary-Fish Creek
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Prog. Conservative Heather Forsyth 7,855 54.65% 6.68%
Liberal Marie Cameron 5,346 37.20% -0.63%
New Democratic Kerin Spaargaren 558 3.88% -10.32%
Independent Roy Carey 544 3.78%
Natural Law Darlene Holt 70 0.49%
Total 14,373
Rejected, spoiled and declined 18
Eligible electors / Turnout 22,447 64.11%
Prog. Conservative hold Swing 3.66%
Source: "Calgary-Fish Creek results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
Alberta general election, 1997: Calgary-Fish Creek
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Prog. Conservative Heather Forsyth 8,274 66.62% 11.97%
Liberal Marie Cameron 3,020 24.32% -12.88%
Social Credit Jeff Willerton 778 6.26%
New Democratic Muriel Turner-Wilkinson 348 2.80% -1.08%
Total 12,420
Rejected, spoiled and declined 27
Eligible electors / Turnout 22,697 54.84%
Prog. Conservative hold Swing 12.43%
Source: "Calgary-Fish Creek results 1997 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
Alberta general election, 2001: Calgary-Fish Creek
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Prog. Conservative Heather Forsyth 9,716 74.54% 7.92%
Liberal Marc Doll 2,853 21.89% -2.43
New Democratic Ryan Todd 465 3.57% 0.77%
Total 13,034
Rejected, spoiled and declined 42
Eligible electors / Turnout 22,554 58.01%
Prog. Conservative hold Swing 5.18%
Source "Calgary-Fish Creek Official Results 2001 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
Alberta general election, 2004: Calgary-Fish Creek
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Prog. Conservative Heather Forsyth 6,829 57.83% −16.71%
Liberal Tore Badenduck 2,845 24.09% 2.20%
New Democratic Eric Leavitt 793 6.72% 3.15%
Alberta Alliance Mike Kuipers 781 6.61%
Green Chris Sealy 561 4.75%
Total 11,809
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 52
Eligible electors / Turnout 26,174 45.32%
Prog. Conservative hold Swing −9.46%
Source: "Calgary-Fish Creek Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 28, 2010. 
Alberta general election, 2008: Calgary-Fish Creek
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Prog. Conservative Heather Forsyth 6,884 52.30% −5.53%
Liberal Laura Shutiak 4,038 30.68% 6.59%
Wildrose Alliance Jamie Buchan 1,261 9.58% 2.97%
Green Kerry Fraser 556 4.22% −0.53%
New Democratic Eric Leavitt 423 3.22% −3.50%
Total 13,162
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 41
Eligible electors / Turnout 31,180 42.35%
Prog. Conservative hold Swing −6.06%
Source: The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 202–205. 
Alberta general election, 2012: Calgary-Fish Creek
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Wildrose Heather Forsyth 7,672 43.94 +34.36
Prog. Conservative Wendelin Fraser 7,634 43.72 −8.58
Liberal Nazir Rahemtulla 1,260 7.22 −23.46
New Democratic Eric Leavitt 894 5.12 +1.91
Wildrose gain from Prog. Conservative Swing +21.47

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Wildrose Party announces Heather Forsyth as new interim leader". CBC News. December 22, 2014. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Wildrose MLA critic portfolios".