Innisfail-Sylvan Lake

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Innisfail-Sylvan Lake
Alberta electoral district
InnisfailSylvanLake in Alberta.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Kerry Towle
Progressive Conservative
District created 1993
First contested 1993
Last contested 2012

Innisfail-Sylvan Lake is a provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada. It is one of 87 current districts 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 1993 boundary redistribution from the old Innisfail electoral district that had existed since the province was created in 1905. It is located in rural central Alberta just south of the city of Red Deer. Communities include Innisfail, Sylvan Lake, Penhold, Bowden, Delburne, Elnora, Springbrook, Spruce View, Markerville and Dickson.

In recent decades the district has elected Progressive Conservative candidates with strong majorities, but in the 2012 election the district elected Wildrose Candidate Kerry Towle.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 1993 boundary redistribution primarily from the old electoral district of Innisfail. The 2010 boundary redistribution saw a portion of the district west of Sylvan Lake transferred to Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre and portions of land that were outside of the city of Red Deer in the Red Deer-North transferred in.[1]

Boundary history[edit]

Representation history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake[3]
Assembly Years Member Party
See Innisfail 1905-1993
23rd 1993-1997 Gary Severtson Progressive Conservative
24th 1997-2001
25th 2001-2004 Luke Ouellette
26th 2004-2008
27th 2008-2012
28th 2012–2014 Kerry Towle Wildrose
2014–present Progressive Conservative[4]

The electoral district was created in the 1993 boundary redistribution from the old Innisfail riding. The first election held in 1993 saw incumbent Progressive Conservative Gary Severtson win the electoral district with over 50% of the popular vote. He was re-elected again in the 1997 general election, with an increase in his margin of victory nearly winning a landslide. Severtson retired at dissolution in 2001.

Luke Ouellette won his first election as a Progressive Conservative candidate in 2001. In that election he won nearly 75% of the popular vote to hold the seat. He was re-elected to a second term in the 2004 election. He fended off a strong challenge from Alberta Alliance leader Randy Thorsteinson.

Premier Ralph Klein appointed Ouelette to the cabinet after the 2004 election. He ran for a third term in the 2008 general election and won a larger vote share.

Legislature results[edit]

1993 general election[edit]

1993 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 64.12% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Gary Severtson 5,660 53.59%
     Liberal Daryl Beck 2,294 21.72% *
     Alliance George Flake 1,381 13.08% *
New Democratic Reg Stotz 544 5.15%
Social Credit Norm Bjornson 520 4.92%
Independent Len Scott 163 1.54%
Total 10,562
Rejected, spoiled and declined 22
Eligible electors / Turnout 16,507  %
     Progressive Conservative pickup new district Swing N/A

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 56.79% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Gary Severtson 7,012 59.62% 6.03%
Liberal Ray Reckseidler 2,206 18.76% -2.96%
Social Credit Carl Thorsteinson 1,960 16.66% 11.74%
New Democratic Linda Neilson 583 4.96% -0.19%
Total 11,761
Rejected, spoiled and declined 18
Eligible electors / Turnout 20,741  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 4.50%

2001 general election[edit]

2001 Alberta general election results[7] Turnout 54.45% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Luke Ouellette 9,725 74.65% 15.03%
Liberal Garth Davis 2,652 20.35% 1.59%
New Democratic Eileen Teslenko 651 5.00% 0.04%
Total 13,028
Rejected, spoiled and declined 55
Eligible electors / Turnout 24,028  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 8.31%

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[8] Turnout 46.74% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Luke Ouellette 6,208 55.38% -19.27%
Alliance Randy Thorsteinson 2,241 19.99%
     Liberal Garth Davis 1,817 16.21% -4.14%
New Democratic Chris Janke 585 5.22% 0.22%
Social Credit Wilf Tricker 359 3.20%
Total 11,210
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 48
Eligible electors / Turnout 24,087  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -19.63%

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[9] Turnout 37.96% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Luke Ouellette 6,967 62.82% 7.44%
     Liberal Garth Davis 1,539 13.88% -2.33%
Wildrose Alliance Wayne Edmundson 1,215 10.96% -9.03%
New Democratic Tophie Davis 702 6.33% 1.11%
Greens Lisa Grant 545 4.91% *
Independent Anthony Haggarty 122 1.10%
Total 11,090
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 51
Eligible electors / Turnout 29,348  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 4.86%

2012 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% %
Wildrose Kerry Towle 7,091 46.22%
Progressive Conservative Luke Ouellette 6,149 40.08%
     Alberta Party Danielle Klooster 749 4.88% % %
New Democratic Patricia Norman 712 4.64%
     Liberal Les Vidok 641 4.18% *
Total ' 100%
Rejected Ballots '
Eligible Electors
     Wildrose gain from Progressive Conservative Swing %

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% %
Wildrose Don McIntyre %
Progressive Conservative Kerry Towle %
     Alberta Party Danielle Klooster % % %
New Democratic Patricia Norman %
     Liberal % *
Total ' 100%
Rejected Ballots '
Eligible Electors

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Innisfail-Sylvan Lake[10] Turnout 46.50%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
     Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 4,898 15.34% 50.13% 1
     Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 4,418 13.83% 45.22% 2
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 3,466 10.85% 35.47% 3
Alliance Michael Roth 3,175 9.94% 32.49% 7
     Independent Link Byfield 3,116 9.76% 31.89% 4
     Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 3,061 9.58% 31.33% 5
     Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,887 9.04% 29.55% 6
Alliance Vance Gough 2,729 8.54% 27.93% 8
Alliance Gary Horan 2,524 7.90% 25.83% 10
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 1,665 5.22% 17.04% 9
Total Votes 31,939 100%
Total Ballots 9,771 3.27 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 1,429

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[11]
Bowden Grandview
Delburne School
Poplar Ridge School
Spruce View 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[12]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Luke Ouellette 233 55.48%
Alliance Randy Thorsteinson 63 15.00%
     Liberal Garth Davis 43 10.24%
     Social Credit Wilf Tricker 41 9.76%
     NDP Chris Janke 40 9.52%
Total 420 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 13

2012 election[edit]

2012 Alberta Student Vote results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Luke Ouellette %
Wildrose Kerry Towle
     Liberal Les Vidok %
     Alberta Party Danielle Klooster %
     NDP Patricia Norman %
Total ' 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Proposed Electoral Division Areas, Boundaries, and Names for Alberta" (PDF). Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission. June 2010. p. 21. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. pp. 47–49. 
  3. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved February 27, 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Wildrose MLAs leave party to join PCs". Global Edmonton. November 24, 2014. Retrieved November 24, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Innisfail-Sylvan Lake results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  6. ^ "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Innisfail-Sylvan Lake Official Results 2001 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 9, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Innisfail-Sylvan Lake Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
  9. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 438–443. 
  10. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  11. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-27. [dead link]
  12. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-19. [dead link]

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