Lethbridge-East

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Lethbridge-East
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
LethbridgeEast in Lethbridge.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Bridget Pastoor
Progressive Conservative
District created 1971
First contested 1971
Last contested 2008

Lethbridge-East is an provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada, covering the eastern half of the city of Lethbridge. The district is one of 87 in the province mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta using the first past the post method of voting.

The electoral district was created in the 1971 boundary redistribution when the old Lethbridge district was split into this district and Lethbridge-West.

The district has been favorable to Liberal candidates in recent years. The current representative is Progressive Conservative Bridget Pastoor, who won her first term in 2004 as a Liberal; she crossed the floor in 2011. Prior to her it was held by Liberal Ken Nicol from 1993 to 2004. Progressive Conservatives and Social Credit representatives have also held this district in the past.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 1971 boundary redistribution when the old electoral district of Lethbridge was split in half.

The 2010 boundary redistribution made some minor revisions to equalize the population between West and East. North of St. Edward Blvd the boundary was pushed west from 13 Street to Stafford Drive.[1]

Boundary history[edit]

Representation history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Lethbridge-East[3]
Assembly Years Member Party
See: Lethbridge 1921-1971
17th 1971–1975 John Anderson Social Credit
18th 1975–1979 Archibald Johnston Progressive Conservative
19th 1979–1982
20th 1982–1986
21st 1986–1989
22nd 1989–1993
23rd 1993–1997 Ken Nicol Liberal
24th 1997–2001
25th 2001–2004
2004 Vacant
26th 2004–2008 Bridget Pastoor Liberal
27th 2008–2011
2011–present Progressive Conservative

The electoral district was created in the 1971 boundary redistribution. The first election that year saw a hotly contested race between Social Credit candidate John Anderson and Progressive Conservative candidate Richard Barton. Anderson won by just under a thousand votes to pick up the new seat for his party despite Social Credit losing government that year.

Anderson would be defeated in the 1975 general election by Archibald Johnston who won in a landslide. He would be appointed to the provincial cabinet by Premier Peter Lougheed after the election. He was re-elected to his second term in the 1979 election with a smaller majority.

The 1982 general election saw Johnston win the biggest majority of his career and the history of the district. He was re-elected to a fourth term in the 1986 general election and a fifth term in the 1989 general election. He held a cabinet post until 1992 when Ralph Klein became Premier. He retired at dissolution of the assembly in 1993.

The 1993 general election saw Liberal candidate Ken Nicol elected here in a closely contested race. Nicol won re-election in 1997 with a larger majority. He held his seat for a third term in the 2001 election and became Liberal leader later that year. Nicol resigned on May 25, 2004 to run for a seat to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2004 Canadian federal election.

The 2004 election saw Liberal candidate Bridget Pastoor win a closely contested race over Rod Fong to hold the district for her party. She was re-elected to a second term in the 2008 general election.

Legislature results[edit]

1971 general election[edit]

1971 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 75.40% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Social Credit John Anderson 5,341 50.77% *
     Progressive Conservative Richard Barton 4,374 41.58% *
     NDP Douglas Poile 805 7.65% *
Total 10,520 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 105
14,092 Eligible Electors
     Social Credit pickup new district Swing N/A

1975 general election[edit]

1975 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 64.09% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Archibald Johnston 7,233 66.98% 16.21% *
     Social Credit John Anderson 1,915 17.73% -33.04%
     NDP Bessie Annand 1,006 9.32% 1.67% *
     Liberal Shirley Wilson 645 5.97% *
Total 10,799 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 26
16,891 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup from Social Credit Swing 24.63%

1979 general election[edit]

1979 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 62.04% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Archibald Johnston 5,870 59.74% -7.24%
     Independent Conservative Ken Kotkas 1,375 13.99% *
     Social Credit Roxie McCallum 1,223 12.45% -5.28% *
     NDP Roger Rickwood 692 7.04% -2.28% *
     Liberal Frank Merkl 666 6.78% 0.81% *
Total 9,826 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 64
15,941 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -10.62%

1982 general election[edit]

1982 Alberta general election results[7] Turnout 69.52% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Archibald Johnston 8,716 69.72% 9.98%
     NDP Ed McRae 1,369 10.95% 3.91% *
     Western Canada Concept Mike Bennison 1,054 8.43% *
     Liberal John Boras 962 7.70% 0.92% *
     Alberta Reform Movement Paul Belanger 400 3.20% *
Total 12,501 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 27
18,020 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 6.95%

1986 general election[edit]

1986 Alberta general election results[8] Turnout 46.18% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Archibald Johnston 4,567 52.11% -17.61%
     NDP Sylvia Campbell 2,188 24.97% 14.02% *
     Liberal John Boras 2,009 22.92% 15.22%
Total 8,764 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 22
19,024 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -15.82%

1989 general election[edit]

1989 Alberta general election results[9] Turnout 46.18% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Archibald Johnston 4,993 49.26% -2.85%
     Liberal John Boras 2,973 29.33% 6.41%
     NDP Sylvia Campbell 2,170 21.41% -3.56%
Total 10,136 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 18
18,970 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -4.63%

1993 general election[edit]

1993 Alberta general election results[10] Turnout 50.97% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Ken Nicol 6,114 48.14% 18.81% *
     Progressive Conservative Patricia Bunn 5,092 40.09% -9.17% *
     NDP Larry Conley 1,495 11.77% -9.64% *
Total 12,701 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 75
22,124 Eligible Electors
     Liberal pickup from Progressive Conservative Swing 13.99%

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[11] Turnout 55.29% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Ken Nicol 7,578 58.66% 10.52%
     Progressive Conservative Leah Waters 3,813 29.52% -10.57% *
     Social Credit Jonathan Williams 853 6.60% *
     NDP Inga Jesswein 674 5.22% -6.55% *
Total 12,918 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 75
23,413 Eligible Electors
     Liberal hold Swing 10.55%

2001 general election[edit]

2001 Alberta general election results[12] Turnout 53.14% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Ken Nicol 6,939 54.47% -4.19%
     Progressive Conservative Ron Carroll 4,704 36.93% 7.41% *
     Alberta First Mark Ogden 554 4.35% *
     NDP Gaye Metz 542 4.25% -0.97% *
Total 12,739 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 35
24,040 Eligible Electors
     Liberal hold Swing -5.80%

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[13] Turnout 48.49% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Bridget Pastoor 5,338 41.93% -12.54% *
     Progressive Conservative Rod Fong 4,703 36.94% 0.01% *
     Alberta Alliance Brian Stewart 1,472 11.56% *
     NDP Gaye Metz 606 4.76% 0.51%
Greens Erin Matthews 360 2.83% *
     Social Credit Derin Popik 252 1.98% *
Total 12,731 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 84
26,430 Eligible Electors
     Liberal hold Swing -6.28%

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[14] Turnout 35.37% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Bridget Pastoor 5,582 46.42% 4.49%
     Progressive Conservative Jason Herasemluk 4,715 39.21% 2.27% *
     Wildrose Alliance Grant Shaw 748 6.22% -5.34% *
     NDP Tom Moffat 687 5.71% 0.95% *
Greens Helen McMenamin 292 2.44% -0.39% *
Total 12,024 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 70
34,190 Eligible Electors
     Liberal hold Swing 3.38%

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election Turnout % Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Bridget Pastoor 6,599 40.95% %
     Wildrose Kent Prestage 5,146 31.93% %
     Liberal Rob Miyashiro 2,364 14.67% %
     NDP Tom Moffatt 2,007 12.45% % *
Total 16,116 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined '
Eligible Electors
     Swing %

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Lethbridge-East[15] Turnout 48.48%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
     Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 3,586 13.65% 37.45% 1
     Independent Link Byfield 3,179 12.10% 33.20% 4
     Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 2,921 11.12% 30.50% 2
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 2,876 10.95% 30.03% 9
     Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 2,528 9.62% 26.40% 8
     Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 2,525 9.61% 26.37% 7
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 2,323 8.84% 24.26% 3
     Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 2,212 8.42% 23.10% 10
     Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,094 7.97% 21.87% 6
     Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 2,027 7.72% 21.17% 5
Total Votes 26,271 100%
Total Ballots 9,576 2.74 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 3,236

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]
Catholic Central High School
Emmanuel Christian School
Lethbridge Christian School
Lethbridge Collegiate Institute
Our Lady of the Assumption School
Winston Churchill 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 Conservative Rod Fong 690 35.53%
     Liberal Bridget Pastoor 351 18.07%
     NDP Gaye Metz 275 14.16%
     Alberta Alliance Brian Stewart 269 13.85%
Greens Erin Matthews 249 12.82%
     Social Credit Derin Popik 108 5.57%
Total 1,942 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 72

2012 election[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Proposed Electoral Division Areas, Boundaries, and Names for Alberta". 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. p. 56. 
  3. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved February 27, 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Letbridge-East Official Results 1971 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Lethbridge-East Official Results 1975 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Lethbridge-East Official Results 1979 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Lethbridge-East Official Results 1982 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Lethbridge-East Official Results 1986 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Lethbridge-East Official Results 1989 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 29, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Lethbridge-East Official Results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 29, 2010. 
  11. ^ "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Lethbridge-East Official Results 2001 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Lethbridge-East Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 29, 2010. 
  14. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 498–471. 
  15. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 1, 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]

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