Lethbridge-West

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Lethbridge-West
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
LethbridgeWest in Lethbridge.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Greg Weadick
Progressive Conservative
District created 1971
First contested 1971
Last contested 2008

Lethbridge-West is an Alberta provincial electoral district, covering the western half of the city of Lethbridge, including all of West Lethbridge.

Under the Alberta electoral boundary re-distribution of 2004, 13 Street forms most of the dividing line between Lethbridge East and Lethbridge West. Scenic Drive and 16 Avenue South form a small part of the boundary. Clockwise from Lethbridge East, the constituency is bounded at the city limits by Little Bow, by Livingstone-Macleod and then again by Little Bow.

The Member of the Legislative Assembly for this district is Progressive Conservative Greg Weadick.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 1971 boundary redistribution from the old electoral district of Lethbridge when it 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-West
Assembly Years Member Party
See: Lethbridge 1921-1971
17th 1971–1975 Richard Gruenwald Social Credit
18th 1975–1979 John Gogo Progressive Conservative
19th 1979–1982
20th 1982–1986
21st 1986–1989
22nd 1989–1993
23rd 1993–1997 Clint Dunford
24th 1997–2001
25th 2001–2004
26th 2004–2008
27th 2008–present Greg Weadick

The electoral district was created in 1971 from the old Lethbridge district when it was split in half. Prior to 1971 the city returned candidates from a number of different banners. The first representative returned in the election held that year was Social Credit candidate Richard Gruenwald who won the district with well over half of the popular vote.

Gruenwald would run for a second term in the 1975 election and would be defeated finishing a distant second place behind Progressive Conservative candidate John Gogo who took almost 60% of the popular vote. Gogo would win his next two terms in 1979 and 1982 with increasing majorities achieving almost 70% of the popular vote.

Gogo would lose significant popularity upon re-election to his fourth term in 1986. He would fall from 70% the previous election to under half. He would hold his seat for a final term in 1989 when he took just over 45% of the popular vote. In his last term in office Premier Don Getty appointed Gogo as Minister of Advanced education He held that until 1992. Gogo retired from dissolution of the Assembly in 1993.

The 1993 election saw a hotly contested race between Progressive Conservative candidate Clint Dunford and Liberal candidate Michael Dietrich. Dunford won by a razor thin margin of just over 100 votes to hold the seat for his party and taking just over 41% of the popular vote.

Dunford was re-elected in 1997 winning a slightly higher plurality. After the election he was appointed to the provincial cabinet by Premier Ralph Klein as Minister of Advanced Education and Career Development. In 1999 he was shuffled to the Minister of Human Resources and Employment portfolio.

Dunford ran for his third term in 2001 increasing his plurality slightly taking 48% of the popular vote and kept his cabinet post. He ran for his fourth term in office in 2004 and fell to an all time low holding his seat with just 39% of the popular vote. After that election he was shuffled to the Minister of Economic Development until 2006. Dunford retired from the legislature in 2008.

The fourth representative returned from the riding was Progressive Conservative candidate Greg Weadick who won his first term in 2008.

Legislature results[edit]

1971 general election[edit]

1971 Alberta general election results[3] Turnout 73.25% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Social Credit Richard Gruenwald 4,169 54.93% *
     Progressive Conservative R.J. Gray 2,751 36.24% *
     NDP Klaas Buijert 670 8.83% *
Total 7,590 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 75
10,464 Eligible Electors
     Social Credit pickup new district Swing N/A

1975 general election[edit]

1975 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 64.50% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative John Gogo 3,991 59.42% 23.18% *
     Social Credit Richard Gruenwald 1,914 28.49% -26.44%
     NDP Ian Whishaw 812 12.09% 3.26% *
Total 6,717 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 133
10,464 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup from Social Credit Swing 24.81%

1979 general election[edit]

1979 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 54.58% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative John Gogo 5,682 64.65% 5.23%
     Social Credit Jerry Waldern 1,625 18.49% -10.00% *
     NDP Ron Clark 971 11.05% -1.04% *
     Liberal Bob Wilson 511 5.81% *
Total 8,789 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 7
10,464 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 24.81%

1982 general election[edit]

1982 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 61.68% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative John Gogo 8,302 69.53% 4.88%
     NDP Ian Whishaw 1,844 15.44% 4.39% *
     Western Canada Concept G.M. Genstad 938 7.86% *
     Social Credit Jerry Waldern 480 4.02% -14.47%
     Alberta Reform Movement Brenda Perkins 377 3.16% *
Total 11,941 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 26
11,967 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 24.81%

1986 general election[edit]

1986 Alberta general election results[7] Turnout 38.29% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative John Gogo 3,999 48.64% -20.89%
     NDP Ed Webking 2,006 24.40% 8.96% *
     Liberal Nora Galenzoski 1,579 19.20% *
     Representative Douglas Pitt 532 6.47% *
     Confederation of Regions Nora Galenzoski 106 1.29% *
Total 8,222 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 23
21,535 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -14.93%

1989 general election[edit]

1989 Alberta general election results[8] Turnout 47.97% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative John Gogo 4,741 45.44% -3.20%
     Liberal Rhonda Ruston 3,210 30.76% 11.16% *
     NDP Joyce Green 2,483 23.80% -0.60% *
Total 10,434 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 26
21,805 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -7.18%

1993 general election[edit]

1993 Alberta general election results[9] Turnout 55.20% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Clint Dunford 4,643 41.92% -3.52% *
     Liberal Michael Dietrich 4,534 40.94% 10.18% *
     NDP Jacqueline Preyde 973 8.78% -15.02% *
     Independent Jason Kempt 926 8.36% *
Total 11,076 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 49
20,154 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -6.85%

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[10] Turnout 55.68% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Clint Dunford 5,679 45.31% 3.39%
     Liberal Leslie Vaala 4,765 38.02% -2.92% *
     Social Credit Brian Stewart 1,043 8.32% *
     NDP Tom Hovan 806 6.43% -1.93% *
Greens Don Ferguson 240 1.92% *
Total 12,533 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 22
22,549 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 3.16%

2001 general election[edit]

2001 Alberta general election results[11] Turnout 56.77% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Clint Dunford 6,685 48.08% 2.77%
     Liberal Leslie Vaala 5,496 39.52% 1.50%
     NDP Mark Sandilands 1,062 7.64% 1.21% *
     Alberta First Brian Stewart 662 4.76% * -3.56%
Total 13,905 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 38
24,561 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 2.14%

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[12] Turnout 45.56% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Clint Dunford 4,411 39.84% -8.24%
     Liberal Bal Boora 3,629 32.78% -6.74% *
     NDP Mark Sandlands 1,357 12.26% 4.62%
     Alberta Alliance Merle Terlesky 913 8.25% *
Greens Andrew Sheridan 385 3.48% *
     Social Credit Scott Sawatsky 375 3.39% *
Total 11,070 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 78
24,561 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -7.49%

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[13] Turnout 33.88% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Greg Weadick 5,002 43.68% 3.84% *
     Liberal Bal Boora 4,022 35.13% 2.35%
     NDP James Moore 1,179 10.30% -1.96% *
     Wildrose Alliance Matt Fox 855 7.47% -2.83% *
Greens Brennan Tilley 392 3.42% -0.06% *
Total 11,450 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 47
33,934 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing %

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election Turnout % Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Greg Weadick 5,390 36.64% *
     NDP Shannon Phillips 4,275 29.06% % %
     Wildrose Kevin Kinahan 3,960 26.92% %
     Liberal Bal Boora 826 5.62% % *
     Alberta Party David Walters 259 1.76% *
Total ' 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined '
Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing %

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Lethbridge-West[14] Turnout 45.59%
Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
     Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 3,233 13.26% 38.29% 1
     Independent Link Byfield 2,946 12.08% 34.89% 4
     Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 2,906 11.92% 34.41% 2
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 2,741 11.24% 32.46% 9
     Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 2,263 9.28% 26.80% 8
     Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 2,205 9.04% 26.11% 7
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 2,169 8.90% 25.69% 3
     Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,043 8.38% 24.20% 6
     Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 1,970 8.08% 23.33% 5
     Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 1,905 7.82% 22.56% 10
Total Votes 24,381 100%
Total Ballots 8,444 2.89 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 2,712

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[15]
GS Lakie Middle 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[16]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Clint Dunford 184 34.26%
     Liberal Bal Boora 133 24.77%
     NDP Mark Sandilands 75 13.97%
Greens Andrew Sheridan 61 11.36%
     Social Credit Scott Sawatsky 44 8.19%
     Alberta Alliance Merle Terlesky 40 7.45%
Total 537 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 19

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. 57. 
  3. ^ "Letbridge-West Official Results 1971 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Letbridge-West Official Results 1975 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Letbridge-West Official Results 1979 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Letbridge-West Official Results 1982 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Letbridge-West Official Results 1986 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Letbridge-West Official Results 1989 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Letbridge-West Official Results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  10. ^ "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Lethbridge-West Official Results 2001 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Lethbridge-West Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 1, 2012. 
  13. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 472–475. 
  14. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  15. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-27. [dead link]
  16. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-19. [dead link]

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