List of Alberta Liberal Party leadership elections

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This page lists the results of leadership elections held by the Alberta Liberal Party.

1905 leadership convention[edit]

(Held August 3, 1905)

Developments, 1905–1924[edit]

Alexander Rutherford resigned as Premier on May 26, 1910 and was succeeded by Arthur Sifton. Sifton was appointed by the Lieutendant Governor and it is assumed that Sifton was confirmed as leader at a subsequent convention.

Sifton in turn resigned as premier on October 30, 1917, and Charles Stewart was appointed by the Lieutenant Governor to replace him. It is also assumed that Stewart was confirmed as party leader at a subsequent convention.

After the Stewart government's defeat in the 1921 election and Stewart's resignation as party leader on appointment to the federal cabinet, John R. Boyle was elected by the caucus to replace him on February 2, 1922.

1924 leadership convention[edit]

(Held November 27, 1924)[1]

Jeremiah Heffernan, Andrew Robert McLennan, William Thomas Henry, Stanley Tobin, Joseph Miville Dechene, Hugh John Montgomery, Jesse Gouge, William Ashbury Buchanan, William R. Howson were all nominated as candidates at the convention but immediately withdrew.

1926 leadership convention[edit]

(Held April 21, 1926)[2]

1930 leadership convention[edit]

(Held March 27, 1930)[3]

First Ballot:

Second Ballot:

Third Ballot (Montgomery eliminated):

1932 leadership convention[edit]

(Held October 21, 1932)[4]

1937 leadership convention[edit]

(Held June 4, 1937)[5]

Joseph Tweed Shaw, John J. Bowlen, Frederick William Gershaw and two others withdrew. Joseph Miville Dechene was also nominated but was not present at the convention and was declared to be ineligible.

1947 leadership convention[edit]

(Held June 25, 1947)[6]

(Note: The vote totals do not appear to have been released.)

1958 leadership convention[edit]

(Held November 1, 1958)[7]

(MacEwan elected on the second ballot. The vote totals for the first ballot were not released)

1962 leadership convention[edit]

(Held January 14, 1962)[8]

(Note: The vote totals were not announced and Hunter's margin of victory was reported to be "decisive")

1966 leadership convention[edit]

(Held January 15, 1966) [9]

First Ballot:

Second Ballot (Broughton eliminated):

Third Ballot (Freeland eliminated):

(Berry resigned as Liberal Leader on November 7, 1966, and Michael Maccagno was appointed interim leader on November 14, 1966)

1967 leadership convention[edit]

(Held January 28, 1967) [10]

1969 leadership convention[edit]

(Held April 26, 1969) [11]

First Ballot:

Second Ballot (Midgley eliminated):

Third Ballot (Russell eliminated):

1971 leadership convention[edit]

(Held March 13, 1971)[12]

1974 leadership convention[edit]

(Held March 2, 1974) [13]

(Note: There were 78 abstentions)

1988 leadership convention[edit]

(Held October 9, 1988)

1994 leadership convention[edit]

(Held November 13, 1994)

First Ballot:

Second Ballot (Mitchell, Chadi and Germain move to the next round):

(Note: this ballot used a preferential ballot)

Third Ballot (Germain eliminated and vote distributed):

1998 leadership convention[edit]

(Held April 18, 1998)

2001 leadership convention[edit]

(Following Nancy MacBeth's personal defeat in the 2001 election, Ken Nicol was appointed interim leader and was acclaimed at the ensuing leadership convention)

(Held September 14–15, 2001)

2004 leadership convention[edit]

(Held March 27, 2004)

2008 leadership convention[edit]

(Held December 12, 2008)

2011 leadership convention[edit]

(Held September 10, 2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Calgary Daily Herald", November 27 and 28, 1924
  2. ^ "Calgary Daily Herald", April 21, 1926
  3. ^ "Calgary Daily Herald", March 28, 1930
  4. ^ "Calgary Daily Herald", October 22, 1932
  5. ^ "Calgary Daily Herald" and "The Leader Post", June 5, 1937
  6. ^ "The Leader Post", June 26, 1947
  7. ^ "Calgary Herald", November 3, 1958
  8. ^ "The Leader Post", January 15, 1962
  9. ^ "Calgary Herald", January 17, 1966
  10. ^ "Edmonton Journal", January 30, 1967
  11. ^ "Calgary Herald" April 28, 1969
  12. ^ "Calgary Herald", March 15, 1971
  13. ^ "Calgary Herald", March 4, 1974
  • Carty, Kenneth R et all "Leaders and Parties in Canadian Politics : Experiences of the Provinces" Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Canada, 1992
  • Stewart, David K. and Archer,Keith "A Quasi-democracy? : Parties and leadership selection in Alberta" UBC Press, 2000.
  • Canadian Annual Review 1905

See also[edit]