List of Alberta CCF/NDP members
This is a list of members of the Alberta, Canada, branch of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), a social democratic political party, and its successor, the Alberta New Democratic Party (NDP).
- 1 1942 by-election
- 2 1944 general election
- 3 1948 general election
- 4 1952 general election
- 5 1955 general election
- 6 1959-1966 general elections
- 7 1966 by-election
- 8 1967 general election
- 9 1971 general election
- 10 1975-1979 general elections
- 11 1982 general election
- 12 1985 by-election
- 13 1986 general election
- 14 1989 general election
- 15 1990 by-election
- 16 1993 general election
- 17 1997 general election
- 18 2000 by-election
- 19 2001 general election
- 20 2004 general election
- 21 2008 general election
- 22 2008 federal election
- 23 Prominent NDPers/CCFers at the municipal level
- 24 See also
A CCFer was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the first time in a 1942 by-election. (Camrose college instructor Chester Ronning had been elected in October 25, 1932 provincial by-election as joint UFA/CCF candidate. He went on to be Canada's ambassador to China, where he had been born.)
- Elmer Roper - printer, labour activist, Mayor of Edmonton 1959-1963 - Edmonton #1 1942by-1944-1948-1952-1955 (Ran, CCF Lost)
1944 general election
A second CCF was elected in a by-election to bring the party's caucus in the Legislature to two members.
- Aylmer Liesemer - teacher - Calgary #5 1944-1948-1952
1948 general election
Both CCFers were re-elected in the 1948 election, but the party won no additional seats.
1952 general election
One CCFer was elected for the first time in the 1952 election, and one was re-elected.
- Nick Dushenski - Willingdon - 1952-1955-1959 (did not run, CCF defeated)
1955 general election
One CCFer was elected for the first time in the 1955 election, and one was re-elected.
- Stanley Ruzycki - Vegreville - 1955-1959
1959-1966 general elections
No CCFers or New Democrats were elected in the 1959-1966 elections.
One New Demorat was elected in a 1966 by-election.
- Garth Turcott - Pincher Creek-Crowsnest 1966by-1967 (ran, NDP lost)
1967 general election
No New Democrats were elected in the 1967 election.
1971 general election
One New Democrat was elected in the 1971 election.
- Grant Notley - teacher - Spirit River-Fairview (Dunvegan-Central Peace) 1971-1975-1979-1982-1984 (died in plane crash)
1975-1979 general elections
The single New Democrat was re-elected alone in these elections.
1982 general election
One additional New Democrat was elected in the 1982 election, increasing the party's caucus to two members.
- Ray Martin - Edmonton Norwood - 1982-1986-1993, Edmonton-Beverly-Cleaview 2004-2008
The NDP retained one seat in a 1985 by-election.
- Jim Gurnett - Spirit River-Fairview - 1985by-1986 (ran, NDP lost)
1986 general election
Fourteen additional New Democrats were elected in the 1986 election, increasing the party's caucus to 16 members.
- Leo Piquette - Athabasca-Lac La Biche - 1986-1989 (ran, NDP lost)
- Barry Pashak - Calgary Forest Lawn - 1986-1989-1993
- Bob Hawkesworth - Calgary Mountain View - 1986-1989-1993
- Marie Laing - Edmonton Avonmore - 1986-1989-1993
- Tom Sigurdson - Edmonton Belmont - 1986-1989-1993
- Ed Ewasiuk - Edmonton Beverly - 1986-1989-1993 ; Edmonton Alderman 1980-1986
- Christie Mjolsness - Edmonton Calder - 1986-1989-1993
- William Roberts - Edmonton Centre - 1986-1989-1993
- John Younie - Edmonton Glengarry - 1986-1989 (ran, NDP lost)
- Pam Barrett - Edmonton Highlands - 1986-1989-1993, 1997-2000by (retired, NDP won)
- Alex McEachern - Edmonton Kingsway - 1986-1989-1993
- Gerry Gibeault - Edmonton Mill Woods - 1986-1989-1993
- Gordon Wright - Edmonton Strathcona - 1986-1989-1990by (died in office, NDP won)
- Bryan Strong - St. Albert - 1986-1989 (ran, NDP lost)
- Derek Fox - Vegreville - 1986-1989-1993
1989 general election
The party lost three seats and gained three seats in the 1989 election.
- John McInnis - Edmonton Jasper Place - 1989-1993
- Stan Woloshyn - Stony Plain - 1989-1993
- Jerry Doyle - West Yellowhead - 1989-1993
One New Democrat was elected in a 1990 by-election.
- Barrie Chivers - Edmonton Strathcona 1990by-1993
1993 general election
No New Democrats were elected in the 1993 election.
1997 general election
Two New Democrats were elected in the 83 seats available in the 1997 election, one of whom (Pam Barrett) had previously served in the Legislature.
- Raj Pannu - Edmonton Strathcona 1997-2000-2004-2008(retired, NDP won)
The NDP retained one seat in a 2000 by-election.
- Brian Mason - Edmonton Highlands 2000by-2004, Edmonton Highlands-Norwood 2004–present ; Edmonton Councillor Oct. 1989-2000
2001 general election
The party won two of the 83 seats available in the 2001 election.
2004 general election
The party won two additional seats in the 2004 election, for a total of four. One of the new members had previously served in the Legislature.
- David Eggen - Edmonton-Calder 2004-2008
2008 general election
- Rachel Notley - Edmonton-Strathcona 2008-pres.
2008 federal election
- Linda Duncan - Edmonton-Strathcona 2008-pres.
Prominent NDPers/CCFers at the municipal level
- Harry Ainlay - Edmonton mayor 1945-1949, Alberta CCF president in the 1940s. He was a member of the 1932-1933 and 1933-34 Edmonton city councils when members of the Canadian Labour Party, not yet amalgamated in the CCF, held majority power.
- Elmer Roper - Edmonton mayor 1960-1963,CCF MLA 1942-1955
- Ivor Dent - Edmonton mayor 1968-1974, city councillor 1963-1968, Alberta NDP president
- Tooker Gomberg - Edmonton city councillor 1992-1995, environmental activist
- William D. McLean - Edmonton city councillor 1971-1974
- Jan Reimer - Edmonton mayor 1989-1995, city councillor 1980-1989
- G. Lyall Roper - Edmonton city councillor 1983-1986
- Bob Hawkesworth - Calgary alderman, Ward 4