Livingstone-Macleod

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Livingstone-Macleod
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
LivingstoneMacleod in Alberta.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Pat Stier
Wildrose
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2012

Livingstone-Macleod is a provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada. The district is one of 87 current districts 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 located in rural southwestern Alberta was created with minimal boundary changes in the 1997 boundary re-distribution from the old riding of Pincher Creek-Macleod. The district is named after Mount Livingstone and the town of Fort Macleod. The district also contains the communities of Pincher Creek and the municipality of the Crowsnest Pass.

The district and its antecedent have been favorable to electing Progressive Conservative candidates in the past few decades. But in the Alberta general election, 2012 Wildrose candidate Pat Stier was elected.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 1996 boundary redistribution primarily from the old electoral district of Pincher Creek-Macleod.

Significant changes were made to the district in the 2010 boundary redistribution. The Blood Reserve was transferred to the electoral district of Cardston-Taber-Warner while land south of the town of High River that was in Highwood as well as a portion of land in that constituency in the north west and the portion of land that was part of the abolished Foothills-Rocky View electoral district south of Tsuu T'ina Nation was transferred into the electoral district.[1]

Boundary history[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Livingstone-Macleod[3]
Assembly Years Member Party
See Pincher Creek-Macleod 1993-1997
24th 1997–2001 David Coutts Progressive Conservative
25th 2001–2004
26th 2004–2008
27th 2008–2012 Evan Berger
28th 2012–present Pat Stier Wildrose

The electoral district was created in the 1997 boundary redistribution. The election held that year saw Pincher Creek-Macleod Progressive Conservative incumbent David Coutts win more than half the popular vote over Liberal candidate Ernie Patterson to pick up the seat for his party.

The two would face each other again in the 2001 general election. Coutts would be re-elected with a larger majority to win his third term in office. Coutts won his fourth term in the 2004 election taking just over half of the popular vote in the riding. He retired from office at dissolution of the assembly in 2004.

The second representative of the district was Progressive Conservative MLA Evan Berger; elected to his first term in the 2008 general election.

Legislature results[edit]

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 38.15% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative David Coutts 5,337 50.97% *
     Liberal Ernie Patterson 3,924 37.47% *
     Social Credit Bob Bysouth 703 6.71% *
     NDP Gwen De Maere 508 4.85% *
Total 10,472 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 25
27,516 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup new district Swing N/A

2001 general election[edit]

2001 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 43.29% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative David Coutts 6,340 60.69% 9.72%
     Liberal Ernie Patterson 3,035 29.05% -8.42%
     NDP James Tweedie 553 5.29% 0.44% *
     Alberta First Larry Lybbert 519 4.97% *
Total 10,447 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 59
24,270 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 9.07%

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 45.01% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative David Coutts 5,097 51.02% -9.67%
     Liberal Craig Whitehead 2,044 20.46% -8.59% *
     Alberta Alliance George Lyster 1,492 14.93% *
     NDP Joyce Thomas 628 6.29% 1.00% *
Greens Chris Watts 391 3.91% *
     Separation Jim Walker 339 3.39% -1.58%1 *
Total 9,991 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 74
22,361 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -9.13%
  1. Results compared to Alberta First Party in 2001

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[7] Turnout 38.34% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Evan Berger 6,037 64.18% 13.16% *
     Liberal Mike Judd 1,534 16.31% -4.15% *
     Wildrose Alliance Jack Macleod 988 10.50% -4.43% *
     NDP Phil Burpee 476 5.06% -1.23% *
Greens Bryan Hunt 371 3.95% 0.04% *
Total 9,406 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 58
24,682 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 8.66%

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election Turnout % Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Wildrose Pat Stier 8,565 47.97% %
     Progressive Conservative Evan Berger 7,403 41.46% %
     NDP Matthew Halton 944 5.29% *
     Liberal Alex Macdonald 597 3.34% *
Evergreen Larry Ashmore 347 1.94% *
Total ' 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined '
Eligible Electors
     Wildrose pickup from Progressive Conservative Swing %

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Livingstone-Macleod[8] Turnout 44.79%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
     Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 3,969 16.02% 49.30% 1
     Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 2,972 11.99% 36.92% 2
     Independent Link Byfield 2,762 11.15% 34.31% 4
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 2,606 10.52% 32.37% 3
     Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 2,461 9.93% 30.57% 8
     Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 2,271 9.16% 28.21% 5
     Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 2,180 8.80% 27.08% 7
     Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,061 8.32% 25.60% 6
     Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 2,022 8.16% 25.12% 10
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 1,477 5.95% 18.35% 9
Total Votes 24,781 100%
Total Ballots 8,051 3.08 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 1,964

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[9]
Canyon School
Red Crow Community College
West Meadow 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[10]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative David Coutts 143 41.45%
     Liberal Craig Whitehead 73 21.16%
Greens Chris Watts 50 14.49%
     NDP Joyce Thomas 31 8.99%
     Separation Jim Walker 25 7.25%
     Alberta Alliance George Lyster 23 6.66%
Total 345 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 37

2012 election[edit]

2012 Alberta Student Vote results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Evan Berger %
     Wildrose Pat Stier %
Evergreen Larry Ashmore %
     Liberal Alex Macdonald %
     NDP Matthew Halton %
Total ' 100%

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. pp. 59–60. 
  3. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved February 27, 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Livingstone-Macleod Official Results 2001 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Livingstone-Macleod Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  7. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 482–491. 
  8. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  9. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-27. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-19. [dead link]

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