Red Deer (electoral district)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Red Deer
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
Alberta federal ridings (rural) - Red Deer.svg
Red Deer in relation to the other Alberta federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Earl Dreeshen
Conservative
District created 1907
First contested 1908
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 134,312
Electors (2011) 91,201
Area (km²)[2] 4,103.13
Pop. density (per km²) 32.7
Census divisions Division No. 8
Census subdivisions Red Deer, Red Deer County, Sylvan Lake, Innisfail

Red Deer is a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1908.

History[edit]

This riding was created in 1907 from Calgary and Strathcona ridings. At the time this was an overwhelmingly rural riding taking in much of Central Alberta between the two major cities of Calgary and Edmonton. The only major urban centre was Red Deer, then a small town.

The constituency has been consistently reduced in geographic size over the years due to Red Deer's continued growth. In 2003, about 20% of the district was transferred to the Wetaskiwin riding.

The riding has been represented by centre-right MPs since 1935. Like most other Alberta ridings outside Calgary and Edmonton, the major right-wing party of the day usually wins by blowout margins. Since 1972, a non-conservative party has only won 20 percent of the vote once.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Red Deer
Riding created from Calgary and Strathcona
11th  1908 − 1911     Michael Clark Liberal
12th  1911 − 1917
13th  1917 − 1920     Government (Unionist)
 1920 − 1921     Progressive
14th  1921 − 1925     Alfred Speakman United Farmers
15th  1925 − 1926
16th  1926 − 1930
17th  1930 − 1935
18th  1935 − 1940     Eric Joseph Poole Social Credit
19th  1940 − 1945     Frederick Davis Shaw Social Credit
20th  1945 − 1949
21st  1949 − 1953
22nd  1953 − 1957
23rd  1957 − 1958
24th  1958 − 1962     Harris George Rogers Progressive Conservative
25th  1962 − 1963     Robert N. Thompson Social Credit
26th  1963 − 1965
27th  1965 − 1968
28th  1968 − 1972     Progressive Conservative
29th  1972 − 1974     Gordon Towers Progressive Conservative
30th  1974 − 1979
31st  1979 − 1980
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988
34th  1988 − 1993     Douglas Fee Progressive Conservative
35th  1993 − 1997     Bob Mills Reform
36th  1997 − 2000
 2000 − 2000     Alliance
37th  2000 − 2003
 2003 − 2004     Conservative
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011     Earl Dreeshen Conservative
41st  2011 − Present

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

Its Member of Parliament is Earl Dreeshen, a farmer and a teacher. He was first elected in 2008. He is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Earl Dreeshen 37,959 75.93 +2.70 $63,247
New Democratic Stuart Somerville 7,566 15.13 +4.03 $1
Green Mason Sisson 2,551 5.10 -4.24
Liberal Andrew Lineker 1,918 3.84 -2.47 $3,784
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,994 100.00
Total rejected ballots 119 0.24 -0.02
Turnout 50,113 54.01 +4.14
Eligible voters 92,792
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Earl Dreeshen 33,226 73.23 -2.51 $53,804
New Democratic Stuart Somerville 5,040 11.10 +1.17 $1,774
Green Evan Bedford 4,239 9.34 +4.18
Liberal Garfield Marks 2,863 6.31 -2.84 $7,450
Total valid votes/Expense limit 45,368 100.00 $92,848
Total rejected ballots 118 0.26 +0.04
Turnout 45,486 49.87 -14.86
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Bob Mills 38,375 75.74 +0.9 $58,967
New Democratic Kelly Bickford 5,034 9.93 +2.1 $3,014
Liberal Luke Kurata 4,636 9.15 -2.6 $11,215
Green Tanner Wade Waldo 2,618 5.16 +0.4 $116
Total valid votes 50,663 100.00
Total rejected ballots 113 0.22 -0.1
Turnout 50,776 58.73 +1.0
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Bob Mills 33,510 74.8 -7.8 $51,607
Liberal Luke Kurata 5,294 11.8 -1.0 $22,405
New Democratic Jeff Sloychuk 3,500 7.8 +3.2 $4,160
Green Garfield John Marks 2,142 4.8 $730
Canadian Action Teena Cormack 353 0.8 $6.75
Total valid votes 44,799 100.0
Total rejected ballots 117 0.3 +0.1
Turnout 44,916 57.7 -2.7

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of Progressive Conservative and Canadian Alliance vote in 2000.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Alliance Bob Mills 36,940 72.6 +4.2 $59,079
Liberal Walter Kubanek 6,522 12.8 +1.4 $16,550
Progressive Conservative Doug Wagstaff 5,064 10.0 -5.7 $5,125
New Democratic Linda Roth 2,346 4.6 +0.7 $1,773
Total valid votes 50,872 100.0
Total rejected ballots 113 0.2 0.0
Turnout 50,985 60.4 +3.0

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997.

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Reform Bob Mills 28,622 68.4 +4.0 $66,815
Progressive Conservative Morris Flewwelling 6,566 15.7 -0.6 $44,412
Liberal Dobie To 4,785 11.4 -2.5 $13,071
New Democratic Janet Walter 1,660 4.0 +1.5 $3,066
Natural Law Kenneth Arnold 227 0.6 -0.0
Total valid votes 41,860 100.0
Total rejected ballots 69 0.2
Turnout 41,929 57.44
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Reform Bob Mills 31,652 64.3 +43.3
Progressive Conservative Doug Fee 8,011 16.3 -37.0
Liberal Dobie To 6,838 13.9 +3.8
New Democratic Karen McLaren 1,334 2.7 -9.9
National Joan Hepburn 1,063 +2.2
Natural Law Ken Arnold 297 +0.6
Total valid votes 49,195 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Doug Fee 24,187 53.3 -22.2
Reform Michael Roth 9,560 21.1
New Democratic Gail Garbutt 5,717 12.6 +3.2
Liberal Edna C. Allwright 4,593 10.1 +0.7
Christian Heritage Jim Swan 1,237 2.7
Confederation of Regions Wilfred M. Tricker 121 0.3 -4.2
Total valid votes 45,415 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Gordon Towers 41,695 75.4 +0.7
New Democratic Clarence Lacombe 5,201 9.4 +1.5
Liberal Dennis Moffat 5,195 9.4 -5.1
Confederation of Regions Roger Langrick 2,494 4.5
Social Credit Jim Keegstra 691 1.3 -1.6
Total valid votes 55,276 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Gordon Towers 31,758 74.7 -0.1
Liberal Dennis Moffat 6,180 14.5 +0.3
New Democratic Ethel Taylor 3,345 7.9 +1.4
Social Credit Cecil J. Speirs 1,203 2.8 -1.6
Total valid votes 42,486 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Gordon Towers 33,226 74.8 +8.1
Liberal Dennis Moffat 6,338 14.3 -2.6
New Democratic John Younie 2,856 6.4 -1.9
Social Credit Cec Speirs 1,974 4.4 -3.6
Total valid votes 44,394 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Gordon Towers 22,251 66.7 +5.4
Liberal Dennis Moffat 5,645 16.9 +0.1
New Democratic Ethel Taylor 2,791 8.4 -2.9
Social Credit Jim Keegstra 2,670 8.0 -2.6
Total valid votes 33,357 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Gordon Towers 20,943 61.3 -1.0
Liberal Dennis Moffat 5,762 16.9 -12.8
New Democratic Bill Finn 3,852 11.3 +3.1
Social Credit Jim Keegstra 3,631 10.6
Total valid votes 34,188 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Robert N. Thompson 17,930 62.2 +22.4
Liberal Douglas M. Irwin 8,541 29.6 -37.6
New Democratic Peter G. Anderson 2,349 8.2 +3.0
Total valid votes 28,820 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Robert N. Thompson 12,383 47.1 +2.2
Progressive Conservative Gordon Towers 10,448 39.8 -1.3
Liberal Max DeHamel 2,093 8.0 -2.0
New Democratic Hazel Eva Braithwaite 1,340 5.1 +1.1
Total valid votes 26,264 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Robert N. Thompson 12,182 44.9 -6.1
Progressive Conservative Gordon Towers 11,149 41.1 +3.4
Liberal Max DeHamel 2,702 10.0 +3.5
New Democratic Paul A. Jenson 1,082 4.0 -0.8
Total valid votes 27,115 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Robert N. Thompson 12,645 51.0 +17.6
Progressive Conservative Harris George Rogers 9,343 37.7 -16.8
Liberal Knut E. Magnusson 1,608 6.5 -0.8
New Democratic Paul A. Jenson 1,181 4.8 -0.1
Total valid votes 24,777 100.0

Note: NDP vote is compared to CCF vote in 1958 election.

Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Harris George Rogers 11,569 54.5 +24.9
Social Credit Frederick Davis Shaw 7,087 33.4 -14.2
Liberal Sadie A. Shrader 1,537 7.2 -10.1
Co-operative Commonwealth Robert H. Carlyle 1,029 4.8 -0.5
Total valid votes 21,222 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Frederick Davis Shaw 9,519 47.6 -4.7
Progressive Conservative Harris Rogers 5,918 29.6 +20.8
Liberal Wilfred James Edgar 3,471 17.4 -12.9
Co-operative Commonwealth Alexander Sandy Manson 1,073 5.4 -1.4
Total valid votes 19,981 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Frederick Davis Shaw 8,792 52.4 -2.1
Liberal Archie Boyce 5,076 30.2 +11.6
Progressive Conservative John A.R. Choate 1,474 8.8 -9.2
Co-operative Commonwealth Hubert M. Smith 1,136 6.8 -2.1
Labor–Progressive Rose Sarman 306 1.8
Total valid votes 16,784 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Frederick Davis Shaw 10,549 54.5 +8.0
Liberal Albert Bliss McGorman 3,604 18.6 +4.3
Progressive Conservative Harry Lloyd Taggart 3,488 18.0 -1.5
Co-operative Commonwealth Cyril M. Ironside 1,710
Total valid votes 19,351 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Frederick Davis Shaw 8,653 46.5 +9.7
Progressive Conservative Harry Lloyd Taggart 3,636 19.5 +1.8
Co-operative Commonwealth Alban MacLellan 2,984 16.0 -2.2
Liberal Claude J. Davidson 2,666 14.3 -12.9
Labor–Progressive William Lund 677 677 3.6
Total valid votes 18,616 100.0

Note: Progressive Conservative vote is compared to "National Government" vote in 1940 election.

Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Frederick Davis Shaw 5,583 36.8 -22.8
Liberal Absalom Clark Bury 4,134 27.2 +13.2
Co-operative Commonwealth Peter Morrison 2,771 18.3 +4.3
National Government Arthur A. Stonhouse 2,694 17.7 +5.3
Total valid votes 15,182 100.0

Note: "National Government" vote is compared to Conservative vote in 1935 election.

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Social Credit Eric Joseph Poole 7,901 59.6
Liberal George Clark 1,861 14.0 -28.2
Co-operative Commonwealth Alfred Speakman 1,855 14.0
Conservative Arthur Hiram Stewart 1,648 12.4
Total valid votes 13,265 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
United Farmers of Alberta Alfred Speakman 6,256 57.8 -14.5
Liberal William John Botterill 4,571 42.2
Total valid votes 10,827 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
United Farmers of Alberta Alfred Speakman 5,603 72.3 +26.1
Conservative Joseph George La France 2,151 27.7 +3.4
Total valid votes 7,754 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
United Farmers of Alberta Alfred Speakman 3,851 46.2 -22.9
Liberal Thomas McKercher 2,462 29.5 +15.5
Conservative Joseph George La France 2,029 24.3 +7.5
Total valid votes 8,342 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
United Farmers of Alberta Alfred Speakman 10,849 69.1
Conservative John Frederick Day 2,644 16.8 -41.1
Liberal William Wallace Burns McInnes 2,207 14.1 -21.4
Total valid votes 15,700 100.0

Note: Conservative vote is compared to Unionist vote in 1917 election.

Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Government (Unionist) Michael Clark 6,213 58.0 21.3
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) William Puffer 3,800 35.5 -27.9
Labour Joseph Robert Knight 701 6.5
Total valid votes 10,714 100.0

Note: Unionist vote is compared to Liberal-Conservative vote in 1911 election.

Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Michael Clark 6,711 63.4 +11.4
Conservative Alexander McGillivray 3,882 36.6 -11.4
Total valid votes 10,593 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Michael Clark 3,481 51.9
Conservative George F. Root 3,221 48.1
Total valid votes 6,702 100.0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

External links[edit]