Sherwood Park (electoral district)

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Sherwood Park
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
SherwoodPark in Edmonton.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Cathy Olesen
Progressive Conservative
District created 1986
First contested 1986
Last contested 2012

Sherwood Park is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 1986 boundary redistribution from the old electoral district of Edmonton-Sherwood Park. The 2010 boundary redistribution kept the district unchanged from its 2003 boundaries.[1]

Boundary history[edit]

Representation history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Sherwood Park
Assembly Years Member Party
See Edmonton-Sherwood Park 1979-1986
21st 1986-1989 Peter Elzinga Progressive Conservative
22nd 1989-1993
23rd 1993-1997 Bruce Collingwood Liberal
24th 1997-2001 Iris Evans Progressive Conservative
25th 2001-2004
26th 2004-2008
27th 2008–2012
28th 2012–present Cathy Olesen Progressive Conservative

Prior to the electoral district's creation in the 1986 boundary redistribution. The Sherwood Park area had been returning Progressive Conservative MLA's in its antecedent districts since 1971.

The 1986 election returned former Member of Parliament Peter Elzinga who resigned his federal seat to run in the Alberta provincial election. He was appointed to the provincial cabinet by Premier Don Getty to serve as Minister of Agriculture.

Elzinga was re-elected in the 1989 election in a hotly contested race taking half of the popular vote. He kept his ministerial portfolio and did not run for office again in 1993 instead being hired to manage the first of a number of Progressive Conservative provincial campaigns for Premier Ralph Klein.

The 1993 election chose Liberal candidate Bruce Collingwood. The Liberals had made significant gains in the constituency the past two elections rising from 13% in 1986 to winning in 1993 with just under half the popular vote. Collingwood ran for a second term in office in 1997 but was defeated by Progressive Conservative candidate Iris Evans.

Evans was appointed to the provincial cabinet in 1999 as Minister of Children's Services. She was re-elected with a landslide majority to her second term in 2001. Her popularity dropped significantly in the 2004 election as she fell to just under half the popular vote. Evans kept her seat in cabinet and she became Minister of Health and Wellness until 2006.

After 2006 when Premier Ed Stelmach came to power Evans was appointed as Minister of Employment and Immigration which she held until the 2008 election where she was returned to her fourth term with another landslide majority. After the election she became Minister of Finance until 2010 and than Minister of Intergovernmental Relations until Stelmach retired. She was not invited back into cabinet when Premier Allison Redford came to power in the fall of 2011.

Legislature results[edit]

1986 general election[edit]

1986 Alberta general election results[3] Turnout 54.58% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Peter Elzinga 6,377 56.45% *
     NDP Ted Paszek 3,183 28.18% *
     Liberal Steven Lindop 1,541 13.64% *
     Representative Ernie Townsend 196 1.73% *
Total 11,297 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 8
20,713 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup new district Swing N/A

1989 general election[edit]

1989 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 59.68% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Peter Elzinga 6,462 46.66% -9.79%
     Liberal John Convey 4,299 31.04% 17.40% *
     NDP Ted Paszek 3,088 22.30% -5.28%
Total 13,849 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 17
23,233 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -13.60%

1993 general election[edit]

1993 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 66.65% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Bruce Collingwood 7,798 46.96% 15.92% *
     Progressive Conservative Doug Fulford 6,704 40.38% -6.28% *
     NDP Jim Gurnett 1,955 11.77% -10.53% *
     Natural Law Lorne Hoff 147 0.89% *
Total 16,604 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 17
24,952 Eligible Electors
     Liberal pickup from Progressive Conservative Swing 11.10%

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 64.75% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Iris Evans 8,610 47.89% 7.51% *
     Liberal Bruce Collingwood 8,305 46.19% -0.77%
     NDP Vaughn Dyrland 1,064 5.92% -5.85% *
Total 17,979 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 32
27,815 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup from Liberal Swing 4.14%

2001 general election[edit]

2001 Alberta general election results[7] Turnout 64.99% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Iris Evans 13,243 64.17% 16.28%
     Liberal Louise Rogers 5,787 28.04% -18.15% *
     NDP Chris Harwood 1,606 7.79% 1.87% *
Total 20,636 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 56
31,837 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 17.22%

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[8] Turnout 57.33% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Iris Evans 7,281 48.08% -16.09%
     Liberal Louise Rogers 5,587 36.89% 8.85%
     NDP Tim Sloan 996 6.58% -1.21% *
     Social Credit Gordon Barrett 474 3.13% *
     Alberta Alliance Cora Labonte 444 2.93% *
Greens Lynn Lau 362 2.39% *
Total 15,144 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 49
26,501 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -12.47%

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[9] Turnout 47.68% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Iris Evans 9,312 63.14% 15.16%
     Liberal Louise Rogers 3,843 26.06% -10.83%
     NDP Katharine Hay 904 6.13% -0.45% *
Greens Rick Hoines 689 4.67% 2.28% *
Total 14,748 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 41
31,015 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 13.00%

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election Turnout % Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Cathy Oleson 8,742 45.60 %
     Wildrose Garnett Genuis 5,957 31.07 %
     Liberal Dave Anderson 1,835 9.57 *
     NDP Sarah Michelin 1,209 6.31 % *
     Independent James Ford 1,062 5.54 % *
     Alberta Party Chris Kuchmak 230 1.20 % *
     Social Credit Gordon Barrett 137 0.71 %
Total ' 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined '
Eligible Electors
     Swing %

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Sherwood Park[10] Turnout 57.30%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
     Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 6,044 16.68% 50.82% 2
     Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 4,383 12.10% 36.85% 1
     Independent Link Byfield 4,320 11.92% 36.32% 4
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 4,214 11.63% 35.43% 3
     Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 3,289 9.08% 27.65% 6
     Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 3,154 8.71% 26.52% 7
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 2,904 8.02% 24.42% 9
     Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 2,712 7.49% 22.80% 8
     Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 2,617 7.22% 22.00% 5
     Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 2,594 7.15% 21.81% 10
Total Votes 36,231 100%
Total Ballots 11,894 3.05 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 3,291

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[11]
Clover Bar Junior High School
F. R. Haythorne
Glen Allan Elementary
Holy Spirit Catholic School
Jean Vanier Catholic School
New Horizons School
Sherwood Heights Jr. High
St. Theresa Catholic 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[12]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Iris Evans 862 48.76%
     Liberal Louise Rogers 250 14.14%
Greens Lynn Lau 249 14.08%
     NDP Tim Sloan 193 10.92%
     Alberta Alliance Cora Labonte 134 7.58%
     Social Credit Gordon Barrett 80 4.52%
Total 1,768 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 67

2012 election[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Proposed Electoral Division Areas, Boundaries, and Names for Alberta". Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission. June 2010. p. 22. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. p. 66. 
  3. ^ "Sherwood Park results 1986 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Sherwood Park results 1989 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Sherwood Park results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  7. ^ "2001 Statement of Official results Sherwood Park". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 7, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Sherwood Park Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 1, 2012. 
  9. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 524–527. 
  10. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  11. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-27. [dead link]
  12. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-19. [dead link]

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