Yellowhead (electoral district)

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For the provincial electoral district, see West Yellowhead (electoral district).
Yellowhead
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
Alberta federal ridings (rural) - Yellowhead.svg
Yellowhead in relation to the other Alberta federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
   
Vacant
District created 1976
First contested 1979
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 105,526
Electors (2011) 75,036
Area (km²)[2] 78,272.69
Pop. density (per km²) 1.3
Census divisions Division No. 9, Division No. 11, Division No. 13, Division No. 14
Census subdivisions Parkland County, Clearwater County, Yellowhead County, Hinton, Lac Ste. Anne County, Whitecourt, Edson, Brazeau County, Drayton Valley, Barrhead County No. 11

Yellowhead is a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1979. The district is in west-central Alberta and represents: Yellowhead County, Woodlands County, Lac Ste. Anne County, the County of Barrhead No. 11, Improvement District No. 12 (Jasper), Improvement District No. 25 (Willmore), the Municipality of Jasper and parts of the Municipal District of Greenview No. 16, Brazeau County, Parkland County, and Clearwater County. For any election held after May 1, 2014, portions of this electoral district (notably the town of Whitecourt) will join the newly formed riding of Peace River—Westlock.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in 1976 from Rocky Mountain, Athabasca, Edmonton West, Pembina, and Wetaskiwin ridings.

Its most high-profile MP has been Joe Clark, who was Prime Minister 1979-80.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Yellowhead
Riding created from Rocky Mountain, Athabasca, Edmonton West, Pembina and Wetaskiwin
31st  1979 − 1980     Joe Clark Progressive Conservative
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988
34th  1988 − 1993
35th  1993 − 1997     Cliff Breitkreuz Reform
36th  1997 − 2000
 2000 − 2000     Alliance
37th  2000 − 2004     Rob Merrifield Alliance
 2003 − 2004     Conservative
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − 2014
 2014 − Present     Vacant Vacant

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

The riding is currently vacant. Its most recent Member of Parliament was Rob Merrifield, a member of the Conservative Party of Canada, who was first elected to Parliament in the 2000 election. Merrifield resigned his seat on September 17, 2014 to accept an appointment from Alberta Premier Jim Prentice as the province's envoy to the United States.[3][4]

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Rob Merrifield 31,925 77.03 +5.19 $44,010
New Democratic Mark Wells 5,411 13.06 +0.80 $18
Green Monika Shaeffer 2,132 5.14 -4.05 $4,291
Liberal Zack Siezmagraff 1,190 2.87 -1.11 $4,014
Christian Heritage Jacob Strydhorst 404 0.97 -0.65 $4,319
Canadian Action Melissa Brade 384 0.93 -0.16 $753
Total valid votes/Expense limit 41,446 100.00
Total rejected ballots 129 0.31 +0.04
Turnout 41,575 56.16 +6.19
Eligible voters 74,036
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Rob Merrifield 26,863 71.84 +0.65 $56,963
New Democratic Ken Kuzminski 4,567 12.26 +1.32 $5,959
Green Monika Schaefer 3,437 9.19 +2.56 $2,250
Liberal Mohamed El-Rafih 1,489 3.98 -5.46
Christian Heritage John M. Wierenga 606 1.62 -0.15 $12,236
Canadian Action Melissa Brade 408 1.09 $1,477
Total valid votes/Expense limit 37,390 100.00 $103,155
Total rejected ballots 103 0.27 +0.05
Turnout 37,493 49.97 -10.22
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Rob Merrifield 30,640 71.19 +2.6 $57,683
New Democratic Noel Lapierre 4,712 10.94 -0.5 $6,110
Liberal Nancy Love 4,066 9.44 -2.1 $4,448
Green Monika Schaefer 2,856 6.63 +0.1 $499
Christian Heritage John Marvin Wierenga 765 1.77 -0.1 $15,607
Total valid votes 43,039 100.00
Total rejected ballots 94 0.22 -0.03
Turnout 43,133 60.19 +3.6
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Rob Merrifield 26,503 68.6 -10.1 $54,539
Liberal Peter Crossley 4,441 11.5 -4.1 $10,183
New Democratic Noel Lapierre 4,429 11.5 +6.8 $8,611
Green Eric Stieglitz 2,534 6.6 $2,297
Christian Heritage Jacob Strydhorst 721 1.9 +1.0 $13,333
Total valid votes 38,628 100.0
Total rejected ballots 96 0.3 -0.1
Turnout 38,724 56.6 -3.9
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Alliance Rob Merrifield 26,824 66.1 +0.1 $40,389
Liberal John Higgerty 6,348 15.6 +1.4 $20,093
Progressive Conservative Dale F. Galbraith 5,141 12.7 -0.5 $5,162
New Democratic J. Noel Lapierre 1,910 4.7 -0.1 $1,369
Independent Jacob Strydhorst 371 0.9 $8,158
Total valid votes 40,594 100.0
Total rejected ballots 151 0.4 +0.1
Turnout 40,745 60.4 3.5
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Reform Cliff Breitkreuz 22,960 66.0 +10.9 $49,326
Liberal Nancy Love Crawford 6,318 14.2 -7.5 $46,729
Progressive Conservative Ross Douglas Pugh 4,383 13.2 -0.8 $9,515
New Democratic Dennis Atkinson 1,759 4.8 +0.5
Total valid votes 35,420 100.0
Total rejected ballots 112 0.3
Turnout 35,532 57.0
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Reform Cliff Breitkreuz 22,790 55.0 +27.1
Liberal John Higgerty 8,964 21.6 +11.7
Progressive Conservative Marilyn Stecyk 5,766 13.9 -30.6
New Democratic Joe Woytowich 1,804 4.4 -11.0
National Alex S. Mann 1,147 2.8
Christian Heritage Peter Piers 441 1.1 -0.7
Natural Law Dennis Ronald Michaelchuk 284 0.7
Independent Douglas Bruce Pederson 209 0.5
Total valid votes 41,405 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Joe Clark 17,847 44.5 -29.5
Reform Preston Manning 11,207 27.9
New Democratic Muriel Stanley Venne 6,172 15.4 +1.7
Liberal John Higgerty 3,987 9.9 +1.8
Christian Heritage John M. Torringa 708 1.8
Confederation of Regions Peter E. Hope 90 0.2 -1.4
Independent Pat Geo. A. O'Hara 86 0.2
Total valid votes 40,097 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Joe Clark 37,462 74.0 +4.5
New Democratic Rick Hardy 6,906 13.6 +2.3
Liberal Louis H. Joy 4,097 8.1 -10.1
Confederation of Regions G.R. Snow 829 1.6
Rhinoceros Douglas Alan Bush 773 1.5
Social Credit Audrey Sweigard 553 1.1
Total valid votes 50,620 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Joe Clark 27,953 69.5 -0.5
Liberal Laurie Switzer 7,302 18.1 +1.0
New Democratic Laird Mitchell 4,562 11.3 +2.6
Independent Robert L.T. Brower 249 0.6
Independent Brian K. Fallis 170 0.4
Total valid votes 40,236 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Joe Clark 28,849 70.0
Liberal Laurie Switzer 7,083 17.2
New Democratic Bob Ritchie 3,600 8.7
Independent Lex Miller 1,535 3.7
Independent Ronnie B. Plaunt 143 0.3
Total valid votes 41,210 100.0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Stastistics Canada: 2012
  2. ^ Stastistics Canada: 2012
  3. ^ "Federal Conservative party losing another MP. Rob #Merrifield quitting to take job as Alberta gov't rep to United States. #cdnpoli #abpoli". Twitter. CBC News Alerts. Retrieved June 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ Wingrove, Josh (September 17, 2014). "Prentice to appoint Conservative MP as Alberta’s envoy to U.S.". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 

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Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Mount Royal
Constituency represented by the Prime Minister
1979
Succeeded by
Mount Royal