Alberta general election, 2015
|Map of Alberta's ridings coloured in to indicate winning party and popular vote.|
The 29th general election of Alberta, Canada, elected members of the 29th Alberta Legislature. It took place May 5, 2015, following a request by Premier Jim Prentice to the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Donald Ethell to dissolve the legislature on April 7, 2015.
The provincial Election Act' fixes the election to a three-month period, between March 1 and May 31 in the fourth calendar year after the preceding election day which in this case was April 23, 2012. However, this does not affect the powers of the Lieutenant Governor to dissolve the Legislature before this period (one year early in this election). The Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta (PCs) had a majority in the outgoing Assembly.
As a result of the election, the Alberta New Democratic Party (NDP) was elected to a majority government under new leader Rachel Notley. The NDP formed the government for the first time in its history and ousted the Progressive Conservatives, who were reduced to third place in seats. Many longtime MLA's in seats long considered safe for the party lost to the NDP in landslides. Prentice resigned as party leader and as MLA for Calgary-Foothills on election night, when the overall result was beyond doubt. The Progressive Conservatives had won every provincial election since the 1971 election, making them the longest-serving provincial government in Canadian history. It is only the fourth change of government in Alberta since Alberta became a province in 1905, and one of the worst defeats that any provincial government has suffered in Canada. It also marked the first time that a centre-left political party had formed the government in Alberta since the United Farmers of Alberta in 1935.
The Wildrose Party under new leader Brian Jean remained the official opposition, gaining four seats since 2012 despite winning a lower share of the popular vote, while the Alberta Liberal Party and Alberta Party each won a single seat (the latter making history, with party leader Greg Clark becoming the party's first elected MLA). The Alberta Liberal Party lost four seats, only returning interim leader David Swann to the legislature.
- 1 Background
- 2 Results
- 3 Timeline
- 4 Opinion polls
- 5 Nominated candidates
- 6 Endorsements
- 7 Defeated incumbents
- 8 MLAs who did not run again
- 9 References
- 10 External links
In the 2012 general election the PCs lost a portion of their caucus, but were able to retain a majority of the 87 seats despite the popular vote decreasing to under 50%. The Wildrose Party formed the official opposition for the first time, while the other two parties in the Assembly, the Alberta Liberal Party and Alberta New Democratic Party (NDP), both held official party status with five and four seats respectively. On September 4, 2014, the PCs became the longest serving political dynasty in Canadian history, at 43 years, 5 days.
Prentice, who succeeded former premier and interim leader of the Progressive Conservatives Dave Hancock in September 2014, was not obligated to call an election until 2016. However, seeking a fresh mandate to pass his budget, he asked Lieutenant Governor Donald Ethell to dissolve the legislature on April 7. In accordance with Canadian constitutional practice, Ethell granted the request, beginning the month-long campaign. The early election call was criticized as unethical, as it violated the fixed election dates specified in the Elections Act, but it was legal due to the constitutional powers of the Lieutenant Governor, and the constitutional convention of following the advice of the premier.
54 / 87 (62%)
10 / 87 (11%)
21 / 87 (24%)
1 / 87 (1%)
1 / 87 (1%)
|Party||Party leader||Number of
|2012||Dissol.||2015||% of Seats||#||%||Change (pp)|
|New Democratic||Rachel Notley||87||4||4||54||62.1||603,459||40.59||+30.77|
|Progressive Conservative||Jim Prentice||87||61||70||9||10.3||412,958||27.77||–16.18|
|Alberta Party||Greg Clark||36||—||—||1||1.1||33,867||2.28||+0.95|
|Social Credit||Len Skowronski||6||—||—||—||—||832||0.06||+0.04|
|Alberta First||Bart Hampton||1||—||—||—||—||72||0.005||=|
- * The total popular vote includes votes from voided Calgary-Foothills election.
- ** The candidate elected for Calgary-Foothills, Jim Prentice, disclaimed his victory. According to section 139 of the Alberta Elections Act, if a winning candidate disclaims their right to become an MLA before the end of the appeal period for the official results, that riding's election is declared void.
|Party||2012||Gain from (loss to)||2015|
The result in Calgary-Glenmore remained unresolved, as incumbent MLA Linda Johnson and challenger Anam Kazim finished the vote count in an exact tie of 7,015 votes each, necessitating a recount process and possibly a follow-up by-election if the recount confirmed the tie. On May 15, the recount determined NDP candidate Anam Kazim won the riding by six votes.
The Alberta NDP had been leading in most polls since late April. They had been expected to do well in Edmonton, which has historically been friendlier to centre-left parties and candidates than the rest of Alberta. However, in a result that far exceeded the most optimistic projections, Edmonton swung over dramatically to support Notley, who represents an Edmonton riding. The NDP took every seat in the city, all by very large margins (4,000 votes or more with absolute majority support). Even more surprisingly, they won 15 of the 25 seats in Calgary, the power base of the Tories for most of the last four decades. The NDP also swept the province's third and fourth-largest cities, Lethbridge and Red Deer. NDP support remained relatively lower in rural Alberta, where they only won a handful of ridings in the north of the province, as well as some rural ridings around Edmonton.
Notley later said that she had known a week before the election that the NDP would win. She told Canadian Press that she had been sitting in a hotel room in either Calgary or Lethbridge when she saw a very credible poll showing the NDP was poised to rebound from a mere four seats in the legislature—the minimum for official party status—to an outright majority. She was physically stunned at first, but recovered long enough to drop her plans for a whirlwind schedule to close out the campaign in favour of making plans for a transition.
The Progressive Conservatives finished second in the popular vote, 50,000 votes ahead of the Wildrose. However, they were decimated due to a near-total collapse in the major cities, as well as massive vote-splitting with the Wildrose. They were completely shut out in Edmonton, Lethbridge and Red Deer, and lost 12 of their 20 seats in Calgary. Since the first-past-the-post system awards seats to leading candidates in local contests (not necessarily to those who get a majority of the vote) and awards power solely on the basis of seats won (not by proportional representation), the Tories were knocked down to third place with only 10 seats, only two of which were outside Calgary. The Tories were reduced to their smallest presence in the legislature since 1967. With few exceptions, their support in the cities bled to the NDP, while their rural support bled to the Wildrose. All but three members of Prentice's cabinet were defeated.
The Wildrose, which had its legislative caucus reduced in 2014 when the Leader of the Opposition Danielle Smith and all but 5 other Wildrose MLAs crossed the floor to sit with the governing PCs, rebounded to 21 seats and retained Official Opposition status. Most of their gains were in rural areas, and they held no ridings in either Edmonton or Calgary until the September 2015 by-election to fill the Calgary-Foothills seat vacated by Jim Prentice on the 2015 election night, which was won by Wildrose's Prasad Panda.
For the first time since the 1920s, centre-left candidates won a majority of seats in Calgary - 15 for the NDP (one through judicial recount) and one each for the Liberals and Alberta Party. One NDP MLA from Calgary, Deborah Drever, was temporarily suspended from the NDP caucus and had to sit as an independent, before returning to the NDP caucus in early 2016.
- April 23, 2012: The Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta (PCs) win the 28th Alberta general election, and the Wildrose Party the second most, for the first time forming the official opposition.
- May 3, 2012: Results become official.
- May 23, 2012: The 28th Alberta Legislative Assembly sits.
- May 14, 2013: The Separation Party of Alberta changes back to the Alberta First Party name it abandoned in 2004.
- May 14, 2013: Edmonton-Manning MLA Peter Sandhu resigns from the PC caucus.
- July 16, 2013: Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo MLA Mike Allen quits the PC caucus after being arrested in the US on a soliciting for prostitution charge.
- December 10, 2013: Edmonton-Manning MLA Peter Sandhu rejoins the PC caucus.
- March 12, 2014: After an expense scandal involving Premier Redford's trip to the funeral of Nelson Mandela, Calgary-Foothills MLA Len Webber leaves the PC caucus to sit as an independent.
- March 17, 2014: Calgary-Varsity MLA and Associate Minister for Electricity and Renewable Energy Donna Kennedy-Glans leaves the PC caucus to sit as an independent.
- March 20, 2014: Alison Redford resigns as leader of the PCs, and Dave Hancock is named interim leader.
- March 23, 2014: Redford's resignation as premier comes into effect and Deputy Premier and Edmonton-Whitemud MLA Dave Hancock is sworn in as Premier.
- April 29, 2014: An NDP leadership election is initiated when leader Brian Mason announces his pending resignation as leader.
- July 7, 2014: Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo MLA Mike Allen is admitted back into the PC caucus after a caucus vote.
- August 6, 2014: PC MLA Alison Redford resigns her Calgary-Elbow seat.
- September 6, 2014: In the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta leadership election Jim Prentice is elected leader.
- September 15, 2014: Dave Hancock resigns as premier and his Edmonton-Whitemud seat. Jim Prentice is sworn in as premier.
- September 17, 2014: Donna Kennedy-Glans requests, and is accepted back into, the Progressive Conservative caucus.
- September 29, 2014: Independent MLA Len Webber resigns his Calgary-Foothills seat, PC MLA Ken Hughes resigns his Calgary-West seat, and four by-elections are called.
- October 18, 2014: At an Alberta NDP convention Rachel Notley is chosen party leader.
- October 27, 2014: Four PC MLAs are elected in by-elections, Gordon Dirks in Calgary-Elbow, Jim Prentice in Calgary-Foothills, Mike Ellis in Calgary-West, and Stephen Mandel in Edmonton-Whitemud.
- November 2, 2014: Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre MLA Joe Anglin leaves the Wildrose caucus to sit as an independent.
- November 24, 2014: Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA Kerry Towle and Little Bow MLA Ian Donovan leave the Wildrose Party and join the PCs.
- December 17, 2014: Nine Wildrose Party MLAs, including leader Danielle Smith and House Leader Rob Anderson cross the floor to join the PCs.
- December 21, 2014: Heather Forsyth is named interim leader of the Wildrose Party.
- January 26, 2015: Raj Sherman resigns as leader of the Alberta Liberal Party, and PC MLA Doug Griffiths resigns from his Battle River-Wainwright seat.
- January 31, 2015: PC MLA Doug Horner resigns his Spruce Grove-St. Albert seat.
- February 1, 2015: David Swann is named interim leader of the Alberta Liberal Party.
- March 26, 2015: Premier Jim Prentice tables his government's 2015-6 budget.
- March 28, 2015: Former Conservative MP Brian Jean wins Wildrose Party leadership election, former Wildrose Party leader Danielle Smith loses PC nomination in Highwood to Okotoks councilor Carrie Fischer
- April 7, 2015: Premier Jim Prentice drops the writ, calling for an election on May 5, 2015.
- April 23, 2015: Televised leaders' debate.
- May 5, 2015: Election results - the NDP win a majority of seats (53), the Wildrose finish second capturing 21 seats. The Progressive Conservatives' run of nearly 44 years as government ends with a third-place finish of 11 seats. Premier Prentice announces resignation as PC leader and as Calgary-Foothills MLA. The initial result in Calgary-Glenmore was a tie.
- May 15, 2015: Elections Alberta published the official result. NDP candidate Anam Kazim won the riding Calgary-Glenmore after recount, leaving the NDP holding 54 of 87 seats in the legislature.
The following is a summary of published polls of voter intentions.
|Polling Firm||Date of Polling||Margin of Error
(19 times out of 20)
|Election 2015||May 5, 2015||27.8||24.2||4.2||40.6||2.3||0.9|
|Forum Research||May 4, 2015||±3 pp||23||23||4||45||3||2|
|Insights West||May 1–4, 2015||±3.1 pp||23||27||4||42||3||2||9|
|EKOS Research Associates||Apr. 29–May 3, 2015||±3.4 pp||22.5||24.0||5.6||44.3||2.2||1.4|
|Forum Research||May 2, 2015||±3 pp||21||24||5||42||5||3|
|Mainstreet Technologies||April 29, 2015||±1.85 pp||21||26||5||44||3||14|
|Ipsos-Reid||April 27–29, 2015||±4.1 pp||24||26||9||37||3||1|
|EKOS Research Associates||April 25–29, 2015||±3.7 pp||23.1||21.3||6.3||42.2||4.6||2.6|
|ThinkHQ||April 26–28, 2015||±2.1 pp||20||27||9||39||4||1|
|Leger Marketing||April 26–28, 2015||±2.8 pp||30||24||6||38||1||1||16|
|Return On Insight||April 25–28, 2015||±3.6 pp||24||21||10||38||4|
|Mainstreet Technologies||April 23, 2015||±1.49 pp||26||32||8||31||4||21|
|Forum Research||April 22–23, 2015||±3 pp||20||25||7||38||6||5|
|Mainstreet Technologies||April 20, 2015||±1.78 pp||25||35||4||31||4||19|
|Mainstreet Technologies||April 13, 2015||±1.76 pp||24||31||10||30||5||23|
|Forum Research||April 7–9, 2015||±2 pp||27||30||12||28||2||2|
|Mainstreet Technologies||April 7, 2015||±1.78 pp||27||31||12||26||3||24|
|ThinkHQ||April 2–6, 2015||±2.3 pp||25||31||12||26||5||1|
|Insights West||March 27–30, 2015||±3.9 pp||31||27||14||22||2||5|
|Mainstreet Technologies||March 29, 2015||±1.8 pp||30||30||17||18||5||20|
|Environics||February 13–23, 2015||46||16||18||17||4|
|Insights West||December 28–30, 2014||42||14||19||18||7|
|Mainstreet Technologies||December 21, 2014||44||20||14||18||4|
|Insights West||Nov. 28–Dec. 1, 2014||35||29||15||16||5|
|Lethbridge College||October 4–9, 2014||32.6||30.8||12.8||16.8||7.0|
|Leger Marketing||Aug. 27–Sep. 2, 2014||29||33||18||16||4|
|Leger Marketing||June 23–26, 2014||26||31||20||19||4|
|Insights West||April 23–26, 2014||21||50||11||16||2|
|ThinkHQ||March 10–16, 2014||19||46||16||15||3||1|
|Angus Reid||March 3–9, 2014||23||46||15||13||4|
|Leger Marketing||February 24–27, 2014||25||38||16||15||3||2|
|Environics||February 14–23, 2014||36||33||18||12||2|
|Lethbridge College||October 5–6, 2013||36.1||29.4||15.7||12.2||1.1||5.6|
|Leger Marketing||September 11–17, 2013||33||34||15||15||3|
|Leger Marketing||April 9–12, 2013||29||37||17||14||3|
|ThinkHQ||February 12–16, 2013||26||38||13||16||3||4|
|Leger Marketing||January 14–20, 2013||40||28||12||13||6|
|Environics||October 10–23, 2012||45||29||13||12||1|
|Lethbridge College||September 29–30, 2012||44.6||23.9||11.1||14.0||3.0||3.4|
|Environics||August 10–22, 2012||43||26||14||13||3|
|Forum Research||June 11, 2012||39||36||9||12||2||2|
|Election 2012||April 23, 2012||±0.0 pp||44.0||34.3||9.9||9.8||1.3||0.7|
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Bold indicates cabinet members, and party leaders are italicized.
- Laurie Blakeman in Edmonton-Centre is endorsed by the Alberta Party and the Green Party of Alberta
- Michael Dawe in Red Deer-North is endorsed by the Green Party of Alberta
|Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview||Tony Caterina||Stephanie Diacon||Tomi Yellowface||Deron Bilous||Owais Siddiqui||Deron Bilous|
|Edmonton-Calder||Thomas Bradley||Andrew Altimas||Amit Batra||David Eggen||David Eggen|
|Edmonton-Centre||Catherine Keill||Joe Byram||Laurie Blakeman||David Shepherd||—||Greg Keating (Ind.)
Rory Joe Koopmans (Ind.)
|Edmonton-Glenora||Heather Klimchuk||Don Koziak||Karen Sevcik||Sarah Hoffman||Chris Vilcsak||David Parker (Green)||Heather Klimchuk|
|Edmonton-Gold Bar||David Dorward||Justin James||Ronald Brochu||Marlin Schmidt||Cristina Stasia||David Dorward|
|Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood||Jonathan Dai||Joshua Loeppky||Matthew Smith||Brian Mason||Brian Mason|
|Edmonton-Mill Creek||Gene Zwozdesky||Saqib Raja||Harpreet Singh Gill||Denise Woollard||Gene Zwozdesky|
|Edmonton-Mill Woods||Sohail Quadri||Baljit Sall||Roberto Maglalang||Christina Gray||Naomi Rankin (Communist)
Aura Leddy (Ind.)
|Edmonton-Riverview||Steve Young||Ian Crawford||Donna Wilson||Lori Sigurdson||Brandon Beringer||Sandra Wolf Lange (Green)
Glenn Miller (Ind.)
|Edmonton-Rutherford||Chris LaBossiere||Josef Pisa||Michael Chan||Richard Feehan||Fred Horne†|
|Edmonton-Strathcona||Shelley Wegner||Steve Kochan||Rachel Notley||Rachel Notley|
|Edmonton-Castle Downs||Thomas Lukaszuk||Gerrit Roosenboom||Todd Ross||Nicole Goehring||Thomas Lukaszuk|
|Edmonton-Decore||Janice Sarich||Dean Miller||Bradley Whalen||Chris Nielsen||Trey Capnerhurst (Green)||Janice Sarich|
|Edmonton-Ellerslie||Harman Kandola||Jackie Lovely||Mike McGowan||Rod Loyola||Naresh Bhardwaj§|
|Edmonton-Manning||Gurcharan Garcha||Atiq Rehman||Adam Mounzer||Heather Sweet||Peter Sandhu§|
|Edmonton-McClung||David Xiao||Steve Thompson||Lorne Dach||John Hudson||David Xiao|
|Edmonton-Meadowlark||Katherine O'Neill||Amber Maze||Dan Bildhauer||Jon Carson||Raj Sherman†|
|Edmonton-South West||Matt Jeneroux||Cole Kander||Rudy Arcilla||Thomas Dang||Krishna Tailor||Matt Jeneroux|
|Edmonton-Whitemud||Stephen Mandel||Chad Peters||Steven Townsend||Bob Turner||Kathryn Jackson (Green)
John Baloun (Ind.)
|Sherwood Park||Cathy Olesen||Linda Osinchuk||Annie McKitrick||Cathy Olesen|
|St. Albert||Stephen Khan||Shelley Biermanski||Bill Alton||Marie Renaud||Trevor Love||Stephen Khan|
Western and Central Alberta
|Drayton Valley-Devon||Diana McQueen||Mark Smith||Katherine Swampy||Connie Jensen||Jennifer Roach (Green)||Diana McQueen|
|Innisfail-Sylvan Lake||Kerry Towle||Don MacIntyre||Patricia Norman||Danielle Klooster||Kerry Towle|
|Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills||Wade Bearchell||Nathan Cooper||Glenn Norman||Jim Adamchick||Bruce Rowe†|
|Red Deer-North||Christine Moore||Buck Buchanan||Michael Dawe||Kim Schreiner||Krystal Kromm||Mary Anne Jablonski†|
|Red Deer-South||Darcy Mykytyshyn||Norman Wiebe||Deborah Checkel||Barb Miller||Serge Gingras||Ben Dubois (Green)
Patti Argent (Ind.)
|Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre||Tammy Cote||Jason Nixon||Hannah Schlamp||Joe Anglin (Ind.)||Joe Anglin|
|Spruce Grove-St. Albert||Rus Matichuk||Jaye Walter||Reg Lukasik||Trevor Horne||Gary Hanna||Brendon Greene (Green)||Vacant|
|Stony Plain||Ken Lemke||Kathy Rondeau||Mike Hanlon||Erin Babcock||Sandy Simmie||Matt Burnett (Green)||Ken Lemke|
|West Yellowhead||Robin Campbell||Stuart Taylor||Eric Rosendahl||Robin Campbell|
|Whitecourt-Ste. Anne||George VanderBurg||John Bos||Oneil Carlier||George VanderBurg|
East Central Alberta
|Battle River-Wainwright||Blake Prior||Wes Taylor||Ron Williams||Gordon Naylor||Vacant|
|Drumheller-Stettler||Jack Hayden||Rick Strankman||Emily Shannon||Rick Strankman|
|Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville||Jacquie Fenske||Joe Gosselin||Peter Schneider||Jessica Littlewood||Derek Christensen||Allison Anderson (Green)||Jacquie Fenske|
|Lacombe-Ponoka||Peter Dewit||Ron Orr||Doug Hart||Tony Jeglum||Rod Fox§|
|Leduc-Beaumont||George Rogers||Sharon Smith||Shaye Anderson||Bert Hoogewoonink||Josh Drozda (Green)||George Rogers|
|Strathcona-Sherwood Park||Dave Quest||Rob Johnson||Estefania Cortes-Vargas||Lynne Kaiser||Dave Quest|
|Vermilion-Lloydminster||Richard Starke||Danny Hozack||Saba Mossagizi||Richard Starke|
|Wetaskiwin-Camrose||Verlyn Olson||Bill Rock||Bruce Hinkley||Verlyn Olson|
|Calgary-Acadia||Jonathan Denis||Linda Carlson||Nicholas Borovsky||Brandy Payne||Jonathan Denis|
|Calgary-Buffalo||Terry Rock||Leah Wamboldt||David Khan||Kathleen Ganley||Sabrina Levac (Green)||Kent Hehr†|
|Calgary-Cross||Rick Hanson||Moiz Ullah Mahmood||Manjot Singh Gill||Ricardo Miranda||Peter Meic (Green)
Katherine Le Rougetel (Ind.)
|Calgary-Currie||Christine Cusanelli||Terry DeVries||Shelley Wark-Martyn||Brian Malkinson||Tony Norman||Nelson Berlin (Green)||Christine Cusanelli|
|Calgary-East||Moe Amery||Ali Waissi||Naser Al-Kukhun||Robyn Luff||Bonnie Devine (Communist)||Moe Amery|
|Calgary-Elbow||Gordon Dirks||Megan Brown||John Roggeveen||Catherine Welburn||Greg Clark||Larry Heather (Social Credit)||Gordon Dirks|
|Calgary-Fish Creek||Richard Gotfried||Blaine Maller||Jill Moreton||Allison Wemyss||Martin Owen (Social Credit)||Heather Forsyth†|
|Calgary-Fort||Andy Nguyen||Jeevan Mangat||Said Abdulbaki||Joe Ceci||Vic Goosen||Wayne Cao†|
|Calgary-Glenmore||Linda Johnson||Chris Kemp-Jackson||David Waddington||Anam Kazim||Terry Lo||Linda Johnson|
|Calgary-Klein||Kyle Fawcett||Jeremy Nixon||David Gamble||Craig Coolahan||Noel Keough (Green)||Kyle Fawcett|
|Calgary-Mountain View||Mark Hlady||Terry Wong||David Swann||Marc Chikinda||David Swann|
|Calgary-Varsity||Susan Billington||Sharon Polsky||Pete Helfrich||Stephanie McLean||Carl Svoboda (Green)||Donna Kennedy-Glans†|
|Calgary-Bow||Byron Nelson||Trevor Grover||Matthew Gaiser||Deborah Drever||Jonathon Himann||David Reid (Green)||Alana DeLong†|
|Calgary-Foothills||Jim Prentice||Keelan Frey||Ali Bin Zahid||Anne Wilson||Janet Keeping (Green)||Jim Prentice|
|Calgary-Greenway||Manmeet Bhullar||Devinder Toor||Don Monroe||Manmeet Bhullar|
|Calgary-Hawkwood||Jason Luan||Jae Shim||Harbaksh Singh Sekhon||Michael Connolly||Beth Barberree||Polly Knowlton Cockett (Green)
|Calgary-Hays||Ric McIver||Robert Mailloux||Shawn Emran||Carla Drader||Graham MacKenzie (Green)
Zachary Doyle (Social Credit)
|Calgary-Lougheed||Dave Rodney||Mark Mantei||Leila Keith||Mihai Ion||Dave Rodney|
|Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill||Neil Brown||Kathy Macdonald||Prab Lashar||Karen McPherson||Sandy Aberdeen (Green)||Neil Brown|
|Calgary-McCall||Jagdeep Sahota||Hardyal "Happy" Singh Mann||Avinash Khangura||Irfan Sabir||Burhan Khan (Ind.)||Darshan Kang†|
|Calgary-North West||Sandra Jansen||Jeff Callaway||Neil Marion||Karen Mills||Christopher Blatch||Sandra Jansen|
|Calgary-Northern Hills||Teresa Woo-Paw||Prasad Panda||Harry Lin||Jamie Kleinsteuber||Teresa Woo-Paw|
|Calgary-Shaw||Jeff Wilson||Brad Leishman||Alexander Barrow||Graham Sucha||Evert Smith||Jeff Wilson|
|Calgary-South East||Rick Fraser||Brandon Lunty||G. Gill||Mirical Macdonald||Jordan Mac Isaac (Green)||Rick Fraser|
|Calgary-West||Mike Ellis||Gerard Lucyshyn||Mizanur Rahman||Mike Ellis|
|Chestermere-Rocky View||Bruce McAllister||Leela Aheer||William Pelech||Coral Bliss Taylor (Green)
Jamie Lall (Ind.)
|Airdrie||Peter Brown||Angela Pitt||Chris Noble||Jeremy Klug||Jeff Willerton (Ind.)||Rob Anderson†|
|Banff-Cochrane||Ron Casey||Scott Wagner||Cam Westhead||Ron Casey|
|Cardston-Taber-Warner||Brian Brewin||Grant Hunter||Aaron Haugen||Del Bodnarek||Gary Bikman§|
|Cypress-Medicine Hat||Bob Olson||Drew Barnes||Eric Musekamp||Bev Waege||Drew Barnes|
|Highwood||Carrie Fischer||Wayne Anderson||Leslie Mahoney||Joel Windsor||Martin Blake (Green)
Jeremy Fraser (Social Credit)
|Lethbridge-East||Tammy Perlich||Kent Prestage||William West||Maria Fitzpatrick||Bridget Pastoor†|
|Lethbridge-West||Greg Weadick||Ron Bain||Sheila Pyne||Shannon Phillips||Greg Weadick|
|Little Bow||Ian Donovan||Dave Schneider||Helen McMenamin||Bev Muendel-Atherstone||Caleb Van Der Weide (Social Credit)||Ian Donovan|
|Livingstone-Macleod||Evan Berger||Pat Stier||Alida Hess||Aileen Burke||Pat Stier|
|Medicine Hat||Blake Pedersen||Val Olson||Bob Wanner||Jim Black||Dave Robon Hood Phillips (Ind.)||Blake Pedersen|
|Strathmore-Brooks||Molly Douglass||Derek Fildebrandt||Ali Abdulbaki||Lynn MacWilliam||Einar Davison||Mike Worthington (Green)
Glen Dundas (Alberta First)
The following media outlets endorsed the PCs during the campaign:
No endorsements were made for any of the other parties.
MLAs who did not run again
- Progressive Conservative
- Rob Anderson, Airdrie
- Wayne Cao, Calgary-Fort
- Cal Dallas, Red Deer-South
- Alana DeLong, Calgary-Bow
- Yvonne Fritz, Calgary-Cross
- Hector Goudreau, Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley
- Jason Hale, Strathmore-Brooks
- Fred Horne, Edmonton-Rutherford
- Mary Anne Jablonski, Red Deer-North
- Genia Leskiw, Bonnyville-Cold Lake
- Donna Kennedy-Glans, Calgary-Varsity
- Bridget Pastoor, Lethbridge-East
- Bruce Rowe, Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills
- Danielle Smith, Highwood
- Kent Hehr, Calgary-Buffalo
- Darshan Kang, Calgary-McCall
- Raj Sherman, Edmonton-Meadowlark
- The election in the riding of Calgary-Foothills was voided, leaving the Progressive Conservatives with 9 seats in the official results. Popular votes in this table include votes from Calgary-Foothills.
- Election Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. E-1, s. 38.1, as amended by S.A. 2011, c. 19
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- "Unofficial Results". Retrieved July 18, 2015.
- Results compared to the Evergreen Party's results in 2012
- Results compared to the Separation Party's results in 2012
- Office of the Chief Electoral Officer (5 June 2015). "Notice: Members Elected to Serve in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta". The Alberta Gazette, Part I 111 (11): 391.
- RSA 2000, c E-1
- "Calgary-Glenmore riding in a dead heat". Calgary Herald, May 5, 2015.
- Dyck, Rand (2015). Provincial Politics in Canada (Revised 2015 ed.). pp. 241–28.
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- "Wildrose take Calgary-Foothills byelection over NDP in tight race". CBC News. 3 September 2015. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
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