Alberta general election, 2015

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Alberta general election, 2015
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87 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
44 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
Turnout 54.2%
  First party Second party Third party
  Rachel Notley crop.jpg Brian Jean April 28 2015.jpg Jim Prentice.jpg
Leader Rachel Notley Brian Jean Jim Prentice
Party New Democratic Wildrose Progressive Conservative
Leader since October 18, 2014 March 28, 2015 September 6, 2014
Leader's seat Edmonton-Strathcona Fort McMurray-Conklin Calgary-Foothills (disclaimed re-election)
Last election 4 seats, 9.82% 17 seats, 34.29% 61 seats, 43.95%
Seats before 4 5 70
Seats won 54 21 10[1]
Seat change Increase50 Increase16 Decrease60
Popular vote 604,515 360,511 413,607
Percentage 40.57% 24.23% 27.80%
Swing Increase30.75pp Decrease10.06pp Decrease16.15pp

  Fourth party Fifth party
  David Swann - April 12, 2010.jpg Greg Clark, Leader of the Alberta Party, 2014.jpg
Leader David Swann (interim) Greg Clark
Party Liberal Alberta Party
Leader since February 1, 2015 September 21, 2013
Leader's seat Calgary-Mountain View Calgary-Elbow
Last election 5 seats, 9.89% 0 seats, 1.31%
Seats before 5 0
Seats won 1 1
Seat change Decrease4 Increase1
Popular vote 62,153 33,221
Percentage 4.19% 2.29%
Swing Decrease5.70pp Increase0.98pp

Alberta Election Map 2015.svg
Popular vote by riding. As this is a first-past-the-post election, seat totals are not determined by total popular vote, but instead by results in each riding.

Premier before election

Jim Prentice
Progressive Conservative


Rachel Notley
New Democratic

The 29th general election of Alberta, Canada, took place on May 5, 2015, following a request of Premier Jim Prentice to the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Donald Ethell to dissolve the Legislative Assembly on April 7, 2015. This election elected members to the 29th Alberta Legislature. It was one of only four times that Alberta has changed governments.

The provincial Election Act fixed the election date to a three-month period between March 1 and May 31 in the fourth calendar year after the preceding election day - in this case, April 23, 2012. However, the Act does not affect the powers of the Lieutenant Governor to dissolve the Legislature before this period.[2]

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) were elected to a majority government under leader Rachel Notley. The NDP formed Government for the first time in Alberta history, ousting the PCs, who were reduced to third place in seats. Prentice resigned as PC leader and MLA for Calgary-Foothills on election night.[3] The Progressive Conservatives had won every provincial election since the 1971 election, making them the longest-serving provincial government in Canadian history. This was only the fourth change of government in Alberta since Alberta became a province in 1905, and one of the worst defeats a provincial government has suffered in Canada. It also marked the first time a left-of-centre political party had formed government in Alberta since the defeat of the United Farmers of Alberta in 1935 and the Depression-era radical monetary reform policies of William Aberhart's Social Credit government.[4]

The Wildrose Party under leader Brian Jean remained the Official Opposition, gaining four seats since 2012 despite winning 82,000 fewer votes and a 10.7% lower share of the popular vote than in the previous election. The Alberta Liberal Party and Alberta Party each won a single seat with Alberta Party leader Greg Clark becoming the party's first MLA. The Alberta Liberal Party lost four seats, only returning interim leader David Swann to the Legislative Assembly.

The election is sometimes called the "Orange Chinook," a reference to the province's dramatic swing to the NDP, as well as the NDP's orange colour.[5][6]

Following the election, Notley and her cabinet were sworn in on May 24, 2015.[7]


In the 2012 general election the PCs lost a portion of their caucus, but were able to continue as majority government, despite their share of 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.[8] On September 4, 2014, the PCs became the longest serving political dynasty in Canadian history, at 43 years, 5 days.[9]

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 new 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 a month long campaign.[10] The early election call was criticized by some as unethical, as it violated the fixed election dates specified in the Elections Act, but it was constitutionally valid and followed the general practice of the reserve powers of the Crown, specifically the constitutional convention of following the advice of the premier.[11]


54 21 9 1 1 1
NDP Wildrose PC LIB AP *
Party Votes Seats
New Democratic 603,459
Increase 30.8%
54 / 87 (62%)
Progressive Conservative 412,958
Decrease 16.2%
10 / 87 (11%)
Wildrose 360,124
Decrease 10.1%
21 / 87 (24%)
Liberal 62,171
Decrease 5.7%
1 / 87 (1%)
Alberta Party 33,867
Increase 1.0%
1 / 87 (1%)
e • d Summary of the May 5, 2015 Legislative Assembly of Alberta election results[12]
Party Party leader Number of
Seats Popular vote*
2012 Dissol. 2015 % of Seats # % Change (pp)
New Democratic Rachel Notley 87 4 4 54 62.1 603,459 40.59 +30.77
Wildrose Brian Jean 86 17 5 21 24.1 360,124 24.22 -10.07
Progressive Conservative Jim Prentice 87 61 70 9 10.3 412,958 27.77 –16.18
Liberal David Swann 56 5 5 1 1.1 62,171 4.18 –5.71
Alberta Party Greg Clark 36 1 1.1 33,867 2.28 +0.95
Green[13] Janet Keeping 24 7,321 0.49 +0.10
Social Credit Len Skowronski 6 832 0.06 +0.04
Communist Naomi Rankin 2 181 0.01 =
Alberta First[14] Bart Hampton 1 72 0.005 =
  Independent 15 1 5,916 0.40 +0.13
  Vacant 2 1** 1.1
Total 400 87 87 87 100.0% 1,486,901 100.00%
* The total popular vote includes votes from voided Calgary-Foothills election.
** The candidate elected for Calgary-Foothills, Jim Prentice, disclaimed his victory.[15] According to section 139 of the Alberta Elections Act,[16] 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.
Elections to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta - seats won/lost by party, 2012-2015
Party 2012 Gain from (loss to) 2015
New Democratic 4 2 44 4 54
Wildrose 17 (2) 7 (1) 21
Progressive Conservative 61 (44) 1 (7) (1) 9
Liberal 5 (4) 1
Alberta Party 0 1 1
Total 87 (50) 3 (7) 52 (1) 4 (1) 86

The election resulted in a majority government led by the New Democratic Party.

The result in Calgary-Glenmore remained unresolved on election night, as incumbent PC MLA Linda Johnson and NDP challenger Anam Kazim finished the vote count in an exact tie of 7,015 votes each,[17] necessitating a recount process.[17] 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 historically had been more favourable to centre-left parties and candidates than Alberta in general. However, in a result that exceeded even the most optimistic projections for the NDP, Edmonton swung dramatically to support Notley. The NDP took every seat in the city, all by very large margins (4,000 votes or more with absolute majority support). The NDP also won 15 of the 25 seats in Calgary, the power base of the PCs 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.[18]

Notley later said that she had known a week before the election that the NDP would win. She told the 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 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.[19]

The PCs finished second in the popular vote, 52,800 votes ahead of the Wildrose. However, their caucus was decimated due to a near-total collapse in the major cities, as well as a more pronounced split in the right-of-centre vote. 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 power solely on the basis of seats won (not by proportional representation), the PCs were knocked down to third place with 10 seats, and only two outside Calgary. This was further reduced to nine, following Prentice's disclaiming of victory in his riding. The PC were reduced to their smallest presence in the Legislative Assembly since 1967. With a few exceptions, their support in the cities transferred to the NDP, while their rural support moved to the Wildrose. All but three members of Prentice's cabinet were defeated.

The Wildrose had its legislative caucus greatly reduced in 2014 when then-leader and Leader of the Official Opposition Danielle Smith and all but 5 Wildrose MLAs crossed the floor to sit with the governing PCs. In the 2015 general election, the party rebounded to 21 seats and retained Official Opposition status. All of their gains were in rural areas, and they failed to win a seat in either of Alberta's two largest cities.

Greg Clark, leader of the Alberta Party, won the first ever seat for his party in the Legislative Assembly.

For the first time since the 1920s, centre-left candidates won a majority of seats in Calgary - 15 for the NDP and one for the Liberals.


Opinion polls[edit]

The following is a summary of published polls of voter intentions.

Polling Firm Date of Polling Margin of Error
(19 times out of 20)
PC Wildrose Liberal NDP Alberta Other Undecided
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 Research 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 Research 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 Research April 20, 2015 ±1.78 pp 25 35 4 31 4 19
Mainstreet Research 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 Research 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 Research 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 Research 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

Nominated candidates[edit]

Bold indicates cabinet members, and party leaders are italicized.

Northern Alberta[edit]

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Wildrose Liberal NDP Alberta
Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater Jeff Johnson Travis Olson Colin Piquette Jeff Johnson
Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock Maureen Kubinec Glenn van Dijken Tristan Turner Maureen Kubinec
Bonnyville-Cold Lake Craig Copeland Scott Cyr Josalyne Head Rob Fox Genia Leskiw
Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley Rhonda Clarke-Gauthier Kelly Hudson Margaret McCuaig-Boyd Hector Goudreau
Fort McMurray-Conklin Don Scott Brian Jean Melinda Hollis Ariana Mancini Don Scott
Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo Mike Allen Tany Yao Robin Le Fevre Stephen Drover Mike Allen
Grande Prairie-Smoky Everett McDonald Todd Loewen Kevin McLean Todd Russell Everett McDonald
Grande Prairie-Wapiti Wayne Drysdale Laila Goodridge Mary Dahr Rory Tarant Wayne Drysdale
Lac La Biche-St. Paul-Two Hills Darrell Younghans Dave Hanson Catherine Harder Brian Deheer (Green) Shayne Saskiw
Lesser Slave Lake Pearl Calahasen Darryl Boisson Danielle Larivee Pearl Calahasen
Peace River Frank Oberle Nathan Steinke Debbie Jabbour Sherry Hilton Frank Oberle

Central Edmonton[edit]

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Wildrose Liberal NDP 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[a] David Shepherd Greg Keating (Ind.)

Rory Joe Koopmans (Ind.)

Laurie Blakeman
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.)

Sohail Quadri
Edmonton-Riverview Steve Young Ian Crawford Donna Wilson Lori Sigurdson Brandon Beringer Sandra Wolf Lange (Green)

Glenn Miller (Ind.)

Steve Young
Edmonton-Rutherford Chris LaBossiere Josef Pisa Michael Chan Richard Feehan Fred Horne
Edmonton-Strathcona Shelley Wegner Steve Kochan Rachel Notley Rachel Notley
  1. ^ Blakeman was also endorsed by the Alberta Party and the Green Party of Alberta.

Suburban Edmonton[edit]

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Wildrose Liberal NDP Alberta
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.)

Stephen Mandel
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[edit]

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Wildrose Liberal NDP 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[a] 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.)
William Berry (Ind.)

Cal Dallas
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
  1. ^ Dawe was also endorsed by the Green Party of Alberta.

East Central Alberta[edit]

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Wildrose Liberal NDP 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

Central Calgary[edit]

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Wildrose Liberal NDP Alberta
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.)

Yvonne Fritz
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

Suburban Calgary[edit]

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Wildrose Liberal NDP Alberta
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)

Len Skowronski (Social Credit)

Jason Luan
Calgary-Hays Ric McIver Robert Mailloux Shawn Emran Carla Drader Graham MacKenzie (Green)

Zachary Doyle (Social Credit)

Ric McIver
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.)
Matt Grant (Ind.)

Bruce McAllister

Southern Alberta[edit]

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Wildrose Liberal NDP Alberta
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)

Danielle Smith§
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)

Jason Hale


The following media outlets endorsed the PCs during the campaign:

No endorsements were made for any of the other parties.

Defeated incumbents[edit]

Party Name Constituency Office held at election Year elected Defeated by Party
Mike Allen Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo 2012 Tany Yao Wildrose Party
Moe Amery Calgary East 1993 Robyn Luff New Democratic Party
Pearl Calahasen Lesser Slave Lake Longest-serving MLA at dissolution 1989 Danielle Larivee New Democratic Party
Jonathan Denis Calgary-Acadia Minister of Justice and Solicitor General 2008 Brandy Payne New Democratic Party
Gordon Dirks Calgary-Elbow Minister of Education 2014 Greg Clark Alberta Party
Ian Donovan Little Bow 2012 Dave Schneider Wildrose Party
David Dorward Edmonton-Gold Bar Associate Minister of Aboriginal Relations 2012 Marlin Schmidt New Democratic Party
Jacquie Fenske Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville 2012 Jessica Littlewood New Democratic Party
Matt Jeneroux Edmonton-South West 2012 Thomas Dang New Democratic Party
Jeff Johnson Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater Minister of Seniors 2008 Colin Piquette New Democratic Party
Stephen Khan St. Albert Minister of Service Alberta 2012 Marie Renaud New Democratic Party
Heather Klimchuk Edmonton-Glenora Minister of Human Services 2008 Sarah Hoffman New Democratic Party
Maureen Kubinec Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock Minister of Culture and Tourism 2012 Glenn van Dijken Wildrose Party
Thomas Lukaszuk Edmonton-Castle Downs 2001 Nicole Goehring New Democratic Party
Stephen Mandel Edmonton-Whitemud Minister of Health 2014 Bob Turner New Democratic Party
Bruce McAllister Chestermere-Rocky View 2012 Leela Aheer Wildrose Party
Everett McDonald Grande Prairie-Smoky 2012 Todd Loewen Wildrose Party
Frank Oberle Peace River Minister of Energy, Government House Leader 2004 Debbie Jabbour New Democratic Party
Cathy Olesen Sherwood Park 2012 Annie McKitrick New Democratic Party
Blake Pedersen Medicine Hat 2012 Bob Wanner New Democratic Party
Sohail Quadri Edmonton-Mill Woods 2012 Christina Gray New Democratic Party
Janice Sarich Edmonton-Decore 2008 Chris Nielsen New Democratic Party
Don Scott Fort McMurray-Conklin Minister of Innovation and Advanced Education, Deputy House Leader 2012 Brian Jean Wildrose Party
Kerry Towle Innisfail-Sylvan Lake 2012 Don MacIntyre Wildrose Party
Jeff Wilson Calgary-Shaw 2012 Graham Sucha New Democratic Party
David Xiao Edmonton-McClung 2008 Lorne Dach New Democratic Party
Steve Young Edmonton-Riverview 2012 Lori Sigurdson New Democratic Party
Gene Zwozdesky Edmonton-Mill Creek Speaker 1993 Denise Woollard New Democratic Party
Liberal Laurie Blakeman Edmonton-Centre 1997 David Shepherd New Democratic Party
Independent Joe Anglin Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre 2012 Jason Nixon Wildrose Party

MLAs who did not run again[edit]

Progressive Conservative


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Election Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. E-1, s. 38.1, as amended by S.A. 2011, c. 19
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  13. ^ Results compared to the Evergreen Party's results in 2012
  14. ^ Results compared to the Separation Party's results in 2012
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