Hyland ran as a candidate for the Progressive Conservatives in the 1975 Alberta general election. He ran in the Cypress electoral district, that was previously held by former Premier Harry Strom. Hyland won the district picking it up for his party by winning a closely contested election defeating Social Credit candidate Barry Berhart and two other candidates. He was re-elected with a larger majority in the 1979 Alberta general election winning well over 50% of the popular vote. Hyland ran for a third term in office in the 1982 Alberta general election. He secured the largest majority of his political career with the only opposition coming from Independent candidate Orville Reber.
Cypress electoral district was abolished in 1986 due to redistribution. Hyland ran in the new electoral district of Cypress-Redcliffe for the 1986 general election. He won that election winning a close race over Lloyd Robinson running under the Representative Party banner. Robinson and Hyland would face each other again in the 1989 general election. Hyland would defeat Robinson by 600 votes, who increased his popular support running under the Liberal banner. Hyland retired at dissolution of the Assembly in 1993.
- "Cypress election results 1975". Alberta Heritage Foundation. Retrieved 2008-05-12.
- "Cypress election results 1979". Alberta Heritage Foundation. Retrieved 2008-05-12.
- "Cypress election results 1982". Alberta Heritage Foundation. Retrieved 2008-05-12.
- "Cypress-Redcliff election results 1986". Alberta Heritage Foundation. Retrieved 2008-05-12.
- "Cypress-Redcliff election results 1989". Alberta Heritage Foundation. Retrieved 2008-05-12.
- Ron Gunzburger. "Alan Hyland, MLA". Politics1 Canada. Retrieved 2008-05-12.
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