Alberta general election, 1975

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Alberta general election, 1975
Alberta
← 1971 March 26, 1975 (1975-03-26) 1979 →

75 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
38 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout 59.58%
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Leader Peter Lougheed Werner Schmidt Grant Notley
Party Progressive Conservative Social Credit New Democratic
Leader since 1965 1973 1968
Leader's seat Calgary-West ran in Taber-Warner (lost) Spirit River-Fairview
Last election 49 seats, 46.4% 25 seats, 41.1% 1 seats, 11.4%
Seats before 49 25 1
Seats won 69 4 1
Seat change Increase20 Decrease21 ±0
Popular vote 369,764 107,211 76,360
Percentage 62.7% 18.2% 12.9%
Swing Increase16.3% Decrease22.9% Increase1.5%

Premier before election

Peter Lougheed
Progressive Conservative

Premier-designate

Peter Lougheed
Progressive Conservative

The Alberta general election of 1975 was the eighteenth general election for the Province of Alberta, Canada. It was held on March 26, 1975 to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.

The Progressive Conservative Party of Peter Lougheed won its second term in government in a landslide, taking over 62% of the popular vote and winning 69 of the 75 seats in the legislature.

The Social Credit Party saw its vote collapse. After 36 years in government from 1935 to 1971—virtually its entire history—it was ill-prepared for a role in opposition. It lost over half of its popular vote from the previous election, and was cut down to only four MLAs—just barely holding onto official party status.

Results[edit]

Overall voter turnout was 59.58%.[1]

Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
1971 Elected % Change # % % Change
  Progressive Conservative Peter Lougheed 75 49 69 +40.8% 369,764 62.65% +16.25%
     Social Credit Werner Schmidt 70 25 4 -84.0% 107,211 18.17% -22.93%
     New Democrats Grant Notley 75 1 1 0% 76,360 12.94% +1.52%
Independent Social Credit 1 * 1 100% 4,428 0.75% *
Liberal Nicholas Taylor 46 - - - 29,424 4.98% +3.97%
  Independent Progressive Conservative 3 * - * 1,059 0.18% *
Communist 14 * - * 768 0.13% *
     Independent 4 - -   625 0.11% +1.06%
  Independent Liberal 2 * - * 416 0.07% *
  Constitutional Socialist Mike Uhryn 3 * - * 115 0.02% *
Total 293 75 75 - 590,200 100%  
Source: Elections Alberta

Note:

* Party did not nominate candidates in the previous election.

Members elected[edit]

For complete electoral history, see individual districts.

18th Alberta Legislative Assembly
  District Member Party
  Athabasca Frank Appleby Progressive Conservative
  Banff Frederick Kidd Progressive Conservative
  Barrhead Hugh Horner Progressive Conservative
  Bonnyville Donald Hansen Progressive Conservative
     Bow Valley Fred Mandeville Social Credit
  Calgary-Bow Neil Webber Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-Buffalo Ron Ghitter Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-Currie Fred Peacock Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-Egmont Merv Leitch Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-Elbow David John Russell Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-Foothills Stewart McCrae Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-Glenmore Hugh Planche Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-McCall Andrew Little Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-McKnight Eric Musgreave Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-Millican Thomas Donnelly Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-Mountain View John Kushner Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-North Hill Roy Farran Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-West Peter Lougheed Progressive Conservative
  Camrose Gordon Stromberg Progressive Conservative
  Cardston John Thompson Progressive Conservative
     Clover Bar Walt Buck Social Credit
  Cypress Alan Hyland Progressive Conservative
  Drayton Valley Rudolph Zander Progressive Conservative
Drumheller Gordon Taylor Independent Social Credit
  Edmonton-Avonmore Horst Schmid Progressive Conservative
  Edmonton-Belmont Bert Hohol Progressive Conservative
  Edmonton-Beverly Bill Diachuk Progressive Conservative
  Edmonton-Calder Tom Chambers Progressive Conservative
  Edmonton-Centre Gordon Miniely Progressive Conservative
  Edmonton-Glenora Lou Hyndman Progressive Conservative
  Edmonton-Gold Bar William Yurko Progressive Conservative
  Edmonton-Highlands David Thomas King Progressive Conservative
  Edmonton Jasper Place Leslie Young Progressive Conservative
  Edmonton-Kingsway Kenneth Paproski Progressive Conservative
  Edmonton-Meadowlark Gerard Amerongen Progressive Conservative
  Edmonton-Norwood Catherine Chichak Progressive Conservative
  Edmonton-Ottewell John Ashton Progressive Conservative
  Edmonton-Parkallen Neil Stanley Crawford Progressive Conservative
  Edmonton-Strathcona Julian Koziak Progressive Conservative
  Edmonton-Whitemud Don Getty Progressive Conservative
  Edson Robert Dowling Progressive Conservative
  Grand Prairie Winston Backus Progressive Conservative
  Hanna-Oyen John Butler Progressive Conservative
  Highwood George Wolstenholme Progressive Conservative
  Innisfail Clifford Doan Progressive Conservative
  Lac La Biche-McMurray Ron Tesolin Progressive Conservative
  Lacombe Jack Cookson Progressive Conservative
  Lesser Slave Lake Larry Shaben Progressive Conservative
  Lethbridge-East Archibald D. Johnston Progressive Conservative
  Lethbridge-West John Gogo Progressive Conservative
     Little Bow Raymond Speaker Social Credit
  Lloydminster Bud Miller Progressive Conservative
  Macleod Thomas Walker Progressive Conservative
  Medicine Hat-Redcliff Jim Horsman Progressive Conservative
     Olds-Didsbury Robert Curtis Clark Social Credit
  Peace River Al Adair Progressive Conservative
  Pincher Creek-Crowsnest Frederick Bradley Progressive Conservative
  Ponoka Don McCrimmon Progressive Conservative
  Red Deer James Foster Progressive Conservative
  Redwater-Andrew George Topolnisky Progressive Conservative
  Rocky Mountain House Helen Hunley Progressive Conservative
  Sedgewick-Coronation Henry Kroeger Progressive Conservative
  Smoky River Marvin Moore Progressive Conservative
     Spirit River-Fairview Grant Notley NDP
  St. Albert Ernie Jamison Progressive Conservative
  St. Paul Mick Fluker Progressive Conservative
  Stettler Graham Harle Progressive Conservative
  Stony Plain William Purdy Progressive Conservative
  Taber-Warner Robert Bogle Progressive Conservative
  Three Hills Allan Warrack Progressive Conservative
  Vegreville John Batiuk Progressive Conservative
  Vermilion-Viking Tom Lysons Progressive Conservative
  Wainwright Charles Stewart Progressive Conservative
  Wetaskiwin-Leduc Dallas Schmidt Progressive Conservative
  Whitecourt Peter Trynchy Progressive Conservative

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elections Alberta (November 25, 2007). "General Elections 1975-2004 (Overall Summary of Ballots Cast and % of Voter Turnout)". Retrieved April 29, 2011.