Alberta general election, 2001

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Alberta general election, 2001
Alberta
← 1997 March 12, 2001 (2001-03-12) 2004 →

83 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
42 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 53.38%
  Majority party Minority party Third party
  Ralph-Klein-Szmurlo.jpg LIB Raj Pannu.jpg
Leader Ralph Klein Nancy MacBeth Raj Pannu
Party Progressive Conservative Liberal New Democratic
Leader since December 14, 1992 April 18, 1998 2000
Leader's seat Calgary-Elbow Edmonton-McClung (lost re-election) Edmonton-Strathcona
Last election 63 seats, 51.2% 18 seats, 32.8% 2 seats, 8.8%
Seats before 64 15 2
Seats won 74 7 2
Seat change Increase10 Decrease8 ±0
Popular vote 627,252 276,854 81,339
Percentage 61.9% 27.3% 8.0%
Swing Increase10.7% Decrease5.5% Decrease0.8%

Premier before election

Ralph Klein
Progressive Conservative

Premier-designate

Ralph Klein
Progressive Conservative

The Alberta general election of 2001 was the twenty-fifth general election for the Province of Alberta, Canada. It was held on March 12, 2001 to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.

The incumbent Alberta Progressive Conservative Party, led by Ralph Klein, won a strong majority for its tenth consecutive term in government. In addition to increasing its share of the popular vote to almost 62%, the PC Party won a majority of seats in Edmonton for the first time since 1982. In the process, they reduced the opposition to only nine MLAs in total. It was the Tories' biggest majority since the height of the Peter Lougheed era.

The Liberal Party lost 11 seats and ran up a large debt. Its leader, Nancy MacBeth, was defeated in her riding.

The New Democratic Party, led by Raj Pannu, hoped to make gains at the expense of the Liberals in Edmonton and replace them as the official opposition. This did not materialize, but the party did manage to maintain its share of the popular vote and held onto their two seats in the legislature. The NDs attempted to attract young voters with the slogan, "Raj against the Machine".

The right-wing Alberta First Party, contesting its first election, failed to win any seats or come close. The Social Credit Party, led by James Albers, was unable to build on its moderate success in the 1997 election, and sank back into obscurity. Socred leader Lavern Ahlstrom, however, performed well in Rocky Mountain House and finished second behind the incumbent Ty Lund.

Results[edit]

Overall voter turnout was 53.38%.[1]

Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
1997 Dissolution Elected % Change # % % Change
  Progressive Conservative Ralph Klein 83 63 64 74 +17.5% 627,252 61.91% +10.74%
     Liberal Nancy MacBeth 83 18 15 7 -61.1% 276,854 27.33% -5.42%
     New Democrats Raj Pannu 83 2 2 2 - 81,339 8.03% -0.78%
     Independent 29 - 1 - - 10,528 1.04% +0.93%
  Alberta First John Reil 16 * - - * 8,851 0.87% *
     Social Credit Coalition[2] James Albers 12 - - - - 5,361 0.53% -6.31%
  Alberta Party Fred Schorning
  Green David Parker 10 - - - - 2,085 0.28% +0.17%
  Communist Naomi Rankin 2 - - - - 117 0.01% x
    Vacant * 1  
Total 318 83 83 83 - 1,013,152 100%  

Notes:

* Party did not nominate candidates in the previous election.

x - less than 0.005% of the popular vote.

Members elected[edit]

For complete electoral history, see individual districts

25th Alberta Legislative Assembly
District Member Party
  Athabasca-Wabasca Mike Cardinal Progressive Conservative
  Airdrie-Rocky View Carol Haley Progressive Conservative
  Banff-Cochrane Janis Tarchuk Progressive Conservative
  Barrhead-Westlock Ken Kowalski Progressive Conservative
  Bonnyville-Cold Lake Denis Ducharme Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-Bow Alana DeLong Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-Buffalo Harvey Cenaiko Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-Cross Yvonne Fritz Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-Currie Jon Lord Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-East Moe Amery Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-Egmont Denis Herard Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-Elbow Ralph Klein Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-Fish Creek Heather Forsyth Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-Foothills Pat Nelson Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-Fort Wayne Cao Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-Glenmore Ron Stevens Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-Lougheed Marlene Graham Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-McCall Shiraz Shariff Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-Montrose Hung Pham Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-Mountain View Mark Hlady Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-North Hill Richard Magnus Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-North West Greg Melchin Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-Nose Creek Gary Mar Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-Shaw Cindy Ady Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-Varsity Murray Smith Progressive Conservative
  Calgary-West Karen Kryczka Progressive Conservative
  Cardston-Taber-Warner Broyce Jacobs Progressive Conservative
  Clover Bar-Fort Saskatchewan Rob Lougheed Progressive Conservative
  Cypress-Medicine Hat Lorne Taylor Progressive Conservative
  Drayton Valley-Calmar Tony Abbott Progressive Conservative
  Drumheller-Chinook Shirley McClellan Progressive Conservative
  Dunvegan Hector Goudreau Progressive Conservative
  Edmonton Beverly-Clareview Julius Yankowsky Progressive Conservative
  Edmonton-Calder Brent Rathgeber Progressive Conservative
  Edmonton-Castle Downs Thomas Lukaszuk Progressive Conservative
  Edmonton-Centre Laurie Blakeman Liberal
  Edmonton-Ellerslie Debby Carlson Liberal
  Edmonton-Glengarry Bill Bonner Liberal
  Edmonton-Glenora Drew Hutton Progressive Conservative
  Edmonton-Gold Bar Hugh MacDonald Liberal
     Edmonton-Highlands Brian Mason NDP
  Edmonton-Manning Tony Vandermeer Progressive Conservative
  Edmonton-McClung Mark Norris Progressive Conservative
  Edmonton-Meadowlark Bob Maskell Progressive Conservative
  Edmonton-Mill Creek Gene Zwozdesky Progressive Conservative
  Edmonton-Mill Woods Don Massey Liberal
  Edmonton-Norwood Gary Masyk Progressive Conservative
  Edmonton-Riverview Kevin Taft Liberal
  Edmonton-Rutherford Ian McClelland Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton-Strathcona Raj Pannu NDP
  Edmonton-Whitemud David Hancock Progressive Conservative
  Fort McMurray Guy Boutilier Progressive Conservative
  Grande Prairie-Smoky Mel Knight Progressive Conservative
  Grande Prairie-Wapiti Gordon Graydon Progressive Conservative
  Highwood Don Tannas Progressive Conservative
  Innisfail-Sylvan Lake Luke Ouellette Progressive Conservative
  Lac La Biche-St. Paul Ray Danyluk Progressive Conservative
  Lacombe-Stettler Judy Gordon Progressive Conservative
  Lesser Slave Lake Pearl Calahasen Progressive Conservative
  Leduc Albert Klapstein Progressive Conservative
  Lethbridge-East Ken Nicol Liberal
  Lethbridge-West Clint Dunford Progressive Conservative
  Little Bow Barry McFarland Progressive Conservative
  Livingstone-Macleod David Coutts Progressive Conservative
  Medicine Hat Rob Renner Progressive Conservative
  Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills Richard Marz Progressive Conservative
  Peace River Gary Friedel Progressive Conservative
  Ponoka-Rimbey Halvar Jonson Progressive Conservative
  Red Deer-North Mary Anne Jablonski Progressive Conservative
  Red Deer-South Victor Doerksen Progressive Conservative
  Redwater Dave Broda Progressive Conservative
  Rocky Mountain House Ty Lund Progressive Conservative
  Sherwood Park Iris Evans Progressive Conservative
  St. Albert Mary O'Neill Progressive Conservative
  Spruce Grove-Sturgeon-St. Albert Doug Horner Progressive Conservative
  Stony Plain Stan Woloshyn Progressive Conservative
  Strathmore-Brooks Lyle Oberg Progressive Conservative
  Vegreville-Viking Ed Stelmach Progressive Conservative
  Vermilion-Lloydminster Lloyd Snelgrove Progressive Conservative
  Wainwright Robert Fischer Progressive Conservative
  West Yellowhead Ivan Strang Progressive Conservative
  Wetaskiwin-Camrose LeRoy Johnson Progressive Conservative
  Whitecourt-Ste. Anne George VanderBurg Progressive Conservative

References[edit]

  1. ^ Election Alberta (July 28, 2008). 2008 General Report (PDF). p. 158. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Political parties to merge". CBC News. February 7, 2000. Retrieved May 29, 2011.