Banff—Airdrie

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Banff—Airdrie
Alberta electoral district
Banff–Airdrie 2013 Riding.png
Banff–Airdrie in relation to other Alberta federal electoral districts as of the 2013 Representation Order.
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Blake Richards
Conservative
District created2013
First contested2015
Last contested2019
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2016)[1]135,762
Electors (2019)107,281
Area (km²)[2]12,358.29
Pop. density (per km²)11
Census divisionsDivision No. 6, Division No. 15
Census subdivisionsAirdrie, Banff, Canmore, Cochrane, Crossfield, Rocky View, Stoney 142, 143, 144

Banff—Airdrie is a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2015.

Banff—Airdrie was created by the 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution and was legally defined in the 2013 representation order. It came into effect upon the call of the 42nd Canadian federal election, scheduled for October 2015.[3] The riding was created out of parts of Wild Rose (98%) and Macleod (2%) electoral districts.[4]

Geography[edit]

The riding contains the northern and western exurbs of Calgary, and runs west along the Bow River valley and includes all of Banff National Park.

Profile[edit]

The Conservative base of support is in the east of the riding, where they dominate Airdrie, the riding's largest community, and Cochrane, as well as the communities bordering Calgary. The Liberals, NDP and Greens all perform better in the western regions of the riding. Canmore was solidly Liberal in the 2015 election and Banff broke heavily for the left of centre parties.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following members of the House of Commons of Canada:

Parliament Years Member Party
Banff-Airdrie
Riding created from Wild Rose and Macleod
42nd  2015–2019     Blake Richards Conservative
43rd  2019–present

Election results[edit]

2019 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Blake Richards 55,504 71.1 +7.73
Liberal Gwyneth Midgley 8,425 10.8 -15.28
New Democratic Anne Wilson 8,185 10.5 +3.72
Green Austin Mullins 3,315 4.2 +0.43
People's Nadine Wellwood 2,651 3.4
Total valid votes/Expense limit 78,080 100.0
Total rejected ballots 393
Turnout 78,473 73.1
Eligible voters 107,281
Conservative hold Swing +7.05
Source: Elections Canada[5][6]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Blake Richards 42,228 63.37 –7.36 $86,619.91
Liberal Marlo Raynolds 17,380 26.08 +18.02 $72,801.97
New Democratic Joanne Boissonneault 4,521 6.78 –6.29 $17,953.20
Green Mike MacDonald 2,509 3.77 –3.98 $3,011.33
Total valid votes/Expense limit 66,638 100.00   $243,369.66
Total rejected ballots 179 0.27
Turnout 66,817 73.25
Eligible voters 91,222
Conservative hold Swing –12.69
This riding was created from parts of Wild Rose and Macleod, both of which elected Conservative candidates in the 2011 election. Blake Richards was the incumbent from Wild Rose. Changes are based on redistributed results.
Source: Elections Canada[7][8]
2011 federal election redistributed results[9]
Party Vote %
  Conservative 29,938 70.73
  New Democratic 5,534 13.08
  Liberal 3,411 8.06
  Green 3,277 7.74
  Others 165 0.39

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Canada: 2017
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 2017
  3. ^ Timeline for the Redistribution of Federal Electoral Districts
  4. ^ Report – Alberta
  5. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  6. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 8, 2019.
  7. ^ "October 19, 2015 Election Results — Banff—Airdrie (Validated results)". Elections Canada. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  8. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2015-08-15 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections