|Alberta electoral district|
|Provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
Calgary-Bow is a provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada. The electoral district is mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta using the first past the post method of voting.
The electoral district has been a stronghold for right leaning parties. Social Credit briefly held the district from 1971 to 1975 and the Progressive Conservatives have held the district uninterrupted until the 2015 provincial election, when the seat was won by NDP candidate Deborah Drever.
- 1 History
- 2 Legislature results
- 2.1 1971 general election
- 2.2 1975 general election
- 2.3 1979 general election
- 2.4 1982 general election
- 2.5 1986 general election
- 2.6 1989 general election
- 2.7 1993 general election
- 2.8 1997 general election
- 2.9 2001 general election
- 2.10 2004 general election
- 2.11 2008 general election
- 2.12 2012 general election
- 2.13 2015 general election
- 3 Senate nominee results
- 4 Student Vote results
- 5 References
- 6 External links
The electoral district was created in the 1971 boundary redistribution from Calgary West and Calgary Bowness.
The 2010 boundary redistribution significantly changed the riding. The western boundaries were altered to conform to the new Calgary city limits which had been expanded since 2003. The riding lost all land that was east of Sarcee Trail and North of the Bow River to the electoral districts of Calgary-Currie and Calgary-Varsity. The district was also expanded south into land that used to be in Calgary-West up to the new south boundary of Bow Trail / 12 Street SW.
|2 Calgary-Bow 2003 Boundaries|
|Calgary-North West||Calgary-Buffalo, Calgary-Mountain View and Calgary-Varsity||Foothills-Rocky View||Calgary-Currie, Calgary-West|
|riding map goes here|
|Legal description from the Statutes of Alberta 2003, Electoral Divisions Act.|
|Starting at the intersection of Stoney Trail NW with Scenic Acres Link NW; then 1. northeast along Scenic Acres Link NW to the intersection with Scurfield Drive NW; 2. north and east along Scurfield Drive NW to the intersection with Scenic Acres Boulevard NW; 3. southeast along Scenic Acres Boulevard NW to the intersection with Nose Hill Drive NW; 4. north along Nose Hill Drive NW to the intersection with Crowchild Trail NW; 5. southeast along Crowchild Trail NW to the intersection with Silver Springs Gate NW; 6. south and west along Silver Springs Gate NW to the intersection with Silver Springs Boulevard NW; 7. south along Silver Springs Boulevard NW and its extension to the right bank of the Bow River; 8. south and east along the right bank of the Bow River to the westerly extension of 32 Avenue NW; 9. east along the extension and 32 Avenue NW to Shaganappi Trail NW; 10. south along Shaganappi Trail NW to the southeasterly extension of 23 Avenue NW; 11. northwest along the extension and 23 Avenue NW to the intersection with 48 Street NW; 12. southwest along 48 Street NW to its intersection with Bowness Road NW; 13. west along Bowness Road NW to its intersection with Home Road NW; 14. south along Home Road NW and its extension to the right bank of the Bow River; 15. southeast along the right bank of the Bow River to the northerly extension of 37 Street SW; 16. south along the extension and 37 Street SW to 8 Avenue SW; 17. west along 8 Avenue SW to 45 Street SW; 18. south along 45 Street SW to 17 Avenue SW; 19. west along 17 Avenue SW and its westerly extension to Sarcee Trail SW; 20. north and northwest along Sarcee Trail to the intersection with the north boundary of the south half of Sec. 26, Twp. 24, Rge. 2 W5; 21. west along the north boundary of the south half of Secs. 26, 27 and 28 to the west Calgary city boundary; 22. north, west, north and east along the west city boundary to the left bank of the Bow River; 23. east along the left bank of the Bow River to its intersection with Stoney Trail NW; 24. north along Stoney Trail NW to the starting point.|
|4 Calgary-Bow 2010 Boundaries|
|Calgary-Hawkwood and Calgary-North West||Calgary-Currie and Calgary-Varsity||Chestermere-Rocky View||Calgary-West|
|Note: Boundary descriptions were not used in the 2010 redistribution|
|Members of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-Bow|
|See: Calgary West 1959-1971 and Calgary Bowness 1959-1971|
|17th||1971-1975||Roy Wilson||Social Credit|
|18th||1975-1979||Neil Webber||Progressive Conservative|
|22nd||1989-1993||Bonnie Laing||Progressive Conservative|
|25th||2001-2004||Alana DeLong||Progressive Conservative|
|29th||2015||Deborah Drever||New Democratic|
The electoral district of Calgary-Bow was created in the 1971 boundary redistribution from the electoral districts of Calgary West and Calgary Bowness.
The election held that year was won by Social Credit candidate Roy Wilson. He won the district in a closely contested election over Progressive Conservative Bill Wearmouth taking just under half the popular vote. The win came despite the Social Credit party losing government that year. The race was reached a record for turnout in the district that hasn't been matched since.
Wilson ran for his second term in 1975 but was defeated by Progressive Conservative candidate Neil Webber. He would be re-elected with a landslide majority in 1979 and be appointed to the provincial cabinet under Peter Lougheed after the election.
Webber would be re-elected two more times in 1982 and 1986. He won the highest popular vote of his career and in the districts history in the 1982 election. Weber would keep his cabinet post after Don Getty became Premier in 1985 but he decided not to run for re-election and retired at dissolution.
After Wilson retired and the electoral district returned Progressive Conservative candidate Bonnie Laing who won a very close race over former Calgary Alderman Tim Bardsley in the 1986 election. She would hold the district for two more terms before retiring.
The current representative is Alana DeLong who was first elected to her first term in 2001 and has been returned twice more in the 2004 and 2008 elections.
1971 general election
|1971 Alberta general election results||Turnout 68.00%||Swing|
|Social Credit||Roy Wilson||5,539||48.12%|
|Progressive Conservative||Bill Wearmouth||4,563||39.65%|
|New Democratic||Fred Spooner||1,407||12.23%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||68|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||17,026||%|
|Social Credit gain||Swing||N/A|
1975 general election
|1975 Alberta general election results||Turnout 58.55%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Neil Webber||5,251||52.48%||12.83%|
|Social Credit||Roy Wilson||3,537||35.21%||-12.91%|
|New Democratic||Jack Dunbar||879||8.75%||-3.48%|
|Rejected, spoiled, and declined||30|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||17,209||%|
|Progressive Conservative gain from Social Credit||Swing||12.87%|
1979 general election
|1979 Alberta general election results||Turnout 53.07%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Neil Webber||7,042||64.67%||12.19%|
|Social Credit||Jim Beale||1,816||16.68%||-18.53%|
|New Democratic||Floyd Johnson||1,361||12.50%||3.75%|
|Rejected, spoiled, and declined||47|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||20,608||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||15.36%|
1982 general election
|1982 Alberta general election results||Turnout 62.36%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Neil Webber||9,412||70.26%||5.59%|
|New Democratic||Catherine Martini||2,293||17.12%||4.62%|
|Western Canada Concept||Roy Rasmusen||1,059||7.91%||*|
|Social Credit||Douglas Williams||253||1.87%||-14.81%|
|Rejected, spoiled, and declined||44|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||21,555||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||5.11%|
1986 general election
|1986 Alberta general election results||Turnout 43.33%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Neil Webber||5,392||56.12%||-14.14%|
|New Democratic||Scott Jeffrey||3,336||34.72%||17.60%|
|Rejected, spoiled, and declined||49|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||22,287||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||15.87%|
1989 general election
|1989 Alberta general election results||Turnout 52.12%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Bonnie Laing||3,968||34.89%||-21.23%|
|New Democratic||Scott Jeffrey||3,513||30.89%||-6.83%|
|Rejected, spoiled, and declined||44|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||21,907||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-24.55%|
1993 general election
|Alberta general election, 1993|
|Progressive Conservative||Bonnie Laing||7,011||46.28%||11.39%|
|Liberal||Rob Van Walleghem||5,369||35.44%||1.22%|
|New Democratic||Anne McGrath||1,908||12.60%||−18.29%|
|Social Credit||Patrick John Hudson||376||2.48%|
|Confederation of Regions||Roberta McDonald||120||0.79%|
|Natural Law||Alan Livingston||78||0.51%|
|Rejected, spoiled, and declined||60|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||23,546||64.59%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||6.31%|
|Source: "Calgary-Bow Official Results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 9, 2010.|
1997 general election
|1997 Alberta general election results||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Bonnie Laing||6,664||54.43%||8.15%|
|New Democratic||Brent Johner||1,144||9.34%||-3.26%|
|Natural Law||Ronnie Shapka||158||1.29%||0.78%||*|
|Rejected, spoiled, and declined||81|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||22,025||55.96%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||5.09%|
2001 general election
|Alberta general election, 2001|
|Progressive Conservative||Alana DeLong||8,274||63.94%||9.51%|
|New Democratic||Jeff Bayliss||858||6.63%||−2.71%|
|Rejected, spoiled, and declined||51|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||23,510||55.15%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||9.16%|
|Source: "Calgary-Bow Official Results 2001 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 9, 2010.|
2004 general election
|Alberta general election, 2004|
|Progressive Conservative||Alana DeLong||6,097||48.20%||−15.74%|
|New Democratic||Jennifer Banks||1,135||8.97%||2.34%|
|Alberta Alliance||James Istvanffy||1,017||8.04%|
|Social Credit||Douglas Picken||97||0.77%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||90|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||27,026||47.14%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||−9.45%|
|Source: "Calgary-Bow Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 9, 2010.|
2008 general election
|Alberta general election, 2008|
|Progressive Conservative||Alana DeLong||6,687||45.16%||−3.04%|
|Wildrose Alliance||Barry Holizki||1,425||9.62%||1.58%|
|New Democratic||Teale Bondaroff||507||3.42%||−5.55%|
|Social Credit||Len Skowronski||171||1.16%||0.39%|
|Rejected, spoiled, and declined||64|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||34,945||42.55%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||−5.11%|
|Source: The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 174–177.|
2012 general election
|Alberta general election, 2012|
|Progressive Conservative||Alana DeLong||6,997||47.2%|
|New Democratic||Jason Nishiyama||606||4.1%|
|Alberta Party||Ellen Phillips||232||1.6%|
2015 general election
|Alberta general election, 2015|
|New Democratic||Deborah Drever||5,680||34.54||+30.4%||$1,536|
|Progressive Conservative||Byron Nelson||5,417||32.94||-14.3%||$41,351|
|Alberta Party||Jonathon Himann||466||2.83||+1.2%||$500|
|Total valid votes|
Senate nominee results
2004 Senate nominee election district results
|2004 Senate nominee election results: Calgary-Bow||Turnout 47.11%|
|Affiliation||Candidate||Votes||% Votes||% Ballots||Rank|
|Progressive Conservative||Bert Brown||5,236||16.72%||50.55%||1|
|Progressive Conservative||Jim Silye||4,865||15.54%||46.96%||5|
|Progressive Conservative||Betty Unger||4,087||13.05%||39.45%||2|
|Progressive Conservative||David Usherwood||2,863||9.14%||27.64%||6|
|Progressive Conservative||Cliff Breitkreuz||2,709||8.65%||26.15%||3|
|Alberta Alliance||Vance Gough||2,134||6.81%||20.60%||8|
|Alberta Alliance||Michael Roth||1,955||6.24%||18.87%||7|
|Alberta Alliance||Gary Horan||1,782||5.70%||17.20%||10|
|Total Ballots||10,359||3.02 Votes Per Ballot|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||2,373|
|27,026 Eligible Electors|
Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot
2012 Senate nominee election district results
Student Vote results
|Bowcroft Elementary School|
|Thomas B. Riley School|
On November 19, 2004 a Student Vote was conducted at participating Alberta schools to parallel the 2004 Alberta general election results. The vote was designed to educate students and simulate the electoral process for persons who have not yet reached the legal majority. The vote was conducted in 80 of the 83 provincial electoral districts with students voting for actual election candidates. Schools with a large student body that reside in another electoral district had the option to vote for candidates outside of the electoral district then where they were physically located.
|2004 Alberta Student Vote results|
|Progressive Conservative||Alana DeLong||99||31.03%|
|New Democratic||Jennifer Banks||48||15.05%|
|Alberta Alliance||James Istvanffy||17||5.33%|
|Social Credit||Douglas Picken||16||5.02%|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||9|
|2012 Alberta Student Vote results|
|Progressive Conservative||Alana DeLong||%|
|Alberta Party||Ellen Phillips|
- "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. p. 6.
- "Bill 28 Electoral Divisions Act" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. 2010.
- "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved February 27, 2010.
- "Calgary-Bow Official Results 1971 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010.
- "Calgary-Bow Official Results 1975 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 9, 2010.
- "Calgary-Bow Official Results 1979 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 10, 2010.
- "Calgary Bow Official Results 1982 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 9, 2010.
- "Calgary-Bow Official Results 1986 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 9, 2010.
- "Calgary-Bow Official Results 1989 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 9, 2010.
- "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012.
- "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010.
- "School by School results" (PDF). Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-18.
- "Alberta Election 2004 Results" (PDF). Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-19.