Calgary-Cross

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Calgary-Cross
Alberta electoral district
CalgaryCross in Calgary.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Ricardo Miranda
New Democratic
District created 1993
First contested 1993
Last contested 2015

Calgary-Cross is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada. The district in its present boundaries covers the neighbourhoods of Whitehorn, Temple, Pineridge and Rundle in northeast Calgary.

The district was created in the 1993 boundary redistribution from Calgary-McCall and Calgary-Montrose. Electorally the riding has been a Progressive Conservative stronghold and has been represented since its creation by former Calgary Alderman Yvonne Fritz who has held a number of cabinet portfolios in the Alberta government.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 1993 boundary redistribution from the electoral districts of Calgary-McCall and Calgary-Montrose.

The 2010 boundary redistribution saw all land east of 68 Street NE distributed to the new Calgary-Greenway electoral district. The west boundary was moved to Deerfoot Trail claiming land that used to be in McCall, Calgary-East and Calgary-North Hill.

Boundary history[edit]

Representation history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-Cross[3]
Assembly Years Member Party
See Calgary-McCall 1971-1993 and Calgary-Montrose 1986-1993
23rd 1993-1997 Yvonne Fritz Progressive Conservative
24th 1997-2001
25th 2001-2004
26th 2004-2008
27th 2008–2012
28th 2012–2015
29th 2015–present Ricardo Miranda New Democratic

Calgary-Cross was created from the electoral districts of Calgary-McCall and Calgary-Montrose in the 1993 boundary redistribution. Currently, the constituency is represented by Ricardo Miranda. The first representative was Progressive Conservative member Yvonne Fritz. Prior to representing Montrose she served as an Alderman for the city of Calgary representing the Ward 5 electoral district.

The 1993 election saw Fritz win with a large majority of votes. She sought a second term in 1997 and while her popularity declined she still won very easily over Liberal Keith Jones.

Jones and Fritz would face each other again in the 2001 general election. She would go on to win the district with the largest majority of her career while Jones saw his popular vote collapse. Fritz would win a fourth term in the 2004 general election, seeing almost half her vote disappear.

Fritz became a cabinet minister for the first time in 2004. She won re-election again in 2008.

Legislature results[edit]

1993 general election[edit]

1993 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 50.73% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Yvonne Fritz 6,449 59.78%
     Liberal Keith Hart 3,567 33.06% *
New Democratic Vinay Dey 686 6.36%
     Natural Law Neeraj Varma 86 0.80% *
Total 10,788
Rejected, spoiled and declined 40
Eligible electors / Turnout 21,346  %

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 40.88% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Yvonne Fritz 5,964 67.11% 7.33%
Liberal Keith Jones 2,456 27.64% -5.42%
Social Credit Maurizio Terrigno 467 5.25%
Total 8,887
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 30
Eligible electors / Turnout 21,811  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 6.38%

2001 general election[edit]

2001 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 41.87% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Yvonne Fritz 6,816 74.96% 7.85%
     Liberal Keith Jones 1,836 20.19% -7.45%
New Democratic Ramiro Mora 441 4.85%
Total 9,093
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 85
Eligible electors / Turnout 21,920  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 7.65%

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[7] Turnout 29.93% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Yvonne Fritz 3,770 57.71% -17.25%
Liberal Raleigh Dehaney 1,453 22.24% 2.05%
Alberta Alliance Gordon Huth 646 9.89%
New Democratic Jeanie Keebler 393 6.02% 1.17%
Green Ryan Richardson 271 4.14% *
Total 6,533
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 49
Eligible electors / Turnout 21,993  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -9.65%

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[8] Turnout 25.57% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Yvonne Fritz 4,004 56.82% -0.89%
Liberal Ron Reinhold 1,567 22.24% 0.00%
Wildrose Alliance Gordon Huth 605 8.59% -1.30%
New Democratic Shelina Hassanali 476 6.75% 0.73%
Green Susan Stratton 395 5.60% 1.46% *
Total 7,047
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 34
Eligible electors / Turnout 27,688  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -0.45%

2012 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Yvonne Fritz 4,950 44.50%
Wildrose Happy Mann 4,189 37.66%
Liberal Narita Sherman 1,155 10.38%
New Democratic Reinaldo Conterras 586 5.27%
Evergreen Susan Stratton 244 2.19%

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Ricardo Miranda 4,602 36.1% +30.8% $6,134
Progressive Conservative Rick Hanson 4,502 35.4% -9.1% $87,461
Wildrose Moiz Mahmood 2,062 16.2% -21.5% $11,536
Liberal Manjot Gill 1,191 9.4% -1.0% $17,458
Green Peter Meic 234 1.8% -0.4% $519
Independent Katherine Le Rougetel 143 1.1% - $831
Total valid votes

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Calgary-Cross[9] Turnout 29.62%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 3,088 16.47% 52.86% 1
Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 2,530 13.50% 43.30% 2
Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 2,379 12.69% 40.72% 5
Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 1,834 9.78% 31.39% 6
Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 1,826 9.74% 31.26% 3
     Independent Link Byfield 1,649 8.80% 28.23% 4
Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 1,427 7.61% 24.43% 8
Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 1,405 7.49% 24.05% 7
Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 1,334 7.12% 22.84% 10
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 1,276 6.80% 21.84% 9
Total Votes 18,748 100%
Total Ballots 5,842 3.21 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 673
21,993 Eligible Electors

Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot

2012 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

Student Vote results[edit]

2004 election[edit]

Participating Schools[10]
Lester B. Pearson High School
Pineridge Community 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[11]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Liberal Raleigh Dehaney 331 33.95%
Progressive Conservative Yvonne Fritz 272 27.90%
New Democratic Jeanie Keebler 238 24.41%
Green Ryan Richardson 81 8.31%
Alberta Alliance Gordon Huth 53 5.43%
Total 975 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 59

2012 election[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. p. 7. 
  2. ^ "Bill 28 Electoral Divisions Act" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. 2010. 
  3. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 30, 2007. Retrieved February 27, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Calgary-Cross results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 9, 2010. 
  5. ^ "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Calgary-Cross Official Results 2001 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 9, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Calgary-Cross Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 9, 2010. 
  8. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 182–185. 
  9. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 4, 2009. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  10. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on February 13, 2012. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  11. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on October 6, 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 

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