Calgary-East

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For the federal electoral district, see Calgary East.
Calgary-East
Alberta electoral district
CalgaryEast in Calgary.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Robyn Luff
New Democratic
District created 1963
District abolished 1971
District re-created 1993
First contested 1963
Last contested 2015

Calgary-East formally styled Calgary East is a provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada. The district is mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.

Calgary-East has existed twice, the first incarnation was created from Calgary North East in the redistribution of 1963. The riding was abolished in 1971 when it became Calgary-McCall. The return of Calgary-East happened in the 1993 boundary redistribution when Calgary-Forest Lawn and half of Calgary-Millican were merged.

This riding covers the central north east portion of Calgary and contains the neighbourhoods of Vista Heights, Rundle, Marlborough, Mayland Heights.

Three MLA's have held this riding to date. The first Calgary East was represented by Social Credit MLA Albert Ludwig and the second Calgary-East solidly supported Progressive Conservative candidate Moe Amery, until the 2015 Alberta election when the riding was won by NDP candidate Robyn Luff.

History[edit]

The original Calgary East electoral district was created in the 1963 boundary redistribution out of Calgary North East. It was abolished in 1971 and split between the new districts of Calgary-McCall and Calgary-Millican. The riding was re-created as Calgary-East in the 1993 boundary redistribution when most of Millican and Calgary-Forest Lawn were merged.

The 2010 boundary redistribution saw the eastern boundary extended east to 68 Street NE into land that was part of old Calgary-Montrose electoral district. The northern boundary cut off all land north of 16 Avenue NE and ceded it to Calgary-Cross. This change also resulted in East picking up some land that had been in old Calgary-North Hill.

Boundary history[edit]

Representation history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-East[2]
Assembly Years Member Party
See Calgary North East 1959-1963
16th 1963–1967 Albert Ludwig Social Credit
17th 1967–1971
See Calgary-McCall 1971-present and Calgary-Millican 1971-1993
See Calgary-Forest Lawn 1979-1993 and Calgary-Millican 1971-1993
23rd 1993–1997 Moe Amery Progressive Conservative
24th 1997–2001
25th 2001–2004
26th 2004–2008
27th 2008–2012
28th 2012–2015
29th 2015–present Robyn Luff New Democratic

The first electoral district of Calgary East was created in the boundary redistribution in 1963. The first and only member to represent the old district was Social Credit Member of the Legislative Assembly Albert Ludwig who had been the incumbent in the predecessor riding of Calgary North East.

The 1963 general election saw Ludwig win a super majority taking over 60% of the popular vote. He was re-elected again in the 1967 election winning just over half of the vote. He held the riding until was abolished in 1971.

The second Calgary-East was created in 1993 from a few different riding's. The election in 1993 saw Progressive Conservative candidate Moe Amery defeat former Calgary-Forest Lawn NDP incumbent Barry Pashak to pick up the new district. This was the third time these two candidates had run against each other.

Amery has since been returned to the district four more times.

Legislature results 1963-1971[edit]

1963 general election[edit]

1963 Alberta general election results[3] Turnout 44.61% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Social Credit Albert Ludwig 4,763 60.37%
Progressive Conservative Bill Duncan 1,497 18.97%
New Democratic Dick Dunlop 953 12.08%
     Liberal Evelyn Leew 677 8.58% *
Total 7,890
Rejected, spoiled and declined 18
Eligible electors / Turnout 17,729  %
Social Credit gain Swing N/A

1967 general election[edit]

1967 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 53.09% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Social Credit Albert Ludwig 5,563 50.88% -9.49%
Progressive Conservative Jim Crawford 2,613 23.90% 4.93%
New Democratic Kurt Gebauer 1,955 17.88% 5.80%
Liberal Sandy Skoryko 803 7.34% -1.24%
Total 10,934
Rejected, spoiled and declined 18
Eligible electors / Turnout 20,779  %
Social Credit hold Swing -7.21%

Election results 1993-present[edit]

Alberta general election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Moe Amery 5,503 54.48%
New Democratic Barry Pashak 2,306 22.83%
Liberal Dale Muti 1,689 16.72%
Social Credit Lera Shirley 366 3.62%
Independent Alain Horchower 237 2.35%
Total 10,101
Rejected, spoiled and declined 34
Eligible electors / Turnout 20,638 49.11%
Source: "Calgary-East Official Results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
Alberta general election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Moe Amery 4,857 60.19% 5.71%
Liberal Kelly McDonnell 1,990 24.66% 7.94%
Social Credit Raymond Hurst 613 7.60% 3.98%
New Democratic Marg Elliot 609 7.55% −15.28%
Total 8,069
Rejected, spoiled and declined 56
Eligible electors / Turnout 21,214 38.30%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 6.83%
Source: "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
Alberta general election, 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Moe Amery 6,038 70.82% 10.63%
Liberal Brendan Dunphy 2,010 23.58% −1.08%
New Democratic Giorgio Cattabeni 328 3.85% −3.70%
Social Credit Alan Schoonover 109 1.28% −2.70%
Communist Jason Devine 41 0.47%
Total 8,526
Rejected, spoiled and declined 75
Eligible electors / Turnout 20,509 41.94%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 5.86%
Source: "Calgary-East Official Results 2001 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 9, 2010. 
Alberta general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Moe Amery 4,484 53.82% −17.00%
Liberal Bill Harvey 2,357 28.29% 4.71%
Alberta Alliance Brad Berard 606 7.27%
New Democratic Paul Vargis 464 5.57% 1.72%
Green Rich Michelenko 365 4.38%
Communist Bonnie Devine 56 0.67% 0.20%
Total 8,332
Rejected, spoiled and declined 102
Eligible electors / Turnout 22,759 37.06%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing −10.86%
Source: "Calgary-East Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
Alberta general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Moe Amery 4,583 53.85% 0.03%
Liberal Bill Harvey 2,433 28.59% 0.30%
Wildrose Alliance Mike McCraken 681 8.00% 0.73%
New Democratic Christopher Dovey 425 4.99% 0.58%
Green Ross Cameron 333 3.91% −0.47%
Communist Bonnie Devine 55 0.66% −0.01%
Total 8,510
Rejected, spoiled and declined 72
Eligible electors / Turnout 28,616 29.99%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 0.17%
Source: The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 190–193. 
Alberta general election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Moe Amery 5,929 45.59% −8.26%
Wildrose Jesse Minhas 4,995 38.41% +30.41%
New Democratic Robyn Luff 1,135 8.73% +3.74%
Liberal Ali Abdulbaki 780 6.00% −22.59%
Communist Bonnie Devine 166 1.28% +0.62%
Total 13,005
Alberta general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Robyn Luff
Progressive Conservative Moe Amery
Wildrose Ali Waissi
Liberal Naser Al-Kukhun
Communist Bonnie Devine
Total valid votes

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate Nominee Election results: Calgary-East[5] Turnout 37.08%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 3,691 17.09% 50.54% 1
Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 2,862 13.25% 39.19% 5
Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 2,840 13.15% 38.89% 2
Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 2,333 10.80% 31.95% 3
Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,074 9.61% 28.40% 6
     Independent Link Byfield 1,870 8.66% 25.61% 4
Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 1,533 7.10% 20.99% 8
Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 1,497 6.93% 20.50% 7
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 1,453 6.73% 19.90% 9
Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 1,441 6.68% 19.73% 10
Total Votes 21,594 100%
Total Ballots 7,303 2.96 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 1,136
22,759 Eligible Electors

Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

Student Vote results[edit]

2004 election[edit]

Participating Schools[6]
Bob Edwards Junior High School
Chris Akkerman Elementary
Dr. Gordon Higgins Junior High School
Sir Wilfrid Laurier 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[7]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Moe Amery 252 35.49%
     Liberal Bill Harvey 161 22.68%
New Democratic Paul Vargis 140 19.72%
Green Rich Michelenko 99 13.94%
Communist Bonnie Devine 30 4.23%
Alberta Alliance Brad Berard 28 3.94%
Total 710 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 28

2012 election[edit]

2012 Alberta Student Vote results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Moe Amery %
Wildrose Jesse Minhas
     Liberal Ali Abdulbaki %
New Democratic Robyn Luff %
Social Credit %
Total ' 100%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. p. 8. 
  2. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved February 27, 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Calgary East Official Results 1963 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Calgary East Official Results 1967 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  6. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-18. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-19. [dead link]

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