Calgary-Hays

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Calgary-Hays
Alberta electoral district
CalgaryHays in Calgary.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Ric McIver
Progressive Conservative
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2015

Calgary-Hays is a provincial electoral district mandated to return one member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada using the first past the post method of voting.

The riding was formed in 2004, carved out of the Calgary-Shaw electoral district. The district is named after former Calgary mayor and Canadian Senator Harry Hays who represented the electoral district of Calgary South as a Member of Parliament.

In its present boundaries the electoral district covers the deep south east corner of Calgary and includes the neighbourhoods of McKenzie Lake, McKenzie Towne, Quarry Park, Douglas Glen, and Douglasdale.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 2003 boundary redistribution from Calgary-Shaw. The 2010 boundary redistribution split the riding in half to form most of Calgary-South East due to significant growth of new communities in the south east quadrant of Calgary.

Boundary history[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-Hays[2]
Assembly Years Member Party
See Calgary-Shaw 1993-2004
26th 2004-2008 Arthur Johnston Progressive Conservative
27th 2008-2012
28th 2012–2015 Ric McIver
29th 2015–present

The electoral district was created in the boundary redistribution of 2004 out of Calgary-Shaw after that electoral district became one of the most populated electoral districts in Alberta.

The first election held in the district in 2004 saw Progressive Conservative candidate Arthur Johnston win the election with a landslide majority taking nearly 64% of the popular vote while the second place candidate trailed far behind with just 22%.

Johnston stood for re-election in the 2008 provincial election. He won a higher popular vote but his percentage of victory dropped as the Liberal and Wildrose Alliance candidates made gains. However Johnston held the district with almost 55% of the popular vote.

Johnston announced his retirement as incumbent after being defeated twice for the Progressive Conservative nomination in Calgary-Hays and in the new electoral district of Calgary-South East.

In 2012, PC Candidate Ric McIver defeated Wayne Anderson, contender for the Wild Rose Party, to become the second representative for the Hays district since its creation.

Legislature results[edit]

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[3] Turnout 34.88% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Arthur Johnston 5,523 63.78%
     Liberal Sharon Howe 1,926 22.24% *
Alberta Alliance Robert Wawrzynowski 534 6.17%
Green Bernie Amell 378 4.37% *
New Democratic Rachell Wienfeld 298 3.44%
Total 8,659
Rejected, spoiled and declined 39
Eligible electors / Turnout 24,936  %

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 33.65% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Arthur Johnston 6,968 54.23% -9.55%
Liberal Bill Kurtze 3,586 27.91% 5.67%
Wildrose Alliance Devin Cassidy 1,366 10.63% 4.46%
Green Keeley Bruce 564 4.39% 0.02% *
New Democratic Tyler Kinch 366 2.84% 0.60%
Total 12,850 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 30
38,266 Eligible Electors
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -7.61%

2012 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Ric McIver 8,621 55.09 +0.86
Wildrose Wayne Anderson 5,670 36.23 +25.60
Liberal Brian MacPhee 898 5.74 -22.17
New Democratic Regina Vergara 461 2.95 +0.10
Total 15,650
Rejected, spoiled and declined
Eligible electors / Turnout  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -12.37

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Ric McIver 6,671 38.2
New Democratic Carla Drader 5,143 29.5
Wildrose Bob Mailloux 4,562 26.2
Liberal Shawn Emran 723 4.1
Green Graham MacKenzie 249 1.4
Social Credit Zachary Doyle 93 0.5
Total valid votes

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Calgary-Hays[5] Turnout 34.85%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 4,329 17.89% 57.24% 1
Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 3,672 15.17% 48.55% 2
Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 3,640 15.04% 48.13% 5
Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,849 11.77% 37.67% 6
Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 2,619 10.82% 34.63% 3
     Independent Link Byfield 1,796 7.42% 23.75% 4
Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 1,449 5.99% 19.16% 8
Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 1,354 5.59% 17.90% 7
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 1,253 5.18% 16.57% 9
Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 1,243 5.13% 16.44% 10
Total Votes 24,204 100%
Total Ballots 7,563 3.20 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 1,127
24,936 Eligible Electors

Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot

2012 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

Student vote results[edit]

2012 election[edit]

2012 Alberta Student Vote results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Ric McIver %
Wildrose Wayne Anderson
     Liberal Brian MacPhee %
     NDP %
Total ' 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. p. 11. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "Calgary-Hays Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 2, 2010. 
  4. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. pp. 218–220. 
  5. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 

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