The district is primarily urban, and it exists on the suburban fringes of the city of Calgary. It was created in the 1993 boundary redistribution from Calgary-Shaw, and is named in honour of former PremierPeter Lougheed, who held the nearby seat of Calgary West from 1967 to 1986.
The district has been a stronghold for Progressive Conservative candidates since it was created. The current representative is Jason Kenney of the United Conservative Party. The first MLA was Jim Dinning who previously represented Calgary-Shaw.
The electoral district was created in the 1993 boundary redistribution from Calgary-Shaw and Highwood. In the 2010 Boundary redistribution all land east of 14 Street was cut out of the riding and given to Shaw and Calgary-Fish Creek.
Legal description from the Statutes of Alberta 2003, Electoral Divisions Act.
14 Calgary - Lougheed Starting at the intersection of the west Calgary city boundary with Anderson Road SW; then 1. east along Anderson Road SW to Elbow Drive SW; 2. south along Elbow Drive SW to Canyon Meadows Drive SW; 3. southeasterly along Canyon Meadows Drive SW to Macleod Trail S; 4. south along Macleod Trail S to Shawnessy Boulevard SW; 5. west along Shawnessy Boulevard SW to James McKevitt Road SW; 6. south along James McKevitt Road SW and 14 Street SW to the city boundary; 7. generally west, north, east and north along the city boundary to the starting point.
The electoral district was created from Calgary-Shaw in the 1993 boundary redistribution. The first election held that year saw incumbent Progressive Conservative MLA Jim Dinning defeat Liberal candidate Jack Driscoll and three other candidates. Dinning retired from the legislature in 1997.
The 1997 election saw Progressive Conservative candidate Marlene Graham elected with a landslide majority. She was re-elected with a larger margin in the 2001 general election and retired at dissolution in 2004.
The 2004 election saw Progressive Conservative candidate Dave Rodney win a very large majority to hold the seat for his party. He was easily re-elected in 2008 and 2012.
In 2015, however, Rodney barely held the seat in a close three-way race against NDP and Wildrose challengers. In 2017, the Progressive Conservative and Wildrose parties merged to form the United Conservative Party, which Rodney joined. He subsequently resigned his seat to allow party leader Jason Kenney to run in a by-election. Kenney was elected by a wide margin over the NDP candidate and Liberal leader David Khan.
^Calculated by combining the populations of Census Tracts 0001.13, 0001.17, 0001.09, 0001.35, 0001.36, 0001.37, 0001.38, 0001.39 and Dissemination Areas 48062156, 48062157, 48060502, 48062217 and 48062218