Calgary-Shaw

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Calgary-Shaw
Alberta electoral district
CalgaryShaw in Calgary.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Graham Sucha
New Democratic
District created 1986
First contested 1986
Last contested 2015

Calgary-Shaw is a provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada. The district is one of 87 current districts mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta using the first past the post method of voting.

This urban riding was created from parts of Calgary-Fish Creek and Calgary-Glenmore in the 1986 boundary redistribution. It covers the central southern portion of city of Calgary, and has seen its borders change numerous times since it was created. The riding in its current boundaries contains the neighbourhoods of Midnapore, Shawnessy, Somerset, Lake Sundance and Lake Chaparral.

The riding was named after former Liberal leader Joseph Tweed Shaw.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 1986 boundary redistribution from the south end of Calgary-Glenmore and the west half of Calgary-Fish Creek. Over the years the riding boundaries have caused the riding to shift southward from its original boundaries.

The 2003 boundary redistribution caused the riding to be split east of the Bow River into the electoral district of Calgary-Hays.

The 2010 boundary redistribution saw all land south of Alberta Highway 22X move into the electoral district of Calgary-South East. The west boundaries with Calgary-Lougheed were altered in the north west corner to gain land in the community of Millrise and the Shawnee Slopes golf course from Lougheed.

Boundary history[edit]

Representation history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-Shaw[2]
Assembly Years Member Party
See: Calgary-Fish Creek 1979-1986 and Calgary-Glenmore 1959-1986
21st 1986-1989 Jim Dinning Progressive Conservative
22nd 1989-1993
23rd 1993-1997 Jon Havelock
24th 1997-2001
25th 2001-2004 Cindy Ady
26th 2004-2008
27th 2008-2012
28th 2012–2014 Jeff Wilson Wildrose
2014–2015 Progressive Conservative
29th 2015–present Graham Sucha New Democratic

The electoral district was created in the 1986 boundary redistribution. The election that year saw Progressive Conservative candidate Jim Dinning win with a landslide majority. He ran for a second term in the 1989 general election and won a bigger popular vote but his percentage decreased.

The 1993 boundary redistribution changed the boundaries for Calgary-Shaw. Dinning ran in the new electoral district of Calgary-Lougheed for the 1993 election and won. The election in this district saw former Calgary alderman Jon Havelock run as the Progressive Conservative candidate and win a landslide. He won his second term in the 1997 general election with an even bigger landslide taking 78% of the popular vote. He retired from provincial office at dissolution of the legislature in 2001.

The 2001 general election saw Progressive Conservative candidate Cindy Ady win the largest majority in Alberta history. She became the first candidate to top 20,000 votes and took over 80%. She ran for a second term in office in the 2004 general election. She lost almost 14,000 voters from 2001 but still took the district with 63%.

Premier Ed Stelmach appointed Ady in 2007 to the cabinet with the junior portfolio of Associate Minister of Tourism Promotion. She was promoted to be a full minister in 2008. Ady was re-elected to her third term in the 2008 general election taking just over half the popular vote.

Legislature results[edit]

1986 general election[edit]

1986 Alberta general election results[3] Turnout 44.62% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Jim Dinning 6,694 61.51% *
Liberal Brendan Dunphy 2,727 25.06% *
New Democratic Len Curle 1,166 10.72% *
Representative Byron Chenger 295 2.71%
Total 10,882
Rejected, spoiled and declined 23
Eligible electors / Turnout 24,442  %
  Progressive Conservative pickup new district Swing N/A

1989 general election[edit]

1989 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 50.06% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Jim Dinning 7,412 52.92% -8.59%
Liberal Robert Crump 4,865 34.74% 9.68% *
New Democratic Gordon Christie 1,728 12.34% 1.62% *
Total 14,005
Rejected, spoiled and declined 29
Eligible electors / Turnout 28,037  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -9.14%

1993 general election[edit]

1993 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 62.60% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Jon Havelock 9,328 62.38% 9.46% *
Liberal Bill Walker 4,963 33.19% -1.55% *
New Democratic Jason Ness 526 3.52% -8.82% *
     Natural Law Ken Nielsen 136 0.91% *
Total 14,953
Rejected, spoiled and declined 35
Eligible electors / Turnout 23,941  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 5.51%

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 49.41% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Jon Havelock 12,304 75.29% 12.91%
Liberal Sharon Howe 2,860 17.50% -15.69% *
Social Credit Michael Roth 624 3.82% *
New Democratic Shawn Keown 485 2.97% -0.55% *
     Natural Law Almas Walden 69 0.42% -0.49% *
Total 16,342
Rejected, spoiled and declined 35
Eligible electors / Turnout 33,108  %
  Progressive Conservative hold Swing 14.30%

2001 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Cindy Ady 20,306 80.72% 5.43%
Liberal Jim McPherson 3,595 14.29% −3.21%
New Democratic Ryan Falkenberg 729 2.90% −0.07%
Alberta First Peter Singleton 222 0.88%
Independent Kevin Agar 153 0.61%
Independent Darren Popik 151 0.60%
Total 25,156
Rejected, spoiled and declined 55
Eligible electors / Turnout 49,366 51.0%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 4.32%
Source: "Calgary-Shaw Official Results 2001 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 9, 2010. 

2004 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Cindy Ady 6,735 63.44% −17.28%
Liberal John Roggeveen 2,410 22.70% 8.41%
Alberta Alliance Barry Chase 620 5.84%
Green Rick Papineau 381 3.59%
New Democratic Jarrett Young 300 2.83% −0.07%
Separation Daniel Doherty 170 1.60% 0.72%
Total 10,616
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 83
Eligible electors / Turnout 26,408 40.51%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing −12.85%
Source: "Calgary-Shaw Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved April 11, 2010. 

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[7] Turnout 36.40% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Cindy Ady 7,010 58.12% -5.32%
Liberal John Roggeveen 2,958 24.53% 1.83%
  Wildrose Alliance Richard Dur 1,268 10.51% 4.67% *
Green Jennifer Saunders 491 4.07% 0.48% *
New Democratic Jenn Carlson 334 2.77% -0.06% *
Total 12,061
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 72
Eligible electors / Turnout 33,332  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -3.58%

2012 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Wildrose Jeff Wilson 7,365 45.21 +34.70
Progressive Conservative Farouk Adatia 6,864 42.13 -15.99
Liberal John Roggeveen 1,126 6.91 -17.61
New Democratic Ashley Fairall 599 3.68 +0.91
Alberta Party Brandon Beasley 337 2.07 % *
Total 16,291
Rejected, spoiled and declined
Eligible electors / Turnout  %

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Graham Sucha 5,444 31.24 +27.56
Progressive Conservative Jeff Wilson 5,352 30.71 -11.42
Wildrose Brad Leishman 5,299 30.41 -14.80
Liberal Alexander Barrow 670 3.84 -3.07
Alberta Party Evert Smith 661 3.79 +1.72
Total 16,291
Rejected, spoiled and declined
Eligible electors / Turnout  %

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Calgary-Shaw[8] Turnout 39.74%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 5,115 17.89% 56.33% 1
  Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 4,132 14.45% 45.50% 2
  Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 4,098 14.33% 45.13% 5
  Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 3,293 11.52% 36.26% 3
  Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 3,015 10.54% 33.20% 6
  Independent Link Byfield 2,282 7.98% 25.13% 4
  Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 1,839 6.43% 20.25% 8
  Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 1,686 5.90% 18.57% 7
  Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 1,590 5.56% 17.51% 10
  Independent Tom Sindlinger 1,545 5.40% 17.01% 9
Total Votes 28,595 100%
Total Ballots 9,081 3.15 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 1,519

Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot

2012 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

Student Vote results[edit]

Participating Schools[9]
Bishop OByrne High School
Centennial High 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[10]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Cindy Ady 44 52.38%
Green Rick Papineau 16 19.05%
     Liberal John Roggeveen 10 11.91%
     NDP Jarrett Young 9 10.71%
Alberta Alliance Barry Chase 4 4.76%
Separation Daniel Doherty 1 1.19%
Total 84 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 2

2012 election[edit]

2012 Alberta Student Vote results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Farouk Adatia %
Wildrose Jeff Wilson
     Liberal %
Alberta Party Brandon Beasley
     NDP Ashley Fairall %
Total ' 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. p. 14. 
  2. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved February 27, 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Calgary-Shaw results 1986 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 11, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Calgary-Shaw results 1989 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 11, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Calgary-Shaw results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 11, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Calgary-Shaw results 1997 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 11, 2010. 
  7. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 256–259. 
  8. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  9. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-18. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-19. [dead link]

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