Calgary-Varsity

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Calgary-Varsity
Alberta electoral district
CalgaryVarsity in Calgary.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Stephanie McLean
New Democratic
District created 1993
First contested 1993
Last contested 2015

Calgary-Varsity is a provincial electoral district in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The district was created in 1993 and returns a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.

It comprises the communities of Varsity, Dalhousie, Brentwood, Banff Trail, University Heights, Montgomery, and Charleswood (part of the Triwood community which also includes Collingwood west of 19th St NW, located in the provincial electoral district of Calgary-Klein).

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 1993 boundary redistribution out of parts of three electoral districts. They were Calgary-Foothills, Calgary-North Hill and Calgary-North West.

The 2010 boundary redistribution saw the district only slightly altered. It picked up some land from Calgary-Bow and Calgary-Mountain View when the south boundary was moved south to run completely along the Bow River and it also picked up a few blocks of houses from Calgary-North Hill when the east boundary between 17th Ave NW and 24 Ave NW was moved one block over to 18 Street NW

Boundary history[edit]

Representation history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-Varsity
Assembly Years Member Party
See Calgary-Foothills 1971-1993, Calgary-North Hill 1971-1993
and Calgary-North West 1979-1993
23rd 1993-1997 Murray Smith Progressive Conservative
24th 1997-2001
25th 2001-2004
26th 2004-2008 Harry Chase Liberal
27th 2008-2012
28th 2012-2014 Donna Kennedy-Glans Progressive Conservative
2014 Independent
2014–2015 Progressive Conservative
28th 2015–present Stephanie McLean New Democratic

The electoral district was created in 1993 and comprised land that had existed in three electoral districts. The region at that era had returned a mixture of Liberal and Progressive Conservative representatives.

In the first election in the district held in 1993, the district saw a closely contested race between Progressive Conservative candidate Murray Smith and Liberal candidate Carrol Jaques. Smith would win with a plurality of 47%. Premier Ralph Klein appointed Smith to his first cabinet post as Minister of Economic Development and Tourism in 1994. He would be shuffled to the Labour portfolio in 1996.

Smith and Jaques faced each other again in the 1997 election with both candidates losing popular vote. Smith however won his second term by taking a majority of the ballots cast. After the election Smith kept his Labour portfolio until 1999 when he was shuffled to be the Minister of Gaming.

The 2001 election would see Jaques and Smith face each other for the third time. The result would be a near landslide in Smith's favour. After the election Smith would once again change cabinet portfolios this time becoming Minister of Energy until he retired at dissolution of the assembly in 2004.

Liberal candidate Harry Chase was elected as the second representative of the riding in the 2004 election with nearly 45% of the vote. He won his second term in 2008 with a slightly larger plurality.

In 2012 Progressive Conservative candidate Donna Kennedy-Glans was elected with 46% of the vote.

In 2015 New Democrat candidate Stephanie McLean was elected with 44% of the vote.

Legislature results[edit]

1993 general election[edit]

1993 Alberta general election results[2] Turnout 64.74% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Murray Smith 8,520 47.88%
  Liberal Carrol Jaques 6,860 38.55% *
New Democratic Sharon Kimmel 1,785 10.03%
Green Mike Sawyer 531 2.98% *

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Natural Law Santo Esposito 99 0.56% *
Total 17,795
Rejected, spoiled and declined 47
Eligible electors / Turnout 27,560  %

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[3] Turnout 59.21% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Murray Smith 7,232 51.42% 3.54%
  Liberal Carrol Jaques 5,414 38.50% -0.05%
Social Credit Mike Bressers 646 4.59%
New Democratic Dirk Huysman 640 4.55% 5.48%
Green Joel Ashworth 132 0.94% -2.04% *
Total 14,064
Rejected, spoiled and declined 23
Eligible electors / Turnout 23,792  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 1.80%

2001 general election[edit]

2001 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 59.45% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Murray Smith 8,173 59.42% 8.00%
  Liberal Carrol Jaques 3,938 28.63% -9.87%
New Democratic Susan Scott 1,309 9.52% 4.97%
Green Tavis Du Preez 334 2.43% 1.49% *
Total 13,754
Rejected, spoiled and declined 73
Eligible electors / Turnout 23,260  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 8.94%

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 54.31% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Liberal Harry Chase 6,347 44.64% 16.01%
Progressive Conservative Michael Smyth 5,591 39.32% -20.10%
Alberta Alliance Ronald Beniger 765 5.38%
Green Richard Larson 761 5.35% 2.92% *
New Democratic Mark Gabruch 637 4.48% -5.04%
Social Credit Len Skowronski 118 0.83%
Total 14,219
Rejected, spoiled and declined 75
Eligible electors / Turnout 26,318  %
  Liberal pickup from Progressive Conservative Swing 18.06%

2008 General Election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 44.64% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
  Liberal Harry Chase 6,907 47.34% 2.70%
Progressive Conservative Jennifer Diakiw 5,353 36.69% -2.63%
Wildrose Alliance Brennan Lytle 1,043 7.15% 1.77%
Green Sean Maw 758 5.19% -0.16% *
New Democratic Tim Stock-Bateman 530 3.63% -0.85%
Total 14,591
Rejected, spoiled and declined 87
Eligible electors / Turnout 32,883  %
  Liberal hold Swing 2.67%

2012 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Donna Kennedy-Glans 8,099 45.90 +9.22
Wildrose Rob Solinger 4,624 26.21 +19.06
Liberal Bruce Payne 3,614 20.48 −26.85
New Democratic Jackie Seidel 817 4.63 +1.00
Alberta Party Alex McBrien 255 1.45
Evergreen Carl Svoboda 234 1.33 −3.87
Total 17,643
Rejected, spoiled and declined
Eligible electors / Turnout  %
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +18.04

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Stephanie McLean 8,297 43.9
Progressive Conservative Susan Billington 5,700 30.2
Wildrose Sharon Polsky 2,598 13.7
Liberal Pete Helfrich 1,862 9.8
Green Carl Svoboda 424 2.3
Total
Rejected, spoiled and declined
Eligible electors / Turnout  %
New Democratic gain Swing

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Calgary-Varsity[7] Turnout 54.44%
Affiliation Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 5,387 16.92% 49.83% 1
Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 4,891 15.36% 45.25% 5
Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 4,072 12.79% 37.67% 2
  Independent Link Byfield 3,812 11.97% 35.26% 4
  Independent Tom Sindlinger 2,920 9.17% 27.01% 9
Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,682 8.42% 24.81% 6
Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 2,536 7.96% 23.46% 3
Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 2,105 6.61% 19.47% 8
Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 1,895 5.95% 17.53% 7
Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 1,547 4.61% 14.31% 10
Total Votes 31,847 100%
Total Ballots 10,810 2.95 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 3,517

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[8]
Banff Trail School
Brentwood Elementary
Ecole Varsity Acres School
F. E. Osborne Junior High School
H.D. Cartwright Junior High School
Jerry Potts Elementary
Sir William Van Horne High School
William Aberhart 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[9]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
  Liberal Harry Chase 424 30.44%
Progressive Conservative Michael Smyth 373 26.78%
Green Richard Larson 282 20.24%
  NDP Mark Gabruch 203 14.57%
Alberta Alliance Ronald Beniger 60 4.31%
Social Credit Len Skowronski 51 3.66%
Total 1,393 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 95

2012 election[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. p. 15. 
  2. ^ "Calgary-Varsity results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  3. ^ "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Calgary-Varsity Official Results 2001 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Calgary-Varsity Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  6. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 260–263. 
  7. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 4, 2009. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  8. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on October 5, 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  9. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on October 6, 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 

1. http://results.elections.ab.ca/26.htm

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