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Calgary-West
Alberta electoral district
CalgaryWest in Calgary.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Mike Ellis
Progressive Conservative
District created 1957
First contested 1959
Last contested 2015

Calgary-West formerly styled Calgary West from 1957 to 1971 is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada.

The electoral riding of Calgary West is one of the two original Calgary ridings of the seven that has survived from the 1959 Redistribution of the Calgary riding. The other riding is Calgary-Glenmore.

This riding covers the central west portion of Calgary and contains the neighbourhoods of Cougar Ridge, Coach Hill, Strathcona, Signal Hill, Discovery Ridge, Springbank Hill, Strathcona, Aspen Woods, West Springs, Springhaven, Montreaux, Spring Hill, Richmond Hill, Wentworth, Patterson, Glamorgan, Glenbrook and Christie Park.

History[edit]

The electoral district was first created in 1957 and used in 1959 as part of the original boundary redistribution for Calgary after the Social Credit government decided to return to the first past the post method of voting.

The 2010 boundary redistribution saw significant changes to the riding. It lost all land east of Sarcee Trail to Calgary-Currie and all land north of Bow Trail to Calgary-Bow.

Boundary history[edit]

Representation history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-West
Assembly Years Member Party
See Calgary electoral district from 1921–1959
14th 1959–1963 Donald Fleming Social Credit
15th 1963–1967
16th 1967–1971 Peter Lougheed Progressive Conservative
17th 1971–1975
18th 1975–1979
19th 1979–1982
20th 1982–1986
1986 Vacant
21st 1986–1989 Elaine McCoy Progressive Conservative
22nd 1989–1993
23rd 1993–1997 Danny Dalla-Longa Liberal
24th 1997–2001 Karen Kryczka Progressive Conservative
25th 2001–2004
26th 2004–2008 Ron Liepert
27th 2008–2012
28th 2012–2014 Ken Hughes
2014–2015 Mike Ellis
29th 2015–present

The electoral district was first contested in the 1959 general election, and returned Social Credit candidate Donald Fleming. He won just over half of the popular vote in the new seat to pick it up for his party. Fleming faced a stiff challenge running in his second term in the 1963 election from Progressive Conservative leader Milt Harradence. Although Fleming won, he tallied under half the popular vote and only held off Harradence by just over a thousand votes.

The 1967 election would see Calgary West swing to the Progressive Conservatives. Fleming was defeated by Harradence's successor as PC leader, Peter Lougheed, who won the seat with a near landslide majority. He would go on to become Leader of the Opposition after he and five other candidates were elected.

Lougheed ran for his second term in the 1971 general election and won easily. His party would go on to form government in the province for the first time ever, and Lougheed became Premier. Lougheed would easily hold the district for the next three terms winning landslide majorities. He won his highest popular vote in the riding for the 1982 election as well as the highest number of seats in Alberta's history. Lougheed retired as Premier in 1985 and vacated Calgary-West on February 28, 1986.

The electoral district remained vacant for about two months until the 1986 general election which occurred in May of that year. The third representative for the riding was Progressive Conservative candidate Elaine McCoy who held the district losing almost half of the popular vote that Lougheed had won in 1982. She was appointed to the cabinet under Lougheed's successor, Don Getty.

McCoy won re-election in the 1989 election with a reduced majority. In 1992 she ran for leadership of the Progressive Conservative Association after Getty retired. She failed in her bid for leader losing to Ralph Klein. She did not run for a third term in 1993 and retired from the Legislature.

The 1993 election would see Calgary-West won by Liberal candidate Danny Dalla-Longa who won with a strong door knocking campaign over Progressive Conservative candidate Ron Leigh who had served as an Alderman on Calgary City Council. Dalla-Longa would only serve a single term in office retiring in 1997.

After Dalla-Longa retired the riding returned to the Progressive Conservative party selecting candidate Karen Kryczka in the 1997 election. She would be re-elected in 2001 winning a higher raw popular vote than Lougheed won in 1982. Kryczka retired at dissolution in 2004.

The most recent member of the legislature was Ron Liepert who won his first term in the 2004 election. He would be appointed to the cabinet in 2006 under the government of Ed Stelmach. He won his second term in office in 2008 with a larger majority.

Legislature results[edit]

1959 general election[edit]

1959 Alberta general election results[3] Turnout 55.53% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Social Credit Donald Fleming 5,060 50.15%
Progressive Conservative Roy Deyell 3,392 33.61%
     Liberal Ted Duncan 1,397 13.84% *
     Co-operative Commonwealth Ken Tory 242 2.40% *
Total 10,091
Rejected, spoiled and declined 32
Eligible electors / Turnout 18,231  %
Social Credit gain Swing N/A

1963 general election[edit]

1963 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 53.78% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Social Credit Donald Fleming 5,183 42.80% -7.35%
Progressive Conservative Milt Harradence 4,109 33.93% 0.32%
     Liberal Ted Duncan 2,250 18.58% 4.74%
New Democratic Jack Peters 568 4.69% 2.29%
Total 12,110
Rejected, spoiled and declined 12
Eligible electors / Turnout 22,540  %
Social Credit hold Swing -3.84%

1967 general election[edit]

1967 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 69.63% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Peter Lougheed 8,548 61.74% 27.81%
Social Credit Donald Fleming 4,028 29.09% -13.71%
New Democratic Allan Early 868 6.27% 1.58%
Liberal Natalie Chapman 402 2.90% -15.68%
Total 13,846
Rejected, spoiled and declined 70
Eligible electors / Turnout 19,986  %
Progressive Conservative gain from Social Credit Swing 20.76%

1971 general election[edit]

1971 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 76.12% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Peter Lougheed 7,049 55.21% -6.53%
Social Credit Charles Gray 4,319 33.83% 4.74%
New Democratic Joe Yanchula 1,066 8.35% 2.08%
Liberal Brian Stevenson 333 2.61% -0.29%
Total 12,767
Rejected, spoiled and declined 58
Eligible electors / Turnout 16,848  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -5.64%

1975 general election[edit]

1975 Alberta general election results[7] Turnout 65.12% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Peter Lougheed 8,983 78.56% 23.35%
Social Credit Charles Grey 1,213 10.61% -23.22%
New Democratic Neil Ellison 674 5.90% -2.45%
Liberal Steve Shaw 564 4.93% 2.32%
Total 11,434
Rejected, spoiled and declined 42
Eligible electors / Turnout 17,624  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 23.29%

1979 general election[edit]

1979 Alberta general election results[8] Turnout 60.70% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Peter Lougheed 7,825 72.90% -5.66%
Social Credit Frank Cottingham 930 8.66% -1.95%
Liberal Barb Scott 874 8.14% 3.21%
New Democratic Ed Smith 699 6.51% 0.61%
     Independent Christian Jacob Binnema 406 3.79% *
Total 10,734
Rejected, spoiled and declined 68
Eligible electors / Turnout 17,796  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -3.81%

1982 general election[edit]

1982 Alberta general election results[9] Turnout 65.34% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Peter Lougheed 11,668 78.85% 5.95%
New Democratic Ed Smith 1,175 7.94% 1.43%
Western Canada Concept Bruce Roper 1,106 7.47% *
     Liberal Barb Scott 598 4.04% -4.10%
Social Credit Leonard Petterson 251 1.70% -6.96%
Total 14,798
Rejected, spoiled and declined 82
Eligible electors / Turnout 22,774  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 3.69%

1986 general election[edit]

1986 Alberta general election results[10] Turnout 44.11% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Elaine McCoy 6,846 64.65% -14.20%
New Democratic Joseph Yanchula 2,354 22.23% 14.29%
Liberal George Francom 1,390 13.12% 9.08%
Total 10,590
Rejected, spoiled and declined 52
Eligible electors / Turnout 24,129  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -14.25%

1989 general election[edit]

1989 Alberta general election results[11] Turnout 52.04% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Elaine McCoy 6,133 46.30% -18.35%
Liberal Bernie Myers 4,550 34.35% 21.23%
New Democratic Joseph Yanchula 2,564 19.35% -2.88%
Total 13,247
Rejected, spoiled and declined 50
Eligible electors / Turnout 25,551  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -19.79%

1993 general election[edit]

1993 Alberta general election results[12] Turnout 64.24% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Liberal Danny Dalla-Longa 6,927 47.04% 12.69%
Progressive Conservative Ron Leigh 6,532 44.36% -1.94%
New Democratic Nabil Hantes 584 3.97% -15.38%
Social Credit Sharon Whitehead 548 3.72%
     Natural Law Phil Morin 135 0.92% *
Total 14,726
Rejected, spoiled and declined 23
Eligible electors / Turnout 22,959  %
     Liberal pickup from Progressive Conservative Swing 7.32%

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[13] Turnout 56.00% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Karen Kryczka 8,478 56.23% 11.87%
Liberal Paul Adams 4,995 33.13% -13.91%
Social Credit Craig Chandler 1,070 7.10% 3.38%
New Democratic Rudy Rogers 534 3.54% 0.43%
Total 15,077
Rejected, spoiled and declined 13
Eligible electors / Turnout 26,946  %
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing 12.89%

2001 general election[edit]

2001 Alberta general election results[14] Turnout 54.66% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Karen Kryczka 12,866 73.15% 16.92%
Liberal Lorne Neudorf 3,459 19.67% -13.46%
New Democratic Greg Klassen 1,263 7.18% 3.64%
Total 17,588
Rejected, spoiled and declined 67
Eligible electors / Turnout 32,302  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 15.19%

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[15] Turnout 42.38% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Ron Liepert 6,969 52.08% -21.07%
Liberal Derek Smith 4,284 32.02% 12.35%
Alberta Alliance John Keyes 989 7.39%
Green James Kohut 731 5.46% *
New Democratic Chantelle Dubois 408 3.05% -4.13%
Total 13,381
Rejected, spoiled and declined 70
Eligible electors / Turnout 31,736  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -16.71%

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[16] Turnout 39.78% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Ron Liepert 8,428 47.97% -4.11%
Liberal Beth Gignac 5,693 32.41% 0.39%
Wildrose Alliance Bob Babcock 2,273 12.94% 5.55%
Green James Kohut 773 4.40% -1.06%
New Democratic Chantelle Dubois 401 2.28% -0.77%
Total 17,568
Rejected, spoiled and declined 58
Eligible electors / Turnout 44,306  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -2.25%

2012 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Ken Hughes 8,148 49.95%
Wildrose Andrew Constantinidis 6,090 37.33%
Liberal Wilson Mccutchan 1,217 7.46%
New Democratic Mary Nokleby 491 3.01%
Evergreen Karen Huggins 209 1.28% *
Alberta Party Pam Crosby 158 0.97%
Total
Rejected, spoiled and declined
Eligible electors / Turnout  %

2014 by-election[edit]

Alberta provincial by-election, October 27, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Mike Ellis 4,843 44.44%
Wildrose Sheila Taylor 4,528 41.55%
Liberal David Khan 926 8.50%
New Democratic Brian Malkinson 336 3.08%
Alberta Party Troy Millington 265 2.43%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -
Elections Alberta.[17]

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Mike Ellis 8,318 46.9%
New Democratic Mizanur Rahman 4,939 27.8%
Wildrose Gerard Lucyshyn 4,488 25.3%
Total valid votes
Progressive Conservative hold Swing

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Calgary-West[18] Turnout 43.63%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 5,834 17.30% 52.79% 1
Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 5,745 17.03% 51.99% 5
Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 4,792 14.21% 43.36% 2
Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 3,446 10.22% 31.18% 6
     Independent Link Byfield 3,176 9.42% 28.74% 4
Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 3,095 9.18% 28.01% 3
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 2,306 6.84% 20.87% 9
Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 1,954 5.79% 17.68% 8
Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 1,782 5.28% 16.13% 7
Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 1,603 4.73% 14.51% 10
Total Votes 33,733 100%
Total Ballots 11,051 3.05 Votes Per Ballot'
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 2,795

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[19]
Calgary Academy
Brentwood Elementary
Glenbrook School
Menno Simons Christian School
Webber Academy

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[20]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Ron Liepert 158 44.13%
Green James Kohut 98 27.37%
     Liberal Derek Smith 52 14.53%
     NDP Chantelle Dubois 27 7.54%
Alberta Alliance John Keyes 23 6.43%
Total 358 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 31

2012 election[edit]

2012 Alberta Student Vote results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative %
Wildrose Andrew Constantinidis
     Liberal Wilson Mccutchan %
     NDP Mary Nokleby %
Total ' 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. p. 15. 
  2. ^ "Bill 28 Electoral Divisions Act" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. 2010. 
  3. ^ "Calgary West results 1959 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Calgary West results 1963 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Calgary West results 1967 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 29, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Calgary-West results 1971 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 29, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Calgary-West results 1975 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 29, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Calgary-West results 1979 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 29, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Calgary-West results 1982 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 29, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Calgary-West results 1986 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 29, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Calgary-West results 1989 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 29, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Calgary-West results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 29, 2012. 
  13. ^ "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Calgary-West Official Results 2001 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
  15. ^ "Calgary-West Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  16. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 264–267. 
  17. ^ "Report on the October 27, 2014 By-elections" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved 19 May 2016. 
  18. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 4, 2009. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  19. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on October 5, 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  20. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on October 6, 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 

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