|Alberta electoral district|
|Provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
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.
- 1 History
- 2 Legislature results
- 2.1 1959 general election
- 2.2 1963 general election
- 2.3 1967 general election
- 2.4 1971 general election
- 2.5 1975 general election
- 2.6 1979 general election
- 2.7 1982 general election
- 2.8 1986 general election
- 2.9 1989 general election
- 2.10 1993 general election
- 2.11 1997 general election
- 2.12 2001 general election
- 2.13 2004 general election
- 2.14 2008 general election
- 2.15 2012 general election
- 2.16 2014 by-election
- 2.17 2015 general election
- 3 Senate nominee results
- 4 Student Vote results
- 5 References
- 6 External links
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.
|24 Calgary-West 2003 Boundaries|
|Calgary-Bow||Calgary-Bow Calgary-Currie and Calgary-Elbow||Foothills-Rocky View||Foothills-Rocky View|
|riding map goes here|
|Legal description from the Statutes of Alberta 2003, Electoral Divisions Act.|
|Starting at the intersection of the west Calgary city boundary and the north boundary of the south half of Sec. 28, Twp. 24, Rge. 2 W5; then 1. east along the north boundary of the south half of Secs. 28, 27 and 26 in Twp. 24, Rge. 2 W5 to its intersection with Sarcee Trail NW; 2. southeast and south along Sarcee Trail SW to the westerly extension of 26 Avenue SW; 3. east along 26 Avenue SW to 43 Street SW; 4. south along 43 Street SW to 28 Avenue SW; 5. east along 28 Avenue SW to 40 Street SW; 6. north along 40 Street SW to 26 Avenue SW; 7. east along 26 Avenue SW to 37 Street SW; 8. south along 37 Street SW to Richmond Road SW; 9. southwest along Richmond Road SW to Sarcee Trail SW; 10. south along Sarcee Trail SW to the south Calgary city boundary (50 Avenue SW); 11. west and north along the Calgary city boundary to the starting point.|
|27 Calgary-West 2010 Boundaries|
|Calgary-Bow||Calgary-Currie and Calgary-Elbow||Chestermere-Rocky View||Chestermere-Rocky View|
|Note: Boundary descriptions were not used in the 2010 redistribution|
|Members of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-West|
|See Calgary electoral district from 1921–1959|
|14th||1959–1963||Donald Fleming||Social Credit|
|16th||1967–1971||Peter Lougheed||Progressive Conservative|
|21st||1986–1989||Elaine McCoy||Progressive Conservative|
|24th||1997–2001||Karen Kryczka||Progressive Conservative|
|2014–2015||Mike Ellis||Progressive Conservative|
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.
1959 general election
|1959 Alberta general election results||Turnout 55.53%||Swing|
|Social Credit||Donald Fleming||5,060||50.15%|
|Progressive Conservative||Roy Deyell||3,392||33.61%|
|Co-operative Commonwealth||Ken Tory||242||2.40%||*|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||32|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||18,231||%|
|Social Credit gain||Swing||N/A|
1963 general election
|1963 Alberta general election results||Turnout 53.78%||Swing|
|Social Credit||Donald Fleming||5,183||42.80%||-7.35%|
|Progressive Conservative||Milt Harradence||4,109||33.93%||0.32%|
|New Democratic||Jack Peters||568||4.69%||2.29%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||12|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||22,540||%|
|Social Credit hold||Swing||-3.84%|
1967 general election
|1967 Alberta general election results||Turnout 69.63%||Swing|
|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%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||70|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||19,986||%|
|Progressive Conservative gain from Social Credit||Swing||20.76%|
1971 general election
|1971 Alberta general election results||Turnout 76.12%||Swing|
|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%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||58|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||16,848||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-5.64%|
1975 general election
|1975 Alberta general election results||Turnout 65.12%||Swing|
|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%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||42|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||17,624||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||23.29%|
1979 general election
|1979 Alberta general election results||Turnout 60.70%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Peter Lougheed||7,825||72.90%||-5.66%|
|Social Credit||Frank Cottingham||930||8.66%||-1.95%|
|New Democratic||Ed Smith||699||6.51%||0.61%|
|Independent Christian||Jacob Binnema||406||3.79%||*|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||68|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||17,796||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-3.81%|
1982 general election
|1982 Alberta general election results||Turnout 65.34%||Swing|
|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%||*|
|Social Credit||Leonard Petterson||251||1.70%||-6.96%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||82|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||22,774||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||3.69%|
1986 general election
|1986 Alberta general election results||Turnout 44.11%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Elaine McCoy||6,846||64.65%||-14.20%|
|New Democratic||Joseph Yanchula||2,354||22.23%||14.29%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||52|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||24,129||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-14.25%|
1989 general election
|1989 Alberta general election results||Turnout 52.04%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Elaine McCoy||6,133||46.30%||-18.35%|
|New Democratic||Joseph Yanchula||2,564||19.35%||-2.88%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||50|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||25,551||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-19.79%|
1993 general election
|1993 Alberta general election results||Turnout 64.24%||Swing|
|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%||*|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||23|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||22,959||%|
|Liberal pickup from Progressive Conservative||Swing 7.32%|
1997 general election
|1997 Alberta general election results||Turnout 56.00%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Karen Kryczka||8,478||56.23%||11.87%|
|Social Credit||Craig Chandler||1,070||7.10%||3.38%|
|New Democratic||Rudy Rogers||534||3.54%||0.43%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||13|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||26,946||%|
|Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||12.89%|
2001 general election
|2001 Alberta general election results||Turnout 54.66%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Karen Kryczka||12,866||73.15%||16.92%|
|New Democratic||Greg Klassen||1,263||7.18%||3.64%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||67|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||32,302||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||15.19%|
2004 general election
|2004 Alberta general election results||Turnout 42.38%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Ron Liepert||6,969||52.08%||-21.07%|
|Alberta Alliance||John Keyes||989||7.39%|
|New Democratic||Chantelle Dubois||408||3.05%||-4.13%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||70|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||31,736||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-16.71%|
2008 general election
|2008 Alberta general election results||Turnout 39.78%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Ron Liepert||8,428||47.97%||-4.11%|
|Wildrose Alliance||Bob Babcock||2,273||12.94%||5.55%|
|New Democratic||Chantelle Dubois||401||2.28%||-0.77%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||58|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||44,306||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-2.25%|
2012 general election
|Alberta general election, 2012|
|Progressive Conservative||Ken Hughes||8,148||49.95%|
|New Democratic||Mary Nokleby||491||3.01%|
|Alberta Party||Pam Crosby||158||0.97%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||%|
Alberta provincial by-election, October 27, 2014|
Resignation of Ken Hughes
|Progressive Conservative||Mike Ellis||4,843||44.44||-5.51|
|New Democratic||Brian Malkinson||336||3.08||+0.07|
|Alberta Party||Troy Millington||265||2.43||+1.46|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-|
2015 general election
|Alberta general election, 2015|
|Progressive Conservative||Mike Ellis||8,312||46.8|
|New Democratic||Mizanur Rahman||4,940||27.8|
|Total valid votes||17,764||100.0|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||117|
|Source: Elections Alberta|
Senate nominee results
2004 Senate nominee election district results
|2004 Senate nominee election results: Calgary-West||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|
|Progressive Conservative||Cliff Breitkreuz||3,095||9.18%||28.01%||3|
|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 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
Student Vote results
|Menno Simons Christian 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|
|Progressive Conservative||Ron Liepert||158||44.13%|
|Alberta Alliance||John Keyes||23||6.43%|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||31|
|2012 Alberta Student Vote results|
- "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. p. 15.
- "Bill 28 Electoral Divisions Act" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. 2010.
- "Calgary West results 1959 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
- "Calgary West results 1963 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
- "Calgary West results 1967 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
- "Calgary-West results 1971 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
- "Calgary-West results 1975 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
- "Calgary-West results 1979 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
- "Calgary-West results 1982 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
- "Calgary-West results 1986 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
- "Calgary-West results 1989 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
- "Calgary-West results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
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- The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 264–267.
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- Demographics for Calgary West
- Riding Map for Calgary West
- Website of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta