Calgary Midnapore

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Calgary Midnapore
Alberta electoral district
Canada 2013 48008 Calgary Midnapore.svg
Boundaries of Calgary Midnapore as of the 2013 Representation Order
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Stephanie Kusie
Conservative
District created2013
First contested2015
Last contested2019
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1]111,227
Electors (2019)93,458
Area (km²)[2]87
Pop. density (per km²)1,278.5
Census division(s)Division No. 6
Census subdivision(s)Calgary

Calgary Midnapore is a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2015.

Calgary Midnapore was created by the 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution and was legally defined in the 2013 representation order. It came into effect upon the call of the 42nd Canadian federal election, which was held in October 2015.[3][4] It was created mostly out of the former seat of Calgary Southeast, with smaller portions coming from Calgary Southwest and Macleod.[5][6] It is named for the Midnapore neighbourhood.

While Calgary has long tilted rightward, Calgary Midnapore is located in a particularly conservative area of Calgary. Counting its time as Calgary Southeast, it has always been held by a member of the major right-wing party of the day, often by large margins. After neighbouring Calgary Heritage (the former Calgary Southwest), it is the second-safest Conservative riding in Calgary.

Boundaries[edit]

Consisting of that part of the City of Calgary described as follows: commencing at the intersection of Macleod Trail S with Glenmore Trail SE (Highway No. 8); thence generally easterly along Glenmore Trail SE (Highway No. 8) to the left bank of the Bow River; thence generally southerly along said bank, including all islands adjacent to the river bank, to the southerly limit of said city; thence southerly, westerly and generally northwesterly along the southerly and westerly limits of said city to Spruce Meadows Way SW; thence northerly along said way and northerly and easterly along James McKevitt Road SW to Macleod Trail S; thence generally northerly along said trail to the point of commencement.[7]

Population[edit]

In 2013, a total of 111,227 persons lived in the riding's boundaries.[8] Of these, 86,000 spoke English as their "mother tongue" and 1,650 claimed French as their native language.[9] Of the more than 20,000 who spoke English as a second language, or not at all, the next largest group was the over 2,600 who spoke Tagalog (Filipino).[10] The number of residents who spoke English as their first official Canadian language was 107,320, and 1,580 spoke French as their primary official language.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following members of the House of Commons of Canada:

Parliament Years Member Party
Calgary Midnapore
Riding created from Calgary Southeast,
Calgary Southwest and Macleod
42nd  2015–2016     Jason Kenney Conservative
 2017–2019 Stephanie Kusie
43rd  2019–present

Election results[edit]

Graph of election results in Calgary Midnapore (minor parties that never got 2% of the vote or didn't run consistently are omitted)
2019 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Stephanie Kusie 50,559 74.3 -2.87 $74,411.39
Liberal Brian Aalto 7,507 11.0 -6.01 $1,875.42
New Democratic Gurmit Bhachu 6,445 9.5 +6.97 $2,059.00
Green Taylor Stasila 1,992 2.9 +0.75 $0.00
People's Edward Gao 1,585 2.3 - $8,767.66
Total valid votes/Expense limit 68,088 100.0
Total rejected ballots 338
Turnout 68,426 73.2
Eligible voters 93,458
Conservative hold Swing +1.57
Source: Elections Canada[11][12][13]
Canadian federal by-election, April 3, 2017
Resignation of Jason Kenney
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephanie Kusie 22,454 77.17 +10.44
Liberal Haley Brown 4,950 17.01 −5.64
New Democratic Holly Heffernan 735 2.53 −5.20
Green Ryan Zedic 625 2.15 −0.51
Christian Heritage Larry R. Heather 251 0.86
National Advancement Kulbir Singh Chawla 81 0.28
Total valid votes/Expense limit 29,096 100.0   –  
Total rejected ballots -
Turnout
Eligible voters 89,436
Conservative hold Swing +8.08
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Jason Kenney 42,415 66.73 –9.17 $67,515.08
Liberal Haley Brown 14,396 22.65 +16.24 $11,213.46
New Democratic Laura Weston 4,915 7.73 –2.82 $18,349.56
Green Brennan Wauters 1,691 2.66 –3.77 $4,520.21
Marxist–Leninist Peggy Askin 145 0.23
Total valid votes/Expense limit 63,562 100.00   $226,378.18
Total rejected ballots 179 0.28
Turnout 63,741 73.13
Eligible voters 87,158
Conservative hold Swing –12.71
Source: Elections Canada[14][15]
2011 federal election redistributed results[16]
Party Vote %
  Conservative 37,022 75.90
  New Democratic 5,145 10.55
  Green 3,138 6.43
  Liberal 3,125 6.41
  Others 346 0.71

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Canada: 2011
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 2011
  3. ^ Timeline for the Redistribution of Federal Electoral Districts
  4. ^ Elections Canada site
  5. ^ Report – Alberta
  6. ^ Elections Canada site
  7. ^ Elections Canada website
  8. ^ Find a Conservative website
  9. ^ [Statistics Canada. 2012. Calgary Midnapore, Alberta (Code 48008) and Alberta (Code 48) (table). Census Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012. http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed August 3, 2015). Statistics Canada website]
  10. ^ [Statistics Canada. 2012. Calgary Midnapore, Alberta (Code 48008) and Alberta (Code 48) (table). Census Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012. http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed August 3, 2015). Statistics Canada website]
  11. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  12. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  13. ^ "Candidate Campaign Returns". Elections Canada. Retrieved September 7, 2020.
  14. ^ "October 19, 2015 Election Results — Calgary Midnapore (Validated results)". Elections Canada. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  15. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections