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Calgary-North East
Alberta electoral district
Calgary-North East 2017.svg
Calgary-North East within the City of Calgary (2017 boundaries).
Provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
TBD
District created1957
District abolished1951
District re-created2017
First contested1959
Last contested1959
Demographics
Population (2016)40,366
Area (km²)66.5
Pop. density (per km²)607

Calgary-North East (previously styled Calgary North East) is a provincial electoral district in Calgary, Alberta. The riding has existed twice, having been contested in the 1959 and abolished soon after, becoming Calgary East. It has been re-established in time for the next general election.

Boundary history[edit]

The historic 1959 redistribution of the provincial ridings of Calgary and Edmonton marked the transition back to First Past the Post. From 1921 to 1959 Calgary and Edmonton, along with a few other ridings in the province elected members with Single Transferable Vote. The redistribution created seven ridings in Calgary, two of those still exist today.

This transition was done in part to standardize the electoral system across the province and because Calgary and Edmonton were becoming too large to be a single riding. The other six ridings were Calgary Bowness, Calgary West, Calgary Glenmore, Calgary Centre, Calgary South East, Calgary North.

However, the riding was abolished after only one term, becoming Calgary-East. It has been re-established by the 2017 Electoral Boundaries Commission, created from parts of Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill and Calgary-McCall, and will be contested in the next Alberta general election.

Representation history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly
for Calgary-North East[1]
Assembly Years Member Party
See Calgary 1921-1959
14th 1959–1963 Albert Ludwig Social Credit
See Calgary-East after 1963
See Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill, Calgary-Northern Hills, and
Calgary-McCall before 2019
30th 2019 TBD

Calgary North East was represented by Social Credit MLA Albert Ludwig for the one term it was active. He went on to represent Calgary-East and Calgary-Mountain View after it was abolished.

Election Results[edit]

1950s[edit]

Alberta general election, 1959
Party Candidate Votes %
Social Credit Albert Ludwig 5,945 64.24
Progressive Conservative Melvin Stronach 1,829 19.76
Liberal E. Kitch Elton 1,060 11.46
Co-operative Commonwealth Jack Hampson 420 24.30
Total valid votes 9,254 100.00
Registered voters / Turnout 16,961 54.56
Social Credit pickup new district.

2010s[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015 redistributed results
New Democratic 4,043 38.35%
Progressive Conservative 2,795 26.52%
Wildrose 2,732 25.92%
Liberal 824 7.82%
Others 147 1.39%
Alberta general election, 2019
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Gul Khan
Alberta Party Nate Pike
United Conservative Rajan Sawhney
Total valid votes
Rejected, spoiled, and declined
Registered electors
Turnout

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 30, 2007. Retrieved 2009-05-20.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°09′N 114°01′W / 51.15°N 114.01°W / 51.15; -114.01