Calgary-South East

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Calgary-South East
Alberta electoral district
CalgarySouthEast in Calgary.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Rick Fraser
United Conservative
District created 1957
District abolished 1963
District re-created 2010
First contested 1959
Last contested 2015

Calgary-South East provincial electoral district in Calgary, Alberta created in 2010. An electoral district under the similar name of Calgary South East also existed from 1959 to 1963. Both districts were mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.

The current electoral district was created from a portion of Airdrie-Chestermere, Calgary-Hays and Calgary-Shaw. It contains the neighbourhoods of Auburn Bay, Chaparral, Copperfield, Cranston, Mahogany, New Brighton and Silverado.


The first provincial electoral district to use the name Calgary South East was created in the 1959 redistribution that saw the provincial ridings of Calgary and Edmonton broken up. This marked the transition to standardize elections back to the First Past the Post across the province. From 1926 to 1959 Calgary and Edmonton, elected members with Single Transferable Vote in super districts while rest of the province used single member riding's using an Alternate voting method with a 50% margin.

The district was quickly abolished in the 1963 boundary redistribution when it became part of the Calgary South electoral district.

A new electoral district was created in deep South East Calgary in the 2010 boundary redistribution. The roots of the new district can be traced back to the old South East district through various changes to the electoral boundaries that have taken place since. The district was created primarily from Calgary-Hays and Calgary-Shaw and its boundaries were expanded into areas of the old Airdrie-Chestermere and Highwood electoral districts where the city of Calgary boundaries had expanded.

Boundary history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-South East[1]
Assembly Years Member Party
See Calgary 1921-1959
14th 1959-1963 Arthur Dixon Social Credit
See Calgary South 1963-1971
See Calgary-Hays 2004-2012 and Calgary-Shaw 1986-2012
28th 2012–2015 Rick Fraser Progressive Conservative
29th 2015–2017
2017–present United Conservative

Electoral history[edit]

The first incarnation of Calgary South East saw Social Credit MLA Art Dixon win his third term in office with a landslide majority. He defeated two city of Calgary alderman to keep his seat in the Assembly. Dixon won the new district of Calgary South after South East was abolished in 1963.

Recently the area that comprises the new Calgary-South East has returned Progressive Conservative candidates with large majorities and has done so since the 1970s. The incumbent for Calgary-Hays during the 2010 boundary shift was Art Johnston. He tried to run for renomination but was defeated by Progressive Conservative candidate Rick Fraser and won't stand for re-election.

Legislature results 1959-1963[edit]

1959 general election[edit]

1959 Alberta general election results[2] Turnout 48.92% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Social Credit Arthur J. Dixon 5,643 67.11%
Progressive Conservative Ernest Starr 1,537 18.28%
  Liberal Peter Petrasuk 792 9.42% *
     Cooperative Commonwealth George Ellinson 437 5.19% *
Total 8,409
Rejected, spoiled and declined 53
Eligible electors / Turnout 17,299  %
Social Credit gain Swing N/A

Legislature results 2012-present[edit]

2012 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Rick Fraser 7,162 48.57%
Wildrose Bill Jarvis 6,355 43.09%
Liberal Brad Carroll 756 5.13%
New Democratic Marta Warszynski 474 3.21%

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Rick Fraser 7,663 32.5
New Democratic Mirical Macdonald 7,358 31.2
Wildrose Brandon Lunty 6,892 29.2
Liberal G. Gill 1,304 5.5
Green Jordan Mac Isaac 374 1.6
Total valid votes 23,591 100.0
Rejected, spoiled and declined 168
Turnout 23,759 50.7
Eligible voters 46,871
Source: Elections Alberta[3]

Senate nominee results[edit]

2012 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

Student vote results[edit]

2012 election[edit]

2012 Alberta Student Vote results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Rick Fraser %
Wildrose Bill Jarvis
  Liberal %
  NDP %
Total ' 100%


  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 February 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Calgary South East results 1959 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2015 Provincial General Election Results". Elections Alberta. Archived from the original on 2017-08-01. Retrieved 2017-08-01. 

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