Calgary Southwest

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Calgary Southwest
Alberta electoral district
Calgary Southwest in relation to the other Calgary ridings
District created 1987
District abolished 2012
First contested 1988
Last contested 2011
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 136,011
Electors (2011) 93,707
Area (km²)[2] 76.70
Census divisions Division No. 6
Census subdivisions Calgary

Calgary Southwest is a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1988. The district is in the southwest part of the City of Calgary, south of Glenmore Trail, and west of the Canadian Pacific railway.

The seat is held by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

The riding is slated to be abolished before the 2015 election, with the bulk of its territory becoming Calgary Heritage.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in 1987 from Bow River, Calgary East, and Calgary South ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

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

Parliament Years Member Party
Calgary Southwest
Riding created from Bow River, Calgary East and Calgary South
34th  1988–1993     Bobbie Sparrow Progressive Conservative
35th  1993–1997     Preston Manning Reform
36th  1997–2000
 2000–2000     Alliance
37th  2000–2002
 2002–2003     Stephen Harper Alliance
 2003–2004     Conservative
38th  2004–2006
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–Present

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

Its Member of Parliament is Prime Minister Stephen Harper, an economist and a lecturer.[3] He was first elected in 2002 and is the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Stephen Harper 42,998 75.12 +2.22 $62,436
New Democratic Holly Heffernan 6,823 11.92 +4.12 $1,113
Liberal Marlene Lamontagne 4,121 7.20 −2.11 $14,171
Green Kelly Christie 2,991 5.23 −3.72 $4,879
Independent Larry R. Heather 303 0.53 +0.05 $495
Total valid votes 57,236 100.00
Total rejected ballots 177 0.31
Turnout 57,413 60.95
Eligible voters 94,192
Note: Larry R. Heather's vote as an independent candidate is compared to his vote as a CHP candidate in 2008.


Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Stephen Harper 38,545 72.90 +0.94 $61,102
Liberal Marlene Lamontagne 4,918 9.31 −2.07 $14,071
Green Kelly Christie 4,732 8.95 +1.32 $1,250
New Democratic Holly Heffernan 4,122 7.80 −0.22 $1,719
Libertarian Dennis Young 277 0.52 +0.52 $398
Christian Heritage Larry R. Heather 256 0.48 −0.52 $1,746
Total valid votes/Expense limit 52,850 100.00 $92,156
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Stephen Harper 41,549 71.96 +3.61 $67,115
Liberal Michael Swanson 6,573 11.38 -7.01 $15,691
New Democratic Holly Heffernan 4,628 8.02 +1.81 $5,177
Green Kim Warnke 4,407 7.63 +2.05 $1,800
Christian Heritage Larry Heather 579 1.00 +0.56 $1,370
Total valid votes 57,736 100.00  
Total rejected ballots    
Turnout      
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Stephen Harper 35,297 68.35 -3.31 $62,955
Liberal Avalon Roberts 9,501 18.39 $55,529
Green Darcy Kraus 3,210 6.21 +2.63 $521
New Democratic Daria Fox 2,884 5.58 -15.12 $3,648
Marijuana Mark de Pelham 516 0.99  
Christian Heritage Larry Heather 229 0.44 -1.30 $1,630
Total valid votes 51,637 100.00  
Total rejected ballots 149 0.29
Turnout 51,786 64.49  

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the Alliance vote in 2002.

Canadian federal by-election, June 28, 2002
On Mr. Manning's resignation, January 31, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Alliance Stephen Harper 13,200 71.66 +6.85
New Democratic Bill Phipps 3,813 20.70 +16.74
Green James S. Kohut 660 3.58
Independent Gordon Barrett 428 2.32
Christian Heritage Ron Gray 320 1.74
Total valid votes 18,421 100.00
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Alliance Preston Manning 34,529 64.81 +6.82 $69,676
Progressive Conservative Paul Monaghan 8,679 16.29 -1.61 $8,592
Liberal Barry J. Rust 7,954 14.93 -5.23 $13,233
New Democratic Jennifer Stewart 2,113 3.96 +1.22 $720
Total valid votes 53,275 100.00  
Total rejected ballots 158 0.30
Turnout 53,433 62.93 -3.85

Note: Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997.

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Reform Preston Manning 27,912 57.99 -3.09 $62,515
Liberal Paul Drager 9,706 20.16 +3.87 $61,666
Progressive Conservative Jan Brown 8,617 17.90 -0.83 $34,551
New Democratic Mara Vogel 1,322 2.74 +1.13 $1,064
Green Sol Candel 310 0.64 +0.18  
Natural Law Richard Shelford 175 0.36 -0.00  
Christian Heritage Larry Heather 89 0.18 $176
Total valid votes 48,131 100.00  
Total rejected ballots 107 0.22
Turnout 48,238 66.78  


Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Reform Preston Manning 41,630 61.22 $59,445
     Progressive Conservative Bobbie Sparrow 12,642 18.59 $61,978
Liberal Bill Richards 11,087 17.36 $60,511
New Democratic Catherine Rose 1,099 1.62 $4,791
National Lea Russell 910 1.34 $2,580
Green Sol Candel 301 0.44 $6,216
Natural Law Ida Bugmann 249 0.37 $0
     Independent Miel S.R. Gabriel 57 0.08 $218
     N/A (Communist) Darrell Rankin 28 0.04 $1,422
Total valid votes 68,003 100.00
Rejected ballots 137
Turnout 68,140 70.81
Electors on lists 96,213
Source:Thirty-fifth General Election, 1993: Official Voting Results, Published by the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada. Financial figures taken from official contributions and expenses provided by Elections Canada.
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Bobbie Sparrow 40,397 65.16
Reform Janet Jessop 8,316 13.41
Liberal Percy Baker 7,147 11.53
New Democratic Vera Vogel 5,024 8.10
Independent Larry R. Heather 669 1.08
Rhinoceros Johnny Barretto 372 0.60
Confederation of Regions Bill Sinclair 68 0.11
Total valid votes 61,993 100.00
Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
LaSalle—Émard
Riding represented by the Prime Minister
2006-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Stastistics Canada: 2012
  2. ^ Stastistics Canada: 2012
  3. ^ "Prime Minister Stephen Harper - Prime Minister of Canada". Government of Canada. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°58′01″N 114°06′00″W / 50.967°N 114.100°W / 50.967; -114.100