Chestermere-Strathmore

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Chestermere-Strathmore
Alberta electoral district
Chestermere-Strathmore 2017.svg
Chestermere-Strathmore within the Calgary Metropolitan Region (2017 boundaries).
Provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Leela Aheer
United Conservative
District created2017
First contested2019
Last contested2019
Demographics
Population (2016)[1]48,203
Area (km²)1,582
Pop. density (per km²)30.5
Census division(s)5, 6
Census subdivision(s)Chestermere, Rocky View, Strathmore, Wheatland

Chestermere-Strathmore is a provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada. The district will be one of 87 districts mandated to return a single member (MLA) to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta using the first past the post method of voting. It was contested for the first time in the 2019 Alberta election, and won by Leela Aheer of the United Conservative Party.

Geography[edit]

The district is located east of Calgary, containing the City of Chestermere, the Town of Strathmore and sections of Rocky View County and Wheatland County. Its borders are formed by the City of Calgary to the west, the Bow River to the south, Highway 564 to the north, and RR242, RR 241 west of Namaka, and Siksika 146 to the east.

History[edit]

Members for Chestermere-Strathmore
Assembly Years Member Party
See Chestermere-Rocky View 2012-2019 and
Strathmore-Brooks 1997-2019
30th 2019 Leela Aheer United Conservative

The district was created in 2017 when the Electoral Boundaries Commission recommended abolishing Strathmore-Brooks and Chestermere-Rocky View, completely reorganizing the ridings surrounding Calgary to reflect the rapid growth in the area.[2]

Electoral results[edit]

2010s[edit]

Redistributed results, 2015 Alberta election
Wildrose 7,421 44.51%
Progressive Conservative 4,568 27.40%
New Democratic 3,042 18.24%
Others 1,643 9.85%
2019 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Conservative Leela Aheer 15,612 68.5% -3.41%
New Democratic Melissa Langmaid 3,558 15.6% -3.08%
Freedom Conservative Derek Fildebrandt 1,683 7.4% --
Alberta Party Jason Avramenko 1,460 6.4% +4.3%
Liberal Sharon Howe 238 1% -0.2%
  Independence Roger Dean Walker
Independent Terry Nicholls 112 0.5%
Total valid votes 22,799
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 173
Registered electors 35,595
Turnout 64.4%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Canada: 2016
  2. ^ "Final Report" (PDF). Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission. October 1, 2017. p. 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 24, 2018.