Crowfoot (electoral district)

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Crowfoot
Alberta electoral district
Alberta federal ridings (rural) - Crowfoot.svg
Crowfoot in relation to the other Alberta ridings
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Kevin Sorenson
Conservative
District created 1966
First contested 1968
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 125,481
Electors (2011) 87,897
Area (km²)[2] 42,810.46
Pop. density (per km²) 2.9
Census divisions Division No. 5, Division No. 6, Division No. 7, Division No. 10
Census subdivisions Rocky View County, Camrose, Mountain View County, Strathmore, Chestermere, Wheatland County, Drumheller, Camrose County, Stettler, Kneehill County

Crowfoot is a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1968.

It is in the central part of the province, and is named in honour of Chief Crowfoot, leader of the Blackfoot First Nations in the 19th century.

Even by the standards of rural Alberta, Crowfoot has been a strongly conservative riding. The major right-wing party of the day--Progressive Conservative (1968-1993), Reform (1993-2000), Canadian Alliance (2000-2003) and Conservative (since 2003)--has won every election in this riding, usually by astronomical margins. As a measure of how conservative this riding is, Jack Horner, the riding's original member, crossed the floor to the Liberals in 1977, only to tumble to only 18 percent of the vote in 1979.

This electoral district was also home to the largest margin of victory in any federal riding in the 2004 and 2006 federal elections. Conservative candidate Kevin Sorenson won 37,649 votes, or 80.2% of the riding's total in 2004. This represented a difference of 34,034 votes, or 72.5%, from the candidate with the riding's second most votes, Liberal Adam Campbell who only received 3,615 votes, or 7.7% of the riding's votes. It was the riding with the highest Conservative vote in the 2004 and 2006 elections. In 2006, Sorenson increased his vote even further, to 43,009 votes, 82.5% of the total.

Geography[edit]

The district includes: the City of Camrose; the Town of Drumheller; the Municipal District of Acadia No. 34; Wheatland County; Kneehill County; Starland County; the County of Stettler No. 6; the County of Paintearth No. 18; Camrose County; and all of Alberta's three special areas (Nos. 2, 3 and 4).

History[edit]

This riding was created in 1966 from parts of Acadia, Bow River and Macleod ridings.

In 2003, parts of Wild Rose riding were added.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Crowfoot
Riding created from Acadia, Bow River and Macleod
28th  1968–1972     Jack Horner Progressive Conservative
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1977
 1977–1979     Liberal
31st  1979–1980     Arnold Malone Progressive Conservative
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988
34th  1988–1993
35th  1993–1997     Jack Ramsay Reform
36th  1997–2000
 2000–2000     Independent Canadian Alliance
 2000–2000     Independent
37th  2000–2003     Kevin Sorenson Alliance
 2003–2004     Conservative
38th  2004–2006
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–Present

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

Its current Member of Parliament (MP) is Kevin Sorenson, a former businessman and farmer. He was first elected in 2000. He is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. In the 39th parliamentary session he served as Chair of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development Trade. In the 40th and thus far in the 41st Parliament he is Chair of the Public Safety and National Security Standing Committee.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Kevin Sorenson 44,115 83.99 +1.95 $33,424
New Democratic Ellen Parker 4,805 9.15 +1.25 $10,007
Green Konrad Schellenberg 1,711 3.26 -2.71 $0
Liberal Omar Harb 1,224 2.33 -1.76 $4,589
Independent John C. Turner 463 0.88 $2,667
Christian Heritage Gerard Groenedijk 204 0.39
Total valid votes/Expense limit 52,522 100.00
Total rejected ballots 131 0.25 -0.02
Turnout 52,653 59.73 +5
Eligible voters 88,152
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Kevin Sorenson 39,342 82.04 -0.52 $63,199
New Democratic Ellen Parker 3,783 7.90 +0.50 $5,585
Green Kaitlin Kettenbach 2,875 5.97 +1.49
Liberal Sharon Howe 1,958 4.09 -1.47 $1,397
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,958 100.00 $106,273
Total rejected ballots 127 0.26 -0.01
Turnout 48,085 55 -10
Conservative hold Swing -0.51
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Kevin Sorenson 43,210 82.56 +2.36
New Democratic Ellen Parker 3,875 7.40 +0.50
Liberal Adam Campbell 2,908 5.56 -2.14
Green Cameron Wigmore 2,347 4.48 +0.66
Total valid votes 52,340 100.00
Total rejected ballots 142 0.27 +0.07
Turnout 52,482 65 +3
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Kevin Sorenson 37,649 80.20 -4.51 $43,903
Liberal Adam Campbell 3,615 7.70 +1.51 $3,455
New Democratic Ellen Parker 3,241 6.90 +3.86 $2,514
Green Arnold Baker 1,795 3.82
Marijuana Max Leonard Cornelssen 639 1.36
Total valid votes 46,939 100.00
Total rejected ballots 89 0.19 -0.01
Turnout 47,028 62.36 -3.82

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of Progressive Conservative and Canadian Alliance vote in 2000.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Alliance Kevin Sorenson 33,767 70.55 -0.44 $44,001
Progressive Conservative Verlyn Olson 6,778 14.16 -1.34 $18,591
Liberal Orest Werezak 2,964 6.19 -3.52 $2,938
Independent Jack Ramsay 2,668 5.57 $18,085
New Democratic Jay Russell 1,457 3.04 -0.75 $788
Independent Valerie Morrow 223 0.46 $7,959
Total valid votes 47,857 100.00
Total rejected ballots 117 0.20 0.00
Turnout 47,974 66.18 +2.12

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

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Reform Jack Ramsay 30,589 70.99 +4.95 $48,007
Progressive Conservative Paul Marshall 6,679 15.50 -2.48 $18,052
Liberal Redford W. Peeples 4,185 9.71 -2.82 $5,178
New Democratic Bill Scotten 1,635 3.79 +1.39 $859
Total valid votes 43,088 100.00
Total rejected ballots 79 0.2
Turnout 43,167 64.06
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Reform Jack Ramsay 23,550 66.04 +33.99
Progressive Conservative Brian Heidecker 6,411 17.98 -35.70
Liberal Darryl Sandford 4,468 12.53 +5.93
New Democratic Berend J. Wilting 857 2.40 -5.26
Natural Law Alan J. Livingston 260 0.73
Independent Anita Ashmore 113 0.32
Total valid votes 35,659 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Arnold Malone 19,079 53.68 -24.15
Reform Jack Ramsay 11,392 32.05
New Democratic Fred Rappel 2,725 7.67 -1.67
Liberal Doug Moe 2,344 6.60 -0.76
Total valid votes 35,540 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Arnold Malone 26,291 77.83 +1.22
New Democratic L. Gladys Creasy 3,153 9.33 +3.10
Liberal Vange MacNaughton 2,483 7.35 -8.18
Confederation of Regions Joe Domanski 1,559 4.62
Social Credit Arthur E. Robinson 294 0.87 -0.75
Total valid votes 33,780 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Arnold Malone 23,491 76.61 -0.51
Liberal Jack Horner 4,761 15.53 -2.67
New Democratic Roger Milbrandt 1,912 6.24 +1.56
Social Credit Jim Green 498 1.62
Total valid votes 30,662 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Arnold Malone 25,202 77.12 +1.62
Liberal Jack Horner 5,947 18.20 +3.65
New Democratic Roger Milbrandt 1,529 4.68 +0.20
Total valid votes 32,678 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Jack Horner 18,048 75.51 -0.03
Liberal Ernest R. Patterson 3,477 14.55 +4.06
Social Credit Jim Green 1,307 5.47 -1.69
New Democratic Muriel McCreary 1,071 4.48 -2.34
Total valid votes 23,903 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Jack Horner 18,667 75.54 +2.09
Liberal Andy McAlister 2,591 10.48 -10.80
Social Credit Jim Green 1,768 7.15
New Democratic Gloria Jean Ann Mcgowan 1,686 6.82 +1.55
Total valid votes 24,712 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Jack Horner 16,508 73.45
Liberal Noel Sharp 4,783 21.28
New Democratic Stuart McCready 1,185 5.27
Total valid votes 22,476 100.00

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