Denise Woollard

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Denise Woollard
Denise Woollard 2015.jpg
Woollard in May 2015
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Edmonton-Mill Creek
Assumed office
May 5, 2015
Preceded by Gene Zwozdesky
Personal details
Born 1946/1947 (age 71–72)
Political party Alberta New Democratic Party
Residence Edmonton, Alberta
Occupation university facilitator, teacher, school psychologist

Denise K. Woollard (born 1946 or 1947) is a Canadian politician who was elected in the Alberta general election, 2015 to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Edmonton-Mill Creek.[1][2] On the May 5, 2015 election, she defeated incumbent Progressive Conservative MLA and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Gene Zwozdesky. The election results saw Alberta NDP sweep the city of Edmonton and win a majority government, the first switch of governing parties in the province since the 1971 election.

Electoral history[edit]

2012 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2012: Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Mike Allen 3,609 48.99 -14.42
Wildrose Guy Boutilier 3,164 42.95
New Democratic Denise Woollard 372 5.05 -2.67
Liberal Amy McBain 222 3.01 -21.66
Total valid votes 7,367
Spoiled, declined, and rejected 87
Registered electors / Turnout 21,843 34.13 +14.29
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -28.69
Elections Alberta. "Electoral Division Results: Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo". Retrieved June 21, 2018. 

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015: Edmonton-Mill Creek
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Denise Woollard 9,023 55.9
Progressive Conservative Gene Zwozdesky 3,849 23.8
Liberal Harpreet Gill 1,916 11.9
Wildrose Saqib Raja 1,366 8.5