|Alberta electoral district|
|Provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
Edmonton-Centre formerly styled Edmonton Centre from 1959 to 1971 is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada. Created in 1957 and first contested in 1959. The district is the oldest active provincial riding in Edmonton.
- 1 History
- 2 Legislature results
- 2.1 1959 general election
- 2.2 1963 general election
- 2.3 1967 general election
- 2.4 1971 general election
- 2.5 1975 general election
- 2.6 1979 general election
- 2.7 1982 general election
- 2.8 1986 general election
- 2.9 1989 general election
- 2.10 1993 general election
- 2.11 1997 general election
- 2.12 2001 general election
- 2.13 2004 general election
- 2.14 2008 general election
- 2.15 2012 general election
- 2.16 2015 general election
- 3 Senate nominee results
- 4 Student Vote results
- 5 References
- 6 External links
The electoral district of Edmonton-Centre was created in the 1957 boundary redistribution that saw the riding's of Edmonton and Calgary broken up into single member electoral districts when the province reintroduced first past the post.
The 2010 boundary redistribution kept the riding mostly the same as 2003 except for a realignment on the eastern boundary where it was pushed back to 104 Street instead of completely running along 97 Street like it did before the change.
|28 Edmonton-Centre 2003 Boundaries|
|Edmonton-Calder||Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood, Edmonton-Gold Bar||Edmonton-Glenora||Edmonton-Riverview, Edmonton-Strathcona|
|riding map goes here||map in relation to other districts in Alberta goes here|
|Legal description from the Statutes of Alberta 2003, Electoral Divisions Act.|
|Starting at the intersection of 111 Avenue with the northerly extension of 121 Street; then 1. east along 111 Avenue to 97 Street; 2. southeast along 97 Street and its extension to the right bank of the North Saskatchewan River; 3. in a south westerly direction along the right bank to Groat Road Bridge; 4. northeast across Groat Road Bridge to Victoria Park Road; 5. northeasterly along Victoria Park Road to the southerly extension of 124 Street; 6. north along the extension and 124 Street to Stony Plain Road; 7. southeast along Stony Plain Road to 121 Street; 8. north along 121 Street and its northerly extension to the starting point.|
|31 Edmonton-Centre 2010 Boundaries|
|Edmonton-Calder||Edmonton-Gold Bar and Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood||Edmonton-Glenora||Edmonton-Riverview and Edmonton-Strathcona|
|Legal description from the Statutes of Alberta 2010, Electoral Divisions Act.|
|Members of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Centre|
|See Edmonton electoral district from 1921-1959|
|14th||1959–1963||Ambrose Holowach||Social Credit|
|17th||1971–1975||Gordon Miniely||Progressive Conservative|
|21st||1986–1989||William Roberts||New Democrat|
|29th||2015–Present||David Shepherd||New Democrat|
The electoral district of Edmonton-Centre is currently the oldest continuous active provincial electoral district in the city of Edmonton. It has a long history going back to 1959 when the single transferable vote super districts of Edmonton and Calgary were abolished in favor of single member districts.
Over the years, candidates from four different parties have been elected in the district without being able to return after being defeated. From 1959 to 1986 the riding returned MLA's sitting with governing parties in Alberta while the later years past 1986 MLA's have been returned from the official opposition.
The first elected MLA was Social Credit candidate Ambrose Holowach who had previously served as a Member of Parliament sitting with the federal wing of Social Credit from 1953-1958. Holowach was re-elected twice more and served a ministerial portfolio as Provincial Secretary in the governments of Ernest Manning and Harry Strom from 1962 to 1971.
The 1971 election would bring great change to the province and to Edmonton-Centre. Holowach did not run for re-election and the riding was won by Progressive Conservative candidate Gordon Miniely. His party would form government for the first time that year and Miniely would serve in the Peter Lougheed cabinet until he retired from office after his second term in 1979.
Mary LeMessurier would be the third elected representative of the riding. First elected in 1979 she would also be appointed to cabinet like her two predecessors before her. She served as Minister of Culture in the Lougheed government and kept her portfolio briefly after Don Getty became Premier in 1985. She would run for re-election in 1986 but face a stunning defeat by NDP candidate William Roberts.
The NDP party would form the official opposition after electing a record size caucus in 1986. Roberts held his office for two terms before retiring in 1993. That election saw the NDP vote collapse in the district and across the province with NDP candidate Kay Hurtig finishing third place.
After the NDP defeat from opposition in 1993 and the surge of the Liberal party under Laurence Decore the district became a Liberal stronghold, with Michael Henry becoming the first MLA for his party. Henry did not run a second term in office in the 1997 election. The new Liberal candidate was Laurie Blakeman who held the district with a reduced majority. She currently represents the riding in her fourth term.
In the 2015 Alberta General Election ND Candidate David Shepherd was elected with 54% of the vote.
1959 general election
|1959 Alberta general election results||Turnout 54.75%||Swing|
|Social Credit||Ambrose Holowach||3,912||46.74%|
|Progressive Conservative||Gerard Amerongen||2,185||26.10%|
|Co-operative Commonwealth||Robert Atkin||589||7.04%||*|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||38|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||15,357||%|
|Social Credit gain||Swing||N/A|
1963 general election
|1963 Alberta general election results||Turnout 46.70%||Swing|
|Social Credit||Ambrose Holowach||3,378||47.70%||0.96%|
|Progressive Conservative||Gerard Amerongen||1,492||21.07%||-5.03%|
|New Democratic||Alex Szchechina||993||14.02%||6.98%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||21|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||15,211||%|
|Social Credit hold||Swing||3.00%|
1967 general election
|1967 Alberta general election results||Turnout 50.56%||Swing|
|Social Credit||Ambrose Holowach||3,146||39.53%||-8.17%|
|Progressive Conservative||Harold Veale||2,558||32.14%||11.07%|
|New Democratic||Henry Tomaschuk||1,313||16.50%||2.48%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||83|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||15,904||%|
|Social Credit hold||Swing||-9.62%|
1971 general election
|1971 Alberta general election results||Turnout 69.72%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Gordon Miniely||5,281||58.48%||26.34%|
|Social Credit||Gerry Mulhall||2,622||29.03%||-10.50%|
|New Democratic||Linda Gaboury||931||10.31%||-6.19%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||38|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||13,008||%|
|Progressive Conservative gain from Social Credit||Swing||18.42%|
1975 general election
|1975 Alberta general election results||Turnout 47.40%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Gordon Miniely||3,996||62.08%||3.60%|
|New Democratic||Barry Roberts||1,125||17.48%||7.17%|
|Social Credit||Gerry Beck||386||5.99%||-23.04%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||30|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||13,645||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||5.39%|
1979 general election
|1979 Alberta general election results||Turnout 47.54%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Mary LeMessurier||4,550||54.39%||-7.69%|
|New Democratic||Harry Midgley||2,273||27.17%||9.69%|
|Social Credit||Robert Dunseith||838||10.02%||4.03%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||32|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||17,665||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-8.69%|
1982 general election
|1982 Alberta general election results||Turnout 61.52%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Mary LeMessurier||5,414||49.90%||-4.49%|
|New Democratic||Iain Taylor||3,578||32.98%||5.81%|
|Western Canada Concept||Larry McIlroy||812||7.48%||*|
|Social Credit||Lawlor McKenna||197||1.82%||-8.20%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||39|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||17,665||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-5.15%|
1986 general election
|1986 Alberta general election results||Turnout 47.12%||Swing|
|New Democratic||William Roberts||3,976||42.03%||9.05%|
|Progressive Conservative||Mary LeMessurier||3,816||40.33%||-9.57%|
|Western Canada Concept||Fred Marshall||182||1.92%||-5.56%||*|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||30|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||20,144||%|
|NDP pickup from Progressive Conservative||Swing 9.31%|
1989 general election
|1989 Alberta general election results||Turnout 52.21%||Swing|
|New Democratic||William Roberts||4,440||41.88%||-0.15%|
|Progressive Conservative||Don Clarke||3,217||30.35%||-9.98%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||21|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||20,344||%|
|NDP hold||Swing -5.07%|
1993 general election
|1993 Alberta general election results||Turnout 53.46%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||John Wheelwright||3,418||28.76%||-1.59%|
|New Democratic||Kay Hurtig||2,343||19.71%||-22.17%|
|Social Credit||Wes Warren||202||1.70%
|Natural Law||Richard Johnsen||95||0.80%||*|
|Independent||Clayton Van Horne||83||0.70%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||41|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||22,308||%|
|Liberal pickup from NDP||Swing 11.29%|
1997 general election
|Alberta general election, 1997|
|Progressive Conservative||Don Weideman||3,634||33.50%||4.74%|
|New Democratic||Jenn Smith||1,845||17.01%||−2.70%|
|Social Credit||Alan Cruikshank||420||3.87%||2.17%|
|Forum||Emil van der Poorten||98||0.90%|
|Natural Law||Richard Johnsen||83||0.76%||−0.04%|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||43|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||20,907||52.10%|
|Source: "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012.|
2001 general election
|Alberta general election, 2001|
|Progressive Conservative||Don Weideman||4,446||38.41%||4.91%|
|New Democratic||David Eggen||1,959||16.92%||-0.09%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||105|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||20,907||51.58%|
|"Edmonton-Centre Official Results 2001 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 27, 2010.|
2004 general election
|2004 Alberta general election results||Turnout 49.20%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Don Weideman||2,622||24.12%||-14.29%|
|NDP||Mary Elizabeth Archer||1,319||12.14%||-4.78%||*|
|Alberta Alliance||Tony Caterina||280||2.58%|
|Social Credit||Linda Clements||112||1.03%|
|Rejected, spoiled, and declined||133|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||22,362||%|
|Liberal hold||Swing 13.68%|
2008 general election
|Alberta general election, 2008|
|Progressive Conservative||Bill Donahue||3,291||29.36%||5.24%|
|New Democratic||Deron Bilous||2,163||19.30%||7.16%|
|Wildrose Alliance||James Iverson||200||1.78%||−0.80%|
|Alberta Party||Margaret Saunter||42||0.37%|
|Rejected, spoiled, and declined||109|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||35,186||32.17%|
|Source: The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 280–285.|
2012 general election
|Alberta general election, 2012|
|Progressive Conservative||Akash Khokhar||4,289||30.87%||+1.51%|
|New Democratic||Nadine Bailey||2,258||16.25%||−3.05%|
|Wildrose Alliance||Barb de Groot||1,759||12.66%||10.88%|
|Source: "Edmonton-Centre Statement of Official Results 2012 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta.|
2015 general election
|Alberta general election, 2015|
|New Democratic||David Shepherd||8,980||54.41%||-|
|Progressive Conservative||Catherine Keill||2,218||13.44%||-|
|Independent||Rory Joe Koopmans||40||0.24%||-|
|Source: "Edmonton-Centre Unofficial Poll Results 2015 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta.|
Senate nominee results
2004 Senate nominee election district results
|2004 Senate nominee election results: Edmonton-Centre||Turnout 48.64%|
|Affiliation||Candidate||Votes||% Votes||% Ballots||Rank|
|Progressive Conservative||Betty Unger||3,325||15.69%||44.45%||2|
|Progressive Conservative||Bert Brown||2,304||10.87%||30.80%||1|
|Progressive Conservative||Cliff Breitkreuz||2,004||9.46%||26.79%||3|
|Alberta Alliance||Michael Roth||1,759||8.30%||23.51%||7|
|Progressive Conservative||David Usherwood||1,646||7.77%||22.00%||6|
|Alberta Alliance||Vance Gough||1,515||7.15%||20.25%||8|
|Alberta Alliance||Gary Horan||1,502||7.09%||20.08%||10|
|Progressive Conservative||Jim Silye||1,406||6.63%||18.79%||5|
|Total Ballots||7,481||2.83 Votes Per Ballot|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||3,395|
Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot
2012 Senate nominee election district results
Student Vote results
|Centre High School|
|Victoria School of Performing and Visual Arts|
On November 19, 2004 a Student Vote was conducted at participating Alberta schools to parallel the 2004 Alberta general election results. The vote was designed to educate students and simulate the electoral process for persons who have not yet reached the legal majority. The vote was conducted in 80 of the 83 provincial electoral districts with students voting for actual election candidates. Schools with a large student body that reside in another electoral district had the option to vote for candidates outside of the electoral district then where they were physically located.
|2004 Alberta Student Vote results|
|NDP||Mary Elizabeth Archer||218||37.65%|
|Progressive Conservative||Don Weideman||66||11.40%|
|Alberta Alliance||Tony Caterina||22||3.80%|
|Social Credit||Linda Clements||18||3.11%|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||10|
|2012 Alberta Student Vote results|
|Progressive Conservative||Akash Khokhar||%|
|Wildrose||Barb de Groot|
- "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. p. 17.
- "Edmonton Centre results 1959 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
- "Edmonton Centre results 1963 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
- "Edmonton Centre results 1967 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
- "Edmonton-Centre results 1971 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
- "Edmonton-Centre results 1975 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
- "Edmonton-Centre results 1979 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
- "Edmonton-Centre results 1982 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
- "Edmonton-Centre results 1986 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
- "Edmonton-Centre results 1989 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
- "Edmonton-Centre results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
- "Edmonton-Centre Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
- "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 4, 2009. Retrieved February 28, 2010.
- "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on October 5, 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-18.
- "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on October 6, 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-19.