Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood

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Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood
Alberta electoral district
Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood 2017.svg
Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood within the City of Edmonton, 2017 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Janis Irwin
New Democratic
District created2003
First contested2004
Last contested2019

Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada. The district was created in 2004 when it was merged with Edmonton-Highlands and Edmonton-Norwood.

This inner-city northeast Edmonton riding has the second lowest average income in Alberta, as well as being one of the most ethnically diverse. This riding and its predecessor ridings have voted NDP in six of the last seven elections.

Neighborhoods in this riding include: Highlands, Bellevue, Montrose, Newton, Virginia Park, Cromdale, Parkdale, Alberta Avenue, Boyle Street, McCauley, Eastwood & Riverdale.

The riding is currently held by the Alberta NDP's Janis Irwin.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 2003 boundary redistribution after the electoral districts of Edmonton-Highlands and Edmonton-Norwood were merged.

The 2010 boundary redistribution saw significant boundary changes as all land west of 50 street was ceded to Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview. A portion of the west boundary that moved along 97 Street between 105 and 111 Avenue was pushed west to 104 Street that was formerly part of Edmonton-Centre and minor alterations were made with the north border of Edmonton-Decore.

Boundary history[edit]

Representation history[edit]

Assembly Years Member Party
See Edmonton-Highlands 1997–2004 and
Edmonton-Norwood 1959–2004
26th 2004–2008 Brian Mason New
Democratic
27th 2008–2012
28th 2012–2015
29th 2015–2019
30th 2019–present Janis Irwin

The electoral district was created in the 2004 boundary redistribution by combining the old Edmonton-Highlands and Edmonton-Norwood electoral districts. The first election in the district was won by NDP leader Brian Mason who won a landslide with over 60% of the popular vote.

Mason was re-elected in the 2008 general election against former MLA Andrew Beniuk. He won a slightly reduced majority but still won over half the popular vote. In the 2015 election, Mason was re-elected in a landslide, becoming the longest-serving MLA in the NDP government.

Election results[edit]

2019 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Janis Irwin 9,998 63.45% -14.66%
United Conservative Leila Houle 4,015 25.48% 6.92%
Alberta Party Tish Prouse 1,057 6.71%
Green Taz Bouchier 243 1.54%
Alberta Independence Joe Hankins 226 1.43%
Alberta Advantage Chris Poplatek 116 0.74%
Communist Alex S. Boykowich 103 0.65%
Total 15,758
Rejected, spoiled and declined 70 88 8
Eligible electors / turnout 30,596 51.76% 8.12%
New Democratic hold Swing -14.06%
Source(s)
Source: "34 - Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood, 2019 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
Alberta. Chief Electoral Officer (2019). 2019 General Election. A Report of the Chief Electoral Officer. Volume II (PDF) (Report). Vol. 2. Edmonton, Alta.: Elections Alberta. pp. 132–135. ISBN 978-1-988620-12-1. Retrieved April 7, 2021.

2015 general election[edit]

2015 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Brian Mason 11,555 78.11% 23.94%
Progressive Conservative Jonathan Weiqun Dai 1,778 12.02% -10.03%
Wildrose Joshua Loeppky 967 6.54% -9.51%
Liberal Matthew R. Smith 494 3.34% -1.32%
Total 14,794
Rejected, spoiled and declined 81 45 34
Eligible electors / turnout 34,163 43.64% -1.38%
New Democratic hold Swing 16.99%
Source(s)
Source: "36 - Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood, 2015 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
Chief Electoral Officer (2016). 2015 General Election. A Report of the Chief Electoral Officer (PDF) (Report). Edmonton, Alta.: Elections Alberta.

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Brian Mason 6,824 54.16% 3.21%
Progressive Conservative Cristina Basualdo 2,778 22.05% -9.87%
Wildrose Alliance Wayde Lever 2,022 16.05% 13.42%
Liberal Keegan Wynychuk 587 4.66% -7.47%
Alberta Party Cam McCormick 200 1.59%
Evergreen Dari Lynn 188 1.49% -0.88%
Total 12,599
Rejected, spoiled and declined 115 63 6
Eligible electors / turnout 28,251 45.02% 10.53%
New Democratic hold Swing +3.21%
Source(s)
Source: "36 - Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood, 2012 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
Chief Electoral Officer (2012). The Report of the Chief Electoral Officer on the 2011 Provincial Enumeration and Monday, April 23, 2012 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-eighth Legislative Assembly (PDF) (Report). Edmonton, Alta.: Elections Alberta. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 6, 2021. Retrieved April 7, 2021.

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Brian Mason 4,754 50.95% -11.67%
Progressive Conservative Andrew Beniuk 2,978 31.92% 9.08%
Liberal Brad Smith 1,132 12.13% 1.43%
Wildrose Alliance Travis Loewen 245 2.63% -0.52%
Green Mohamed Maie 221 2.37%
Total 9,330
Rejected, spoiled and declined 11 27 1
Eligible electors / turnout 27,079 34.50% -8.09%
New Democratic hold Swing -10.37%
Source(s)
Source: "33 - Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood, 2008 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
Chief Electoral Officer (2008). The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-Seventh Legislative Assembly (Report). Edmonton, Alta.: Elections Alberta. Retrieved April 7, 2021.

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Brian Mason 6,054 62.62%
Progressive Conservative Terry Martiniuk 2,208 22.84%
Liberal Jason Manzevich 1,035 10.71%
Alberta Alliance Ray Loyer 305 3.15%
Independent Dale W. Ferris 66 0.68%
Total 9,668
Rejected, spoiled and declined 54 36 1
Eligible electors / turnout 22,832 42.58%
New Democratic pickup new district.
Source(s)
Source: "00 - Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood, 2004 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
Alberta. Chief Electoral Officer (2005). Report of the Chief Electoral Officer on the General Enumeration and General Election of the Twenty-sixth Legislative Assembly (Report). Edmonton: Alberta Legislative Assembly, Office of the Chief Electoral Officer.

Senate nominee results[edit]

2012 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood[3] Turnout 43.09%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 3,235 14.22% 43.20% 2
  Independent Link Byfield 3,105 13.65% 41.47% 4
  Independent Tom Sindlinger 2,386 10.49% 31.86% 9
Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 2,347 10.31% 31.34% 7
Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 2,230 9.80% 29.78% 1
Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 2,194 9.64% 29.30% 3
Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 2,101 9.23% 28.06% 8
Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 2,089 9.18% 27.90% 10
Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 1,603 7.04% 21.41% 6
Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 1,466 6.44% 19.58% 5
Total Votes 22,756 100%
Total Ballots 7,488 3.04 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 2,350

Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot

Student Vote results[edit]

2004 election[edit]

Participating Schools[4]
Delton School
Eastglen High School
Norwood School
R. J. Scott School
St. Nicholas School
St. Alphonsus School

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[5]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
  NDP Brian Mason 403 58.66%
  Liberal Jason Manzevich 117 17.03%
Progressive Conservative Terry Martinuk 93 13.54%
  Independent Dale Ferris 42 6.11%
Alberta Alliance Ray Loyer 32 4.66%
Total 687 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 92

References[edit]

  1. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. pp. 18–19.
  2. ^ "Bill 28 Electoral Divisions Act" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. 2010.
  3. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 4, 2009. Retrieved February 28, 2010.
  4. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on October 5, 2007. Retrieved April 18, 2008.
  5. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on October 6, 2007. Retrieved April 19, 2008.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°34′N 113°28′W / 53.57°N 113.46°W / 53.57; -113.46