Edmonton-Mill Woods

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For the Mill Woods area of Edmonton, see Mill Woods. For the federal electoral district, see Edmonton—Mill Woods—Beaumont.
Edmonton-Mill Woods
Alberta electoral district
EdmontonMillWoods in Edmonton.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Christina Gray
New Democratic
District created 1979
First contested 1979
Last contested 2015

Edmonton-Mill Woods is a provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada. It is one of 87 current electoral districts mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta using the first past the post method of voting.

This urban district is located in south central Edmonton was created in the 1979 boundary redistribution from Edmonton-Avonmore. The electoral district since its creation has been a swing riding controlled by the Progressive Conservatives, New Democrats and Liberals. The current representative is New Democrat Christina Gray who was elected in 2015.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 1979 boundary redistribution from Edmonton-Avonmore.

The 2010 boundary redistribution saw some changes made to the riding. The south boundary was pushed southward from 23 Avenue east of Mill Woods Drive to Anthony Henday Drive in land that used to be part of Edmonton-Ellerslie. The east boundary was changed to cede land south of Mill Creek to Edmonton-Mill Creek.

Boundary history[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Mill Woods[2]
Assembly Years Member Party
See: Edmonton-Avonmore 1971-1979
19th 1979–1982 Milt Pahl Progressive Conservative
20th 1982–1986
21st 1986–1989 Gerry Gibeault NDP
22nd 1989–1993
23rd 1993–1997 Don Massey Liberal
24th 1997–2001
25th 2001–2004
26th 2004–2008 Weslyn Mather
27th 2008–2012 Carl Benito Progressive Conservative
28th 2012–2015 Sohail Quadri Progressive Conservative
29th 2015–present Christina Gray New Democratic

The electoral district was created in the 1979 boundary redistribution. The election held that year saw Progressive Conservative candidate Milt Pahl won a large majority to pick up the new seat for his party. He won a second term in the 1982 general election. He more than doubled his popular vote but faced a strong challenge from NDP candidate Gerry Gibeault and ended up decreasing his overall percentage.

Premier Peter Lougheed would appoint Pahl to the provincial cabinet as a Minister without Portfolio. He held that going into the 1986 general election while attempting to run for his third term in office. The election that year saw a rematch between Gibeault and Pahl.

The race in 1986 was very close with Gibeault winning by less than 100 votes to pick up the seat for the New Democrats. He won a higher popular vote running for a second term in the 1989 general election but his overall percent was reduced. He moved to the Edmonton-Ellerslie electoral district to run for election in 1993 and was defeated.

Liberal candidate Don Massey won the district in the 1993 election to pick it up for his party. He was re-elected with a smaller majority in the 1997 election and just barely held onto the district in the 2001 general election as he face a strong challenge from future Progressive Conservative MLA Carl Benito.

Massey briefly became leader of the provincial Liberals in 2004. He decided not to run again for office and retired at dissolution of the assembly later that year. His replacement in the legislature was Liberal candidate Weslyn Mather who won the district with just under half the popular vote in the 2004 election.

Mather was defeated by Carl Benito in the 2008 election who managed to win the seat for the Progressive Conservatives for the first time in 22 years.

Legislature results[edit]

1979 general election[edit]

1979 Alberta general election results[3] Turnout 55.34% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Milt Pahl 4,299 57.99%
New Democratic Les Owre 1,552 20.94%
     Liberal Rose MacPherson 989 13.34% *
Social Credit Rudy Rodriques 573 7.73%
Total 7,413
Rejected, spoiled and declined 242
Eligible electors / Turnout 13,834  %

1982 general election[edit]

1982 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 61.14% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Milt Pahl 10,095 55.87% -2.12%
New Democratic Gerry Gibeault 5,159 28.56% 7.62%
Western Canada Concept Dave Fletcher 1,894 10.48% *
Liberal Winston Mohabir 590 3.27% -10.27%
Social Credit Terry Juba 329 1.82% -5.91%
Total 18,067
Rejected, spoiled and declined 39
Eligible electors / Turnout 29,614  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -4.87%

1986 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Gerry Gibeault 4,103 42.99% 14.43%
Progressive Conservative Milt Pahl 4,004 41.95% -13.92%
Liberal Phil Lister 861 9.02% 5.75%
Representative Dick Mather 445 4.66%
Heritage Mike Pawlus 132 1.38%
Total 9,545
Rejected, spoiled and declined 18
Eligible electors / Turnout 22,823 41.90%
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing 14.18%
Source: "Edmonton-Mill Woods results 1986 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 14, 2010. 

1989 general election[edit]

1989 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 53.95% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
New Democratic Gerry Gibeault 5,824 41.52% -1.47%
Liberal Murray Scambler 4,729 33.71% 24.69%
Progressive Conservative Bas Roopnarine 3,475 24.77% -17.99%
Total 14,028
Rejected, spoiled and declined 26
Eligible electors / Turnout 26,048  %
     NDP hold Swing -13.08%

1993 general election[edit]

1993 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 56.47% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Liberal Don Massey 5,330 56.11% 22.40%
Progressive Conservative William Pidruchney 2,556 26.91% 2.14%
New Democratic Laat Bhinder 1,007 10.60% -30.92%
Social Credit Robert Alford 414 4.36%
Independent Ken Kozak 102 1.07%
Green Raymond Boyko 46 0.48% *
     Natural Law Mary Romach 44 0.47% *
Total 9,499
Rejected, spoiled and declined 22
Eligible electors / Turnout 16,861  %
     Liberal pickup from NDP Swing 12.27%

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[7] Turnout 55.77% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Don Massey 5,113 51.59% -4.52%
Progressive Conservative Ziad Jaber 2,933 29.60% 2.69%
New Democratic Ricardo Acuna 1,266 12.78% 2.18%
Social Credit John Filp 546 5.51% 1.15%
Green Raymond Boyko 52 0.52% 0.05%
Total 9,910
Rejected, spoiled and declined 78
Eligible electors / Turnout 17,909  %
     Liberal hold Swing -3.61%

2001 general election[edit]

2001 Alberta general election results[8] Turnout 54.39% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Don Massey 4,920 48.97% -2.62%
Progressive Conservative Carl Benito 4,402 43.81% 14.21%
New Democratic Mel Buffalo 725 7.22% -5.56%
Total 10,047
Rejected, spoiled and declined 41
Eligible electors / Turnout 18,546  %
     Liberal hold Swing -8.42%

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[9] Turnout 45.04% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Liberal Weslyn Mather 5,012 48.01% -0.96%
Progressive Conservative Naresh Bhardwaj 2,992 28.66% -15.15%
New Democratic Lloyd Nelson 1,565 14.99% 7.77%
Alberta Alliance Charles Relland 829 7.94%
Communist Naomi Rankin 42 0.40% *
Total 10,440
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 62
Eligible electors / Turnout 23,319  %
     Liberal hold Swing -8.06%

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[10] Turnout 37.10% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Carl Benito 4,752 43.87% 15.21%
     Liberal Weslyn Mather 3,996 36.89% -11.12%
New Democratic Christina Gray 1,474 13.61% 5.84%
Wildrose Alliance Robert Leddy 320 2.95% -4.99%
Green David Hruska 290 2.68% *
Total 10,832
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 36
Eligible electors / Turnout 29,297  %
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing 13.17%

2012 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Sohail Quadri 4,113 34.20%
Wildrose Joanne Autio 2,873 23.89%
Liberal Weslyn Mather 2,569 21.36%
New Democratic Sandra Azocar 1,751 14.56%
Independent Carl Benito 480 3.99%
Alberta Party Robert Leddy 240 2.00%

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Christina Gray 9,927 64.8%
Progressive Conservative Sohail Quadri 2,931 19.1%
Wildrose Baljit Sall 1,436 9.4%
Liberal Roberto Maglalang 842 5.5%
Independent Aura Leddy 129 0.8%
Communist Naomi Rankin 43 0.3%

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Edmonton-Mill Woods[11] Turnout 45.00%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 3,764 13.91% 44.22% 2
     Independent Link Byfield 3,273 12.09% 38.45% 4
Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 3,061 11.31% 35.96% 1
Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 2,937 10.85% 34.50% 3
Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 2,791 10.31% 32.79% 7
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 2,490 9.20% 29.25% 9
Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 2,447 9.04% 28.75% 10
Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 2,400 8.87% 28.20% 8
Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,119 7.83% 24.89% 6
Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 1,780 6.59% 20.91% 5
Total Votes 27,062 100%
Total Ballots 8,512 3.18 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 1,982

Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot

2012 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. p. 20. 
  2. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved February 27, 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Edmonton-Mill Woods results 1979 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 14, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Edmonton-Mill Woods results 1982 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 14, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Edmonton-Mill Woods results 1989 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 14, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Edmonton-Mill Woods results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 14, 2010. 
  7. ^ "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  8. ^ "2001 Statement of Official results Edmonton-Mill Woods" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved April 14, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Edmonton-Mill Woods Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved April 14, 2010. 
  10. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 324–327. 
  11. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 

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