|Alberta electoral district|
|Provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
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.
- 1 History
- 2 Legislature results
- 3 Senate nominee results
- 4 References
- 5 External links
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.
|38 Edmonton-Mill Woods 2003 Boundaries|
|Edmonton-Mill Creek||Edmonton-Mill Creek||Edmonton-Strathcona and Edmonton-Rutherford||Edmonton-Ellerslie|
|riding map goes here|
|Legal description from the Statutes of Alberta 2003, Electoral Divisions Act.|
|Starting at the intersection of Gateway Boulevard with Whitemud Drive; then 1. east along Whitemud Drive to 50 Street; 2. south along 50 Street to Mill Creek; 3. in a southeasterly direction along Mill Creek to 23 Avenue; 4. west along 23 Avenue to 50 Street; 5. north along 50 Street to 28 Avenue; 6. west along 28 Avenue to 91 Street; 7. north along 91 Street to 34 Avenue; 8. west along 34 Avenue to Gateway Boulevard; 9. north along Gateway Boulevard to the starting point.|
|41 Edmonton-Mill Woods 2010 Boundaries|
|Edmonton-Mill Creek||Edmonton-Mill Creek||Edmonton-Rutherford, Edmonton-South West and Edmonton-Strathcona||Edmonton-Ellerslie|
|Legal description from the Statutes of Alberta 2010, Electoral Divisions Act.|
|Members of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Mill Woods|
|See: Edmonton-Avonmore 1971-1979|
|21st||1986–1989||Gerry Gibeault||New Democrat|
|29th||2015–present||Christina Gray||New Democrat|
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.
1979 general election
|1979 Alberta general election results||Turnout 55.34%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Milt Pahl||4,299||57.99%|
|New Democratic||Les Owre||1,552||20.94%|
|Social Credit||Rudy Rodriques||573||7.73%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||242|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||13,834||%|
1982 general election
|1982 Alberta general election results||Turnout 61.14%||Swing|
|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%||*|
|Social Credit||Terry Juba||329||1.82%||-5.91%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||39|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||29,614||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-4.87%|
1986 general election
|Alberta general election, 1986|
|New Democratic||Gerry Gibeault||4,103||42.99%||14.43%|
|Progressive Conservative||Milt Pahl||4,004||41.95%||-13.92%|
|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
|1989 Alberta general election results||Turnout 53.95%||Swing|
|New Democratic||Gerry Gibeault||5,824||41.52%||-1.47%|
|Progressive Conservative||Bas Roopnarine||3,475||24.77%||-17.99%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||26|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||26,048||%|
|NDP hold||Swing -13.08%|
1993 general election
|1993 Alberta general election results||Turnout 56.47%||Swing|
|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%|
|Natural Law||Mary Romach||44||0.47%||*|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||22|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||16,861||%|
|Liberal pickup from NDP||Swing 12.27%|
1997 general election
|1997 Alberta general election results||Turnout 55.77%||Swing|
|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%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||78|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||17,909||%|
|Liberal hold||Swing -3.61%|
2001 general election
|2001 Alberta general election results||Turnout 54.39%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Carl Benito||4,402||43.81%||14.21%|
|New Democratic||Mel Buffalo||725||7.22%||-5.56%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||41|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||18,546||%|
|Liberal hold||Swing -8.42%|
2004 general election
|2004 Alberta general election results||Turnout 45.04%||Swing|
|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%|
|Rejected, spoiled, and declined||62|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||23,319||%|
|Liberal hold||Swing -8.06%|
2008 general election
|2008 Alberta general election results||Turnout 37.10%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Carl Benito||4,752||43.87%||15.21%|
|New Democratic||Christina Gray||1,474||13.61%||5.84%|
|Wildrose Alliance||Robert Leddy||320||2.95%||-4.99%|
|Rejected, spoiled, and declined||36|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||29,297||%|
|Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||13.17%|
2012 general election
|Alberta general election, 2012|
|Progressive Conservative||Sohail Quadri||4,113||34.20%|
|New Democratic||Sandra Azocar||1,751||14.56%|
|Alberta Party||Robert Leddy||240||2.00%|
2015 general election
|Alberta general election, 2015|
|New Democratic||Christina Gray||9,927||64.8%|
|Progressive Conservative||Sohail Quadri||2,931||19.1%|
Senate nominee results
2004 Senate nominee election district results
|2004 Senate nominee election results: Edmonton-Mill Woods||Turnout 45.00%|
|Affiliation||Candidate||Votes||% Votes||% Ballots||Rank|
|Progressive Conservative||Betty Unger||3,764||13.91%||44.22%||2|
|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|
|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 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
- "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. p. 20.
- "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 30, 2007. Retrieved February 27, 2010.
- "Edmonton-Mill Woods results 1979 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 14, 2010.
- "Edmonton-Mill Woods results 1982 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 14, 2010.
- "Edmonton-Mill Woods results 1989 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 14, 2010.
- "Edmonton-Mill Woods results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 14, 2010.
- "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012.
- "2001 Statement of Official results Edmonton-Mill Woods" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved April 14, 2010.
- "Edmonton-Mill Woods Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved April 14, 2010.
- The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 324–327.
- "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 4, 2009. Retrieved February 28, 2010.