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Edmonton-Strathcona
Alberta electoral district
EdmontonStrathcona in Edmonton.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Rachel Notley
New Democratic
District created 1971
First contested 1971
Last contested 2015

Edmonton-Strathcona is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada. It shares the same name as the federal electoral district of Edmonton—Strathcona.

The boundaries of Edmonton-Strathcona include the neighbourhoods of Garneau, Strathcona, Queen Alexandra, Pleasantview, Allendale, Empire Park, Bonnie Doon and Idylwylde, and encompases the historic district of Old Strathcona.[1]

History[edit]

The electoral district has existed since 1971, it was created from Strathcona Centre. The boundaries have changed repeatedly.

The 2010 boundary redistribution made some changes to the boundaries. The northwestern corner of the riding had some small alterations with Edmonton-Riverview. The parcel of land that comprised the east portion of the riding to give it its distinctive ell shape was expanded from Whyte Avenue south to 63 Avenue in land that was part of Edmonton-Mill Creek the eastern border was expanded out to run on the Mill Creek Ravine with Edmonton-Gold Bar.

Boundary history[edit]

Representation history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Strathcona
Assembly Years Member Party
See: Strathcona Centre 1959-1971
17th 1971–1975 Julian Koziak Progressive Conservative
18th 1975–1979
19th 1979–1982
20th 1982–1986
21st 1986–1989 Gordon Wright NDP
22nd 1989–1990
1990 Vacant
1990-1993 Barrie Chivers NDP
23rd 1993–1997 Al Zariwny Liberal
24th 1997–2001 Raj Pannu NDP
25th 2001–2004
26th 2004–2008
27th 2008–2012 Rachel Notley NDP
28th 2012–2015
29th 2015–

The electoral district was created from the constituency of Strathcona-Centre and was first contested in 1971. Changing from a long history of electing Social Credit MLAs in the area, the constituency's voters elected Conservative Julian Koziak from the Conservative landslide of 1971 to a local NDP breakthrough in 1986. Since 1986, the constituency has been one of the more left-leaning ridings in Edmonton, having been held by either the NDP (1986-1993, 1997–present) or the Liberals (1983-1997) without interruption.

The election of 1971 saw a hotly contested three-way race as incumbent Social Credit MLA J. Donovan Ross ran for his sixth term in office. He had served as MLA for the predecessor district Strathcona Centre starting in 1959 and previously as an MLA for the multi-member Edmonton constituency starting in 1952. He was defeated by Progressive Conservative candidate Julian Koziak who won just under half the votes in the constituency. Partly on the strength of a clean sweep of Edmonton, the Tories pushed out Social Credit to win government for the first time. NDP candidate Timothy Christian polled a strong vote, carrying on the strong showing of the NDP that had previously been shown in that part of Edmonton since the formation of the Alberta NDP in 1962.

Koziak ran for his second term in 1975 and faced a hotly contested race against future NDP MLA Gordon Wright. Koziak was reelected after increasing his share of the vote to 54%, and was appointed to the provincial cabinet by Peter Lougheed in 1975. Koziak and Wright would face each other four more times. Although this was during the height of the Lougheed government's popularity, Wright managed to narrow the margin each time.

The 1986 election, which saw the NDP win a record number of seats (16) in the province, established the constituency as a stronghold for the party. On his sixth attempt for the seat, Wright won in resounding fashion, defeating Koziak by almost 17 points. He won his second term in 1989 with a reduced majority and died a year later on October 18, 1990, leaving the seat vacant. A by-election was held in December 1990 and returned NDP candidate Barrie Chivers with a large majority.

Chivers ran for a second term in office in the 1993 election. He was defeated by Liberal candidate Al Zariwny, who won the riding with just under 40% of the vote. The Liberals swept Edmonton that year, due in part to a massive surge under its leader Laurence Decore, a former Edmonton mayor.

Zariwny did not stand for a second term in office in 1997 and the riding returned NDP candidate Raj Pannu by 58 votes over Liberal candidate Mary McDonald. That race was split almost three ways, with Pannu winning with just 31% of the vote. The third-placing candidate, Progressive Conservative John Logan, finished just 176 votes behind Pannu.

The NDP chose Pannu to be leader of the party in 2000. He ran for a second term a year later in 2001 under the slogan Raj Against the Machine. He was re-elected with a large majority, winning over half the vote. Pannu ceded the leadership of the NDP to Brian Mason in 2004. He ran for his second term in office and won the highest vote count in Edmonton-Strathcona history, with over 60%. Pannu retired from public life at dissolution of the Legislature in 2008.

The current MLA is Rachel Notley who was elected in the 2008 election. She was re-elected in the 2012 provincial election with the highest share of the vote of any MLA in Alberta, and subsequently became the Premier of Alberta following the results of the 2015 provincial election after succeeding Brian Mason as the leader of the NDP.

Legislature results[edit]

1971 general election[edit]

1971 Alberta general election results[3] Turnout 69.99% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Julian Koziak 4,541 49.97%
Social Credit Joseph Ross 2,973 32.71%
New Democratic Timothy Christian 1,574 17.32%
Total 9,088
Rejected, spoiled and declined 46
Eligible electors / Turnout 13,051  %

1975 general election[edit]

1975 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 55.56% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Julian Koziak 3,996 54.44% 4.47%
New Democratic Gordon Wright 2,109 28.73% 11.41%
Social Credit Betty Horch 768 10.46% -22.25%
     Liberal Arthur Yates 415 5.65% *
     Communist Kimball Cariou 28 0.38% *
     Constitutional Socialist Harry Garfinkle 24 0.34% *
Total 7,340
Rejected, spoiled and declined 31
Eligible electors / Turnout 13,268  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 7.94%

1979 general election[edit]

1979 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 67.57% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Julian Koziak 5,464 44.99% -9.45%
New Democratic Gordon Wright 4,808 39.59% 10.86%
Social Credit E.J.C. Charman 927 7.63% -2.83%
Liberal George Walton 739 6.09% 0.44%
     Independent Progressive Conservative Gerry Ball 155 1.28% *
     Communist Joseph Hill 52 0.42% 0.04% *
Total 12,145
Rejected, spoiled and declined 14
Eligible electors / Turnout 17,995  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -10.16%

1982 general election[edit]

1982 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 73.63% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Julian Koziak 7,105 47.90% 2.91%
New Democratic Gordon Wright 6,643 44.78% 5.19%
     Western Canada Concept Randy Coombes 743 5.01% *
     Alberta Reform Movement Murray Scambler 279 1.88% *
     Communist Joseph Hill 64 0.43% 0.01%
Total 14,834
Rejected, spoiled and declined 51
Eligible electors / Turnout 20,216  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 4.05%

1986 general election[edit]

1986 Alberta general election results[7] Turnout 57.28% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
New Democratic Gordon Wright 6,443 54.15% 9.37%
Progressive Conservative Julian Koziak 4,467 37.54% -10.36%
     Liberal Peter Schneider 788 6.62% *
Representative Shane Venner 102 0.86%
     Western Canada Concept Dexter Dombro 72 0.61% -4.40% *
     Communist Robin Boodle 26 0.22% -0.21% *
Total 11,898 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 25
20,815 Eligible Electors
     NDP pickup from Progressive Conservative Swing 9.87%

1989 general election[edit]

1989 Alberta general election results[8] Turnout Unknown Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
New Democratic Gordon Wright 6,696 45.68% -8.47%
Liberal Philip Lister 4,237 28.91% 22.29%
Progressive Conservative Jack Scott 3,724 25.41% -12.13%
Total 14,657
Rejected, spoiled and declined Unknown
Eligible electors / Turnout 21,696  %
     NDP hold Swing -15.38%

1990 by-election[edit]

December 17, 1990 by-election results[9] Turnout 48.51% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
New Democratic Barrie Chivers 4,927 52.76% 7.08%
Liberal Nadene Thomas 2,252 24.11% -1.82%
Progressive Conservative Eric Young 1,512 16.19% -9.22%
Greens Betty Paschen 424 4.54%
Social Credit Robert Alford 224 2.40%
Total 9,339
Rejected, spoiled and declined 24
Eligible electors / Turnout 19,252  %
     NDP hold Swing 4.45%

1993 general election[edit]

1993 Alberta general election results[10] Turnout 63.02% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Liberal Al Zariwny 6,542 39.41% 15.30%
New Democratic Barrie Chivers 5,121 30.85% -21.91%
Progressive Conservative Don Grimble 4,071 24.52% 8.33%
Social Credit Patrick Ellis 460 2.77% 0.37%
Greens Betty Paschen 253 1.52% -3.02%
     Natural Law Benjamin Toane 108 0.65% *
     Communist Naomi Rankin 47 0.28% *
Total 16,602
Rejected, spoiled and declined 60
Eligible electors / Turnout 26,440  %
     Liberal pickup from NDP Swing 18.61%

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[11] Turnout 56.34% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
New Democratic Raj Pannu 4,272 31.84% 0.99%
Liberal Mary MacDonald 4,214 31.41% -8.00%
Progressive Conservative John Logan 4,096 30.53% 6.01%
Social Credit John Forget 552 4.11% 1.34%
Greens Myles Kitagawa 236 1.76% 0.24%
     Natural Law Eshwar Jagdeo 47 0.35% -0.30% *
Total 13,417
Rejected, spoiled and declined 41
Eligible electors / Turnout 23,886  %
     NDP pickup from Liberal Swing 4.50%

2001 general election[edit]

2001 Alberta general election results[12] Turnout 56.95% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
New Democratic Raj Pannu 6,998 50.61% 18.77%
Progressive Conservative John Logan 4,749 34.35% 3.82%
Liberal Jim Jacuta 1,944 14.06% -17.35%
Alberta First James Lakinn 136 0.98%
Total 13,827
Rejected, spoiled and declined 57
Eligible electors / Turnout 24,381  %
     NDP hold Swing 11.30%

2004 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Raj Pannu 7,463 60.66% 10.05%
Progressive Conservative Shannon Stubbs 2,266 18.42% −15.93%
Liberal Stephen Leard 1,854 15.07% 1.01%
Greens Adrian Cole 288 2.34%
Alberta Alliance Jeremy Burns 273 2.21%
Social Credit Kelly Graham 160 1.30%
Total 12,304
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 89
Eligible Electors / Turnout 24,830 49.91%
New Democratic hold Swing 12.99%
Source: "Edmonton-Strathcona Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 11, 2012. 

2008 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Rachel Notley 5,862 49.32% −11.34%
Progressive Conservative T.J. Keil 3,031 25.50% 7.08%
Liberal Tim Vant 2,452 20.63% 5.56%
Greens Adrian Cole 540 4.55% 2.21%
Total 11,885
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 79
Eligible electors / Turnout 24,830 35.25%
New Democratic hold Swing −9.21%
Source: The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. pp. 336–339. 

2012 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Rachel Notley 9,496 62.58 +13.26
Progressive Conservative Emerson Mayers 3,038 20.02 −5.48
Wildrose Meagen LaFave 1,788 11.78
Liberal Ed Ramsden 670 4.42 −16.21
Evergreen Terry Noel 183 1.21 −3.34
Total valid votes 15,175 98.94
Total rejected ballots 163 1.06
Turnout 15,338 54.62 +19.37
Eligible voters 28,079
New Democratic hold Swing +9.37
Source: "2012 General Report" (PDF). Elections Alberta. pp. 268–271. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Rachel Notley 13,597 82.4 +19.82
Progressive Conservative Shelley Wegner 2,242 13.6 -6.42
Liberal Steve Kochan 659 4.0 -0.42
Total valid votes
Total rejected ballots
Turnout
Eligible voters
New Democratic hold Swing

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Edmonton-Strathcona[13] Turnout 49.41%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
     Independent Link Byfield 3,780 16.52% 47.76% 4
Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 3,381 14.77% 42.72% 2
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 3,221 14.07% 40.70% 9
Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 2,123 9.28% 26.83% 1
Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 2,084 9.11% 26.33% 3
Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 1,924 8.41% 24.31% 7
Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 1,667 7.28% % 6
Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 1,663 7.27% 21.06% 8
Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 1,627 7.11% 20.56% 10
Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 1,418 6.18% 17.92% 5
Total Votes 22,888 100%
Total Ballots 7,914 2.89 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 4,335

Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot

2012 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

Student Vote results[edit]

2004 election[edit]

Participating Schools[14]
Strathcona High 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[15]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     NDP Raj Pannu 350 37.35%
     Liberal Stephen Leard 279 29.78%
Progressive Conservative Shannon Stubbs 177 18.89%
Green Adrian Cole 73 7.79%
Alberta Alliance Jeremy Burns 37 3.95%
     Social Credit Kelly Graham 21 2.24%
Total 937 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 1

2012 election[edit]

2012 Alberta Student Vote results[16]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     NDP Rachel Notley 588 32.54%
Progressive Conservative Emerson Mayers 461 25.51%
     Liberal Ed Ramsden 413 22.86%
Wildrose Meagen LeFave 205 11.34%
Evergreen Terry Noel 140 7.75%
Total 1,807 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ndpopposition.ab.ca/RachelNotley/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.details&ID=7038&t=5&i=0
  2. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. p. 21. 
  3. ^ "Edmonton-Strathcona results 1971 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved February 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Edmonton-Strathcona results 1975 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved February 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Edmonton-Strathcona results 1979 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved February 11, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Edmonton-Strathcona results 1982 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved February 11, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Edmonton-Strathcona results 1986 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved February 11, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Edmonton-Strathcona results 1989 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved February 11, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Edmonton-Strathcona By-election official results". Elections Alberta. October 18, 1990. Retrieved February 6, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Edmonton-Strathcona results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved February 11, 2012. 
  11. ^ "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Edmonton-Strathcona official results 2001 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  14. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-18. [dead link]
  15. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-19. [dead link]
  16. ^ "Edmonton-Strathcona". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2012-06-06. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°31′09″N 113°30′18″W / 53.5192°N 113.5049°W / 53.5192; -113.5049