|Alberta electoral district|
|Provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
Edmonton-Whitemud is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada. In 1989, its constituents unseated the Premier of the day, Donald Getty, by voting for Liberal candidate Percy Wickman.
The district was represented by Dave Hancock who was in his fourth term as the Member of the Legislative Assembly. Hancock has also served as Minister of Justice twice, Attorney General and prior to that as Minister of Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs.
On December 15, 2006, Hancock was made Minister of Health and Wellness in Premier Ed Stelmach's cabinet. He later served as Deputy Premier under Stelmach's successor Alison Redford. Following Redford's resignation as Premier, Hancock was named as her replacement and sworn into office on March 23, 2014, meaning the Edmonton-Whitemud district was the seat of the Premier of Alberta for the second time.
- 1 History
- 2 Legislature results
- 2.1 1971 general election
- 2.2 1975 general election
- 2.3 1979 general election
- 2.4 1982 general election
- 2.5 1985 by-election
- 2.6 1986 general election
- 2.7 1989 general election
- 2.8 1993 general election
- 2.9 1997 general election
- 2.10 2001 general election
- 2.11 2004 general election
- 2.12 2008 general election
- 2.13 2012 general election
- 2.14 2014 by-election
- 2.15 2015 General Election
- 3 Senate nominee results
- 4 Student Vote results
- 5 References
- 6 External links
The electoral district was created in the 1971 boundary redistribution from the electoral districts of Strathcona Centre and Strathcona West.
The 2010 boundary redistribution saw the riding significantly altered. It lost all land south of Anthony Henday Drive to the new electoral district of Edmonton-South West. In addition it also lost land along the east boundary with Edmonton-Rutherford. The old line established in 2003 ran along 119 Street. It was pushed west to run continuously along Whitemud Creek.
|42 Edmonton-Whitemud 2003 Boundaries|
|Edmonton-Riverview||Edmonton-Ellerslie and Edmonton-Rutherford||Edmonton-McClung and Stony Plain||Leduc-Beaumont-Devon|
|riding map goes here|
|Legal description from the Statutes of Alberta 2003, Electoral Divisions Act.|
|Starting at the intersection of the left bank of the North Saskatchewan River with Whitemud Drive; then 1. south along Whitemud Drive to Fox Drive; 2. east along Fox Drive to Whitemud Creek; 3. south along Whitemud Creek to Whitemud Drive; 4. east along Whitemud Drive to 122 Street; 5. south along 122/119 Street to the power line right of way as shown in Plan 1225 KS; 6. west along the power line right of way to Blackmud Creek; 7. in a southeasterly direction along Blackmud Creek to the north boundary of Sec. 29, Twp. 51, Rge. 24 W4; 8. east along the north boundary of Secs. 29 and 28, Twp. 51, Rge. 24 W4 to Gateway Boulevard; 9. south along Gateway Boulevard to the south Edmonton city boundary; 10. west along the south city boundary to the left bank of the North Saskatchewan River; 11. generally north and northeast along the left bank of the North Saskatchewan River to the starting point.|
|46 Edmonton-McClung 2010 Boundaries|
|Edmonton-McClung and Edmonton-Riverview||Edmonton-Rutherford||Edmonton-McClung||Edmonton-South West|
|Legal description from the Statutes of Alberta 2010, Electoral Divisions Act.|
|Members of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Whitemud|
|See: Strathcona Centre 1959-1971 and Strathcona West 1959-1971|
|17th||1971–1975||Don Getty||Progressive Conservative|
|1985–1986||Don Getty||Progressive Conservative|
|24th||1997–2001||Dave Hancock||Progressive Conservative|
|29th||2015–||Bob Turner||New Democratic|
The electoral district was created in the 1971 boundary redistribution. The first representative was former Canadian Football League player Don Getty. Getty had previously represented the electoral district of Strathcona West. The 1971 election saw Getty easily win the new district to pick it up for the Progressive Conservatives.
Getty won a larger majority in 1975 and he retired for the first time from the legislature in 1979. His replacement would be Progressive Conservative Peter Knaak who easily held the district for a single term before leaving in 1982. Robert Alexander took over as the Progressive Conservative in 1982.
Alexander resigned November 5, 1985 so that Getty who had just been elected as leader of the Progressive Conservatives and Premier of the province could have his seat back. Getty easily won the by-election held on December 11, 1985. Less than a year later Getty called his first election as Premier. He easily won the district back along with a majority government across the province.
The 1989 general election would turn out to be one of the most memorable in Alberta political history. Getty was defeated in a closely contested race by Liberal candidate Percy Wickman. The result was a surprise as Getty's party had won a majority across the province. The trouble for Getty's campaign started when he skipped an all-candidates forum which Wickman had put a rubber chicken in his place. He was also criticized heavily even by his own party members for running a billion dollars in spending announcements.
Wickman held the seat for one term before running in the Edmonton-Rutherford electoral district in 1993. His replacement was Liberal candidate Mike Percy who won a comfortable margin over Dave Hancock. Percy only held the district for one term.
Hancock would run as the Progressive Conservative candidate for the second time in the 1997 general election. He was re-elected three more times. Hancock became interim Premier of Alberta in March 2015. The end of his tenure came in September of that year when Jim Prentice was elected as leader of the PCs and subsequently sworn in as premier. Hancock resigned from the legislature around the same time. A by-election was held in October, and the successful candidate was Stephen Mandel, whom Prentice had named as Minister for Health, despite not holding a seat in the assembly. Mandel was defeated in May 2015 by Bob Turner of the NDP.
1971 general election
|1971 Alberta general election results||Turnout 82.11%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Don Getty||8,201||58.32%|
|Social Credit||Donald Hamilton||4,690||33.35%|
|New Democratic||Joseph Mercredi||936||6.66%|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||125|
|17,279 Eligible Electors|
1975 general election
|1975 Alberta general election results||Turnout 59.33%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Don Getty||9,614||67.75%||9.43%|
|New Democratic||Lila Fahlman||2,645||18.64%||11.98%|
|Social Credit||Phil Dickson||1,101||7.76%||-25.59%|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||20|
|23,949 Eligible Electors|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||10.71%|
1979 general election
|1979 Alberta general election results||Turnout 59.81%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Peter Knaak||6,833||57.62%||-10.13%|
|New Democratic||Ted Paszek||2,122||17.90%||-0.74%|
|Social Credit||Larry Heth||939||7.92%||0.16%|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||18|
|19,855 Eligible Electors|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-5.44%|
1982 general election
|1982 Alberta general election results||Turnout 64.95%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Robert Alexander||10,696||59.05%||1.43%|
|New Democratic||Leslie Bella||4,884||26.97%||9.07%|
|Western Canada Concept||Erika Guidera||1,209||6.67%||*|
|Social Credit||Keith Schultz||241||1.33%||-6.59%|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||24|
|27,925 Eligible Electors|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||5.25%|
|Alberta provincial by-election, December 11, 1985|
|Progressive Conservative||Don Getty||5,955||60.15%||1.10%|
|New Democratic||Tony Higgins||2,100||21.21%||−5.76%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||10|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||30,082||32.94%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||3.43%|
|Source: "Edmonton-Whitemud Official By-election Results". Elections Alberta. December 11, 1985. Retrieved March 19, 2010.|
1986 general election
|Alberta general election, 1986|
|Progressive Conservative||Don Getty||7,436||57.76%||−2.39%|
|New Democratic||Tony Higgins||3,875||30.10%||8.89%|
|Western Canada Concept||Walter Stack||92||0.71%|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||40|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||23,348||55.31%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||−5.64%|
|Source: "Edmonton-Whitemud Official Results 1986 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 19, 2010.|
1989 general election
|1989 Alberta general election results||Turnout 58.65%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Don Getty||8,005||43.38%||-14.38%|
|New Democratic||Nao Fernando||2,099||11.37%||-18.73%|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||42|
|31,536 Eligible Electors|
|Liberal pickup from Progressive Conservative||Swing 25.41%|
1993 general election
|1993 Alberta general election results||Turnout 70.01%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Dave Hancock||5,351||36.25%||-7.13%|
|New Democratic||Daniel Aitken||648||4.39%||-6.98%|
|Natural Law||Richard Shelford||63||0.43%||*|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||27|
|21,125 Eligible Electors|
|Liberal hold||Swing 10.16%|
1997 general election
|1997 Alberta general election results||Turnout 61.43%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Dave Hancock||7,973||51.00%||14.75%|
|New Democratic||Charan Khehra||1,012||6.48%||2.09%|
|Social Credit||Kevin Bialobzyski||635||4.06%|
|Natural Law||Randy Fritz||59||0.38%||-0.05%||*|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||67|
|25,555 Eligible Electors|
|Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||17.56%|
2001 general election
|2001 Alberta general election results||Turnout 60.44%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Dave Hancock||10,884||58.63%||7.63%|
|New Democratic||Katie Benschop||1,178||6.34%||-0.14%|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||82|
|30,853 Eligible Electors|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||5.34%|
2004 general election
|Alberta general election, 2004|
|Progressive Conservative||Dave Hancock||7,494||46.13%||−12.15|
|New Democratic||Brian Fleck||1,639||10.09%||+3.75|
|Alberta Alliance||Kathy Rayner||471||2.90%|
|Rejected, spoiled, and declined||89|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||30,949||52.77%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||−8.78|
|"Edmonton-Whitemud Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 19, 2010.|
2008 general election
|2008 Alberta general election results||Turnout 45.12%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Dave Hancock||12,054||58.47%||12.34%|
|New Democratic||Hana Razga||1,023||4.96%||-5.13%|
|Rejected, spoiled, and declined||120|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||45,958||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||9.42%|
2012 general election
|Alberta general election, 2012|
|Progressive Conservative||Dave Hancock||10,031||60.49||%|
|New Democratic||Jim Graves||1,515||9.14||%|
|Alberta Party||Julia Necheff||389||2.35||%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||%|
|Alberta provincial by-election, October 27, 2014|
|Progressive Conservative||Stephen Mandel||6,003||42.39%||-17.85%|
|New Democratic||Bob Turner||3,150||22.24%||13.24%|
|Alberta Party||Will Munsey||202||1.43%||-0.92%|
|Total valid votes||14,163|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-15.54%|
2015 General Election
|Alberta general election, 2015|
|New Democratic||Bob Turner||12,805||57.45%||+35.21%|
|Progressive Conservative||Stephen Mandel||7,177||32.20%||-10.19%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||113|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||37,018||60.4%|
|New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative||Swing||+22.70|
Senate nominee results
2004 Senate nominee election district results
|2004 Senate nominee election results: Edmonton-Whitemud||Turnout 52.60%|
|Affiliation||Candidate||Votes||% Votes||% Ballots||Rank|
|Progressive Conservative||Betty Unger||6,147||17.17%||51.83%||2|
|Progressive Conservative||Bert Brown||4,750||13.27%||40.05%||1|
|Progressive Conservative||Cliff Breitkreuz||4,396||12.28%||37.07%||3|
|Progressive Conservative||David Usherwood||3,275||9.15%||27.61%||6|
|Progressive Conservative||Jim Silye||2,873||8.03%||24.22%||5|
|Alberta Alliance||Michael Roth||2,724||7.61%||22.97%||7|
|Alberta Alliance||Gary Horan||2,294||6.41%||18.96%||10|
|Alberta Alliance||Vance Gough||2,189||6.10%||18.46%||8|
|Total Ballots||11,860||3.02 Votes Per Ballot|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||4,418|
Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot
2012 Senate nominee election district results
Student Vote results
|Earl Buxton School|
|George P. Nicholson School|
|Riverbend Junior High|
|Vernon Barford Junior 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|
|Progressive Conservative||Dave Hancock||404||37.79%|
|Alberta Alliance||Kathy Rayner||45||4.21%|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||14|
|2012 Alberta Student Vote results|
|Progressive Conservative||Dave Hancock||%|
|Alberta Party||Julia Necheff|
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- "Edmonton-Whitemud Official Results 1971 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010.
- "Edmonton-Whitemud Official Results 1975 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 19, 2010.
- "Edmonton-Whitemud Official Results 1979 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 19, 2010.
- "Edmonton-Whitemud Official Results 1982 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 19, 2010.
- "Edmonton-Whitemud Official Results 1989 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 19, 2010.
- "Edmonton-Whitemud Official Results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 19, 2010.
- "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012.
- "Edmonton-Whitemud Official Results 2001 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 3, 2010.
- The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 340–345.
- "Report on the October 27, 2014 By-elections" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
- "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010.
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