Edmonton West

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Edmonton West was a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1917 to 1988 and from 1997 to 2004.

Demographics[edit]

Population, 2000 102,210
Electors 83,890
Area (km²)
Population density (people per km²)

History and geography[edit]

This riding was first created in 1914 from Edmonton riding. Originally this was vast rural district including most of the northwestern quadrant of the province of Alberta and a small portion of the city of Edmonton. In 1924 the northern rural sections were separated to form the ridings of Peace River and Athabasca and in 1933 the more southerly portions became Jasper—Edson, and the areas nearer the city became Pembina in 1966.

The urban part of riding similarly shrank over time as Edmonton's population expanded and new districts were spun off from Edmonton West. Parts of Edmonton West were lost to Edmonton—Strathcona (1952), Edmonton Centre (first time 1966), Edmonton North, (1976). However it also gained area from the (temporary) abolition of Edmonton Centre in 1976.

Edmonton West was abolished in 1987 when it was redistributed into Edmonton Northwest and Edmonton Southwest ridings. It was re-created in 1996 from Edmonton Northwest, Edmonton Southwest and Edmonton East ridings.

The recreated Edmonton West then gained area due to the demise of Edmonton Northwest in 1997, but lost some due to the re-creation of Edmonton Centre in 2004.

Edmonton West was abolished again in 2003 and transferred mostly into Edmonton Centre, with a smaller portion going into Edmonton—Spruce Grove.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following members of the Canadian House of Commons:

Parliament Years Member Party
Edmonton prior to 1917
13th 1917–1921     William Antrobus Griesbach Unionist
14th 1921–1925     Donald MacBeth Kennedy Progressive
15th 1925–1926     Charles Stewart Liberal
16th 1926–1930
17th 1930–1935
18th 1935–1940     James Angus MacKinnon Liberal
19th 1940–1945
20th 1945–1949
21st 1949–1953     George Prudham Liberal
22nd 1953–1957
23rd 1957–1958     Marcel Lambert Progressive Conservative
24th 1958–1962
25th 1962–1963
26th 1963–1965
27th 1965–1968
28th 1968–1972
29th 1972–1974
30th 1974–1979
31st 1979–1980
32nd 1980–1984
33rd 1984–1988     Murray Dorin Progressive Conservative
see Edmonton Northwest and Edmonton Southwest for 1988-1997
36th 1997–2000     Anne McLellan Liberal
37th 2000–2004
Edmonton Centre and Edmonton—Spruce Grove from 2004-present.

Election results[edit]

1997 to 2004[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Anne McLellan 21,978 44.24% $65,989
Alliance Betty Unger 21,245 42.76% $66,378
Progressive Conservative Rory J. Koopmans 3,009 6.05% $5,622
New Democratic Richard D. Vanderberg 2,895 5.82% $10,850
Canadian Action Dan Parker 354 0.71% $1,157
Marxist–Leninist Peggy Morton 194 0.39%
Total valid votes 49,675 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 169 0.34%
Turnout 49,844 56.29%
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Anne McLellan 17,802 43.44% $56,082
Reform Dean Charles Kurpjuweit 16,392 40.00% $52,778
New Democratic Duane Good Striker 3,386 8.26% $15,860
Progressive Conservative Helen Stephenson 2,919 7.12% $10,441
Green Roger Swan 210 0.51% $354
Natural Law Sam Thomas 143 0.34%
Marxist–Leninist Peggy Morton 122 0.29%
Total valid votes 40,974 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 130 0.32%
Turnout 41,104 54.43%

1917 to 1988[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Murray Dorin 25,764
Liberal Mike Macdonald 9,673
New Democratic Michael Moroz 7,339
Confederation of Regions Kenneth Richardson 697
Green Chris Yanda 326
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Marcel Lambert 18,730
Liberal Hu Harries 9,999
New Democratic Jerome N. Slavik 3,886
Independent Jack Pickett 633
Marxist–Leninist Carol Arnold 59
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Marcel Lambert 21,423
Liberal Mike Macdonald 12,222
New Democratic Ken Nixon 4,624
Independent Eddie Keehn 114
Marxist–Leninist Mary Joyce 101
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Marcel Lambert 29,990
Liberal Mike Macdonald 21,094
New Democratic Jane Weaver 4,605
Social Credit John B. Ludwig 1,270
Libertarian Brent Bissell 242
Marxist–Leninist Stan Plante 128
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Marcel Lambert 29,876
Liberal Mel Hurtig 21,040
New Democratic John Packer 6,770
Social Credit Donald H. McLeod 1,419
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Marcel Lambert 19,612
Liberal Tevie Miller 17,306
New Democratic Kenneth Kerr 2,793
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Marcel Lambert 30,548
Liberal Herbert Meltzer 18,402
Social Credit R. Herb Jamieson 8,704
New Democratic William P.M. Glass 4,389
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Marcel Lambert 26,578
Liberal James Harper Prowse 20,720
Social Credit Orvis A. Kennedy 11,466
New Democratic John Motyl 4,091
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Marcel Lambert 19,681
Liberal James Harper Prowse 16,749
Social Credit Orvis A. Kennedy 12,780
New Democratic Pat J. Ryan 5,402
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Marcel Lambert 30,937
Liberal John L. Haar 8,544
Social Credit John W. McKay 4,893
Co-operative Commonwealth David Hardman 2,023
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Marcel Lambert 14,173
Liberal H.A. Dyde 12,606
Social Credit John William McKay 11,814
Co-operative Commonwealth Walter Mentz 2,249
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal George Prudham 11,301
Social Credit Cyril Havard 7,776
Progressive Conservative Harry Bryce Fowler 4,851
Co-operative Commonwealth Walter Mentz 1,977
Labor–Progressive Oliva V. Raappana 362
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal George Prudham 14,333
Progressive Conservative Horatio Ray Milner 8,325
Social Credit James M. Stone 6,215
Co-operative Commonwealth Walter Mentz 2,285
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Angus MacKinnon 8,562
Social Credit Ellwood Miles Mason 6,565
Progressive Conservative Arthur Lewis Burrows 6,002
Co-operative Commonwealth Mary R. Crawford 4,112
Labor–Progressive Mary Hunter 524
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Angus MacKinnon 12,350
National Government James Harwood Ogilvie 4,054
New Democracy John B. Gillies 3,695
Co-operative Commonwealth Mary R. Crawford 1,616
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Angus MacKinnon 6,471
Conservative James Harwood Ogilvie 4,781
Social Credit James Allan Reid 3,768
Co-operative Commonwealth Mary R. Crawford 1,967
Reconstruction Arthur Lewis Burrows 949
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles Stewart 9,223
Conservative Frederick Charles Jamieson 8,960
By-election on 2 November 1926

Acceptance by the Honourable Charles Stewart of an office of emoulment under the Crown, 5 October 1926

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles Stewart acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles Stewart 7,223
Conservative Frederick Charles Jamieson 5,772
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles Stewart 6,394
Conservative James McCrie Douglas 4,706
Farmer Labour James East 2,007
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Donald MacBeth Kennedy 10,011
Liberal Frank Oliver 8,603
Conservative Robert Campbell 4,441
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) William Antrobus Griesbach 9,637
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Frank Oliver 6,939

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