Edmonton West

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Edmonton West
Alberta electoral district
Edmonton West 2013.svg
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Kelly McCauley
Conservative
District created2013
First contested2015
Last contested2019
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1]104,422
Electors (2019)88,508
Area (km²)[2]105
Pop. density (per km²)994.5
Census division(s)Division No. 11
Census subdivision(s)Edmonton

Edmonton West (French: Edmonton-Ouest) is a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1917 to 1988, from 1997 to 2004 and again since 2015.

Demographics[edit]

Population, 2011 104,422
Electors 78,293
Area (km²) 105
Population density (people per km²) 994

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 portion of the city of Edmonton, the area north of the river and west of 101st Street.[3]

In 1924, it took in parts of the now-abolished Strathcona riding that had been within Edmonton city limits. It took in the southside area lying west of 103rd Street.[4]

In 1924 the northern rural sections were also separated to form the ridings of Peace River and Athabasca.

In 1933 the more southerly portions became Jasper—Edson. 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 ridings.

Edmonton West was abolished again in 2003 and transferred mostly into Edmonton Centre, with a smaller portion going into Edmonton—Spruce Grove. It was recreated by the Canadian federal electoral redistribution, 2012 from parts of Edmonton—Spruce Grove and Edmonton Centre.

Members of Parliament[edit]

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

Parliament Years Member Party
Edmonton West
Riding created from Edmonton
13th  1917–1921     William Antrobus Griesbach Government (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
19th  1940–1945
20th  1945–1949
21st  1949–1953 George Prudham
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
Riding dissolved into Edmonton Northwest and Edmonton Southwest
Riding re-created from Edmonton Northwest and Edmonton Southwest
36th  1997–2000     Anne McLellan Liberal
37th  2000–2004
Riding dissolved into Edmonton Centre and Edmonton—Spruce Grove
Riding re-created from Edmonton—Spruce Grove and Edmonton Centre
42nd  2015–2019     Kelly McCauley Conservative
43rd  2019–present

Election results[edit]

2015–present[edit]

Graph of election results in Edmonton West (since 2015, minor parties that never got 2% of the vote or didn't run consistently are omitted)
2019 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Kelly McCauley 35,719 60.9 +11.57 $53,447.12
Liberal Kerrie Johnston 11,812 20.1 -14.79 $13,516.82
New Democratic Patrick Steuber 8,537 14.6 +1.59 none listed
Green Jackie Pearce 1,441 2.5 +0.56 none listed
People's Matthew Armstrong 1,126 1.9 - $1,582.21
Total valid votes/Expense limit 58,635 100.0
Total rejected ballots 304
Turnout 58,939 66.6
Eligible voters 88,508
Conservative hold Swing +13.18
Source: Elections Canada[5][6]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Kelly McCauley 26,370 49.33 -14.87 $107,945.94
Liberal Karen Leibovici 18,649 34.89 +22.42 $96,857.17
New Democratic Heather MacKenzie 6,955 13.01 -6.46 $42,880.40
Green Pamela Leslie Bryan 1,037 1.94 -1.74
Libertarian Alexander Dussault 341 0.64 $361.62
Marxist–Leninist Peggy Morton 105 0.20
Total valid votes/Expense limit 53,457 100.00   $213,830.45
Total rejected ballots 233 0.43
Turnout 53,690 67.58
Eligible voters 79,446
Conservative hold Swing -18.65
Source: Elections Canada[7][8]
2011 federal election redistributed results[9]
Party Vote %
  Conservative 24,733 64.20
  New Democratic 7,502 19.47
  Liberal 4,801 12.46
  Green 1,417 3.68
  Others 74 0.19

1997–2004[edit]

2000 Canadian federal election
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%
1997 Canadian federal election
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%

1917–1988[edit]

1984 Canadian federal election
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
1980 Canadian federal election
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
1979 Canadian federal election
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
1974 Canadian federal election
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
1972 Canadian federal election
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
1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Marcel Lambert 19,612
Liberal Tevie Miller 17,306
New Democratic Kenneth Kerr 2,793
1965 Canadian federal election
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
1963 Canadian federal election
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
1962 Canadian federal election
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
1958 Canadian federal election
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
1957 Canadian federal election
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
1953 Canadian federal election
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
1949 Canadian federal election
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
1945 Canadian federal election
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
1940 Canadian federal election
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
1935 Canadian federal election
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
1930 Canadian federal election
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
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles Stewart 7,223
Conservative Frederick Charles Jamieson 5,772
1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles Stewart 6,394
Conservative James McCrie Douglas 4,706
Farmer Labour James East 2,007
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Donald MacBeth Kennedy 10,011
Liberal Frank Oliver 8,603
Conservative Robert Campbell 4,441
1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) William Antrobus Griesbach 9,637
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Frank Oliver 6,939

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Canada: 2011
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 2011
  3. ^ https://lop.parl.ca/sites/ParlInfo/default/en_CA/ElectionsRidings/Ridings/Profile?OrganizationId=2723
  4. ^ https://lop.parl.ca/sites/ParlInfo/default/en_CA/ElectionsRidings/Ridings/Profile?OrganizationId=8822
  5. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  6. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  7. ^ "October 19, 2015 Election Results — Edmonton West (Validated results)". Elections Canada. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  8. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived August 15, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections

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