Foothills (electoral district)

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Foothills
Alberta electoral district
Foothills 2013 Riding.png
Foothills in relation to other Alberta federal electoral districts as of the 2013 Representation Order.
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
John Barlow
Conservative
District created2013
First contested2015
Last contested2019
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1]105,515
Electors (2019)86,027
Area (km²)[2]20,877
Pop. density (per km²)5.1
Census division(s)Division No. 3, Division No. 6, Division No. 15
Census subdivision(s)Cardston, Claresholm, Crowsnest Pass, Foothills No. 31, High River, Okotoks, Pincher Creek, Pincher Creek No. 9, Rocky View, Willow Creek No. 26

Foothills is a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2015.[3]

History[edit]

Foothills was created by the 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution and was legally defined in the 2013 representation order. It came into effect upon the call of the 42nd Canadian federal election, scheduled for October 19, 2015.[4] It was created out of part of Macleod plus very small parts of Lethbridge (Waterton Lakes National Park) and Calgary Southwest (a small section north of Spruce Meadows).

The name of the riding refers to the Rocky Mountain Foothills, which spread across southwestern Alberta from the Continental Divide at the British Columbia border.

Members of Parliament[edit]

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

Parliament Years Member Party
Foothills
Riding created from Calgary Southwest, Lethbridge and Macleod
42nd  2015–2019     John Barlow Conservative
43rd  2019–present

Election results[edit]

Graph of election results in Foothils (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 John Barlow 53,872 82.1 +6.4 $51,528.31
Liberal Cheryl Moller 3,856 5.9 -7.46 $3,720.22
New Democratic Mickail Hendi 3,767 5.7 -0.73 $0.00
Green Bridget Lacey 2,398 3.7 +0.45 none listed
People's Greg Hession 1,698 2.6 - $11,956.99
Total valid votes/Expense limit 65,591 100.0
Total rejected ballots 290
Turnout 65,881 76,6
Eligible voters 86,027
Conservative hold Swing +7.05
Source: Elections Canada[5][6]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative John Barlow 46,166 75.70 -2.12 $66,508.37
Liberal Tanya MacPherson 8,149 13.36 +9.84 $3,837.36
New Democratic Alison Thompson 3,919 6.43 -3.67 $9,096.95
Green Romy Tittel 1,983 3.25 -1.50 $16,306.65
Libertarian Cory Morgan 424 0.70
Christian Heritage Marc Slingerland 345 0.57 $9,192.08
Total valid votes/Expense limit 60,986 100.00   $237,098.11
Total rejected ballots 141 0.23
Turnout 61,127 74.20
Eligible voters 82,380
Conservative hold Swing -5.98
Source: Elections Canada[7][8]
2011 federal election redistributed results[9]
Party Vote %
  Conservative 35,900 77.82
  New Democratic 4,656 10.09
  Green 2,193 4.75
  Liberal 1,624 3.52
  Others 1,758 3.81

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Canada: 2011
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 2011
  3. ^ Report – Alberta
  4. ^ When and Where to Vote - Elections Canada
  5. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  6. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 6, 2019.
  7. ^ "October 19, 2015 Election Results — Foothills (Validated results)". Elections Canada. 22 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