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
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1]105,515
Electors (2015)82,380
Area (km²)[2]20,877
Pop. density (per km²)5.1
Census divisionsDivision No. 3, Division No. 6, Division No. 15
Census subdivisionsCardston, 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).

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–Present     John Barlow Conservative

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
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[5][6]
2011 federal election redistributed results[7]
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. ^ "October 19, 2015 Election Results — Foothills (Validated results)". Elections Canada. 22 October 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  6. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived August 15, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections