Fred Mandeville

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Frederick "Fred" Thomas Mandeville
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
1967–1971
Preceded by William Delday
Constituency Bow Valley-Empress
In office
1971–1982
Succeeded by Tom Musgrove
Constituency Bow Valley
Personal details
Born (1922-05-03) May 3, 1922 (age 95)
Lethbridge, Alberta[1]
Political party Social Credit

Frederick Thomas "Fred" Mandeville (born May 3, 1922 in Lethbridge, Alberta) was a politician from Alberta, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1967 to 1982 as a member of the Social Credit caucus both in government and in opposition. He was the last person to sit in the Alberta Legislature under the Social Credit banner.

Political career[edit]

Mandeville first ran in the 1967 Alberta general election; he won the electoral district of Bow Valley-Empress by 500 votes ahead of Coalition candidate Ben MacLeod to hold the district for the Social Credit party.[2]

Bow Valley-Empress was abolished and Mandeville ran for a second term in the new electoral district of Bow Valley in the 1971 general election. He faced a straight fight against Progressive Conservative candidate Don Murray. Mandeville improved his margin of victory in the new electoral district to pick it up for Social Credit who became the official opposition after the Progressive Conservatives formed government.[3]

Mandeville won his third term in office in the 1975 Alberta general election. His share of the vote dropped slightly but he held his seat comfortably even as almost all other Socred candidates went down to defeat. He defeated two other candidates to retain his seat.[4]

In the 1979 general election Mandeville won the largest share of votes of his career as he defeated three other candidates to keep his seat.[5] By 1982 the Social Credit caucus had fallen apart with one member resigning his seat and two others leaving to sit as independents. Mandeville retired from the legislature at dissolution in 1982; he was the last person to sit in the Alberta legislature under the Social Credit banner.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Normandin, P.G.; Normandin, A.L. (1946). Guide Parlementaire Canadien. Gale Canada. Retrieved January 5, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Bow Valley-Empress results 1967". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved November 25, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Bow Valley results 1971". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved November 25, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Bow Valley results 1975". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved November 25, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Bow Valley results 1979". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved November 25, 2009. 

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