Karen McPherson

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Karen McPherson
Karen McPherson 2015.jpg
McPherson in May 2015
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill
In office
May 5, 2015 – April 16, 2019
Preceded byNeil Brown
Succeeded byJosephine Pon
Personal details
Born1966/1967 (age 52–53)
Edmonton, Alberta
Political partyAlberta Party (2017-present)
Other political
New Democratic (2015–2017)
ResidenceCalgary, Alberta
OccupationBusiness Analyst/Entrepreneur

Karen Margaret McPherson (born 1966) is a Canadian politician who was elected in the 2015 Alberta general election to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill.[1][2] On October 4, 2017, McPherson announced she was leaving the NDP to sit as an Independent.[3] Weeks later, she announced that she was joining the caucus of the Alberta Party, becoming its second MLA.[4]

Electoral history[edit]

2015 general election[edit]

2015 Alberta general election: Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Karen McPherson 6,177 36.9
Wildrose Kathy Macdonald 4,914 29.3
Progressive Conservative Neil Brown 4,585 27.4
Liberal Prab Lashar 768 4.6
Green Sandy Kevin Aberdeen 316 1.9
Total valid votes 16,760 100.0
Rejected, spoiled and declined 132
Turnout 16,892 49.0
Eligible voters 34,487
Source: Elections Alberta[5]


  1. ^ https://calgaryherald.com/news/politics/riding-calgary-mackay-nose-hill
  2. ^ https://calgaryherald.com/news/politics/rookie-ndp-mla-inspired-by-peter-lougheed-grant-notley
  3. ^ http://www.metronews.ca/news/calgary/2017/10/04/calgary-ndp-mla-quits-over-unrepresented-middle.html
  4. ^ https://edmontonjournal.com/news/politics/mla-karen-mcpherson-to-join-the-alberta-party
  5. ^ "2015 Provincial General Election Results". Elections Alberta. Archived from the original on 2017-07-30. Retrieved 2017-07-30.