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30th Alberta General Election

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87 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
44 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls

  Rachel Notley crop.jpg Jason Kenney 2014.jpg 2013-05-21 Stephen Mandel (cropped).jpg
Leader Rachel Notley Jason Kenney Stephen Mandel
Party New Democratic United Conservative Alberta Party
Leader since October 18, 2014 October 28, 2017 February 27, 2018
Leader's seat Edmonton-Strathcona Calgary-Lougheed Running in Edmonton-McClung
Last election 54 seats, 40.57% Pre-creation[note 1] 1 seat, 2.29%
Current seats 54 26 3
Seats needed Steady Increase18 Increase41

  David-Khan-2017-cropped.jpg Derek Fildebrandt, MLA.jpg
Leader David Khan Derek Fildebrandt
Party Liberal Freedom Conservative
Leader since June 4, 2017 July 18, 2018
(interim until October 20, 2018)
Leader's seat Running in Calgary-Mountain View Strathmore-Brooks
Last election 1 seat, 4.19% 0 seats, 0.01%[note 2]
Current seats 1 1
Seats needed Increase43 Increase43

Incumbent Premier

Rachel Notley
New Democratic

The 30th general election of Alberta, Canada, will elect members to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. It will take place on or before May 31, 2019.

The Election Act fixes the election to a three-month period, between March 1 and May 31 in the fourth calendar year after the preceding election day which in this case was May 5, 2015. However, this does not affect the powers of the Lieutenant Governor to dissolve the Legislature before this period.[1]

This will be the first general election held after the Alberta New Democratic Party defeated the Progressive Conservative government in 2015 - an election which marked only the fourth change of government in the province's history. It will also be the first election contested by the United Conservative Party, formed in 2017 by a merger of the Progressive Conservatives and the Wildrose Party.

Current standings[edit]

Party Party leader Seats
2015 Current
New Democratic Rachel Notley 54 54
United Conservative Jason Kenney 0[n 1] 26
Alberta Party Stephen Mandel 1 3
Progressive Conservative Jason Kenney[n 2] 9 1
Liberal David Khan 1 1
Wildrose Jason Kenney[n 3] 21 0
  Freedom Conservative Derek Fildebrandt 0 1
  Independent 0 1[n 4]
  Vacant 1[n 5] 0
Total 87 87
  1. ^ The United Conservative Party was established in July 2017 through a merger of the Progressive Conservative and Wildrose parties.
  2. ^ The Progressive Conservative party remains officially registered, sharing a leadership team with the UCP and remnant Wildrose Party. However, the party's sole remaining MLA (Richard Starke) sits as a de facto Independent in the Legislature. Jason Kenney's only public presence is as leader of the UCP.
  3. ^ The Wildrose Party remains officially registered, sharing a leadership team with the UCP and remnant Progressive Conservative party. Jason Kenney's only public presence is as leader of the UCP.
  4. ^ Prab Gill (Calgary-Greenway)
  5. ^ PC candidate Jim Prentice disclaimed his victory in Calgary-Foothills in 2015, leaving the seat vacant.






Opinion polling[edit]

Three-day average of Alberta opinion polls from May 5, 2015, to the last possible date of the next election on May 31, 2019. Each line corresponds to a political party.

The following is a list of scientific opinion polls of published voter intentions.

Last Date of Polling Polling organisation Sample size NDP UCP Liberal Alberta FCP Lead
18 July 2018 Derek Fildebrandt is appointed interim leader of the Freedom Conservative Party
17 July 2018 Mainstreet Research 936 32.5% 52.1% 4.8% 5.4% N/A 19.6%
12 June 2018 Leger 999 33% 47% 7% 9% N/A 14%
18 April 2018 Mainstreet Research 1,071 35.4% 48.6% 6.2% 5.1% N/A 13.2%
5 April 2018 Trend Research 1,200 29% 53% 6% 11% N/A 24%
27 February 2018 Stephen Mandel becomes leader of the Alberta Party
4 February 2018 ThinkHQ 1,185 32% 51% 5% 10% N/A 19%
6 January 2018 Mainstreet Research 956 27.3% 55.9% 6.7% 7.0% N/A 28.6%
24 November 2017 Insights West 701 33% 47% 10% 7% N/A 14%
18 November 2017 Greg Clark resigns as leader of the Alberta Party, becoming interim leader
13 November 2017 ThinkHQ 1,314 30% 54% 5% 9% N/A 24%
28 October 2017 Jason Kenney becomes leader of the United Conservative Party
5 October 2017 Lethbridge College 1,481 19.3% 55.8% 12.8% 5.8% N/A 36.5%
20 August 2017 ThinkHQ 1,136 31% 53% 7% 7% N/A 22%
28 July 2017 Mainstreet Research 2,100 29% 57% 4% 9% N/A 28%
24 July 2017 Nathan Cooper is appointed interim leader of the United Conservative Party
22 July 2017 The PC and Wildrose parties vote to merge in joint referenda, forming the United Conservative Party
Last Date of Polling Polling organisation Sample size NDP Wildrose PC Liberal Alberta Lead
4 June 2017 David Khan becomes leader of the Liberal Party
12 April 2017 Mainstreet Research 2,421 24% 37% 29% 5% 5% 8%
18 March 2017 Jason Kenney becomes leader of the Progressive Conservative Association
10 February 2017 Mainstreet Research 2,589 23% 38% 29% 5% 5% 9%
5 December 2016 Insights West 701 27% 34% 27% 5% 2% 7%
20 November 2016 ThinkHQ 1,106 31% 35% 24% 4% 3% 4%
1 November 2016 Innovative Research 646 14% 25% 39% 14% 2% 14%
8 October 2016 Lethbridge College 1,513 19.7% 25.7% 38.4% 9.4% 3.5% 12.7%
12 July 2016 Insights West 601 26% 35% 22% 11% 1% 9%
9 May 2016 Insights West 713 27% 35% 22% 8% 5% 8%
16 March 2016 ThinkHQ 1,331 27% 34% 25% 8% 4% 7%
3 February 2016 Mainstreet Research 3,092 27% 33% 31% 5% 4% 2%
6 December 2015 ThinkHQ 1,230 29% 33% 25% 8% 3% 4%
10 November 2015 Insights West 619 33% 28% 21% 13% 2% 5%
1 November 2015 Mainstreet Research 3,199 36% 37% 20% 3% 4% 1%
1 October 2015 Mainstreet Research 3,258 33% 39% 21% 3% 4% 6%
30 June 2015 Mainstreet Research 3,007 31% 40% 24% 3% 2% 9%
11 May 2015 Ric McIver is appointed interim leader of the Progressive Conservative Association
5 May 2015 Jim Prentice resigns as leader of the Progressive Conservative Association
5 May 2015 General election results[45] 1,486,901 40.6% 24.2% 27.8% 4.2% 2.3% 12.8%

Incumbent MLAs not seeking re-election[edit]

The following MLAs have announced that they will not be running in the next provincial election:

Alberta New Democratic Party

United Conservative Party

Alberta Liberal Party



† = Not seeking re-election
‡ = Running for re-election in different riding
Italicization indicates candidate for nomination or declared interest
Highlight indicates nomination meeting has been scheduled
Strikethrough indicates nomination candidate disqualified or withdrew

Northern Alberta[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   UCP   Liberal   Alberta Party Other
Athabasca-Barrhead-Westlock Glenn van Dijken[55] Glenn van Dijken
Merged riding
Colin Piquette
Bonnyville-Cold Lake-St. Paul David Hanson[56] Glenn Andersen[55] Scott Cyr
Bonnyville-Cold Lake
Merged riding
David Hanson
Lac La Biche-St. Paul-Two Hills
Central Peace-Notley Margaret McCuaig-Boyd[55] Todd Loewen[55] Margaret McCuaig-Boyd
Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley
Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche Gail Broadbent-Ludwig[56]
Laila Goodridge[56]
Laila Goodridge
Fort McMurray-Conklin
Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo Tany Yao[55] Tany Yao
Grande Prairie Tracy Allard[55] Todd Loewen ‡
Grande Prairie-Smoky
Grande Prairie-Wapiti Travis Toews[55] Wayne Drysdale
Lesser Slave Lake Danielle Larivee[55] Darryl Boisson[55]
Brenda Derkoch[56]
Jim Sparks[55]
Garrett Tomlinson[55]
Judy Kim-Meneen[55] Danielle Larivee
Peace River Dan Williams[55] Debbie Jabbour



Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   UCP   Liberal   Alberta Party Other
Edmonton-City Centre David Shepherd[55] Martina Crory[55]
Stephen Hammerschmidt[55]
Lily Le[55]
Taras Zakordonski[55]
Dylan Chevalier[56] Robert Philp[55] David Shepherd
Edmonton-Glenora Sarah Hoffman[55] Marjorie Newman[55] Carla Stolte[56][55] Sarah Hoffman
Edmonton-Gold Bar Marlin Schmidt[56] David Dorward[55] Diana Ly[55] Marlin Schmidt
Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood October 23, 2018
Janis Irwin[55]
Michael Kalyn[55]
George Lam[55]
Atul Ranade[55]
Del Shupenia[55]
October 3, 2018
Brian Gratrix[55]
Tish Prouse[55]
Brian Mason
Edmonton-Riverview Lori Sigurdson[55] Daniel McLean[55]
Shawn McLeod[55]
Lori Sigurdson
Edmonton-Strathcona Rachel Notley[56] Jovita Mendita[55] Rachel Notley


Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   UCP   Liberal   Alberta Party Other
Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview Deron Bilous[55] David Egan[55]
Roger Fodjo[55]
Ruby Malik[55]
Atul Ranade[55]
Jeffery Walters[55]
Deron Bilous
Edmonton-Castle Downs Ed Ammar[55] Mohamad Rahall[55] Nicole Goehring
Edmonton-Decore Chris Nielsen[55] Karen Principe[56] Ali Haymour[55] Chris Nielsen
Edmonton-Manning Heather Sweet[55] Dakota Drouillard[55]
Gurcharan Garcha[55]
Kulshan Gill[55]
Harjinder Grewal[55]
Manwar Khan[55]
Jitender Sahni[55]
Heather Sweet
Edmonton-McClung Lorne Dach[56] Laura Mozeson[55] Stephen Mandel[56] Lorne Dach
Edmonton-North West David Eggen[56] Ali Eltayeb[55] Todd Ross[55] David Eggen
Edmonton-West Henday Jon Carson[55] Lance Coulter[55]
Leila Houle[55]
Nicole Williams[55]
Winston Leung[55] Jon Carson


Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   UCP   Liberal   Alberta Party Other
Edmonton-Ellerslie Rod Loyola[55] Sanjay Patel[55] Yash Sharma[55] Rod Loyola
Edmonton-Meadows Joel Mullan[55]
Arundeep Singh Sandhu[55]
Sant Sharma[55]
Amrit Matharu[55] Denise Woollard
Edmonton-Mill Creek
Edmonton-Mill Woods Christina Gray[56] Muhammad Afzal[55]
Tariq Chaudhry[55]
David Fletcher[55]
Sophia Kahn[55]
Baljit Singh[55]
Abdi Bakal[55] James Moore[55]
Anju Sharma[55]
Christina Gray
Edmonton-Rutherford Hannah Presakarchuk[55] Aisha Rauf[55] Richard Feehan
Edmonton-South Thomas Dang[57] William Farrell[55]
Mike Nickel[55]
Olatunde Obasan[55]
Payman Parseyan[55]
Atul Ranade[55]
Inderdeep Sandhu[55]
Pramod Kumar[55] New District
Edmonton-South West Kevin Greco[55]
Kaycee Madu[55]
Sohail Quadri[55]
Mo Elsalhy[55] Thomas Dang ‡
Edmonton-Whitemud Ian Crawford[55]
Elisabeth Hughes[55]
Nawaz Panhwer[55]
Payman Parseyan[55]
Olatunde Obasan[55]
Jonathan Dai[55] Bob Turner


Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   UCP   Liberal   Alberta Party Other
Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville Jackie Armstrong-Homeniuk[55] Marvin Olsen[55] Jessica Littlewood
Leduc-Beaumont Shaye Anderson[55] Brad Rutherford[55] Jan Becker[55]
Coreina Hubert[55]
Taurus Pawluk[55]
Shaye Anderson
Morinville-St. Albert Shawna Gawreluck[55] Shelly Biermanski[55]
Joseph Gosselin[55]
Amber Harris[55]
Trina Jones[55]
Dale Nally[55]
Donald Rigney[55]
New District
St. Albert Marie Renaud[56] Brian Horak[55]
Rodney Laliberte[55]
Laine Matoga[55]
Jeff Wedman[55]
Marie Renaud
Sherwood Park Maureen Gough[55]
Jason Lafond[55]
Len Thom[56]
Jordan Walker[55]
Sue Timanson[55] Annie McKitrick
Spruce Grove-Stony Plain Mathew Clarke[55]
Dan Corbett[56]
Brendon Greene[55]
Lance Norman[56]
Jerry Semen[55]
Searle Turton[55]
Erin Babcock
Stony Plain
Merged riding
Trevor Horne
Spruce Grove-St. Albert
Strathcona-Sherwood Park Nate Glubish[55] Dave Quest[55] Estefania Cortes-Vargas

Central Alberta[edit]


Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   UCP   Liberal   Alberta Party Other
Drayton Valley-Devon Kieran Quirke[55] Mark Smith[55] Mark Smith
Innisfail-Sylvan Lake Marco Reid (G)[55] Devin Dreeshen
Lac Ste. Anne-Parkland Oneil Carlier[56] Dale Johnson[55] Don McCargar[55] Oneil Carlier
Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Red Deer-North Matt Chapin[55]
Cole Kander[56]
Adriana LaGrange[56]
Lawrence Lee[56]
Kim Schreiner
Red Deer-South Matt Chapin[55]
Adele Poratto[55]
Jason Stephan[55]
Norman Wiebe[55]
Haley Wiley[55]
Ryan McDougal[55] Barb Miller
Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre Jason Nixon[55] Jason Nixon
West Yellowhead Eric Rosendahl[56] Paul Chauvet[55]
Maryann Chichak[55]
Raymond Hilts[55]
Martin Long[55]
Stuart Taylor[55]
Eric Rosendahl


Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   UCP   Liberal   Alberta Party Other
Camrose Dawn Anderson[55]
Robert Johnson[55]
Jackie Lovely[55]
Kevin Smook[56] Wes Taylor
Battle River-Wainwright
Drumheller-Stettler Nathan Horner[55]
Ted Pawsey[55]
Rick Strankman[55]
Mark Nikota[55] Rick Strankman
Lacombe-Ponoka Ron Orr[55] Ron Orr
Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin Richard Wilson[55] Chevi Rabbitt[56] Bruce Hinkley
Vermilion-Lloydminster-Wainwright Chris Carnell[55]
Danny Hozack[55]
Blake Prior[55]
Garth Rowswell[56]
Richard Starke



Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   UCP   Liberal   Alberta Party Other
Calgary-Buffalo Joe Ceci[55] Tom Olsen[55] Omar Masood[58] Kathleen Ganley ‡
Calgary-Currie Brian Malkinson[56] Terry DeVries[55]
Amoriza Gunnink[55]
Nicholas Milliken[55]
Dan Morrison[55]
Anthony Parker[55]
Bettina Pierre-Gilles[55]
Tony Norman[55] Brian Malkinson
Calgary-Elbow Janet Eremenko[55] Doug Schweitzer[59] Greg Clark[56] Greg Clark
Calgary-Klein Craig Coolahan[56] Jeremy Nixon[55] Kara Levis[55] Craig Coolahan
Calgary-Mountain View Kathleen Ganley[55] Dean Brawn[55]
Caylan Ford[55]
Mark Hlady[55]
Rebecca Polak[55]
Jeremy Wong[55]
David Khan[55] Thana Boonlert (G)[56] David Swann
Calgary-Varsity Michael Connolly[55]
Julia Hayter[55]
Stephanie McLean[55]
Jason Copping[55]
Lesley Doell[56]
John Huang[55]
Michael Kim[55]
Grace Lane[55]
John Volponi[55]
Beth Barberree[55] Stephanie McLean †


Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   UCP   Liberal   Alberta Party Other
Calgary-Cross Farhan Baig[55]
Roshan Chumber[55]
Sherrisa Celis[55]
Emile Gabriel[55]
Jasbir Minhas[55]
Ricardo Miranda
Calgary-East André Chabot[55]
Matthew Dirk[55]
Issa Mosa[55]
Robert O'Leary[55]
Pradeep Singh[55]
Gar Gar[55] Robyn Luff
Calgary-Falconridge Pete De Jong[56]
Happy Mann[55]
Christopher Steeves[55]
Devinder Toor[55]
Deepak Sharma[55] Prab Gill †
Calgary-McCall Irfan Sabir[55] Amarjit Singh Banwait[55]
Jasraj Singh Hallan[55]
Usman Mahmood[55]
Aryan Sadat[56]
Jangbahadur Sidhu[55]
Irfan Sabir
Calgary-North East Gurbachan Brar[56]
Roop Rai[56]
Anand Chetty[55]
Prab Gill[55]
Tariq Khan[55]
Rajan Sawhney[55]
Mandeep Shergill[55]
Gul Khan[55] Nate Pike[55] New District
Calgary-Peigan Tanya Fir[55] Herjinder Seran[55] Joe Ceci ‡


Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   UCP   Liberal   Alberta Party Other
Calgary-Beddington Randy Kerr[55] Karen McPherson[55] Karen MacPherson
Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill
Calgary-Bow Deborah Drever[56] Lisa Davis[56]
Cheryl Durkee[55]
Harry Fleming[56]
Demetrios Nicolaides[55]
Eldon Siemens[55]
Paul Goddard[55] Deborah Drever
Calgary-Edgemont Prasad Panda[55] Joanne Gui[55] Michael Connolly †
Calgary-Foothills Jason Luan[55] Jennifer Wyness[55] Prasad Panda ‡
Calgary-North Tanis Fiss[55]
Paul Frank[55]
Devin Green[55]
Jun Lin[55]
Manpreet Sidhu[55]
Muhammad Yaseen[55]
October 4, 2018
Melanie Wen[55]
Jamie Kleinsteuber †
Calgary-Northern Hills
Calgary-North West Sandra Jansen[55] Sonya Savage[55] October 9, 2018
Andrew Bradley[55]
Sandra Jansen
Calgary-West Mike Ellis[55] Mike Ellis


Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   UCP   Liberal   Alberta Party Other
Calgary-Acadia Amina Beecroft[56]
Sohail Chaudhry[55]
David Guenter[55]
Tyler Shandro[55]
October 4, 2018
Lana Bentley[56]
Brandy Payne
Calgary-Fish Creek Richard Gotfried[55] Richard Gotfried
Calgary-Glenmore Whitney Issik[55] Allie Tulick (G)[56] Anam Kazim
Calgary-Hays Ric McIver[55] Ric McIver
Calgary-Lougheed Jason Kenney[55] Rachel Timmermans[55] Jason Kenney
Calgary-Shaw Graham Sucha[55] Brad Leishman[55]
Mark Mantei[55]
Daniel McLean[55]
Jack Redekop[56]
Rebecca Schulz[55]
Bronson Ha[55] Graham Sucha
Calgary-South East Cameron Davies[55]
Matthew Jones[55]
Eva Kiryakos[55]
Daniel McLean[55]
Rick Fraser


Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   UCP   Liberal   Alberta Party Other
Airdrie-Cochrane Ian Chitwood[55]
Peter Guthrie[55]
Morgan Nagel[56]
Mauri Stiff[55]
Laura Talsma[55]
New District
Airdrie-East Angela Pitt[56] Angela Pitt
Banff-Kananaskis Cory Morgan[55]
Cam Westhead[56]
Miranda Rosin[55]
Scott Winograd[55]
Michael Zubkow[55]
Cam Westhead
Chestermere-Strathmore Leela Aheer[55] Leela Aheer
Chestermere-Rocky View
Highwood Wayne Anderson[55]
Carrie Fischer[55]
Dean Leask[55]
Richard Sigurdson[55]
Wayne Anderson
Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills Nathan Cooper[55] Nathan Cooper

Southern Alberta[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  NDP   UCP   Liberal   Alberta Party Other
Brooks-Medicine Hat Michaela Glasgo[55] Jim Black[55] Derek Fildebrandt
Merged riding
Bob Wanner
Medicine Hat
Cardston-Siksika Joseph Schow[55] David Schneider †
Little Bow
Cypress-Medicine Hat Drew Barnes[55] Drew Barnes
Lethbridge-East Maria Fitzpatrick[55] Bryan Litchfield[55]
Jonathan Neudorf[55]
Angela Zuba[55]
Maria Fitzpatrick
Lethbridge-West Shannon Phillips[55] Richard Dempsey[55]
Karri Flatla[55]
George Rigaux[55]
Shannon Phillips
Livingstone-Macleod Justin Murphy[55]
Roger Reid[55]
Dylin Hauser[55] Timothy Meech[55] Pat Stier †
Taber-Warner Grant Hunter[55] Grant Hunter


  1. ^ The UCP was formed by a merger of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta and the Wildrose Party. The PCs won 10 seats and 27.80% of the vote in 2015, however, their seats were reduced to 9 by Jim Prentice's disclamation of victory in his riding. Wildrose won 21 seats and 24.23% of the vote. Combined, the two parties won 31 seats and 52.03% of the vote.
  2. ^ Under the Alberta First party banner.


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