North Calgary

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For the provincial electoral district 1959-1971, see Calgary North (provincial electoral district). For the federal electoral district, see Calgary North.
North Calgary
Alberta electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
District created 1913
District abolished 1921
First contested 1913
Last contested 1917

North Calgary was a provincial electoral district that existed from 1913 to 1921. The district returned a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in two general elections.

North Calgary history[edit]

Boundary history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for North Calgary[2]
Assembly Years Member Party
See Calgary electoral district from 1905-1913
3rd 1913–1917 Samuel Hillocks Conservative
4th 1917–1920 William Davidson Independent
1920–1921 Vacant
See Calgary electoral district from 1921-1959

Electoral history[edit]

The electoral district was created in 1913 as part of a contentious boundary redistribution that saw the Calgary provincial electoral district broken up into three single member constituencies. The other two being South Calgary and Centre Calgary. Conservative candidates won all three districts that year on a wave of anti Liberal support in the city as electors were unhappy with Premier Arthur Sifton.

Calgary North would swing to the Liberal column in the 1917 general election as incumbent Samuel Hillocks was defeated by star candidate journalist William Davidson. The electoral district would be abolished in 1921 as Calgary was reconstituted into a five-member district.

Election results[edit]

1913 general election[edit]

1913 Alberta general election results[3] Turnout 60.12% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
  Conservative Samuel Hillocks 1,482 57.89% *
  Liberal George Henry Ross 822 32.11% *
Socialist Harry Roderick Burge 256 10.00% *
Total 2,560 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined Records not kept
4,258 Eligible Electors
  Conservative pickup new district Swing N/A

1917 general election[edit]

1917 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 64.00% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
  Liberal William Davidson 2,701 56.33% 24.22% *
  Conservative Samuel Hillocks 2,235 43.67% -14.22%
Total 4,795 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 140
7,712 Eligible Electors
  Liberal pickup from Conservative Swing 19.22%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 1913. pp. 29–30. 
  2. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 30, 2007. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 
  3. ^ "North Calgary results 1913 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved 2009-05-08. 
  4. ^ "North Calgary results 1917 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved 2009-05-08. 

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