Strathcona East

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Strathcona East was a provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada. The riding was created in 1959, out of the Edmonton district when it broke up into nine ridings.

In 1971 the riding was split between Edmonton-Gold Bar and Edmonton Ottewell

1959 Redistribution[edit]

The historic 1959 redistribution of the provincial ridings of Calgary and Edmonton standardized the voting system back to First Past the Post. From 1926 to 1959 Calgary and Edmonton members were elected by Single Transferable Vote. The rest of the province had the option of how to count ballots. The redistribution created nine ridings in Edmonton.

The other eight ridings were Edmonton Centre, Edmonton North, Edmonton Norwood, Edmonton North East, Edmonton North West, Strathcona West, Strathcona Centre and Jasper West.

Election Results 1959 - 1969[edit]

1967 - 1969[edit]

1969 By-Election Results 1967 Results
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Affiliation Candidate Votes %
  Progressive Conservative William Yurko 3,783      Social Credit Ernest Manning 6,314 49.91%
  Social Credit W. Johnson 3,339 Progressive Conservative C. Jack Thorpe 2,976 23.51%
  Liberal Percy Marshall 771 N.D.P. Ray Field 1,909 15.08%
  N.D.P. G. Allen 392 Liberal Percy Marshall 1,458 11.52%

1959 - 1963[edit]

1963 Results 1959 Results
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Affiliation Candidate Votes %
  Social Credit Ernest Manning 6,842 54.52%      Social Credit Ernest Manning 7,337 49.72%
  Progressive Conservative Oscar Kruger 2,360 18.81% Progressive Conservative James Simpson 3,812 25.83%
  Liberal James Cox 1,890 15.06% Liberal George Johnson 2,610 17.69%
  N.D.P Dennis Wood 1,457 11.61% C.C.F. Hugh Smith 999 6.76%

By-Election Reasons[edit]

  • February 10, 1969—Resignation of Ernest Manning.

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