|Alberta electoral district|
Calgary-North West within the City of Calgary, 2017 boundaries
|Provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
The electoral district was created in the 1979 boundary redistribution from the electoral district of Calgary-Foothills and a portion of old electoral district of Banff that had been annexed by new city of Calgary boundaries.
The riding was split in half in the 2010 boundary redistribution as land on the east side became part of Calgary-Hawkwood. The south boundary also picked up some land from Calgary-Bow and the riding was extended west into land that belonged to Foothills-Rocky View where the city of Calgary had annexed land.
|20 Calgary-North West 2003 Boundaries|
|riding map goes here|
|Legal description from the Statutes of Alberta 2003, Electoral Divisions Act.|
|Starting at the intersection of the west Calgary city boundary with 112 Avenue NW; then 1. east along 112 Avenue NW to Country Hills Boulevard NW; 2. southeast along Country Hills Boulevard NW to Sarcee Trail NW; 3. south along Sarcee Trail NW to Crowchild Trail NW; 4. northwest along Crowchild Trail NW to Nose Hill Drive NW; 5. south along Nose Hill Drive NW to Scenic Acres Boulevard NW; 6. west along Scenic Acres Boulevard NW to Scurfield Drive NW; 7. north, west and south along Scurfield Drive NW to Scenic Acres Link NW; 8. southwest along Scenic Acres Link NW to Stoney Trail NW; 9. south along Stoney Trail NW to the left bank of the Bow River; 10. west along the left bank of the Bow River to the west Calgary city boundary; 11. north along the west Calgary city boundary to the starting point.|
|22 Calgary-North West 2010 Boundaries|
|Legal description from the Statutes of Alberta 2010, Electoral Divisions Act.|
|Members of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-North West|
|See: Calgary-Foothills 1971-1979|
|19th||1979–1982||Sheila Embury||Progressive |
|24th||1997–2001||Greg Melchin||Progressive |
|30th||2019–||Sonya Savage||United Conservative|
The electoral district was created in the 1979 boundary redistribution out of the Calgary-Foothills riding. Prior to the creation of the district the area returned Progressive Conservative MLA's in Foothills since 1971.
The election held that year returned Progressive Conservative candidate Sheila Embury with a very large majority. She was re-elected in 1982 election almost doubling her popular vote. Embury retired from the legislature at dissolution in 1986.
The electors of Calgary-North West chose the second representative of the riding in the 1986 election. Progressive Conservative candidate Stan Cassin held the district for his party with a reduced majority, but still won a landslide.
The district would see its first hotly contested race in the 1989 election as Liberal candidate Frank Bruseker surged in popularity gaining over 6,000 votes under the Liberal banner compared to 1986 Liberal candidate Dean Biollo. Cassin would go down to defeat after only one term in office.
Bruseker would run for a second term in 1993. His plurality would be reduced as he hang on to win over Harley Torgerson. The 1997 election would be Bruseker's last. Despite gaining in popular vote he was defeated by Progressive Conservative candidate Greg Melchin.
Melchin would run for a second term in the 2001 general election. He would win a massive majority taking over 15,000 votes and running ahead of the second place candidate by over 11,000 votes. After the election he was appointed to his first cabinet portfolio as Minister of Revenue by Premier Ralph Klein. In 2004 he ran for his third term in office. He lost over half his popular vote from 2001 and was shuffled to be the Minister of Energy.
The 2008 election would see the riding pick its fifth representative. Melchin retired at dissolution in 2008 leaving the riding open. The electors returned Lindsay Blackett who held the district for the Progressive Conservative Party. He was appointed by Premier Ed Stelmach as Minister of Culture and Community Spirit after the election in 2008.
1979 general electionEdit
|1979 Alberta general election results||Turnout 62.67%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Sheila Embury||5,976||61.67%|
|Social Credit||Harold Gunderson||2,043||21.08%|
|Liberal||George R. D. Goulet||950||9.80%|
|New Democratic||Ken Richmond||721||7.45%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||13|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||15,484||%|
1982 general electionEdit
|1982 Alberta general election results||Turnout 67.33%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Sheila Embury||11,711||74.94%||13.27%|
|Western Canada Concept||Walter Kostiuk||1,768||11.31%||*|
|New Democratic||Floyd Johnson||1,745||11.17%||3.72%|
|Social Credit||Leith McClure||404||2.58%||-18.50%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||17|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||23,236||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||12.29%|
1986 general electionEdit
|1986 Alberta general election results||Turnout 46.04%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Stan Cassin||7,775||62.53%||-12.41%|
|New Democratic||Tom Schepens||3,376||27.15%||15.98%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||25|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||27,061||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||14.20%|
1989 general electionEdit
|1989 Alberta general election results||Turnout 55.16%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Stan Cassin||6,985||41.87%||-20.66%|
|New Democratic||Kelly Hegg||2,281||13.67%||-13.48%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||28|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||30,294||%|
|Liberal pickup from Progressive Conservative||Swing 27.40%|
1993 general electionEdit
|1993 Alberta general election results||Turnout 65.39%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Harley Torgerson||6,443||45.42%||3.55%|
|New Democratic||Paul Rasporich||495||3.49%||-10.18%|
|Social Credit||David Grant||373||2.63%|
|Natural Law||Paul Colver||110||0.78%||*|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||17|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||21,717||%|
|Liberal hold||Swing 3.39%|
1997 general electionEdit
|1997 Alberta general election results||Turnout 59.92%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Greg Melchin||9,190||53.24%||7.82%|
|Social Credit||Douglas Picken||503||2.92%||0.29%|
|New Democratic||Jeff Pattinson||342||1.98%||-1.51%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||18|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||28,836||%|
|Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||6.82%|
2001 general electionEdit
|2001 Alberta general election results||Turnout 55.39%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Greg Melchin||15,292||71.49%||18.25%|
|New Democratic||Patricia Alward||828||3.87%||1.89%|
|Social Credit||Douglas Picken||299||1.40%||1.52%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||69|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||38,742||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||18.44%|
2004 general electionEdit
|2004 Alberta general election results||Turnout 43.41%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Greg Melchin||7,757||55.32%||-16.17%|
|Alberta Alliance||Jenell Friesen||620||4.42%|
|New Democratic||Bob Brunet||520||3.71%||-0.16%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||86|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||32,501||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-12.47%|
2008 general electionEdit
|2008 Alberta general election results||Turnout 40.90%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Lindsay Blackett||8,415||46.21%||-9.11%|
|Wildrose Alliance||Chris Jukes||2,703||14.84%||10.42%|
|New Democratic||Collin Anderson||637||3.50%||-0.21%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||72|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||44,695||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-5.32%|
2012 general electionEdit
|2012 Alberta general election|
|Progressive Conservative||Sandra Jansen||7,683||51.76%|
|New Democratic||Brian Malkinson||471||3.17%|
|Alberta Party||Troy Millington||103||0.69%|
2015 general electionEdit
|2015 Alberta general election|
|Progressive Conservative||Sandra Jansen||6,320||32.72|
|New Democratic||Karen Mills||5,724||29.63|
|Alberta Party||Chris Blatch||1,176||6.09|
|Total valid votes||19,318||100.0|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||127|
|Source: Elections Alberta|
|2019 Alberta general election|
|United Conservative||Sonya Savage||13,565||56.7||-2.75|
|New Democratic||Hafeez Chishti||7,611||31.8||+2.17|
|Alberta Party||Andrew Bradley||2,171||9.1||+3|
|Freedom Conservative||Cam Kham||262||1.1|
|Total valid votes||23,936|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||228|
Senate nominee resultsEdit
2004 Senate nominee election district resultsEdit
|2004 Senate nominee election results: Calgary-North West||Turnout 44.78%|
|Affiliation||Candidate||Votes||% Votes||% Ballots||Rank|
|Progressive Conservative||Bert Brown||5,600||16.80%||46.39%||1|
|Progressive Conservative||Jim Silye||5,009||15.02%||41.49%||5|
|Progressive Conservative||Betty Unger||4,801||14.40%||39.77%||2|
|Progressive Conservative||Cliff Breitkreuz||3,472||10.41%||28.76%||3|
|Progressive Conservative||David Usherwood||3,419||10.25%||28.32%||6|
|Alberta Alliance||Vance Gough||2,012||6.03%||16.67%||8|
|Alberta Alliance||Michael Roth||1,871||5.61%||15.50%||7|
|Alberta Alliance||Gary Horan||1,679||5.04%||13.91%||10|
|Total Ballots||12,072||2.76 Votes Per Ballot|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||2,481|
Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot
2012 Senate nominee election district resultsEdit
Student Vote resultsEdit
On November 19, 2004 a Student Vote was conducted at participating Alberta schools to parallel the 2004 Alberta general election results. The vote was designed to educate students and simulate the electoral process for persons who have not yet reached the legal majority. The vote was conducted in 80 of the 83 provincial electoral districts with students voting for actual election candidates. Schools with a large student body that reside in another electoral district had the option to vote for candidates outside of the electoral district then where they were physically located.
|2004 Alberta Student Vote results|
|Progressive Conservative||Greg Melchin||27||27.27%|
|Alberta Alliance||Jenell Friesen||15||15.15%|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||4|
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