Calgary-South East (previously styled Calgary South East) is a provincial electoral district in Calgary, Alberta. It has existed twice, first from 1959 to 1963, and then re-created in 2010. The district is mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.
|Alberta electoral district|
|Provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
|First contested||1959, 2012|
|Last contested||1959, 2023|
The current electoral district was created from a portion of Airdrie-Chestermere, Calgary-Hays and Calgary-Shaw. It contains the neighbourhoods of Auburn Bay, Cranston, Mahogany & Seton.
The first provincial electoral district to use the name Calgary South East was created in the 1959 redistribution that saw the provincial ridings of Calgary and Edmonton broken up. This marked the transition to standardize elections back to the First Past the Post across the province. From 1926 to 1959 Calgary and Edmonton, elected members with Single Transferable Vote in super districts while rest of the province used single member riding's using an Alternate voting method with a 50% margin.
The district was quickly abolished in the 1963 boundary redistribution when it became part of the Calgary South electoral district.
A new electoral district was created in southeast Calgary in the 2010 boundary redistribution. The roots of the new district can be traced back to the old South East district through various changes to the electoral boundaries that have taken place since. The district was created primarily from Calgary-Hays and Calgary-Shaw and its boundaries were expanded into areas of the old Airdrie-Chestermere and Highwood electoral districts where the city of Calgary boundaries had expanded.
|25 Calgary-South East 2010 Boundaries|
|Calgary-Fort, Calgary-Hays and Calgary-Shaw||Chestermere-Rocky View||Calgary-Lougheed and Highwood||Highwood|
|Legal description from the Statutes of Alberta 2010, Electoral Divisions Act.|
|Members of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-South East|
|See Calgary 1921-1959|
|14th||1959-1963||Arthur Dixon||Social Credit|
|See Calgary South 1963-1971|
|See Calgary-Hays 2004-2012 and Calgary-Shaw 1986-2012|
|30th||2019–2023||Matt Jones||United Conservative|
The first incarnation of Calgary South East saw Social Credit MLA Art Dixon win his third term in office with a landslide majority. He defeated two city of Calgary alderman to keep his seat in the Assembly. Dixon won the new district of Calgary South after South East was abolished in 1963.
Recently the area that comprises the new Calgary-South East has returned Progressive Conservative candidates with large majorities and has done so since the 1970s. The incumbent for Calgary-Hays during the 2010 boundary shift was Art Johnston. He tried to run for renomination but was defeated by Progressive Conservative candidate Rick Fraser and won't stand for re-election.
Shortly after the Progressive Conservatives merged with Wildrose in 2017, Fraser announced he would sit as an independent. In January 2018 he announced he would run for the leadership of the Alberta Party, but has yet to inform the Speaker whether he intends to join the party caucus.
Legislature results 1959-1963Edit
1959 general electionEdit
|1959 Alberta general election|
|Social Credit||Arthur J. Dixon||5,643||67.11%||–|
|Progressive Conservative||Ernest Henry Starr||1,537||18.28%||–|
|Co-operative Commonwealth||George E. Ellinson||437||5.20%||–|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||53||–||–|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||17,299||48.92%||–|
|Social Credit pickup new district.|
Source: "Calgary-South East Official Results 1959 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
Legislature results 2012-presentEdit
2012 general electionEdit
|2012 Alberta general election|
|Progressive Conservative||Rick Fraser||7,161||48.53%||–|
|New Democratic||Marta Warszynski||483||3.27%||–|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||37||38||4|
|Eligible electors / turnout||30,914||47.87%||–|
|Progressive Conservative pickup new district.|
Source: "25 - Calgary-South East, 2012 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
2015 general electionEdit
|2015 Alberta general election|
|Progressive Conservative||Rick Fraser||7,663||32.48%||-16.05%|
|New Democratic||Mirical MacDonald||7,358||31.19%||27.92%|
|Green||Jordan Mac Isaac||374||1.59%||–|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||103||52||15|
|Eligible electors / turnout||46,871||50.58%||2.72%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-2.08%|
Source: "25 - Calgary-South East, 2015 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
2019 general electionEdit
|2019 Alberta general election|
|United Conservative||Matt Jones||12,860||61.21%||-0.48%|
|New Democratic||Heather Eddy||3,983||18.96%||-12.23%|
|Alberta Party||Rick Fraser||3,810||18.13%||–|
|Alberta Independence||Richard Fontaine||134||0.64%||–|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||47||66||5|
|Eligible electors / turnout||29,578||71.21%||20.63%|
|United Conservative gain from Alberta Party||Swing||20.48%|
Source: "24 - Calgary-South East, 2019 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
UCP change is based on combination of Progressive Conservative and Wildrose results from the 2015 Alberta general election.
2023 general electionEdit
|2023 Alberta general election|
|** Preliminary results — Not yet official **|
|United Conservative||Matt Jones||14,057||58.92||-2.28|
|New Democratic||Justin Huseby||9,376||39.30||+20.35|
|Solidarity Movement||Heinrich Friesen||104||0.44|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined|
|United Conservative hold||Swing||-11.31|
Senate nominee resultsEdit
2012 Senate nominee election district resultsEdit
Student vote resultsEdit
|2012 Alberta Student Vote results|
|Progressive Conservative||Rick Fraser||%|
- ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 30, 2007. Retrieved February 27, 2010.