Calgary-South East

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.

Calgary-South East
Alberta electoral district
Calgary-South East 2017.svg
Calgary-South East within the City of Calgary, 2017 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Alberta
Matt Jones
United Conservative
District created1957
District abolished1963
District re-created2010
First contested1959, 2012
Last contested1959, 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.

Boundary historyEdit

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-South East[1]
Assembly Years Member Party
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
28th 2012–2015 Rick Fraser Progressive
29th 2015–2017
2017 United Conservative
2017-2018 Independent
2018-2019 Alberta Party
30th 2019–2023 Matt Jones United Conservative
31st 2023–present

Electoral historyEdit

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
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Social Credit Arthur J. Dixon 5,643 67.11%
Progressive Conservative Ernest Henry Starr 1,537 18.28%
Liberal Peter Petrasuk 792 9.42%
Co-operative Commonwealth George E. Ellinson 437 5.20%
Total 8,409
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
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Rick Fraser 7,161 48.53%
Wildrose Bill Jarvis 6,357 43.08%
Liberal Brad Carroll 755 5.12%
New Democratic Marta Warszynski 483 3.27%
Total 14,756
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". Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

2015 general electionEdit

2015 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Rick Fraser 7,663 32.48% -16.05%
New Democratic Mirical MacDonald 7,358 31.19% 27.92%
Wildrose Brandon Lunty 6,892 29.21% -13.87%
Liberal Gladwin Gill 1,304 5.53% 0.41%
Green Jordan Mac Isaac 374 1.59%
Total 23,591
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". Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

2019 general electionEdit

2019 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
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%
Liberal Leila Keith 224 1.07% -4.46%
Alberta Independence Richard Fontaine 134 0.64%
Total 21,011
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". 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 **
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Conservative Matt Jones 14,057 58.92 -2.28
New Democratic Justin Huseby 9,376 39.30 +20.35
Green Catriona Wright 319 1.34
Solidarity Movement Heinrich Friesen 104 0.44
Total 23,856
Rejected, spoiled and declined
Eligible voters
United Conservative hold Swing -11.31

Senate nominee resultsEdit

2012 Senate nominee election district resultsEdit

Student vote resultsEdit

2012 electionEdit

2012 Alberta Student Vote results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Rick Fraser %
Wildrose Bill Jarvis
  Liberal %
  NDP %
Total 100%


  1. ^ "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.

External linksEdit

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