Calgary-North East (previously styled Calgary North East) is a provincial electoral district in Calgary, Alberta. The riding has existed twice, having been contested in the 1959 and abolished soon after, becoming Calgary East. It has been re-established in time for the 2019 general election in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.
|Alberta electoral district|
Calgary-North East within the City of Calgary (2017 boundaries).
|Provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
|Pop. density (per km²)||607|
The historic 1959 redistribution of the provincial ridings of Calgary and Edmonton marked the transition back to First Past the Post. From 1921 to 1959 Calgary and Edmonton, along with a few other ridings in the province elected members with Single Transferable Vote. The redistribution created seven ridings in Calgary, two of those still exist today.
This transition was done in part to standardize the electoral system across the province and because Calgary and Edmonton were becoming too large to be a single riding. The other six ridings were Calgary Bowness, Calgary West, Calgary Glenmore, Calgary Centre, Calgary South East, Calgary North.
However, the riding was abolished after only one term, becoming Calgary-East. It has been re-established by the 2017 Electoral Boundaries Commission, created from parts of Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill and Calgary-McCall, and will be contested in the 2019 Alberta general election.
|Members of the Legislative Assembly |
for Calgary-North East
|See Calgary 1921-1959|
|14th||1959–1963||Albert Ludwig||Social Credit|
|See Calgary-East after 1963|
|See Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill, Calgary-Northern Hills, and |
Calgary-McCall before 2019
|30th||2019–||Rajan Sawhney||United Conservative|
In 2018 and 2019, the re-created Calgary-North East saw nomination controversies for both the governing New Democrats and opposition United Conservatives, with allegations of ballot-stuffing and non-residents voting in the contests. United Conservative candidate Rajan Sawhney was elected as Calgary-North East's second representative, and appointed as Minister of Community and Social Services.
|1959 Alberta general election|
|Social Credit||Albert Ludwig||5,945||64.24|
|Progressive Conservative||Melvin Stronach||1,829||19.76|
|Liberal||E. Kitch Elton||1,060||11.46|
|Co-operative Commonwealth||Jack Hampson||420||24.30|
|Total valid votes||9,254||100.00|
|Registered voters / Turnout||16,961||54.56|
|Social Credit pickup new district.|
|2015 Alberta general election redistributed results|
|2019 Alberta general election|
|United Conservative||Rajan Sawhney||8,376||49.3%||-3.14|
|New Democratic||Gurbachan Brar||6,046||35.6%||-2.75|
|Alberta Party||Nate Pike||1,791||10.6%||-|
|Total valid votes||16,974|
|Rejected, spoiled, and declined||105|
- Calgary Northeast Federal Electoral District
- "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.
- McGarvey, Dan; January 11. "Alleged voter fraud in Calgary NDP nomination sparks calls for inquiry | CBC News". CBC. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
- McIntosh, Emma; Howell, Trevor (July 3, 2018). "UCP investigating allegations of ballot-stuffing at Calgary constituency meeting | The Star". thestar.com. Retrieved 2019-01-16.