Chinook (provincial electoral district)

Chinook was a provincial electoral district in Alberta mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta using the first past the post method of voting from 1979 to 1996.[1]

Chinook
Alberta electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Alberta
District created1979
District abolished1996
First contested1979
Last contested1993

HistoryEdit

The electoral district was created following boundary redistribution for the 1979 Alberta general election from Hanna-Oyen and Sedgewick-Coronation electoral districts.

The electoral district would be combined with Drumheller in 1996 to form Drumheller-Chinook.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs)Edit

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Chinook
Assembly Years Member Party
See Hanna-Oyen electoral district from 1971-1979
and Sedgewick-Coronation electoral district from 1963-1979
19th  1979–1982     Henry Kroeger Progressive Conservative
20th  1982–1986
21st  1986–1989
22nd  1989–1993 Shirley McClellan
23rd  1993–1997
See Drumheller-Chinook electoral district from 1997-2004

Electoral historyEdit

1970sEdit

1979 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Henry Kroeger 4,024 66.47%
Social Credit Arlie Reil 1,310 21.64%
New Democratic John W. Oberg 406 6.71%
Liberal Sheila Noonan 314 5.19%
Total 6,054
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 33
Eligible electors / Turnout 8,513 71.50%
Progressive Conservative pickup new district.
Source(s)
Source: "Chinook Official Results 1979 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1980sEdit

1982 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Henry Kroeger 4,837 73.64% 7.18%
Western Canada Concept Jack Ramsay 1,266 19.28%
New Democratic Gladys Creasy 465 7.08% 0.37%
Total 6,568
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 9
Eligible electors / Turnout 8,783 74.88% 3.38%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 4.77%
Source(s)
Source: "Chinook Official Results 1982 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
1986 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Henry Kroeger 3,796 79.83% 6.19%
New Democratic Lavera Gladys Creasy 959 20.17% 13.09%
Total 4,755
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 29
Eligible electors / Turnout 9,386 50.97%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 2.65%
Source(s)
Source: "Chinook Official Results 1986 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
1989 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Shirley McClellan 3,585 71.12% -8.71%
New Democratic H. James Powers 765 15.18% -4.99%
Liberal Mel H. Buffalo 691 13.71%
Total 5,041
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 10
Eligible electors / Turnout 9,197 54.92%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -1.86%
Source(s)
Source: "Chinook Official Results 1989 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1990sEdit

1993 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Shirley McClellan 4,748 65.01% -6.11%
Social Credit Gus Mattheis 1,025 14.03%
Liberal Dianne Anderson 1,015 13.90% 0.19%
Independent Kristopher Dietrich 293 4.01%
New Democratic Steven Milner 223 3.05% -12.12%
Total 7,304
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 18
Eligible electors / Turnout 10,553 69.38%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -2.48%
Source(s)
Source: "Chinook Official Results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Election results for Chinook". abheritage.ca. Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved 22 May 2020.

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