Dunvegan (electoral district)
Dunvegan was a provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada, mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta using the first past the post method of voting from 1959 to 1971, and again from 1986 to 2004.
|Alberta electoral district|
|Defunct provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
The seat for Dunvegan in the Leglislative Assembly was held by the governing party for every year it existed. The riding was named for the small community of Dunvegan, once home to a fur trade post, and now the site of a provincial park and historic site.
The first riding named Dunvegan was created out of the western half of Peace River in 1959. It was bounded on the south by the Peace River and extended north to the Northwest Territories border, containing the entire northwest corner of Alberta. When it was abolished in 1971, the north section of the riding was transferred back to Peace River, and the southern two-thirds of the riding, along with the northern half of Spirit River, became Spirit River-Fairview.
In 1986 Dunvegan was re-created, replacing all of Spirit River-Fairview and a small part of Smoky River. In 1993 it absorbed another part of Smoky River (including the community of Falher) as well as a small part of Peace River (including Grimshaw).
The Dunvegan electoral district was dissolved in the 2003 electoral boundary re-distribution, and replaced by the Dunvegan-Central Peace electoral district for the 2004 Alberta general election with no changes to the district's boundaries.
|Members of the Legislative Assembly for Dunvegan|
|See Peace River 1905-1959|
|14th||1959-1963||Joseph Scruggs||Social Credit|
|See Spirit River-Fairview 1971-1986|
|See Dunvegan-Central Peace 2004-2012|
The first MLA for Dunvegan was Joseph Scruggs, who narrowly picked the riding up for the governing Social Credit. He did not run for re-election in 1963, but Ernest Lee held the riding for the government for two more terms.
In that election, the governing Progressive Conservatives would win the riding for the first time, despite an NDP surge elsewhere in the province. MLA Glen Clegg represented the area for five terms, retiring in 2001.
PC candidate Hector Goudreau would hold the riding for the government in its final term, and went on to represent Dunvegan-Central Peace for both terms it existed, as well as Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley until 2015.
|1959 Alberta general election|
|Social Credit||Joseph M. Scruggs||1,080||38.96%||–|
|Progressive Conservative||Bennidict V. Griep||661||23.85%||–|
|Liberal||Steven P. Tachit||648||23.38%||–|
|Co-operative Commonwealth||Floyd Albin Johnson||383||13.82%||–|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||17||–||–|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||3,551||78.54%||–|
|Social Credit pickup new district.|
|1963 Alberta general election|
|Social Credit||Ernest Leonard Lee||1,306||52.66%||13.70%|
|Liberal||M.H. (Milt) Connery||849||34.23%||10.86%|
|New Democratic||Roy Farran||325||13.10%||-0.72%|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||10||–||–|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||3,790||65.70%||–|
|Social Credit hold||Swing||1.66%|
|1967 Alberta general election|
|Social Credit||Ernest Leonard Lee||1,280||44.03%||-8.63%|
|New Democratic||Phil Thompson||1,080||37.15%||24.05%|
|Coalition||John A. Hammond||547||18.82%||-11.38%|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||176||–||–|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||10,991||28.05%||–|
|Social Credit hold||Swing||-5.77%|
|1986 Alberta general election|
|Progressive Conservative||Glen Clegg||4,146||51.25%||21.32%|
|New Democratic||Jim Gurnett||3,944||48.75%||12.06%|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||32||–||–|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||11,213||72.43%||–|
|Progressive Conservative pickup new district.|
|1989 Alberta general election|
|Progressive Conservative||Glen Clegg||4,049||56.22%||4.97%|
|New Democratic||Jim Gurnett||2,603||36.14%||-12.61%|
|Liberal||R. Gerald Eherer||550||7.64%||–|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||13||–||–|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||10,507||68.67%||–|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||8.79%|
|1993 Alberta general election|
|Progressive Conservative||Glen Clegg||4,650||46.05%||-10.17%|
|New Democratic||Sheila Maxwell-Marks||1,100||10.89%||-25.25%|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||35||–||–|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||16,275||62.25%||–|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-8.54%|
|1997 Alberta general election|
|Progressive Conservative||Glen Clegg||5,149||54.64%||8.59%|
|New Democratic||Marg McCuaig-Boyd||961||10.20%||-0.69%|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||14||–||–|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||16,061||58.76%||–|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||8.24%|
|2001 Alberta general election|
|Progressive Conservative||Hector Goudreau||5,857||67.25%||12.61%|
|New Democratic||Yvonne Sinkevich||508||5.83%||-4.37%|
|Alberta Independence||Ron (Earl) Miller||248||2.85%||–|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||30||–||–|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||15,907||54.94%||–|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||13.05%|
- "Election results for Dunvegan". abheritage.ca. Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
- "Alberta Heritage Foundation: Constituency Map for the year of 1959". Archived from the original on 2010-12-08. Retrieved 2016-08-30.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
- Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission (February 2003). "Proposed Electoral Division Areas, Boundaries, and Names for Alberta. Final Report to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
- Office of the Chief Electoral Officer; Legislative Assembly Office (2006). A Century of Democracy: Elections of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, 1905-2005. The Centennial Series. Edmonton, AB: Legislative Assembly of Alberta. ISBN 0-9689217-8-7. Retrieved 25 May 2020.