Edmonton North East (provincial electoral district)

Edmonton North East 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.[1]

Edmonton North East
Alberta electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Alberta
District created1959
District abolished1971
First contested1959
Last contested1967

HistoryEdit

The Edmonton North East electoral district was in the 1959 redistribution which broke up the mega-ridings of Edmonton and Calgary, creating a number of single-member districts in their place. The district was redistributed into Edmonton-Beverly and Edmonton-Belmont electoral districts in 1971.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs)Edit

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton North East
Assembly Years Member Party
See Edmonton electoral district from 1921-1959
14th  1959–1963     Lou Heard Social Credit
15th  1963–1967
16th  1967–1971
See Edmonton-Beverly electoral district from 1971-1993
and Edmonton-Belmont electoral district from 1971-1993

Election resultsEdit

1959 general electionEdit

1959 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Social Credit Lou Heard 4,960 49.82%
Progressive Conservative Allan Welsh 2,389 24.00%
Liberal Louis Marchand 1,325 13.31%
Co-operative Commonwealth Alex Goruk 1,063 10.68%
Labor–Progressive W. Harasym 218 2.19%
Total 9,955
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 62
Eligible electors / Turnout 17,868 56.06%
Social Credit pickup new district.
Source(s)
Source: "Edmonton North East Official Results 1959 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1963 general electionEdit

1963 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Social Credit Lou Heard 4,023 42.72% -7.10%
New Democratic Neil Reimer 2,589 27.49% 16.81%
Progressive Conservative Allan Welsh 1,510 16.03% -7.96%
Liberal Ken McAuley 1,295 13.75% 0.44%
Total 9,417
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 13
Eligible electors / Turnout 19,640 48.01%
Social Credit hold Swing -5.30%
Source(s)
Source: "Edmonton-North East Official Results 1963 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1967 general electionEdit

1967 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Social Credit Lou Heard 5,052 35.18% -7.54%
New Democratic Ivor G. Dent 4,276 29.77% 2.28%
Progressive Conservative Alan T. Cooke 3,616 25.18% 9.14%
Liberal Peter Achtem 1,418 9.87% -3.88%
Total 14,362
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 66
Eligible electors / Turnout 26,563 54.32%
Social Credit hold Swing -4.91%
Source(s)
Source: "Edmonton-North East Official Results 1967 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

Also seeEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Election results for Edmonton North-East". abheritage.ca. Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved 22 May 2020.

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