Innisfail (provincial electoral district)

Innisfail was a provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada, mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1905 to 1940 and again from 1971 to 1993.[1]

Innisfail
Alberta electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Alberta
District created1905
District abolished1940
District re-created1971
District re-abolished1993
First contested1905
Last contested1989

HistoryEdit

Innisfail was one of the original 25 electoral districts contested in the 1905 Alberta general election upon Alberta joining Confederation in September 1905. The electoral district was a continuation of the Innisfail Northwest Territories electoral district which was formed in 1902. The electoral district was named for the Town of Innisfail in central Alberta.

The first Member of the Legislative Assembly for Innisfail was John A. Simpson who had been originally elected in the 1902 Northwest Territories general election to the Innisfail seat in the 5th North-West Legislative Assembly prior to Confederation of Alberta.

Prior to the 1940 Alberta general election Innisfail was split between Rocky Mountain House and Red Deer electoral districts. However Innisfail would be re-formed in the 1970 electoral district re-distribution.

Innisfail was dissolved again in the 1993 electoral district redistribution to form the Innisfail-Sylvan Lake electoral district.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs)Edit

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Athabasca
Assembly Years Member Party
1st  1905–1909     John A. Simpson Liberal
2nd  1909–1913
3rd  1913–1917     Fred W. Archer Conservative
4th  1917–1921     Daniel Morkeberg Liberal
5th  1921–1926     Donald Cameron United Farmers
6th  1926–1930
7th  1930–1935
8th  1935–1940     Alban E. MacLellan Social Credit
See Rocky Mountain House electoral district from 1940-1971
and Red Deer electoral district from 1940-1971
17th  1971–1975     Clifford L. Doan Progressive Conservative
18th  1975–1979
19th  1979–1982 Nigel I. Pengelly
20th  1982–1986
21st  1986–1989
22nd  1989–1993 Gary Severtson
See Innisfail-Sylvan Lake electoral district from 1993-present

Election resultsEdit

1905 Alberta general electionEdit

1905 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John A. Simpson 408 50.06%
Conservative Sam J. Curry 407 49.94%
Total 815
Rejected, spoiled and declined N/A
Eligible electors / turnout 815 N/A
Liberal pickup new district.
Source(s)
Source: "Innisfail Official Results 1905 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1909 Alberta general electionEdit

1909 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John A. Simpson 519 53.45% 3.39%
Conservative G. W. West 452 46.55% -3.39%
Total 971
Rejected, spoiled and declined N/A
Eligible electors / turnout 1,340 72.46%
Liberal hold Swing 3.39%
Source(s)
Source: "Innisfail Official Results 1909 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1913 Alberta general electionEdit

1913 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Fred W. Archer 535 50.42% 3.87%
Liberal John A. Simpson 526 49.58% -3.87%
Total 1,061
Rejected, spoiled and declined N/A
Eligible electors / turnout 1,387 76.50% 4.04%
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing 1.94%
Source(s)
Source: "Innisfail Official Results 1913 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1917 Alberta general electionEdit

1917 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Daniel Morkeberg 905 51.33% 5.49%
Conservative T. W. Archer 766 43.45% -10.71%
Independent J. K. Wilson 92 5.22%
Total 1,763
Rejected, spoiled and declined N/A
Eligible electors / turnout 2,425 72.70% -4.30%
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing -0.22%
Source(s)
Source: "Innisfail Official Results 1917 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1921 Alberta general electionEdit

1921 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Farmers Donald Cameron 1,661 69.15%
Liberal Daniel Morkeberg 741 30.85% -20.48%
Total 2,402
Rejected, spoiled and declined N/A
Eligible electors / turnout 3,283 73.16% 0.46%
United Farmers gain from Liberal Swing 15.21%
Source(s)
Source: "Innisfail Official Results 1921 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1926 Alberta general electionEdit

1926 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
First count
United Farmers Donald Cameron 1,187 46.27% -22.82%
Liberal Daniel Morkeberg 844 32.90% 2.05%
Conservative L. M. McLean 534 20.82%
Total 2,565
Ballot transfer results
United Farmers Donald Cameron 1,327 55.52%
Liberal Daniel Morkeberg 1,063 44.48%
Total 2,390
Rejected, spoiled and declined N/A
Eligible electors / turnout 3,574 71.77% -1.49%%
United Farmers hold Swing N/A%
Source(s)
Source: "Innisfail Official Results 1926 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1930 Alberta general electionEdit

1930 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
First count
United Farmers Donald Cameron 1,243 45.61% -0.66%
Liberal Daniel Morkeberg 878 32.22% -0.58%
Conservative George C. Wagner 604 22.17% 1.35%
Total 2,725
Ballot transfer results
United Farmers Donald Cameron 1,362 54.28%
Liberal Daniel Morkeberg 1,147 45.72%
Total 2,509
Rejected, spoiled and declined 117
Eligible electors / turnout 3,674 77.35% 5.58%
United Farmers hold Swing N/A%
Source(s)
Source: "Innisfail Official Results 1930 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1935 Alberta general electionEdit

1935 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Social Credit Alban E. MacLellan 2,805 68.55%
Liberal W. H. Stringer 583 14.25% -17.97%
United Farmers Ronald Pye 386 9.43% -36.18%
Conservative A. A. Stonehouse 318 7.77% -14.40%
Total 4,092
Rejected, spoiled and declined 115
Eligible electors / turnout 4,805 87.55% 10.20%
Social Credit gain from United Farmers Swing 27.15%
Source(s)
Source: "Innisfail Official Results 1935 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1971 Alberta general electionEdit

1971 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Clifford L. Doan 3,235 52.60%
Social Credit William Ure 2,915 47.40%
Total 6,150
Rejected, spoiled and declined 59
Eligible electors / turnout 8,205 75.67%
Progressive Conservative pickup new district.
Source(s)
Source: "Innisfail Official Results 1971 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1975 Alberta general electionEdit

1975 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Clifford L. Doan 4,029 66.44% 13.84%
Social Credit Ray Reckseidler 1,512 24.93% -22.46%
New Democratic Pat Loughlin 376 6.20%
Liberal Fred Monk 147 2.42%
Total 6,064
Rejected, spoiled and declined 16
Eligible electors / turnout 8,620 70.53% -5.14%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 18.15%
Source(s)
Source: "Innisfail Official Results 1975 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1979 Alberta general electionEdit

1979 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Nigel I. Pengelly 4,263 55.68% -10.76%
Social Credit Stuart Little 2,921 38.15% 13.22%
New Democratic Tim Guilbault 371 4.85% -1.35%
Liberal Janet Gratton 101 1.32% -1.10%
Total 7,656
Rejected, spoiled and declined 42
Eligible electors / turnout 11,069 69.17% -1.37%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -11.99%
Source(s)
Source: "Innisfail Official Results 1979 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1982 Alberta general electionEdit

1982 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Nigel I. Pengelly 6,684 70.93% 15.25%
Western Canada Concept George Conway-Brown 2,001 21.24%
New Democratic Lyle B. Bleich 738 7.83% 2.99%
Total 9,423
Rejected, spoiled and declined 37
Eligible electors / turnout 12,952 73.04% 3.87%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 16.08%
Source(s)
Source: "Innisfail Official Results 1982 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1986 Alberta general electionEdit

1986 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Nigel I. Pengelly 4,309 66.01% -4.92%
New Democratic Tony Mazurkewich 1,033 15.82% 7.99%
Western Canada Concept George Conway-Brown 472 7.23% -14.00%
Representative Raymond C. Reckseidler 411 6.30%
Confederation of Regions Jack Lynass 303 4.64%
Total 6,528
Rejected, spoiled and declined 18
Eligible electors / turnout 12,097 54.11% -18.93%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 0.24%
Source(s)
Source: "Innisfail Official Results 1986 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1989 Alberta general electionEdit

1989 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Gary Severtson 4,169 57.71% -8.30%
Liberal Bruce Jackson 1,761 24.38%
New Democratic Larry Whaley 1,294 17.91% 2.09%
Total 7,224
Rejected, spoiled and declined 41
Eligible electors / turnout 12,230 59.40% 5.29%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -8.43%
Source(s)
Source: "Innisfail Official Results 1989 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Election results for Innisfail". abheritage.ca. Heritage Community Foundation. Archived from the original on 8 December 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2020.

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