Sedgewick (provincial electoral district)

Sedgewick was a provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada, mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1909 to 1963.[1]

Sedgewick
Alberta electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Alberta
District created1909
District abolished1963
First contested1909
Last contested1959

HistoryEdit

Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs)Edit

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Sedgewick
Assembly Years Member Party
2nd  1909–1913     Charles Stuart Liberal
3rd  1913–1917
4th  1917–1921
5th  1921–1922
 1922–1926     Albert G. Andrews United Farmers
6th  1926–1930
7th  1930–1935
8th  1935–1940     Albert E. Fee Social Credit
9th  1940–1944
10th  1944–1948
11th  1948–1952
12th  1952–1955 Jack Charles Hillman
13th  1955–1959
14th  1959–1963
See Sedgewick-Coronation electoral district from 1963-1979

Election resultsEdit

1909 general electionEdit

1909 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Charles Stewart Acclaimed
Total N/A
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined N/A
Eligible electors / Turnout N/A N/A
Liberal pickup new district.
Source(s)
Source: "Sedgewick Official Results 1909 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1912 by-electionEdit

1912 by-election results (Sedgewick)[2] Turnout N.A.
  Liberal Charles Stewart 2,022 67.7%
  Conservative William John Blair 963 32.3%

1913 general electionEdit

1913 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Charles Stewart 889 70.56%
Conservative W. Watson 371 29.44%
Total 1,260
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined N/A
Eligible electors / Turnout N/A N/A
Liberal hold Swing N/A
Source(s)
Source: "Sedgewick Official Results 1913 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1917 general electionEdit

1917 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Charles Stewart 1,657 63.05% -7.50%
Conservative John Reeve Lavell 971 36.95% 7.50%
Total 2,628
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined N/A
Eligible electors / Turnout 4,442 59.16%
Liberal hold Swing -7.50%
Source(s)
Source: "Sedgewick Official Results 1917 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1921 general electionEdit

1921 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Charles Stewart Acclaimed
Total N/A
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined N/A
Eligible electors / Turnout N/A N/A
Liberal hold Swing N/A
Source(s)
Source: "Sedgewick Official Results 1921 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1922 by-electionEdit

July 10, 1922 by-election results (Sedgewick)[2] Turnout N.A.
United Farmers Albert Andrews Acclaimed

1926 general electionEdit

1926 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Farmers Albert G. Andrews 2,264 66.08%
Liberal J. H. Caldwell 694 20.26%
Conservative H. A. Dreany 468 13.66%
Total 3,426
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 154
Eligible electors / Turnout 5,074 70.56%
United Farmers gain from Liberal Swing N/A
Source(s)
Source: "Sedgewick Official Results 1926 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1930 general electionEdit

1930 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Farmers Albert G. Andrews 2,265 73.23% 7.15%
Conservative W. H. Wallace 828 26.77% 13.11%
Total 3,093
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 111
Eligible electors / Turnout 5,116 62.63% -7.93%
United Farmers hold Swing 0.32%
Source(s)
Source: "Sedgewick Official Results 1930 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1935 general electionEdit

1935 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Social Credit Albert E. Fee 3,642 71.31%
United Farmers Albert G. Andrews 833 16.31% -56.92%
Liberal H. G. Thunell 632 12.38%
Total 5,107
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined N/A
Eligible electors / Turnout 4,787 106.68% 44.06%
Social Credit gain from United Farmers Swing 4.27%
Source(s)
Source: "Sedgewick Official Results 1935 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1940 general electionEdit

1940 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Social Credit Albert E. Fee 2,605 53.99% -17.32%
Independent John Gair 1,426 29.55%
Co-operative Commonwealth G. Oberg 794 16.46%
Total 4,825
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 181
Eligible electors / Turnout 6,611 75.72% -30.96%
Social Credit hold Swing -15.28%
Source(s)
Source: "Sedgewick Official Results 1940 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1944 general electionEdit

1944 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Social Credit Albert E. Fee 2,793 62.82% 8.83%
Co-operative Commonwealth Carl P. Colvin 840 18.89% 2.44%
Independent Chas. P. Hayes 813 18.29% -11.27%
Total 4,446
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 86
Eligible electors / Turnout 5,960 76.04% 0.32%
Social Credit hold Swing 9.75%
Source(s)
Source: "Sedgewick Official Results 1944 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1948 general electionEdit

1948 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Social Credit Albert E. Fee 2,867 67.11% 4.29%
Liberal James Risk Hallum 838 19.62%
Co-operative Commonwealth Alfred Rands 567 13.27% -5.62%
Total 4,272
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 271
Eligible electors / Turnout 6,348 71.57% -4.47%
Social Credit hold Swing 1.78%
Source(s)
Source: "Sedgewick Official Results 1948 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1952 general electionEdit

1952 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Social Credit Jack Charles Hillman 2,714 65.22% -1.89%
Liberal James Risk Hallum 813 19.54% -0.08%
Co-operative Commonwealth Carl P. Colvin 634 15.24% 1.96%
Total 4,161
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 271
Eligible electors / Turnout 6,446 68.76% -2.81%
Social Credit hold Swing -0.90%
Source(s)
Source: "Sedgewick Official Results 1952 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1955 general electionEdit

1955 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Social Credit Jack Charles Hillman 2,748 58.71% -6.52%
Liberal A. E. Eastly 1,450 30.98% 11.44%
Co-operative Commonwealth Arthur C. Bunney 483 10.32% -4.92%
Total 4,681
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined N/A
Eligible electors / Turnout 6,113 76.57% 7.82%
Social Credit hold Swing -8.98%
Source(s)
Source: "Sedgewick Official Results 1955 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1959 general electionEdit

1959 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Social Credit Jack Charles Hillman 2,805 62.88% 4.17%
Progressive Conservative Kenneth M. Geddes 796 17.84%
Liberal Mildred G. Redman 541 12.13% -18.85%
Co-operative Commonwealth Arthur C. Bunney 319 7.15% -3.17%
Total 4,461
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 9
Eligible electors / Turnout 6,113 73.12% -3.45%
Social Credit hold Swing 8.65%
Source(s)
Source: "Sedgewick Official Results 1959 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

Plebiscite resultsEdit

1957 liquor plebisciteEdit

1957 Alberta liquor plebiscite results: Sedgewick[3]
Question A: Do you approve additional types of outlets for the
sale of beer, wine and spirituous liquor subject to a local vote?
Ballot Choice Votes %
No 1,706 55.61%
Yes 1,362 44.39%
Total Votes 3,068 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 9
5,921 Eligible Electors, Turnout 51.97%

On October 30, 1957 a stand alone plebiscite was held province wide in all 50 of the then current provincial electoral districts in Alberta. The government decided to consult Alberta voters to decide on liquor sales and mixed drinking after a divisive debate in the Legislature. The plebiscite was intended to deal with the growing demand for reforming antiquated liquor control laws.[4]

The plebiscite was conducted in two parts. Question A asked in all districts, asked the voters if the sale of liquor should be expanded in Alberta, while Question B asked in a handful of districts within the corporate limits of Calgary and Edmonton asked if men and woman were allowed to drink together in establishments.[3]

Province wide Question A of the plebiscite passed in 33 of the 50 districts while Question B passed in all five districts. Sedgewick voted against the proposal by a comfortable margin. The voter turnout in the district was just well above the province wide average of 46%.[3]

Official district returns were released to the public on December 31, 1957.[3] The Social Credit government in power at the time did not considered the results binding.[5] However the results of the vote led the government to repeal all existing liquor legislation and introduce an entirely new Liquor Act.[6]

Municipal districts lying inside electoral districts that voted against the Plebiscite such as Sedgewick were designated Local Option Zones by the Alberta Liquor Control Board and considered effective dry zones, business owners that wanted a license had to petition for a binding municipal plebiscite in order to be granted a license.[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Election results for Lacombe". abheritage.ca. Wayback Machine: Heritage Community Foundation. Archived from the original on December 8, 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  2. ^ a b Mardon, Ernest; Mardon, Austin (1993). Alberta Election Results 1882–1992. Edmonton: Documentary Heritage Society of Alberta. p. 117.
  3. ^ a b c d Alberta Gazette. 53 (December 31 ed.). Government of Alberta. 1957. pp. 2, 247–2, 249.
  4. ^ "Albertans Vote 2 to 1 For More Liquor Outlets". Vol L No 273. The Lethbridge Herald. October 31, 1957. pp. 1–2.
  5. ^ "No Sudden Change In Alberta Drinking Habits Is Seen". Vol L No 267. The Lethbridge Herald. October 24, 1957. p. 1.
  6. ^ "Entirely New Act On Liquor". Vol LI No 72. The Lethbridge Herald. March 5, 1968. p. 1.
  7. ^ "Bill 81". Alberta Bills 12th Legislature 1st Session. Government of Alberta. 1958. p. 40.

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