Stony Plain (electoral district)

Stony Plain, originally named Stonyplain, was a provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada, mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1905 to 2019.[1] The district returned a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta throughout its history, using the first past the post method of voting for most of its existence but single transferable vote from 1926 to 1957.

Stony Plain
Alberta electoral district
StonyPlain in Alberta.jpg
2010 boundaries
Defunct provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Alberta
District created1905
District abolished2019
First contested1905
Last contested2015

The district was created in 1905 when Alberta became a province. The riding in its original boundaries stretched from the west Edmonton city limits to the British Columbia border, but over time it was significantly reduced in size. The riding was named Stonyplain from 1905 to 1909 before being changed to Stony Plain.

HistoryEdit

Stony Plain was founded as Stonyplain, one of the original 25 electoral districts contested in the 1905 Alberta general election upon Alberta joining Confederation in September 1905. It was renamed Stony Plain for the 1909 Alberta general election, retaining this name until its abolition. The original boundaries of the riding took it to the British Columbia from west Edmonton city limits, but over the next hundred years the riding was significantly decreased in area to a small fraction of its former size.[2]

The 2010 electoral boundary re-distribution saw the riding transfer land north of Alberta Highway 16 to the electoral district of Whitecourt-Ste. Anne. In the 2017 re-distribution, the riding was abolished, with the town of Stony Plain moved to Spruce Grove-Stony Plain and the rural areas transferred to Lac Ste. Anne-Parkland and Drayton Valley-Devon. The area continued to be represented in the Legislative Assembly until the 2019 election, when new riding borders took effect.[3]

Boundary historyEdit

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Stony Plain[5]
Assembly Years Member Party
1st 1905–1909 John McPherson Liberal
2nd 1909–1913
3rd 1913–1917 Conrad Weidenhammer Conservative
4th 1917–1921 Frederick Lundy
5th 1921–1926 Willard Washburn United Farmers
6th 1926–1930
7th 1930–1935 Donald Macleod
8th 1935–1939 William Hayes Social Credit
1939–1940 Vacant
9th 1940–1944 Cornelia Wood Social Credit
10th 1944–1948
11th 1948–1952
12th 1952–1955
13th 1955–1959 John McLaughlin Liberal
14th 1959–1963 Cornelia Wood Social Credit
15th 1963–1967
1967 Independent
16th 1967–1971 Ralph Jespersen Social Credit
17th 1971–1975 William Purdy Progressive
Conservative
18th 1975–1979
19th 1979–1982
20th 1982–1986
21st 1986–1989 Jim Heron
22nd 1989–1993 Stan Woloshyn New Democrat
1993 Progressive
Conservative
23rd 1993–1997
24th 1997–2001
25th 2001–2004
26th 2004–2008 Fred Lindsay
27th 2008–2012
28th 2012–2015 Ken Lemke
29th 2015–2019 Erin Babcock New Democrat
See Spruce Grove-Stony Plain, Lac Ste. Anne-Parkland,
and Drayton Valley-Devon 2019–

Electoral historyEdit

The electoral district of Stony Plain was created when the province was first formed in 1905. It was one of the longest-surviving original districts, remaining intact for every boundary redistribution until 2017.

The first election in 1905 saw a three-way battle which was handily won by Liberal candidate John McPherson, who was reelected in 1909. He was defeated by Conservative party candidate Conrad Weidenhammer in 1913, who chose to retire after a single term. Conservative Frederick Lundy won the tight 1917 race to hold the district. He ran again in the 1921 election, but was defeated by United Farmers candidate Willard Washburn in a landslide. Washburn held the district for two terms before retiring in 1930. The United Farmers ran candidate Donald Macleod who held the district in a tight race over Liberal candidate George Bryan.

Macleod was defeated in 1935, finishing a very distant third place to Social Credit candidate William Hayes. The seat became vacant when Hayes died on April 2, 1939,[6] and it would not be filled before the 1940 election. Cornelia Wood was nominated to be the Social Credit candidate, she won the district for her party in a tight race that went to ballot transfers. Wood was re-elected for three terms before being defeated by Liberal candidate John McLaughlin in 1955. McLaughlin would be defeated by Wood again in 1959. The two ran against each other twice more, with Wood coming up the winner each time.

Wood lost her nomination race to run as the Social Credit candidate again in the 1967 general election to Ralph Jespersen.[7] She later left the Social Credit caucus on April 24, 1967 to run as an Independent Social Credit candidate.[8] She would be defeated finishing a distant fourth place in a landslide by Jespersen.

Jespersen would only last a single term in office before being defeated by William Purdy in the 1971 general election. Purdy was re-elected three more times before retiring at dissolution in 1986. His replacement in the legislature was Progressive Conservative candidate Jim Heron. Heron served a term in office before being defeated by New Democrat Stan Woloshyn.

Woloshyn only stayed with the NDP caucus for a few years before crossing the floor to the Progressive Conservative caucus on February 23, 1993. He ran for re-election as a Progressive Conservative that year and won. In 1996 Premier Ralph Klein appointed him to the provincial cabinet. He won re-election again in 1997 and 2001 before retiring in 2004.

Fred Lindsay replaced Woloshyn in 2004 as the Progressive Conservative MLA for the riding and was re-elected in 2008. Former mayor Ken Lemke retained the riding for the PCs in the 2012 election. The last person to represent Stony Plain was Erin Babcock, who won the riding for the Alberta New Democratic Party in the 2015 election. At the 2019 election, the first after the riding was abolished, Babcock ran for reelection in the new Spruce Grove-Stony Plain riding, but lost to Searle Turton from the United Conservative Party. Lac Ste. Anne-Parkland and Drayton Valley-Devon, the other ridings to take in parts of the former Stony Plain riding, were also won by United Conservatives.

Election resultsEdit

1905 general electionEdit

1905 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John A. McPherson 354 57.94%
Conservative Dan Bronx 187 30.61%
Independent Conrad Weidenhammer 70 11.46%
Total 611
Rejected, spoiled and declined N/A
Eligible electors / turnout N/A N/A
Liberal pickup new district.
Source(s)
Source: "Stony Plain Official Results 1905 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1909 general electionEdit

1909 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John A. McPherson 398 43.74% -14.20%
Independent Dan Bronx 250 27.47% 16.02%
Independent Charlie R. Cropley 154 16.92% 5.47%
Conservative John McKinley 108 11.87% -18.74%
Total 910
Rejected, spoiled and declined N/A
Eligible electors / turnout N/A N/A
Liberal hold Swing -5.53%
Source(s)
Source: "Stony Plain Official Results 1909 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1913 general electionEdit

1913 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Conrad Weidenhammer 577 61.06% 49.19%
Liberal John A. McPherson 368 38.94% -4.79%
Total 945
Rejected, spoiled and declined N/A
Eligible electors / turnout N/A N/A
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing 2.93%
Source(s)
Source: "Stony Plain Official Results 1913 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1917 general electionEdit

1917 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frederick W. Lundy 744 51.35% -9.71%
Liberal Francis A. Smith 705 48.65% 9.71%
Total 1,449
Rejected, spoiled and declined N/A
Eligible electors / turnout N/A N/A
Conservative hold Swing -9.71%
Source(s)
Source: "Stony Plain Official Results 1917 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1921 general electionEdit

1921 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Farmers Willard M. Washburn 1,001 50.02%
Liberal Jake Miller 647 32.33% -16.32%
Conservative Frederick W. Lundy 306 15.29% -36.05%
Independent Dan Brox 47 2.35%
Total 2,001
Rejected, spoiled and declined N/A
Eligible electors / turnout N/A N/A
United Farmers gain from Conservative Swing 7.50%
Source(s)
Source: "Stony Plain Official Results 1921 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1926 general electionEdit

1926 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Farmers Willard M. Washburn 759 40.72% -9.31%
Liberal Frederick W. Lundy 414 22.21% -10.12%
Conservative Richard M. Oatway 368 19.74% 4.45%
Independent Liberal M. McKinley 323 17.33%
Total 1,864
Rejected, spoiled and declined 203
Eligible electors / turnout 2,997 68.97%
United Farmers hold Swing 0.41%
Source(s)
Source: "Stony Plain 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 Donald Macleod 1,406 53.00% 12.28%
Liberal George J. Bryan 1,247 47.00% 24.79%
Total 2,653
Rejected, spoiled and declined 219
Eligible electors / turnout 4,150 69.20% 0.24%
United Farmers hold Swing -6.26%
Source(s)
Source: "Stony Plain 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 William E. Hayes 2,832 59.16%
Liberal George J. Bryan 1,472 30.75% -16.25%
United Farmers Donald Macleod 312 6.52% -46.48%
Conservative R. C. Johnson 171 3.57%
Total 4,787
Rejected, spoiled and declined 177
Eligible electors / turnout 5,993 82.83% 13.63%
Social Credit gain from United Farmers Swing 11.21%
Source(s)
Source: "Stony Plain Official Results 1935 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1940 general electionEdit

1940 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes
1st count
% Votes
final count
±%
Social Credit Cornelia R. Wood 1,914 44.72% 2,213 -14.44%
Independent William J. Connolly 1,228 28.69% 1,606
Co-operative Commonwealth T. J. Hardwick 942 22.01%
Independent Farmer George E. Bevington 196 4.58%
Total 4,280
Rejected, spoiled and declined 168
Eligible electors / turnout 6,124 72.63% -10.20%
Social Credit hold Swing -6.19%
Source(s)
Source: "Stony Plain Official Results 1940 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
Instant-runoff voting requires a candidate to receive a plurality (greater than 50%) of the votes.
As no candidate received a plurality of votes, the bottom candidate was eliminated and their 2nd place votes were applied to both other candidates until one received a plurality

1944 general electionEdit

1944 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Social Credit Cornelia R. Wood 2,557 65.10% 20.38%
Co-operative Commonwealth Harold Anderson 1,371 34.90% 12.89%
Total 3,928
Rejected, spoiled and declined 48
Eligible electors / turnout 5,683 69.96% -2.67%
Social Credit hold Swing 7.08%
Source(s)
Source: "Stony Plain 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 Cornelia R. Wood 2,188 53.40% -11.69%
Co-operative Commonwealth Harold Anderson 1,037 25.31% -9.59%
Liberal William K. Robertson 872 21.28%
Total 4,097
Rejected, spoiled and declined 222
Eligible electors / turnout 6,267 68.92% -1.05%
Social Credit hold Swing -1.05%
Source(s)
Source: "Stony Plain Official Results 1948 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1952 general electionEdit

1952 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes
1st count
% Votes
final count
±%
Social Credit Cornelia R. Wood 1,991 46.62% 2,177 -6.79%
Co-operative Commonwealth John M. Evien 1,218 28.52% 1,530 3.21%
Liberal Charles L. Wudel 1,062 24.87% 3.58%
Total 4,271
Rejected, spoiled and declined 345
Eligible electors / turnout 6,716 68.73% -0.19%
Social Credit hold Swing -5.00%
Source(s)
Source: "Stony Plain Official Results 1952 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
Instant-runoff voting requires a candidate to receive a plurality (greater than 50%) of the votes.
As no candidate received a plurality of votes, the bottom candidate was eliminated and their 2nd place votes were applied to both other candidates until one received a plurality

1955 general electionEdit

1955 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Harold McLaughlin 2,865 52.95% 28.08%
Social Credit Cornelia R. Wood 1,788 33.04% -13.57%
Co-operative Commonwealth John M. Evien 758 14.01% -14.51%
Total 5,411
Rejected, spoiled and declined 427
Eligible electors / turnout 8,173 71.43% 2.70%
Liberal gain from Social Credit Swing 0.90%
Source(s)
Source: "Stony Plain 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 Cornelia R. Wood 2,880 46.47% 13.42%
Liberal John Harold McLaughlin 2,091 33.74% -19.21%
Progressive Conservative Robert K. Clarkson 1,227 19.80%
Total 6,198
Rejected, spoiled and declined 29
Eligible electors / turnout 9,403 66.22% -5.21%
Social Credit gain from Liberal Swing -3.59%
Source(s)
Source: "Stony Plain 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 Cornelia R. Wood 2,716 48.18% 1.72%
Liberal John Harold McLaughlin 1,065 18.89% -14.84%
Progressive Conservative Peter Germaniuk 903 16.02% -3.78%
Independent Movement Rudolph Zander 595 10.56%
New Democratic Conral D. (Red) Fuhr 358 6.35%
Total 5,637
Rejected, spoiled and declined 868
Eligible electors / turnout 10,445 62.28% -3.94%
Social Credit hold Swing 8.28%
Source(s)
Source: "Stony Plain 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 Ralph A. Jespersen 2,316 36.43% -11.76%
New Democratic Maurice R. McCullagh 1,855 29.18% 22.82%
Progressive Conservative Frank Flanagan 1,670 26.27% 10.25%
Independent Social Credit Cornelia R. Wood 517 8.13%
Total 6,358
Rejected, spoiled and declined 31
Eligible electors / turnout 9,838 64.94% 2.66%
Social Credit hold Swing -11.02%
Source(s)
Source: "Stony Plain Official Results 1967 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1971 general electionEdit

1971 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative William (Bill) F. Purdy 3,348 48.48% 22.21%
Social Credit Ralph A. Jespersen 2,788 40.37% 3.94%
New Democratic Michael Crowson 770 11.15% -18.03%
Total 6,906
Rejected, spoiled and declined 44
Eligible electors / turnout 10,098 68.83% 3.88%
Progressive Conservative gain from Social Credit Swing 0.43%
Source(s)
Source: "Stony Plain Official Results 1971 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1975 general electionEdit

1975 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative William (Bill) F. Purdy 5,109 63.53% 15.05%
Social Credit Dean Throness 1,113 13.84% -26.53%
New Democratic Jim Bell 923 11.48% 0.33%
Liberal Betty Howery 628 7.81%
Independent Progressive Conservative Arthur Killoran 269 3.34%
Total 8,042
Rejected, spoiled and declined 28
Eligible electors / turnout 13,720 58.82% -10.01%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 20.79%
Source(s)
Source: "Stony Plain Official Results 1975 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1979 general electionEdit

1979 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative William (Bill) F. Purdy 6,927 58.94% -4.59%
Social Credit Oscar Venoasen 2,274 19.35% 5.51%
Liberal Andy R. McKinnon 1,250 10.64% 2.83%
New Democratic Sara Johnson 1,218 10.36% -1.11%
Independent Conservative Eleanor T. Louden 83 0.71%
Total 11,752
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined N/A
Eligible electors / Turnout 19,212 61.17% 2.35%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -5.05%
Source(s)
Source: "Stony Plain Official Results 1979 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1982 general electionEdit

1982 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative William (Bill) F. Purdy 10,210 59.77% 0.83%
New Democratic Jim Bell 2,905 17.01% 6.64%
Western Canada Concept John G. Parkes 2,337 13.68%
Independent Ernie Clintberg 1,048 6.14%
Social Credit Ralph Eikeland 299 1.75% -17.60%
Reform Murray Fuhr 202 1.18%
Independent Dick Martens 80 0.47%
Total 17,081
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 14
Eligible electors / Turnout 25,523 66.98% 5.81%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 1.59%
Source(s)
Source: "Stony Plain Official Results 1982 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1986 general electionEdit

1986 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Jim P. Heron 4,535 43.63% -16.15%
New Democratic Rick Hardy 3,046 29.30% 12.30%
Representative Ernest Clintberg 1,343 12.92%
Liberal Ed Wilson 1,285 12.36%
Western Canada Concept J. Richard Dougherty 186 1.79% -11.89%
Total 10,395
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 12
Eligible electors / Turnout 21,923 47.47% -19.51%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -14.22%
Source(s)
Source: "Stony Plain Official Results 1986 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1989 general electionEdit

1989 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Stan Woloshyn 4,699 37.32% 8.01%
Progressive Conservative Jim P. Heron 4,604 36.56% -7.06%
Liberal Dan Fitze 2,732 21.70% 9.33%
Social Credit John Torringa 557 4.42%
Total 12,592
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 8
Eligible electors / Turnout 22,866 55.10% 7.63%
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing -6.78%
Source(s)
Source: "Stony Plain Official Results 1989 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1993 general electionEdit

1993 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Stan Woloshyn 4,855 41.32% 4.76%
Liberal Albert Schatzke 4,607 39.21% 17.51%
New Democratic Laurence Johnson 1,481 12.60% -24.71%
Social Credit Gary Morton 674 5.74% 1.31%
Natural Law Lois Burger 133 1.13%
Total 11,750
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 14
Eligible electors / Turnout 19,569 60.12% 5.01%
Progressive Conservative gain from New Democratic Swing 0.68%
Source(s)
Source: "Stony Plain Official Results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1997 general electionEdit

1997 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Stan Woloshyn 6,267 48.92% 7.60%
Liberal Peter Marchiel 3,906 30.49% -8.72%
Social Credit Pat Hansard 1,742 13.60% 7.86%
New Democratic Felice Young 895 6.99% -5.62%
Total 12,810
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 20
Eligible electors / Turnout 21,383 60.00% -0.11%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 8.16%
Source(s)
Source: "Stony Plain Official Results 1997 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

2001 general electionEdit

2001 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Stan Woloshyn 9,197 67.20% 18.28%
Liberal Monika Cappis 3,228 23.59% -6.91%
New Democratic Stephen Lindop 1,261 9.21% 2.23%
Total 13,686
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 28
Eligible electors / Turnout 23,668 57.94% -2.06%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 12.59%
Source(s)
Source: "Stony Plain Official Results 2001 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

2004 general electionEdit

2004 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Fred Lindsay 5,581 44.51% -22.69%
Liberal Bill Fraser 3,381 26.97% 3.38%
Alberta Alliance Marilyn Burns 1,904 15.19%
New Democratic Ruth Yanor 1,362 10.86% 1.65%
Social Credit Henry Neumann 310 2.47%
Total 12,538
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 44
Eligible electors / Turnout 26,086 48.23% -9.71%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -13.03%
Source(s)
Source: "Stony Plain Official Results 2004 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

2008 general electionEdit

2008 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Fred Lindsay 8,467 63.38% 18.87%
Liberal Bill Fraser 2,552 19.10% -7.86%
New Democratic Shelina Brown 976 7.31% -3.56%
Wildrose Alliance Sandy Pariseau 793 5.94% -9.25
Green Nora Shea 571 4.27%
Total 13,359
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 36
Eligible electors / Turnout 29,026 46.15% -2.08%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 13.37%
Source(s)

2012 general electionEdit

2012 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Ken Lemke 7,490 45.22% -18.16%
Wildrose Hal Tagg 6,254 37.76% 31.83%
New Democratic Linda Robinson 1,324 7.99% 0.69%
Liberal Arlin Biffert 1,128 6.81% -12.29%
Alberta Party Kurtis Ewanchuk 217 1.31%
Evergreen Matthew Burnett 149 0.90% -3.37
Total 16,562
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 77
Eligible electors / Turnout 30,316 54.89% 8.74%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -18.41%

2015 general electionEdit

2015 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Erin Babcock 7,268 37.83% 29.83%
Wildrose Kathy Rondeau 5,586 29.07% -8.69%
Progressive Conservative Ken Lemke 4,944 25.73% -19.49%
Liberal Mike Hanlon 657 3.42% -3.39%
Alberta Party Sandy Simmie 538 2.80% 1.49%
Green Matthew Burnett 220 1.15% 0.25%
Total 19,213
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 66
Eligible electors / Turnout 32,852 58.68% 3.80%
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing 0.65%

Senate nominee resultsEdit

2004 Senate nominee election district resultsEdit

2004 Senate nominee election results: Stony Plain[9] Turnout 48.33%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % votes % ballots Rank
Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 5,469 16.67% 50.51% 3
Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 4,753 14.49% 43.90% 2
  Independent Link Byfield 3,783 11.53% 34.94% 4
Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 3,684 11.23% 34.03% 1
Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 2,978 9.08% 27.51% 7
Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 2,690 8.20% 24.85% 10
Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 2,591 7.90% 23.93% 8
Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,364 7.21% 21.83% 6
Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 2,322 7.07% 21.45% 5
  Independent Tom Sindlinger 2,173 6.62% 20.07% 9
Total votes 32,807 100%
Total ballots 10,827 3.03 votes per ballot
Rejected, spoiled and declined 1,779

Voters had the option of selecting 4 candidates on the ballot.

2012 Senate nominee election district resultsEdit

Plebiscite resultsEdit

1948 electrification plebisciteEdit

District results from the first province wide plebiscite on electricity regulation:

Option A Option B
Are you in favour of the generation and distribution of electricity being continued by the Power Companies? Are you in favour of the generation and distribution of electricity being made a publicly owned utility administered by the Alberta Government Power Commission?
1,360     35.88% 2,430     64.12%
Province wide result: Option A passed.

1957 liquor plebisciteEdit

1957 Alberta liquor plebiscite results: Stony Plain[10]
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 %
Yes 2,372 72.01%
No 922 27.99%
Total votes 2,864 100%
Rejected, spoiled and declined 38
8,663 eligible electors, turnout 38.64%

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.[11]

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 women should be allowed to drink together in establishments.[10]

Province wide Question A of the plebiscite passed in 33 of the 50 districts while Question B passed in all five districts. Stony Plain voted in favour of the proposal by a landslide majority. Voter turnout in the district was well under the province wide average of 46%.[10]

Official district returns were released to the public on December 31, 1957.[10] The Social Credit government in power at the time did not consider the results binding.[12] However the results of the vote led the government to repeal all existing liquor legislation and introduce an entirely new Liquor Act.[13]

Municipal districts lying inside electoral districts that voted against the plebiscite were designated Local Option Zones by the Alberta Liquor Control Board and considered effective dry zones. Business owners who wanted a license had to petition for a binding municipal plebiscite in order to be granted a license.[14]

Student vote resultsEdit

2004 student voteEdit

Participating schools[15]
High Park School
John Paul II School
Muir Lake School
Seba Beach School
St. Johns School of Alberta
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School
Wabamun School

On November 19, 2004 a student vote was conducted at participating Alberta schools to parallel the 2004 Alberta general election results. The vote was designed to educate students and simulate the electoral process for persons who have not yet reached the legal majority. The vote was conducted in 80 of the 83 provincial electoral districts with students voting for actual election candidates. Schools with a large student body who resided in another electoral district had the option to vote for candidates outside of the electoral district then where they were physically located.

2004 Alberta student vote results[16]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Fred Lindsay 297 38.27%
  NDP Ruth Yanor 183 23.58%
  Liberal Bill Fraser 124 15.98%
Alberta Alliance Marilyn Burns 123 15.85%
  Social Credit Henry Neumann 49 6.32%
Total 776 100%
Rejected, spoiled and declined 19

2012 student voteEdit

2012 Alberta student vote results[17]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Ken Lemke 329 33.43%
Wildrose Hal Tagg 275 27.95%
  Liberal Arlin Biffert 150 15.24
  NDP Linda Robinson 95 9.65%
Evergreen Matthew Burnett 73 7.42%
Alberta Party Kurtis Ewanchuk 62 6.30%
Total 984 100%

2015 student voteEdit

2015 Alberta student vote results[18]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
  NDP Erin Babcock 480 33.50%
Wildrose Kathy Rondeau 320 22.33%
Progressive Conservative Ken Lemke 228 15.91%
  Liberal Mike Hanlon 178 12.42%
Alberta Party Sandy Simmie 126 8.79%
Green Matt Burnett 101 7.05%
Total 1433 100%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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