Three Hills (provincial electoral district)

Three Hills was a provincial electoral district in Alberta mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta using the first past the post method of voting from 1963 to 1993.[1]

Three Hills
Alberta electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Alberta
District created1963
District abolished1993
First contested1963
Last contested1989

HistoryEdit

The Three Hills electoral district was created in the 1963 electoral boundary re-distribution from the Didsbury, Gleichen, and Olds electoral districts.

The Three Hills electoral district was abolished in 1993 and merged with Drumheller to form Three Hills-Airdrie, which would last only one session before redistribution.

Three Hills is named for the Town of Three Hills, Alberta.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs)Edit

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Three Hills
Assembly Years Member Party
See Didsbury electoral district from 1909-1963,
Gleichen electoral district from 1905-1963
and Olds electoral district from 1909-1963
15th  1963–1964     Petrie Meston Social Credit
 1964–1967 Roy Davidson
16th  1967–1971 Raymond Ratzlaff
17th  1971–1975     Allan Alexander Warrack Progressive Conservative
18th  1975–1979
19th  1979–1982 Connie Osterman
20th  1982–1986
21st  1986–1989
22nd  1989–1992
 1992–1993 Don MacDonald
See Three Hills-Airdrie electoral district from 1993-1997

Electoral historyEdit

1963 general electionEdit

1963 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Social Credit Petrie Meston 3,385 63.04%
Liberal James A. Lore 1,728 32.18%
New Democratic John F. Kennan 257 4.79%
Total 5,370
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 29
Eligible electors / Turnout 7,887 68.45%
Social Credit pickup new district.
Source(s)
Source: "Three Hills Official Results 1963 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1964 by-electionEdit

1967 general electionEdit

1967 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Social Credit Raymond Ratzlaff 2,762 50.59% -12.45%
Liberal James A. Lore 1,317 24.12% -8.06%
Progressive Conservative Gordon Leslie 1,113 20.38%
New Democratic George E. Pieper 268 4.91% 0.12%
Total 5,460
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 12
Eligible electors / Turnout 7,692 71.14%
Social Credit hold Swing -2.20%
Source(s)
Source: "Three Hills 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 Allan Alexander Warrack 2,978 48.28% 27.90%
Social Credit Raymond Ratzlaff 2,970 48.15% -2.43%
New Democratic K. Robert Friesen 220 3.57% -1.34%
Total 6,168
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 29
Eligible electors / Turnout 8,031 77.16%
Progressive Conservative gain from Social Credit Swing -13.17%
Source(s)
Source: "Three Hills 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 Allan Alexander Warrack 4,268 69.76% 21.48%
Social Credit Bob Sommerville 1,406 22.98% -25.17%
Liberal Wes Combs 252 4.12%
New Democratic Bruce Potter 192 3.14% -0.43%
Total 6,118
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 9
Eligible electors / Turnout 8,705 70.38%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 23.33%
Source(s)
Source: "Three Hills 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 Connie Osterman 4,401 59.42% -10.34%
Social Credit Henry Goerzen 2,660 35.91% 12.93%
New Democratic Hugh Sommerville 222 3.00% -0.14%
Liberal Ward Sykes 124 1.67% -2.44%
Total 7,407
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined N/A
Eligible electors / Turnout 10,998 67.35%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -11.64%
Source(s)
Source: "Three Hills 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 Connie Osterman 8,693 77.68% 18.26%
Western Canada Concept Vern Meek 1,949 17.42%
New Democratic James B. Schleppe 549 4.91% 1.91%
Total 1,1191
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 30
Eligible electors / Turnout 15,884 70.64%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 18.38%
Source(s)
Source: "Three Hills 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 Connie Osterman 5,924 83.52% 5.84%
New Democratic Vernal Poole 1,169 16.48% 11.58%
Total 7,093
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 27
Eligible electors / Turnout 14,547 48.94%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 3.39%
Source(s)
Source: "Three Hills Official Results 1986 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1989 general electionEdit

1989 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Connie Osterman 4,986 56.51% -27.01%
New Democratic Fred Mertz 1,851 20.98% 4.50%
Liberal Peter Burch 1,245 14.11%
Social Credit Poul Wesch 741 8.40%
Total 8,823
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 9
Eligible electors / Turnout 15,454 57.15%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -15.75%
Source(s)
Source: "Three Hills Official Results 1989 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1992 by-electionEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Election results for Three Hills". abheritage.ca. Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved 22 May 2020.

Further readingEdit

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