Vermilion-Lloydminster

Vermilion-Lloydminster was a provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada, mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta using first past the post method of voting from 1993 to 2019.

Vermilion-Lloydminster
Alberta electoral district
VermilionLloydminster in Alberta.jpg
2003 boundaries
Defunct provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Alberta
District created1993
District abolished2019
First contested1993
Last contested2015

The largest communities in the constituency are City of Lloydminster, Town of Vermilion and Town of Viking.

HistoryEdit

The electoral district was created in the 1993 boundary re-distribution out of the old Lloydminster and Vermilion-Viking districts.

Under the Alberta electoral boundary re-distribution of 2004, the constituency was bounded by the Saskatchewan border to the east, and clockwise from there is bounded by Battle River-Wainwright, Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville, Lac La Biche-St. Paul and Bonnyville-Cold Lake.[1] The district remained completely unchanged in the 2010 electoral boundary re-distribution.[2]

The electoral district was abolished in the 2017 electoral boundary re-distribution, and redistributed into Vermilion-Lloydminster-Wainwright and Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville electoral districts which would take effect for the 2019 Alberta general election.[3]

Boundary historyEdit

Electoral historyEdit

Members of the Legislative Assembly for
Vermilion-Lloydminster
Assembly Years Member Party
See Lloydminster and Vermilion-Viking 1971–1993
23rd 1993–1997 Steve West Progressive
Conservative
24th 1997–2001
25th 2001–2004 Lloyd Snelgrove
26th 2004–2008
27th 2008–2012
2012 Independent
28th 2012–2015 Richard Starke Progressive
Conservative
29th 2015–2019
See Vermilion-Lloydminster-Wainwright and
Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville 2019–

The riding was created in 1993 and has been returning Progressive Conservative MLA's with large majorities since it was created. The first member was Steve West who had previously served as MLA for Vermilion-Viking for two terms beginning in 1986. While representing this riding he served a number of cabinet portfolios in the government of Ralph Klein. West retired from office in 2001.

The second representative of the riding is Lloyd Snelgrove who was first elected in 2001 and has since served three terms in office. Snelgrove briefly served as Minister of Finance under the government of Ed Stelmach. He decided to leave the Progressive Conservative caucus on January 27, 2012 and sit is an Independent after becoming disenchanted with Premier Alison Redford.[5]

Dr. Richard Starke won the riding for the Progressive Conservatives in the 2012 election, and was one of only two PC MLAs to win re-election outside of Calgary in the 2015 election. He placed second in the PC leadership election of 2017 on a campaign of remaining an independent party from Wildrose. When the PCs subsequently voted to join the Wildrose and form the United Conservative Party, he announced he would continue to sit as a PC rather than join the new party.[6]

Starke retired at the end of the 29th Legislature. The district was abolished at the same time, and replaced with Vermilion-Lloydminster-Wainwright.

Legislature resultsEdit

1993 general electionEdit

1993 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Steve West 5,524 52.30%
Liberal Greg Michaud 4,295 40.66%
New Democratic Grant Bergman 744 7.04%
Total 10,563
Rejected, spoiled and declined 33
Eligible electors / turnout 17,872 59.29%
Progressive Conservative pickup new district.
Source(s)
Source: "Vermilion-Lloydminster 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 Steve West 5,616 55.44% 3.14%
Liberal Pat Gulak 2,787 27.51% -13.15%
Social Credit Jeff Newland 1,125 11.11%
New Democratic Wes Neumeier 602 5.94% -1.10%
Total 10,130
Rejected, spoiled and declined 20
Eligible electors / turnout 19,002 53.42% -5.87%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 8.15%
Source(s)
Source: "Vermilion-Lloydminster 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 Lloyd Snelgrove 6,978 73.28% 17.84%
Liberal David Tschorn 980 10.29% -17.22%
New Democratic Raymond Stone 976 10.25% 4.31%
Alberta First Grant West 589 6.19%
Total 9,523
Rejected, spoiled and declined 34
Eligible electors / turnout 19,847 48.15% -5.26%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 17.53%
Source(s)
Source: "Vermilion-Lloydminster 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 Lloyd Snelgrove 5,466 59.66% -13.62%
Alberta Alliance David Benoit 2,437 26.60%
Liberal Patricia Thomas 706 7.71% -2.59%
New Democratic Ray Stone 553 6.04% -4.21%
Total 9,162
Rejected, spoiled and declined 25
Eligible electors / turnout 21,796 42.15% -6.00%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -14.96%
Source(s)
Source: "Vermilion-Lloydminster 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 Lloyd Snelgrove 7,013 80.75% 21.09%
Liberal Robert Sawatzky 826 9.51% 1.80%
New Democratic Wendy Myshak 482 5.55% -0.49%
Green Ngaio Hotte 364 4.19%
Total 8,685
Rejected, spoiled and declined 14
Eligible electors / turnout 23,399 37.18% -4.97%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 19.09%
Source(s)

2012 general electionEdit

2012 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Richard Starke 6,255 51.95% -28.80%
Wildrose Danny Hozack 4,509 37.45%
Liberal Corina Ganton 463 3.85% -5.67%
New Democratic Ray Stone 415 3.45% -2.10%
Independent Richard Yaceyko 399 3.31%
Total 12,041
Rejected, spoiled and declined 52
Eligible electors / turnout 23,340 51.81% 14.64%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -28.37%
Source(s)

2015 general electionEdit

2015 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Richard Starke 5,935 47.35% -4.60%
Wildrose Danny Hozack 4,171 33.28% -4.17%
New Democratic Saba Mossagizi 2,428 19.37% 15.92%
Total 12,534
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 55
Eligible electors / Turnout 26,918 46.77% -5.04%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -0.21%
Source(s)

Senate nominee resultsEdit

2004 Senate nominee election district resultsEdit

2004 Senate nominee election results: Vermilion-Lloydminster[7] Turnout 41.97%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 3,565 15.20% 47.97% 1
Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 3,469 14.79% 46.68% 2
Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 2,702 11.52% 36.36% 3
  Independent Link Byfield 2,296 9.79% 30.89% 4
Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,202 9.39% 29.63% 6
Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 2,183 9.31% 29.37% 7
Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 2,181 9.30% 29.35% 5
Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 1,890 8.06% 25.43% 10
Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 1,878 8.01% 25.27% 8
  Independent Tom Sindlinger 1,090 4.64% 14.67% 9
Total Votes 23,456 100%
Total Ballots 7,432 3.16 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 1,716

Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot

2012 Senate nominee election district resultsEdit

Student Vote ResultsEdit

2004 electionEdit

Participating Schools[8]
Holy Rosary High School
J.R. Robson School
South Ferriby School
Tulliby Lake School
Vermilion Elementary School
Viking 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 that reside 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[9]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Lloyd Snelgrove 546 58.15%
Alberta Alliance David Benoit 188 20.02%
  Liberal Patricia Thomas 128 13.63%
  NDP Ray Stone 77 8.20%
Total 939 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 37

2012 electionEdit

2012 Alberta Student Vote results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Dr. Richard Starke %
Wildrose Danny Hozack
  Liberal Corina Ganton %
  NDP Raymond Stone %
Total 100%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission (February 2003). "Proposed Electoral Division Areas, Boundaries, and Names for Alberta. Final Report to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  2. ^ Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission (June 2010). "Proposed Electoral Division Areas, Boundaries, and Names for Alberta. Final Report to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. ISBN 978-0-9865367-1-7. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  3. ^ Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission (October 2017). "Proposed Electoral Division Areas, Boundaries, and Names for Alberta. Final Report to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. ISBN 978-1-988620-04-6. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  4. ^ Electoral Divisions Act, S.A. 2003, c. E-4.1
  5. ^ "Lloyd Snelgrove, former Alberta treasurer, leaves caucus after critical remarks". Global News. The Canadian Press. January 27, 2012. Retrieved June 12, 2020.
  6. ^ "Richard Starke, former PC leadership candidate, won't join new United Conservative Party". CBC News. Retrieved July 24, 2017.
  7. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 4, 2009. Retrieved February 28, 2010.
  8. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on October 5, 2007. Retrieved April 27, 2008.
  9. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on October 6, 2007. Retrieved April 19, 2008.

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Coordinates: 53°18′N 111°00′W / 53.3°N 111.0°W / 53.3; -111.0