Airdrie-Cochrane
Alberta electoral district
Airdrie-Cochrane within the Calgary Metropolitan Region (2017 boundaries).
Provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Peter Guthrie
United Conservative
District created2017
First contested2019
Last contested2019
Demographics
Population (2016)[1]51,170
Area (km²)754
Pop. density (per km²)67.9
Census division(s)6
Census subdivision(s)Airdrie, Cochrane

Airdrie-Cochrane is a provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada. The district is one of 87 districts mandated to return a single member (MLA) to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta using the first past the post method of voting. It was contested for the first time in the 2019 Alberta election.

Geography

The district is located northwest of Calgary, containing the City of Cochrane, the part of Airdrie west of 8 St SW and south of 1 Ave NW, and the rural area lying between the two communities. It borders Calgary's northern edge between the Bow River and Highway 2.

History

Members for Airdrie-Cochrane
Assembly Years Member Party
See Airdrie 2012-2019 and Banff-Cochrane 1979-2019
30th 2019 Peter Guthrie United Conservative

The district was created in 2017 when the Electoral Boundaries Commission recommended abolishing the three districts of Airdrie, Banff-Cochrane and Chestermere-Rocky View, completely reorganizing the ridings surrounding Calgary to reflect the rapid growth in the area, and creating Airdrie-Cochrane from parts of each.[2] In 2017, the Airdrie-Cochrane electoral district had a population of 51,170, which was 9 per cent above the provincial average of 46,803 for an provincial electoral district.[3]

In the 2019 Alberta general election, United Conservative Party candidate Peter Guthrie was elected with 66 per cent of the vote, defeating New Democratic Party candidate Steve Durrell with 25 per cent of the vote, and three other candidates.[4]

Electoral results

Redistributed results, 2015 Alberta election
Wildrose 7,044 36.54%
Progressive Conservative 6,006 31.15%
New Democratic 5,703 29.58%
Others 527 2.73%
2019 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
United Conservative Peter Guthrie 18,777 65.99% -1.70% $57,030
New Democratic Steve Durrell 7,183 25.24% -4.34% $12,497
Alberta Party Vern Raincock 1,818 6.39% $785
Alberta Independence Danielle Cameron 345 1.21% $1,640
Freedom Conservative Matthew Joseph Morrisey 331 1.16% $2,025
Total 28,454
Rejected, spoiled and declined 87 62 13
Eligible electors / Turnout 38,568 74.04%
United Conservative pickup new district.
Source(s)
Source: Elections Alberta [5][6][7]
Note: Expenses is the sum of "Election Expenses", "Other Expenses" and "Transfers Issued". The Elections Act limits "Election Expenses" to $50,000.

References

  1. ^ Statistics Canada: 2016
  2. ^ 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. pp. 25–26. ISBN 978-1-988620-04-6. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 4, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  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. p. 33. ISBN 978-1-988620-04-6. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 4, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  4. ^ Alberta. Chief Electoral Officer (2019). 2019 General Election. A Report of the Chief Electoral Officer. Volume II (PDF) (Report). Vol. 2. Edmonton, Alta.: Elections Alberta. pp. 184–191. ISBN 978-1-988620-12-1. Retrieved April 7, 2021.
  5. ^ "47 - Airdrie-Cochrane, 2019 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  6. ^ Alberta. Chief Electoral Officer (2019). 2019 General Election. A Report of the Chief Electoral Officer. Volume II (PDF) (Report). Vol. 2. Edmonton, Alta.: Elections Alberta. pp. 184–191. ISBN 978-1-988620-12-1. Retrieved April 7, 2021.
  7. ^ Alberta. Chief Electoral Officer (2019). 2019 General Election. A Report of the Chief Electoral Officer. Volume III Election Finances (PDF) (Report). Vol. 3. Edmonton, Alta.: Elections Alberta. pp. 68–82. ISBN 978-1-988620-13-8. Archived (PDF) from the original on July 15, 2021. Retrieved April 7, 2021.