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Calgary-Beddington
Alberta electoral district
Calgary-Beddington within the City of Calgary (2017 boundaries)
Provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Josephine Pon
United Conservative
District created2017
First contested2019
Demographics
Population (2016)[1]50,220
Area (km²)27.6
Pop. density (per km²)1,819.6

Calgary-Beddington is a provincial electoral district in the city of Calgary, 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. The seat has been held by Josephine Pon of the United Conservative Party since the 2019 Alberta election.

Geography

The district is located in northern Calgary, containing the neighbourhoods of Huntington Hills, Beddington Heights, Sandstone Valley, Country Hills, MacEwan, and Hidden Valley. The riding also includes Nose Hill Park, which lies to the south and west of the residential areas.

History

Members for Calgary-Beddington
Assembly Years Member Party
See Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill 2012–2019
30th 2019–present Josephine Pon United Conservative

The Calgary-Beddington electoral district was created in 2017 when the Electoral Boundaries Commission recommended renaming Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill and changing its shape, removing its northern area but adding neighbourhoods from Calgary-Foothills and Calgary-Northern Hills. The Commission chose the name Beddington for this district because it "would most readily identify its location to residents in Calgary." The boundaries of the new electoral district in 2017 would have a population of 50,220, 7% above the provincial average of 46,803.[2]

In the 2019 Alberta general election, United Conservative Party candidate Josephine Pon would defeat NDP candidate Amanda Chapman by 3,807 votes. Pon gained the nomination for the Calgary-Beddington electoral district after Randy Kerr was removed by the UCP for failure to be "forthcoming" during the Alberta Election Commissioner's investigation into the Jeff Callaway leadership campaign for the UCP.[3] On April 30, 2019, Premier Jason Kenney would appoint Pon to Cabinet as the Minister of Seniors and Housing.[4]

Electoral results

Redistributed results, 2015 Alberta general election
Party Votes %
New Democratic 6,967 36.74%
Progressive Conservative 5,494 28.97%
Wildrose 5,277 27.83%
Liberal 863 4.55%
Others 362 1.91%
Results by polling division
Results by polling division
2019 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Conservative Josephine Pon 11,625 53.11% -3.69%
New Democratic Amanda Chapman 7,818 35.71% -1.03%
Alberta Party Carol-Lynn Darch 1,799 8.22%
Liberal Chandan Tadavalkar 370 1.69% -2.86%
Alberta Independence Tom Grbich 161 0.74%
Independent Alexander Dea 117 0.53%
Total 21,890
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 103
Eligible electors / Turnout 34,845 63.12%
United Conservative pickup new district.
Source(s)
Source: "02 - Calgary-Beddington, 2019 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

See also

References