Edmonton-McClung
Alberta electoral district
Edmonton-McClung within the City of Edmonton, 2017 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Lorne Dach
New Democratic
District created1993
First contested1993
Last contested2019

Edmonton-McClung is a provincial electoral district in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The district was created in 1993 and is named after Nellie McClung. The current MLA is Lorne Dach of the NDP, who was first elected in 2015.

History

The electoral district was created in the 1993 boundary redistribution out of the southern portion of Edmonton-Meadowlark. The district underwent minor changes in 1997 and 2004 and changed significantly in the 2010 boundary redistribution when the portions of the district to the south and east of Anthony Henday drive were put in the new electoral district of Edmonton-South West.

Boundary history

Electoral history

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-McClung
Assembly Years Member Party
See Edmonton-Meadowlark 1971-1993
23rd 1993–1997 Grant Mitchell Liberal
24th 1997–1998
1998 Vacant
1998–2001 Nancy MacBeth Liberal
25th 2001–2004 Mark Norris Progressive Conservative
26th 2004–2008 Mo Elsalhy Liberal
27th 2008–2012 David Xiao Progressive Conservative
28th 2012–2015
29th 2015–2019 Lorne Dach New Democratic
30th 2019–

Edmonton-McClung was created in 1993. The first election held in the constituency was won by Incumbent Liberal candidate Grant Mitchell. Mitchell had previously served as Edmonton-Meadowlark MLA from 1986 to 1993. He would become leader of the Liberals and of the official opposition after Laurence Decore stepped down in 1994. The 1997 election would see Mitchell re-elected with a smaller share of the vote and his provincial campaign dropped the Liberals seat count. He would resign as leader and later as an elected representative on May 11, 1998.

The 1998 by-election was held on June 17, 1998, very shortly after Mitchell vacated his seat. The constituency returned new Alberta Liberal leader Nancy MacBeth with over half the popular vote in the constituency. Macbeth had served in the legislature as a Progressive Conservative MLA in Edmonton-Glenora. She was defeated by Ralph Klein in the 1992 leadership vote for the Progressive Conservative party and quit the party completely after her term expired in 1993.

The 2001 election would see a bitter and personal provincial campaign launched by MacBeth against Klein. She would be defeated in McClung by Progressive Conservative candidate Mark Norris and her party would suffer significant losses in other districts in the province.

After the election Norris was rewarded for defeating MacBeth with an appointment to the provincial cabinet. He served from 2001 to 2004 as the Minister of Economic Development under Premier Ralph Klein. Norris would run for a second term in the 2004 election. He would be defeated as the constituency returned to the Liberal column electing candidate Mo Elsalhy in a tight race. Norris was the only cabinet minister to lose his seat in that election.

The 2008 election would see the riding change hands again electing its fifth representative. The riding returned Progressive Conservative candidate David Xiao in another closely fought election over incumbent Elsalhy. The two are re-offering for a rematch in the 2012 election.

Legislature results

1993 general election

1993 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Grant Mitchell 8,931 63.65%
Progressive Conservative Henry Mah 4,177 29.77%
New Democratic Denis Gautier-Villon 799 5.69%
Natural Law Pat Simpson 125 0.89%
Total 14,032
Rejected, spoiled and declined 36
Eligible electors / Turnout 23,184 60.68%
Liberal pickup new district.
Source(s)
Source: "Edmonton-McClung Official Results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1997 general election

1997 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Grant Mitchell 6,322 49.02% -14.63%
Progressive Conservative Michael Mooney 5,259 40.78% 11.01%
New Democratic Richard Vanderberg 713 5.53% -0.17%
Social Credit Patrick D. Ellis 542 4.20%
Natural Law Wade McKinley 61 0.47% -0.42%
Total 12,897
Rejected, spoiled and declined 19 15 1
Eligible electors / Turnout 21,816 59.21% -1.47%
Liberal hold Swing -12.82%
Source(s)
Source: "Edmonton-McClung Official Results 1997 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
Alberta. Chief Electoral Officer (1997). Report of the Chief Electoral Officer, November, 1996 general enumeration and Tuesday, March 11, 1997 general election Twenty-fourth Legislative Assembly. Edmonton: Alberta Legislative Assembly, Office of the Chief Electoral Officer.

1998 by-election

Alberta provincial by-election, June 17, 1998
Resignation of Grant Mitchell on May 11, 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Nancy MacBeth 5,040 53.58% 4.56%
Progressive Conservative Michael Mooney 3,184 33.85% -6.93%
Social Credit Jon Dykstra 701 7.46% 3.26%
New Democratic Carol Anne Dean 384 4.08% -1.45%
Green Karina Gregory 68 0.72%
Natural Law Maury Shapka 29 0.31% -0.11%
Total 9,406
Rejected, spoiled and declined 10
Eligible electors / Turnout 23,094  %
Liberal hold Swing +5.75%
Source(s)
Source: [2]

2001 general election

2001 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Mark P. Norris 6,976 50.43% 16.58%
Liberal Nancy J. MacBeth 5,920 42.80% -10.78%
New Democratic Lorne Dach 804 5.81% 1.73%
Independent Patrick D. Ellis 133 0.96%
Total 13,833
Rejected, spoiled and declined 5 12 1
Eligible electors / Turnout 24,723 55.98% -3.23%
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing -0.30%
Source(s)
Source: "Edmonton-McClung Official Results 2001 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
Alberta. Chief Electoral Officer (2001). The report of the Chief Electoral Officer on the 2000 provincial confirmation process and Monday, March 12, 2001, Provincial General Election of the twenty-fifth Legislative Assembly. Edmonton: Alberta Legislative Assembly, Office of the Chief Electoral Officer.

2004 general election

2004 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Mo Elsalhy 5,859 44.88% 2.08%
Progressive Conservative Mark P. Norris 5,333 40.85% -9.58%
New Democratic Lorne Dach 1,358 10.40% 4.59%
Alberta Alliance Reuben Bauer 401 3.07%
Social Credit Patrick Conlin 105 0.80%
Total 13,056
Rejected, spoiled and declined 36 30 5
Eligible electors / Turnout 25,269 51.83% -4.15%
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing -1.80%
Source(s)
Source: "00 - Edmonton-McClung, 2004 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
Alberta. Chief Electoral Officer (2005). Report of the Chief Electoral Officer on the General Enumeration and General Election of the Twenty-sixth Legislative Assembly (Report). Edmonton: Alberta Legislative Assembly, Office of the Chief Electoral Officer.

2008 general election

2008 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative David Xiao 7,173 48.94% 8.09%
Liberal Mo Elsalhy 5,947 40.57% -4.30%
New Democratic Bridget Stirling 924 6.30% -4.10%
Green Bryan Wyrostok 342 2.33%
Wildrose Alliance Kristine Jassman 272 1.86% -1.21%
Total 14,658
Rejected, spoiled and declined 7 39 0
Eligible electors / Turnout 32,587 45.00% -6.83%
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing 2.17%
Source(s)
Source: "35 - Edmonton-McClung, 2008 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
Chief Electoral Officer (2008). The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-Seventh Legislative Assembly (Report). Edmonton, Alta.: Elections Alberta. Retrieved April 7, 2021.

2012 general election

2012 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative David Xiao 7,287 46.46% -2.48%
Liberal Mo Elsalhy 3,856 24.58% -15.99%
Wildrose Alliance Peter Janisz 2,840 18.11% 16.25%
New Democratic Lorne Dach 1,172 7.47% 1.17%
Alberta Party John Hudson 423 2.70%
Evergreen Nathan Forsyth 107 0.68% -1.65%
Total 15,685
Rejected, spoiled and declined 65 44 7
Eligible electors / Turnout 27,238 57.85% 12.85%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 6.76%
Source(s)
Source: "38 - Edmonton-McClung, 2012 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
Chief Electoral Officer (2012). The Report of the Chief Electoral Officer on the 2011 Provincial Enumeration and Monday, April 23, 2012 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-eighth Legislative Assembly (PDF) (Report). Edmonton, Alta.: Elections Alberta. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 6, 2021. Retrieved April 7, 2021.

2015 general election

2015 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Lorne Dach 9,412 55.36% 47.89%
Progressive Conservative David Xiao 4,408 25.93% -20.53%
Wildrose Steve Thompson 2,373 13.96% -4.15%
Alberta Party John Hudson 808 4.75% 2.06%
Total 17,001
Rejected, spoiled and declined 65 26 20
Eligible electors / Turnout 31,612 54.05% -3.80%
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing 34.36%
Source(s)
Source: "38 - Edmonton-McClung, 2015 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
Chief Electoral Officer (2016). 2015 General Election. A Report of the Chief Electoral Officer (PDF) (Report). Edmonton, Alta.: Elections Alberta.

2019 general election

2019 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Lorne Dach 8,073 43.63% -11.73%
United Conservative Laurie Mozeson 6,640 35.89% -4.00%
Alberta Party Stephen Mandel 3,601 19.46% 14.71%
Alberta Advantage Gordon Perrott 188 1.02%
Total 18,502
Rejected, spoiled and declined 109 47 12
Eligible electors / Turnout 28,961 64.30% 10.25%
New Democratic hold Swing -10.84%
Source(s)
Source: "36 - Edmonton-McClung, 2019 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
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. 140–143. ISBN 978-1-988620-12-1. Retrieved April 7, 2021.

Senate nominee results

2004 Senate nominee election district results

2004 Senate nominee election results: Edmonton-McClung[3] Turnout 44.33%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank'
Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 5,279 18.08% 55.08% 2
  Independent Link Byfield 3,587 12.28% 37.43% 4
Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 3,446 11.80% 35.96% 1
Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 3,186 10.91% 33.24% 3
Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,594 8.88% 27.07% 6
Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 2,493 8.54% 26.01% 7
  Independent Tom Sindlinger 2,409 8.25% 25.14% 9
Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 2,205 7.55% 23.01% 5
Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 2,031 6.96% 21.91% 10
Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 1,973 6.75% 20.59% 8
Total Votes 29,203 100%
Total Ballots 9,584 3.05 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 3,552

Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot

2012 Senate nominee election district results

Student Vote results

Participating Schools[4]
Archbishop Oscar Romero High School
Callingwood School
Centennial Elementary
Ormsby School
Rio Terrace School
S. Bruce Smith Junior High
Talmud Torah 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[5]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Mark Norris 347 36.07%
  Liberal Mo Elsalhy 335 34.82%
  NDP Lorne Dach 176 18.30%
Alberta Alliance Reuben Bauer 69 7.17%
Social Credit Patrick Conlin 35 3.64%
Total 962 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 80

2012 election

2012 Alberta Student Vote results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative David Xiao %
Wildrose Peter Janisz
  Liberal Mo Elsalhy %
Alberta Party John Hudson
  NDP Lorne Dach %
Total 100%

References

  1. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. p. 19.
  2. ^ "Edmonton-McClung By-election". Elections Alberta. June 17, 1998. Archived from the original on January 18, 2012. Retrieved January 26, 2012.
  3. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 4, 2009. Retrieved February 28, 2010.
  4. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on October 5, 2007. Retrieved April 18, 2008.
  5. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on October 6, 2007. Retrieved April 19, 2008.

Coordinates: 53°29′N 113°37′W / 53.49°N 113.62°W / 53.49; -113.62