Edmonton-West Henday
Alberta electoral district
Edmonton-West Henday within the city of Edmonton (2017 boundaries)
Provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Jon Carson
New Democratic
District created2017
First contested2019
Last contested2019
Demographics
Population (2016)[1]43,046
Area (km²)76.5
Pop. density (per km²)562.7

Edmonton-West Henday 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 in western Edmonton, consisting of two residential areas separated by a large, mostly un-populated industrial area. In the northeast corner of the riding are the neighbourhoods of Wellington, Athlone and Calder, and in the south of the riding are the neighbourhoods of Terra Losa, La Perle, Belmead, Stewart Greens, Webber Greens, Suder Greens, Potter Greens, Breckenridge Greens, Rosenthal and Secord.

History

Members for Edmonton-West Henday
Assembly Years Member Party
See Edmonton-Meadowlark 1971–2019 and
Edmonton-Calder 1997–2019
30th 2019 Jon Carson New Democrat

The district was created in 2017 when the Electoral Boundaries Commission recommended renaming Edmonton-Meadowlark, alongside a change in boundaries that saw the Meadowlark Park neighbourhood (among others) moved out of the riding. The Commission decided to name the district after Anthony Henday Drive which bisects the riding, rather than simply "Edmonton-West" to avoid confusion with the federal district of that name.[2]

Electoral results

Redistributed results, 2015 Alberta election
Party Votes %
New Democratic 8,956 60.20%
Progressive Conservative 3,281 22.10%
Wildrose 1,619 10.90%
Liberal 1,011 6.80%
2019 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Jonathan Carson 8,820 44.08% -16.1%
United Conservative Nicole Williams 8,302 41.49% +8.5%
Alberta Party Winston Leung 2,337 11.68% --
Liberal Leah McRorie 311 1.55% -5.2%
  Independence Dave Bjorkman 239 1.20% --
Total valid votes 20,009
Rejected, spoiled and declined 90 48 8
Registered electors and turnout 32,469 61.9%
New Democratic hold Swing
Source: Elections Alberta[3]

References

  1. ^ Statistics Canada: 2016
  2. ^ Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission (Oct 2017). "Final Report" (PDF). p. 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-01-24. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  3. ^ "2019 Provincial General Election Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved 2019-05-07.