Ribstone
Alberta electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Alberta
District created1913
District abolished1940
First contested1913
Last contested1935

Ribstone was a provincial electoral district in Alberta mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta using the first past the post method of voting from 1913 to 1940.[1]

Ribstone is named for the Hamlet of Ribstone, Alberta.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs)

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Ribstone
Assembly Years Member Party
See Sedgewick electoral district from 1909-1913
3rd  1913–1917     James Gray Turgeon Liberal
4th  1917–1921
5th  1921–1926     Charles O. Wright United Farmers
6th  1926–1930 William George Farquharson
7th  1930–1935
8th  1935–1940     Albert Lester Blue Social Credit
See Wainwright electoral district from 1940-2004
and Acadia-Coronation electoral district from 1940-1963

Electoral history

1913 general election

1913 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James Gray Turgeon 669 55.56% 0.00%
Conservative William John Blair 535 44.44% 0.00%
Total 1,204
Rejected, spoiled and declined N/A
Eligible electors / turnout N/A N/A
Liberal pickup new district.
Source(s)
Source: "Ribstone Official Results 1913 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1917 general election

1917 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James Gray Turgeon Acclaimed
Total N/A
Rejected, spoiled and declined N/A
Eligible electors / turnout N/A N/A
Liberal hold Swing N/A
Source(s)
Source: "Ribstone Official Results 1917 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
One of eleven Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta acclaimed under The Elections Act Section 38, which stipulated that any member of the 3rd Alberta Legislative Assembly would be guaranteed re-election, with no contest held, if the member joined for wartime service in the First World War.
An Act amending The Election Act respecting Members of the Legislative Assembly on Active Service., SA 1917, c. 38

1921 general election

1921 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Farmers Charles O. Wright 2,192 70.69%
Liberal James Gray Turgeon 909 29.31%
Total 3,101
Rejected, spoiled and declined N/A
Eligible electors / turnout N/A N/A
United Farmers gain from Liberal Swing N/A
Source(s)
Source: "Ribstone Official Results 1921 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1926 general election

1926 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Farmers William George Farquharson 1,524 62.72% -7.97%
Liberal Allen Johnstone 622 25.60% -3.72%
Conservative E.C. Tregale 284 11.69%
Total 2,430
Rejected, spoiled and declined 215
Eligible electors / turnout 3,767 70.22%
United Farmers hold Swing -2.13%
Source(s)
Source: "Ribstone Official Results 1926 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1930 general election

1930 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Farmers William George Farquharson 1,672 60.14% -2.57%
Liberal James Lees 837 30.11% 4.51%
Conservative Daniel Glockzin 271 9.75% -1.94%
Total 2,780
Rejected, spoiled and declined 157
Eligible electors / turnout 4,093 71.76%
United Farmers hold Swing -3.54%
Source(s)
Source: "Ribstone Official Results 1930 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

1935 general election

1935 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Social Credit Albert Lester Blue 2,684 71.16%
Liberal R.M. Lee 589 15.62% -14.49%
United Farmers William George Farquharson 499 13.23% -46.91%
Total 3,772
Rejected, spoiled and declined 117
Eligible electors / turnout 4,455 87.30%
Social Credit gain from United Farmers Swing 12.75%
Source(s)
Source: "Ribstone Official Results 1935 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

Also see

References

  1. ^ "Election results for Ribstone". abheritage.ca. Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved 22 May 2020.

Further reading

Coordinates: 52°42′37″N 111°23′08″W / 52.7101992°N 111.3855325°W / 52.7101992; -111.3855325