Vermilion-Lloydminster-Wainwright
Alberta electoral district
Vermilion-Lloydminster-Wainwright within Alberta (2017 boundaries).
Provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Garth Rowswell
United Conservative
District created2017
First contested2019
Last contested2019
Demographics
Population (2016)[1]46,042
Area (km²)10,091
Pop. density (per km²)4.6
Census division(s)7, 10
Census subdivision(s)Makaoo 120, MD of Wainwright, Vermilion River, Lloydminster (Alberta portion), Vermilion, Wainwright, Chauvin, Dewberry, Edgerton, Irma, Kitscoty, Marwayne, Paradise Valley

Vermilion-Lloydminster-Wainwright 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 coterminous with the municipal districts of Wainwright and Vermilion River in eastern Alberta. It is named for its three largest communities, Vermilion, Lloydminster, and Wainwright. Major thoroughfares include Highway 14, the Yellowhead Highway, the interprovincial Highway 17, and Highway 41.

History

Members for Vermilion-Lloydminster-Wainwright
Assembly Years Member Party
See Vermilion-Lloydminster 1993-2019 and
Battle River-Wainwright 2004-2019
30th 2019 Garth Rowswell United Conservative

The district was created in 2017 when the Electoral Boundaries Commission recommended renaming Vermilion-Lloydminster, transferring its portion of Minburn County to Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville and absorbing the MD of Wainwright from Battle River-Wainwright.[2] Although the Commission recommended the name Vermilion-Wainwright for this district, the Legislative Assembly decided to retain Lloydminster in the name at the request of Vermilion-Lloydminster MLA Richard Starke.

Electoral results

2010s

Redistributed results, 2015 Alberta election
Progressive Conservative 6,512 43.74%
Wildrose 5,415 36.37%
New Democratic 2,776 18.64%
Others[a] 186 1.25%
  1. ^ Includes Liberal votes in Battle River-Wainwright (no candidate in Vermilion-Lloydminster).
2019 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Conservative Garth Rowswell 19,768 78.84%
New Democratic Ryan Clarke 2,490 9.93%
Alberta Party Craig G. Peterson 1,615 6.44%
Freedom Conservative Jim Mckinnon 898 3.58%
Alberta Advantage Party Kelly Zeleny 170 0.68%
Independent Robert McFadzean 133 0.53%
Total 25,074
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 79
Eligible electors / Turnout 31,465 79.94%
United Conservative pickup new district.
Source(s)
Source: "86 - Vermilion-Lloydminster-Wainwright, 2019 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

References

  1. ^ Statistics Canada: 2016
  2. ^ "Final Report" (PDF). Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission. October 1, 2017. p. 5.