Edmonton-South

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Edmonton-South
Alberta electoral district
Edmonton-South 2017.svg
Edmonton-South within the City of Edmonton (2017 boundaries).
Provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Thomas Dang
Independent
District created1913
District abolished1921
District re-created2017
First contested1913
Last contested2019
Demographics
Population (2016)[1]45,801
Area (km²)72.7
Pop. density (per km²)630

Edmonton-South (previously styled Edmonton South) is a provincial electoral district in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The first iteration was used for the 1913 and 1917 provincial elections. The district was re-created again for the 30th Alberta general election.

Geography[edit]

The first iteration of Edmonton South included the part of Edmonton south of the North Saskatchewan River, which had recently been amalgamated into Edmonton.

The re-created Edmonton-South has the Whitemud Creek and Rabbit Hill Road as its western boundary, the Henday as its northern boundary (except the area between Rabbit Hill Road and the Whitemud Creek south of 23rd Ave NW), 91st St SW and 88 St SW as its eastern boundary, and extends South to Highway 19 on the west side of the QEII according to the City of Edmonton's plan to annex a portion of Leduc County.[2]

History[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for
Edmonton-South
Assembly Years Member Party
See Strathcona 1905-1913
3rd 1913-1917 Herbert Crawford Conservative
4th 1917-1921
See Edmonton 1921-1955
See Edmonton-South West 2012-2019
30th 2019-2021 Thomas Dang New Democrat
2021–present Independent

Edmonton South was created when the district of Strathcona, centering on the old City of Strathcona, was renamed due to the city's merger with Edmonton.

The incumbent in 1913 was Alexander Rutherford, who had resigned as Premier of Alberta in 1910 but remained a Liberal MLA. He ran for re-election as a private member in the renamed Edmonton South, but was defeated by Conservative Herbert Crawford, a Whyte Avenue merchant. A similar surprise occurred in southside Edmonton in 1989, when sitting premier Don Getty (MLA for Edmonton-Whitemud) was unseated by a Liberal challenger.

Crawford was re-elected in 1917, and served a second term as an opposition MLA. Edmonton South merged with Edmonton West and Edmonton East to form the multi-member Edmonton constituency in 1921, where Crawford was not re-elected, placing ninth.

In 2017, the Electoral Boundaries Commission decided to re-use the name Edmonton-South for a new district, carving it mostly from Edmonton-South West and smaller parts of Edmonton-Whitemud, Edmonton-Ellerslie and Leduc-Beaumont.

Election Results[edit]

1910s[edit]

1913 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Herbert Crawford 1,523 54.43% +40.35%
Liberal Alexander Rutherford 1,275 45.57% -40.35%
Total valid votes 2,798
Conservative notional gain Swing +40.35%
Source(s)
Alberta Heritage Foundation. "Election Results, Edmonton South". Archived from the original on December 8, 2010.
1917 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Herbert Crawford 2,761 55.90% +1.47%
Liberal Robert Douglas 2,178 44.10% -1.47%
Total valid votes 4,939
Registered voters / Turnout 6,923 71.34%
Conservative hold Swing +1.47%
Source(s)
Alberta Heritage Foundation. "Election Results, Edmonton South". Archived from the original on December 8, 2010.

2010s[edit]

Redistributed results, 2015 Alberta general election
New Democratic 6,857 53.91%
Progressive Conservative 3,826 30.08%
Wildrose 1,235 9.71%
Others 803 6.31%
2019 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Thomas Dang 10,673 46.6% -7.31%
United Conservative Olatunde Obasan 9,881 43.2% +4.2%
Alberta Party Pramod Kumar 2,156 9.4% +6.8%
Green Ben Roach 180 0.8% --
Total valid votes 22,890
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 146 51 11
Registered electors 34,524
Turnout 66.8%
New Democratic hold Swing %
Source: Elections Alberta[3]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Canada: 2016
  2. ^ Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission. "Final Report Maps: Edmonton-South" (PDF). abebc.ca.
  3. ^ "2019 Provincial General Election Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved April 27, 2019.