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Electoral Summary
1905 - 2004


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The number of provincial electoral divisions has increased from 25 at the first general election in 1905 to 83 at the 1986 election. Electoral division boundaries are reviewed by an independent commission in accordance with the Electoral Boundaries Commission Act.

The following is a summary of the changes:

 

Legislative
Assembly

Date of Election

Number of
Electoral Divisions

Number of
Members Elected

Distribution of Seats
by Political Affiliation

 

 

1

 

1905,  Thursday, November 9

 

25

 

 

25

 

Liberal                       22

Conservative                3

 

2

 

1909,  Monday, March 22

 

39

 

41 –   Calgary & Edmonton had 2 members each

 

Liberal                       36

Conservative                2

Socialist                       1

Independent Liberal       1

Independent                 1

 

3

 

1913,  Thursday, April 17

 

55

 

56 –   Edmonton had 2 members

 

Liberal                       39

Conservative               17

 

4

 

1917,  Thursday, June 7

 

56

 

58 –   2 military elected at large

 

Liberal                       34

Conservative               19

Independent                 2

Labour                        1

 

5

 

1921,  Monday, July 18

 

52

 

61 –   Edmonton & Calgary each had 5 members & Medicine Hat had 2

 

United Farmers           38

Liberal                       15

Labour                        4

Independent                 4

 

6

 

1926,  Monday, June 28

 

52

 

61 –   Edmonton & Calgary each had 5 members & Medicine Hat had 2

 

United Farmers           43

Liberal                        7

Labour                        5

Conservative                5

Independent Labour       1

 

7

 

1930,  Thursday, June 19

 

53

 

63 –   Edmonton & Calgary had 6 members each

 

United Farmers           39

Liberal                       11

Conservative                6

Labour                        4

Independent                 3

 

8

 

1935,  Thursday, August 22

 

53

 

63 –   Edmonton & Calgary had 6 members each

 

Social Credit               56

Liberal                        5

Conservative                2

 

9

 

1940,  Thursday, March 21

 

49

 

57 –   Edmonton & Calgary had 5 members each

 

Social Credit               36

Independent               19

Liberal                        1

Labour                        1

 

10

 

1944,  Tuesday, August 8

 

49

 

57 –   Edmonton & Calgary had 5 members each

 

Social Credit               51

Independent                 3

CCF                            2

Veterans Party              1

 

11

 

1948,  Tuesday, August 17

 

49

 

57 –   Edmonton & Calgary had 5 members each

 

Social Credit               51

Liberal                        2

CCF                            2

Independent

Social Credit              1

Independent                 1

 

12

 

1952,  Tuesday, August 5

 

50

 

60 –   Edmonton & Calgary had 6 members each

 

Social Credit               53

Liberal                        3

Independent

Social Credit              1

CCF                            1

Conservative                1

PC                              1

 

13

 

1955,  Wednesday, June 29

 

50

 

61 –   Edmonton had 7 members & Calgary had 6 members

 

Social Credit               37

Liberal                       15

Conservative                3

CCF                            2

Liberal Conservative      1

Independent

Social Credit              1

Independent                 1

Coalition                      1

 

14

 

1959,  Thursday, June 18

 

65

 

65

 

Social Credit               61

Liberal                        1

PC                              1

Independent

Social Credit              1

Coalition                      1

 

15

 

1963,  Monday, June 17

 

63

 

63

 

Social Credit               60

Liberal                        2

Coalition                      1

 

16

 

1967,  Tuesday, May 23

 

65

 

65

 

Social Credit               55

PC                              6

Liberal                        3

Independent                 1

 

17

 

1971,  Monday, August 30

 

75

 

75

 

PC                            49

Social Credit               25

NDP                            1

 

18

 

1975,  Wednesday, March 26

 

75

 

75

 

PC                            69

Social Credit                 4

NDP                            1

Independent                 1

 

19

 

1979,  Wednesday, March 14

 

79

 

79

 

PC                            74

Social Credit                 4

NDP                            1

 

20

 

1982,  Tuesday, November 2

 

79

 

79

 

PC                            75

NDP                            2

Independent                 2

 

21

 

1986,  Thursday, May 8

 

83

 

83

 

PC                            61

NDP                          16

Liberal                        4

RPA                            2

 

22

 

1989,  Monday, March 20

 

83

 

83

 

PC                            59

NDP                          16

Liberal                        8

 

23

 

1993,  Tuesday, June 15

 

83

 

83

 

PC                            51

Liberal                       32

 

24

 

1997,  Tuesday, March 11

 

83

 

83

 

PC                            63

Liberal                       18

NDP                            2

 

25

 

2001, Monday,

March 12

 

83

 

83

 

PC                            74

Liberal                        7

NDP                            2

 

26

 

2004, Monday,

November 22

 

83

 

83

PC                            62

Liberal                       16

NDP                            4

AA                              1

Note:
AA - Alberta Alliance Party
CCF - Cooperative Commonwealth Federation
NDP - New Democratic Party
PC - Progressive Conservative
RPA - Representative Party of Alberta

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