Crowfoot (electoral district)


Crowfoot (electoral district)
Crowfoot
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
Alberta federal ridings (rural) - Crowfoot.svg
Crowfoot in relation to the other Alberta ridings
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Kevin Sorenson
Conservative
District created 1966
First contested 1968
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2006) 114,825
Electors (2011) 87,897
Area (km²) 43,759
Pop. density (per km²) 2.6
Census divisions Division No. 5, Division No. 6, Division No. 7, Division No. 10
Census subdivisions Rocky View County, Camrose, Mountain View County, Strathmore, Chestermere, Wheatland County, Drumheller, Camrose County, Stettler, Kneehill County

Crowfoot is a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1968.

It is in the central part of the province, and is named in honour of Chief Crowfoot, leader of the Blackfoot First Nations in the 19th century.

This electoral district was also home to the largest margin of victory in any federal riding in the 2004 and 2006 federal elections: Conservative candidate Kevin Sorenson won 37,649 votes, or 80.2% of the riding's total in 2004. This represented a difference of 34,034 votes, or 72.5%, from the candidate with the riding's second most votes, Liberal Adam Campbell who only received 3,615 votes, or 7.7% of the riding's votes. It was the riding with the highest Conservative vote in the 2004 and 2006 elections. In 2006, Sorenson increased his vote even further, to 43,009 votes, 82.5% of the total.

Contents

Geography

The district includes the Town of Drumheller and the city of Camrose, along with the counties of Acadia, Wheatland, Kneehill, Starland, Stettler, Paintearth, Camrose and Special Areas 2, 3 and 4.

History

This riding was created in 1966 from parts of Acadia, Bow River and Macleod ridings.

In 2003, parts of Wild Rose riding were added.

Members of Parliament

Parliament Years Member Party
Acadia, Bow River and Macleod prior to 1966
28th 1968–1972     Jack Horner Progressive Conservative
29th 1972–1974
30th 1974–1977
1977–1979     Liberal
31st 1979–1980     Arnold Malone Progressive Conservative
32nd 1980–1984
33rd 1984–1988
34th 1988–1993
35th 1993–1997     Jack Ramsay Reform
36th 1997–2000
2000     Independent Canadian Alliance
2000     Independent
37th 2000–2003     Kevin Sorenson Canadian Alliance
2003–2004     Conservative
38th 2004–2006
39th 2006–2008
40th 2008–2011
41st 2011–present

Current Member of Parliament

Its current Member of Parliament (MP) is Kevin Sorenson, a former businessman and farmer. He was first elected in 2000. He is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. In the 39th parliamentary session he served as Chair of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development Trade. In the 40th and thus far in the 41st Parliament he is Chair of the Public Safety and National Security Standing Committee.

Election results

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Conservative Kevin Sorenson 44,115 83.99 +1.95
     New Democrat Ellen Parker 4,805 9.15 +1.25
     Green Konrad Schellenberg 1,711 3.26 -2.71
     Liberal Omar Harb 1,224 2.33 -1.76
     Independent John C. Turner 463 0.88 -
     Christian Heritage Gerard Groenedijk 204 0.39 -
Total valid votes/Expense limit 52,522 100.00
Total rejected ballots 131 0.25 -0.02
Turnout 52,653 59.73 +5
Eligible voters 88,152
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Conservative Kevin Sorenson 39,342 82.04 -0.52 $63,199
     New Democrat Ellen Parker 3,783 7.90 +0.50 $5,585
     Green Kaitlin Kettenbach 2,875 5.97 +1.49
     Liberal Sharon Howe 1,958 4.09 -1.47 $1,397
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,958 100.00 $106,273
Total rejected ballots 127 0.26 -0.01
Turnout 48,085 55 -10
     Conservative hold Swing -0.51
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Conservative Kevin Sorenson 43,210 82.56 +2.36
     New Democrat Ellen Parker 3,875 7.40 +0.50
     Liberal Adam Campbell 2,908 5.56 -2.14
     Green Cameron Wigmore 2,347 4.48 +0.66
Total valid votes 52,340 100.00
Total rejected ballots 142 0.27 +0.07
Turnout 52,482 65 +3
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Conservative Kevin Sorenson 37,649 80.20 -4.51 $43,903
     Liberal Adam Campbell 3,615 7.70 +1.51 $3,455
     New Democrat Ellen Parker 3,241 6.90 +3.86 $2,514
     Green Arnold Baker 1,795 3.82
     Marijuana Max Leonard Cornelssen 639 1.36
Total valid votes 46,939 100.00
Total rejected ballots 89 0.19 -0.01
Turnout 47,028 62.36 -3.82

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of Progressive Conservative and Canadian Alliance vote in 2000.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Canadian Alliance Kevin Sorenson 33,767 70.55 -0.44 $44,001
     Progressive Conservative Verlyn Olson 6,778 14.16 -1.34 $18,591
     Liberal Orest Werezak 2,964 6.19 -3.52 $2,938
     Independent Jack Ramsay 2,668 5.57 $18,085
     New Democrat Jay Russell 1,457 3.04 -0.75 $788
     Independent Valerie Morrow 223 0.46 $7,959
Total valid votes 47,857 100.00
Total rejected ballots 117 0.20 0.00
Turnout 47,974 66.18 +2.12

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997.

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Reform Jack Ramsay 30,589 70.99 +4.95 $48,007
     Progressive Conservative Paul Marshall 6,679 15.50 -2.48 $18,052
     Liberal Redford W. Peeples 4,185 9.71 -2.82 $5,178
     New Democrat Bill Scotten 1,635 3.79 +1.39 $859
Total valid votes 43,088 100.00
Total rejected ballots 79 0.2
Turnout 43,167 64.06
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Reform Jack Ramsay 23,550 66.04 +33.99
     Progressive Conservative Brian Heidecker 6,411 17.98 -35.70
     Liberal Darryl Sandford 4,468 12.53 +5.93
     New Democrat Berend J. Wilting 857 2.40 -5.26
     Natural Law Alan J. Livingston 260 0.73
     Not affiliated Anita Ashmore 113 0.32
Total valid votes 35,659 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Arnold Malone 19,079 53.68 -24.15
     Reform Jack Ramsay 11,392 32.05
     New Democrat Fred Rappel 2,725 7.67 -1.67
     Liberal Doug Moe 2,344 6.60 -0.76
Total valid votes 35,540 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Arnold Malone 26,291 77.83 +1.22
     New Democrat L. Gladys Creasy 3,153 9.33 +3.10
     Liberal Vange MacNaughton 2,483 7.35 -8.18
     Confederation of Regions Joe Domanski 1,559 4.62
     Social Credit Arthur E. Robinson 294 0.87 -0.75
Total valid votes 33,780 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Arnold Malone 23,491 76.61 -0.51
     Liberal Jack Horner 4,761 15.53 -2.67
     New Democrat Roger Milbrandt 1,912 6.24 +1.56
     Social Credit Jim Green 498 1.62
Total valid votes 30,662 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Arnold Malone 25,202 77.12 +1.62
     Liberal Jack Horner 5,947 18.20 +3.65
     New Democrat Roger Milbrandt 1,529 4.68 +0.20
Total valid votes 32,678 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Jack Horner 18,048 75.51 -0.03
     Liberal Ernest R. Patterson 3,477 14.55 +4.06
     Social Credit Jim Green 1,307 5.47 -1.69
     New Democrat Muriel McCreary 1,071 4.48 -2.34
Total valid votes 23,903 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Jack Horner 18,667 75.54 +2.09
     Liberal Andy McAlister 2,591 10.48 -10.80
     Social Credit Jim Green 1,768 7.15
     New Democrat Gloria Jean Ann Mcgowan 1,686 6.82 +1.55
Total valid votes 24,712 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Jack Horner 16,508 73.45
     Liberal Noel Sharp 4,783 21.28
     New Democrat Stuart McCready 1,185 5.27
Total valid votes 22,476 100.00

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