Battle River—Crowfoot

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Battle River—Crowfoot
Alberta electoral district
Battle-River–Crowfoot 2013 Riding.png
Battle River–Crowfoot in relation to other Alberta federal electoral districts as of the 2013 Representation Order.
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Kevin Sorenson
Conservative
District created2013
First contested2015
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2016)[1]110,223
Electors (2015)80,698
Area (km²)[2]51,977.75
Pop. density (per km²)2.1
Census divisionsDivision No. 5, Division No. 7, Division No. 10, Division No. 11
Census subdivisionsBeaver, Camrose, Camrose County, Drumheller, Kneehill, Leduc, Stettler, Stettler No. 6, Wainwright, Wainwright No. 61

Battle River—Crowfoot is a federal electoral district in Alberta.

Battle River—Crowfoot was created by the 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution and was legally defined in the 2013 representation order. It came into effect upon the call of the 42nd Canadian federal election, scheduled for October 2015.[3] It was created out of parts of the electoral districts of Crowfoot and Vegreville—Wainwright.[4]

Even by the standards of rural Alberta, Battle River—Crowfoot is a strongly conservative riding. The riding and its predecessors have been represented by centre-right MPs for all but two years since 1935, and the major right-wing party of the day has usually won here in massive landslides. Since the 1990s, the major right-wing party of the day has won by some of the largest margins ever recorded in Canadian politics, with other parties lucky to get 30 percent of the vote between them. Its current member, Kevin Sorenson, was first elected for Crowfoot in 2000 with 70 percent of the vote, and since then has never won less than 80 percent of the vote.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following members of the House of Commons of Canada:

Parliament Years Member Party
Battle River—Crowfoot
Riding created from Crowfoot and Vegreville—Wainwright
42nd  2015–present     Kevin Sorenson Conservative

Election results[edit]

2019 Canadian federal election
The 2019 general election will be held on October 21.
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Dianne Clarke
New Democratic Natasha Fryzuk
Conservative Damien Kurek
People's David A. Michaud
Green Geordie Nelson
Total valid votes/Expense limit 100.0  
Total rejected ballots
Turnout
Eligible voters
Source: Elections Canada[5]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Kevin Sorenson 47,552 80.91 –2.18 $39,101.55
Liberal Andy Kowalski 5,505 9.37 +7.21 $1,133.54
New Democratic Katherine Swampy 3,844 6.54 –3.30 $9,738.25
Green Gary Kelly 1,868 3.18 –0.72 $419.14
Total valid votes/Expense limit 58,769 100.00   $264,066.87
Total rejected ballots 160 0.27
Turnout 58,929 73.02
Eligible voters 80,698
Conservative notional hold Swing –4.69
This riding was created from parts of Crowfoot and Vegreville—Wainwright, both of which elected Conservative candidates in the 2011 election. Kevin Sorenson was the incumbent from Crowfoot. Changes are based on redistributed results.
Source: Elections Canada[6][7]
2011 federal election redistributed results[8]
Party Vote %
  Conservative 39,645 83.09
  New Democratic 4,694 9.84
  Green 1,859 3.90
  Liberal 1,028 2.15
  Others 487 1.02

Towns/Villages/Cities in Battle River - Crowfoot[edit]

  • Alliance
  • Amisk
  • Bashaw
  • Bawlf
  • Big Valley
  • Bittern Lake
  • Botha
  • Camrose
  • Castor
  • Cereal
  • Chauvin
  • Consort
  • Coronation
  • Czar
  • Daysland
  • Delia
  • Drumheller
  • Edberg
  • Edgerton
  • Empress
  • Ferintosh
  • Forestburg
  • Gadsby
  • Galahad
  • Halkirk
  • Hanna
  • Hardisty
  • Hay Lakes
  • Heisler
  • Holden
  • Hughenden
  • Irma
  • Killam
  • Lougheed
  • Morrin
  • Munson
  • New Norway
  • Oyen
  • Provost
  • Rosalind
  • Round Hill
  • Rumsey
  • Ryley
  • Sedgewick
  • Stettler
  • Strome
  • Three Hills
  • Tofield
  • Trochu
  • Veteran
  • Viking
  • Wainwright
  • Youngstown

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Canada: 2017
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 2017
  3. ^ Timeline for the Redistribution of Federal Electoral Districts
  4. ^ Report – Alberta
  5. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  6. ^ "October 19, 2015 Election Results — Battle River—Crowfoot (Validated results)". Elections Canada. 23 October 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  7. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2015-08-15 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections