In a startling turn, Rachel Notley’s NDP won a majority government in Alberta on Tuesday, ending the 44-year reign of the Progressive Conservatives. The election also saw the highest voter turnout since 1993, with over half of eligible Albertans casting ballots.
We crunched the detailed raw data behind Alberta’s groundbreaking election to produce interactive maps showing results in about 6,500 polling areas. Use the dropdown menu to show the winner by poll and separate maps for the NDP, PCs and Wildrose. Use the address search box to find a specific location.
The New Democrats won 53 of the legislature’s 87 seats, while the Wildrose came in second with 21 and the PCs were reduced to just 10 seats. The PCs held 70 seats before the election was called.
In Edmonton, New Democrats swept the provincial capital winning all 19 seats, including Notley who won in Edmonton-Strathcona.
Among some of the PCs to lose were many former cabinet ministers including Health Minister Stephen Mandel and former deputy premier Thomas Lukaszuk. Both were beaten by NDP opponents.
In Edmonton-Mill Creek, former Speaker of the Legislature Gene Zwozdesky lost his seat, which he had held since the riding was created in 2007.
Several Tory strongholds in Calgary also voted NDP on May 5, including the Calgary-Currie riding, which had largely elected PCs since 1971, with the exception of two Liberal victories. Calgary-Fort had been represented by Wayne Cao of the PCs since 1997, until Tuesday’s election saw NDP’s Joe Ceci win with nearly 50 per cent of the vote.
Calgary-Lougheed had elected PCs since the riding was created in the 1993. Dave Rodney was seeking his fourth term and was able to hold on to his seat in the 2015 election, but just barely. He won 35 per cent of the vote, while NDP candidate Mihai Ion took 32 per cent.
The riding of Little Bow was a close one, separated by just 12 votes. PC candidate Ian Donovan crossed the floor from the Wildrose last year. He lost the seat to Wildrose candidate Dave Schneider by a slim margin, according to unofficial election results. The returning officer for Little Bow said there would be another vote count.
Little Bow was first created in 1913 and is one of the oldest ridings in Alberta. It has voted solidly PC since 1989, but in 2012, Donovan was elected as the Wildrose MLA.
Wildrose Leader Brian Jean took the Fort McMurray-Conklin seat from the PC incumbent Don Scott, winning 44 per cent of the vote. Meanwhile, in Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo, Wildrose’s Tany Yao took the seat from PC incumbent Mike Allen. In both ridings, the NDP candidate came in second, ahead of the PC candidates.