EDMONTON – Alberta’s May 5 election saw 44 incumbents lose their seats and zero floor-crosser ridings vote PC.
We’re highlighting some of the most interesting numbers to come out of Alberta Election 2015:
– The number of incumbents who lost their seats
– The number of new MLAs who have never served in the Legislature
– Includes 49 NDP, 17 Wildrose, one PC, and one Alberta Party.
– The number of PC cabinet ministers who held their seats
– The number of ridings where Wildrose MLAs crossed the floor to join the PCs
– The number of MLAs who crossed the floor and ran for re-election
– The number of floor-crosser ridings that voted PC
– The number of women elected
– Includes 26 NDP and two Wildrose
– The number of women elected in 2012
– The largest margin of victory
– NDP leader Rachel Notley had the largest margin of victory, winning 82.4 per cent of the vote in Edmonton-Strathcona
– The number of ridings with 100 votes or less between the top two candidates.
– In Calgary-Glenmore, there was a tie between PC incumbent Linda Johnson and NDP candidate Anam Kazim;
– In Little Bow, Dave Schneider won the seat for the Wildrose by just 12 votes, beating out Ian Donovan, who crossed the floor from the Wildrose to join the PCs last year;
– In Calgary-Shaw, Graham Sucha won the seat for the NDP by 92 votes, beating PC incumbent Jeff Wilson;
– In Calgary-Cross, Ricardo Miranda won the seat for the NDP by 100 votes, beating PC candidate and former Calgary police chief Rick Hanson.
Elections Alberta says the results of all 87 ridings will be recounted over the next few days and the official results will be published on Friday, May 15.
In the case of a tie, Elections Alberta will apply to the court for an official recount. In other close ridings, a candidate can apply for a court recount, but only if the request is based on a concern over the number of disputed ballots or if they feel there was a mis-count.