Summary: The new riding of Edmonton Griesbach is one to watch. Long-time Conservative MP Peter Goldring is not re-offering, and the Conservatives have nominated former city councillor and mayoral candidate Kerry Diotte to take on what is expected to be a significant challenge from the NDP.
Boundaries: This new riding consists mostly of the former riding of Edmonton East, with parts of the former Edmonton-St. Albert riding.
Last Election: If this riding had existed in 2011, the Conservatives would have taken 52 per cent of the vote, followed by the NDP with 37 per cent. As Edmonton East, Conservative Peter Goldring won here in 2011 by 7,033 votes over NDP Ray Martin.
History: Peter Goldring has represented this general area since 1997, first for the Reform Party, then the Canadian Alliance, and finally for the Conservative Party.
Demographics: This riding has the highest percentage of seniors in Edmonton, at 16.2 per cent (as of the 2011 census). It also has the lowest average income, at $36,696.
Conservative: Kerry Diotte, former city councillor
NDP: Janis Irwin, educator
Liberal: Brian Gold, history and classics instructor, University of Alberta
Green: Heather Workman, artist
Marijuana: Linda Northcott
Marxist-Leninist: Mary Joyce
Libertarian: Maryna Goncharenko
Rhino: Dallas Thompson