Andrew Henry Jukes

For the provincial riding, see Calgary-West.
Calgary West
electoral district
Calgary West in relation to the other Calgary ridings
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Rob Anders
District created 1979
First contested 1979
Last contested 2011
District webpage 149,593
Electors (2011) 101,673
Area (km²)[2] 89.06
Pop. density (per km²) 1,679.7
Census divisions Division No. 6
Census subdivisions Calgary

Calgary West is a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1917 to 1953, and since 1979. It is located in the western part of the City of Calgary.

The electoral district was originally created in 1914 from Calgary riding. It was abolished in 1952 with parts being transferred to Calgary North, Calgary South, Bow River and Red Deer ridings. It was re-created in 1976 from Calgary North, Calgary South, Calgary Centre, Macleod and Palliser ridings.

From 1993 to 1997, Calgary West was represented by future Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Harper represents the nearby riding of Calgary Southwest.

Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
13th 1917–1921 rowspan="1" |     Thomas Tweedie Unionist
14th 1921–1925     Joseph Tweed Shaw Independent Labour
15th 1925–1926     R.B. Bennett Conservative
16th 1926–1930
17th 1930–1935
18th 1935–1939
1939–1940     Douglas Cunnington Conservative
19th 1940–1945     Manley Justin Edwards Liberal
20th 1945–1949     Arthur LeRoy Smith Progressive Conservative
21st 1949–1951
1951–1953     Carl Nickle Progressive Conservative
31st 1979–1980     Jim Hawkes Progressive Conservative
32nd 1980–1984
33rd 1984–1988
34th 1988–1993
35th 1993–1997     Stephen Harper Reform
36th 1997–2000     Rob Anders Reform
2000     Canadian Alliance
37th 2000–2003
2003–2004     Conservative
38th 2004–2006
39th 2006–2008
40th 2008–2011
41st 2011–present

Current Member of Parliament

Its Member of Parliament is Rob Anders, a former administrator. He was first elected in 1997. He is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. In the 39th Parliament he served as a co-chair of the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations. In the 40th Parliament, Rob Anders was the Chair of the Veterans Affairs Committee.

Election results

1979-present

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1951 by-election

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1949 general election

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1940 general election

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By-election on 18 September 1939

On Richard Bennett's resignation, 28 January 1939

Party Candidate Votes

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See also

References

Notes

External links

  • Library of Parliament Riding Profile (1914 - 1952)
  • Library of Parliament Riding Profile (1976 - present)
  • Expenditures - 2008
  • Expenditures - 2004
  • Expenditures - 2000
  • Expenditures - 1997
  • Elections Canada

Preceded by
Prince Albert
Constituency represented by the Prime Minister
1930-1935
Succeeded by
Prince Albert
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