|Updated: Mar. 4, 2008 12:02 MST
||76 of 76 polls reporting
Current MLA: Mo Elsalhy (LIB)
This southwest Edmonton riding is bordered on the south and west by the
city limits, on the east by the North Saskatchewan River and on the north
mainly by Whitemud Drive. The riding was unchanged in the 2004 redistribution.
Retail is the largest employer in Edmonton-McClung, followed by health
care and social services. The average household income is $76,742, significantly
above the provincial average. The number of low income homes is 12.5
per cent, slightly above the Alberta norm. More than 21 per cent of
the residents here are immigrants, while 53 per cent were born in Alberta.
Around seven per cent of the population is of Chinese origin, while
about four per cent are Jewish.
This riding, created in 1993, has been mainly held by the Liberals. In 2004, Liberal Mo Elsalhy won the seat with 5,864 votes to edge out incumbent Conservative Mark Norris — the only Tory to have held the riding. In 2001, Norris chalked up a 1,000-vote
win over incumbent Nancy MacBeth, the then-Liberal leader. MacBeth had
won her seat in a 1998 byelection, having assumed the Liberal leadership
and the riding from Grant Mitchell. Mitchell had been an MLA since 1986,
first in Edmonton-Meadowlark and then, following the 1993 redistribution,
in Edmonton-McClung. Tory Gerry Amerongen held Edmonton-Meadowlark from
In 2004, voter turnout was 51.8 per cent.
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