ALBERTA VOTES 2008

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DISTRICT: SHERWOOD PARK
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Iris Evans PC 9,312 63.15% X
Louise Rogers LIB 3,842 26.05%
Katharine Hay NDP 905 6.14%
Rick Hoines GRN 688 4.67%
Updated: Mar. 4, 2008 12:02 MST 78 of 78 polls reporting
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SHERWOOD PARK (74)


Current MLA: Iris Evans (PC)

Candidates:
PC Iris Evans
LIB Louise Rogers
NDP Katharine Hay
GRN Rick Hoines
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Riding Profile:

This small riding just east of Edmonton consists of the affluent hamlet of Sherwood Park. The riding is bordered by the Edmonton city limits on the west, the Yellowhead Trail in the north, and the Sherwood Park Freeway on the south.

Household incomes, at $79,696, are well above the Alberta average, and not quite one in 20 residents is low income. Health and social services, followed by retail, are the biggest employers. Almost 10 per cent of the people here are immigrants, while 62 per cent were born in Alberta. (2001 census)


Political History:

Sherwood Park's MLA is Employment Minister Iris Evans, who gained office in 1997 by unseating Liberal Bruce Collingwood by just 305 votes. Evans' 2001 win was far more comfortable, beating Liberal Louise Rogers by 7,500 votes. In 2004, Evans defeated Rogers again, but this round wasn't as easy a win. Evans garnered 7,281 votes compared to Rogers' 5,587.

Collingwood had served one term, having defeated PC Doug Fulford by 1,094 votes in 1993. Before him, Tory Peter Elzinga was the MLA from 1986-93. The ridings which preceded Sherwood Park - Edmonton-Ottewell and Edmonton-Sherwood Park - elected Tories throughout the 1970s and early 1980s.

In 2004, voter turnout was 57.2 per cent.

2003 Results Interactive Map

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Overall Election Results
Party Elected Leading Total Vote Share
PC 72 0 72 52.66%
LIB 9 0 9 26.37%
NDP 2 0 2 8.52%
WAP 0 0 0 6.77%
GRN 0 0 0 4.58%
OTH 0 0 0 1.11%
  • Updated: Mar 4, 2008, 12:02 MST

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