Battle River—Crowfoot

Conservative Party of Canada Damien Kurek Kevin Sorenson
Battle River—Crowfoot
Alberta electoral district
Battle-River–Crowfoot 2013 Riding.png
Battle River–Crowfoot in relation to other Alberta federal electoral districts as of the 2013 Representation Order.
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Damien Kurek
Conservative
District created2013
First contested2015
Last contested2019
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2016)[1]110,223
Electors (2019)81,123
Area (km²)[2]51,977.75
Pop. density (per km²)2.1
Census divisionsDivision No. 5, Division No. 7, Division No. 10, Division No. 11
Census subdivisionsBeaver, Camrose, Camrose County, Drumheller, Kneehill, Leduc, Stettler, Stettler No. 6, Wainwright, Wainwright No. 61

Battle River—Crowfoot is a federal electoral district in Alberta.

Battle River—Crowfoot was created by the 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution and was legally defined in the 2013 representation order. It came into effect upon the call of the 42nd Canadian federal election, scheduled for October 2015.[3] It was created out of parts of the electoral districts of Crowfoot and Vegreville—Wainwright.[4]

Even by the standards of rural Alberta, Battle River—Crowfoot is a strongly conservative riding. The riding and its predecessors have been represented by centre-right MPs for all but two years since 1935, and the major right-wing party of the day has usually won here in massive landslides. Since the 1990s, the major right-wing party of the day has won by some of the largest margins ever recorded in Canadian politics, with other parties lucky to get 30 percent of the vote between them. Its first member, Kevin Sorenson, was first elected for Crowfoot in 2000 with 70 percent of the vote–the only time that he garnered less than 80 percent of the vote. The current MP, Damien Kurek, won in 2019 with more than 85% of the vote.

Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following members of the House of Commons of Canada:

Parliament Years Member Party
Battle River—Crowfoot
Riding created from Crowfoot and Vegreville—Wainwright
42nd  2015–2019     Kevin Sorenson Conservative
43rd  2019–present     Damien Kurek Conservative

Election results

Graph of election results in Battle River—Crawfoot (minor parties that never got 2% of the vote or didn't run consistently are omitted)
2019 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Damien Kurek 53,309 85.5 +4.59 $61,063.42
New Democratic Natasha Fryzuk 3,185 5.1 -1.44 $0.00
Liberal Dianne Clarke 2,557 4.1 -5.26 none listed
Green Geordie Nelson 1,689 2.7 -0.48 $2,467.23
People's David A. Michaud 1,620 2.6 - none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 62,360 100.0
Total rejected ballots 352
Turnout 62,712 77.3
Eligible voters 81,123
Conservative hold Swing +3.02
Source: Elections Canada[5][6][7]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Kevin Sorenson 47,552 80.91 –2.18 $39,101.55
Liberal Andy Kowalski 5,505 9.37 +7.21 $1,133.54
New Democratic Katherine Swampy 3,844 6.54 –3.30 $9,738.25
Green Gary Kelly 1,868 3.18 –0.72 $419.14
Total valid votes/Expense limit 58,769 100.00   $264,066.87
Total rejected ballots 160 0.27
Turnout 58,929 73.02
Eligible voters 80,698
Conservative notional hold Swing –4.69
This riding was created from parts of Crowfoot and Vegreville—Wainwright, both of which elected Conservative candidates in the 2011 election. Kevin Sorenson was the incumbent from Crowfoot. Changes are based on redistributed results.
Source: Elections Canada[8][9]
2011 federal election redistributed results[10]
Party Vote %
  Conservative 39,645 83.09
  New Democratic 4,694 9.84
  Green 1,859 3.90
  Liberal 1,028 2.15
  Others 487 1.02

Towns/Villages/Cities in Battle River—Crowfoot

  • Alliance
  • Amisk
  • Bashaw
  • Bawlf
  • Big Valley
  • Bittern Lake
  • Botha
  • Camrose
  • Castor
  • Cereal
  • Chauvin
  • Consort
  • Coronation
  • Czar
  • Daysland
  • Delia
  • Drumheller
  • Edberg
  • Edgerton
  • Empress
  • Ferintosh
  • Forestburg
  • Gadsby
  • Galahad
  • Halkirk
  • Hanna
  • Hardisty
  • Hay Lakes
  • Heisler
  • Holden
  • Hughenden
  • Irma
  • Killam
  • Lougheed
  • Morrin
  • Munson
  • New Norway
  • Oyen
  • Provost
  • Rosalind
  • Round Hill
  • Rumsey
  • Ryley
  • Sedgewick
  • Stettler
  • Strome
  • Three Hills
  • Tofield
  • Trochu
  • Veteran
  • Viking
  • Wainwright
  • Youngstown

References

  1. ^ Statistics Canada: 2017
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 2017
  3. ^ Timeline for the Redistribution of Federal Electoral Districts
  4. ^ Report – Alberta
  5. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  6. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 8, 2019.
  7. ^ "Candidate Campaign Returns". Elections Canada. Retrieved September 7, 2020.
  8. ^ "October 19, 2015 Election Results — Battle River—Crowfoot (Validated results)". Elections Canada. 23 October 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  9. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2015-08-15 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections