|Alberta electoral district|
Calgary-Fish Creek within the City of Calgary, 2017 boundaries
|Provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
Calgary-Fish Creek is a provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada. The district is one of 87 mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta using the first past the post method of voting.
The district is largely urban located in the south portion of the city of Calgary. It was named after Fish Creek Provincial Park and was created in the 1979 boundary redistribution from the south halves of the electoral districts of Calgary-Glenmore and Calgary-Egmont.
The district has been represented by only three MLA's since 1979. The first was Progressive Conservative William Payne who served here from 1979 to 1993 and the second is Heather Forsyth who has represented the district since 1993 was first elected under the Progressive Conservative banner but crossed the floor to the Wildrose Alliance in 2010. Forsyth was re-elected in the 2012 provincial election under the Wildrose banner. In 2015, Richard Gotfried was elected, as a Progressive Conservative.
The electoral district of Calgary-Fisk Creek was created in the 1979 boundary redistribution from portions of old Calgary-Egmont and Calgary-Glenmore. The 2010 boundary redistribution moved the west boundary to 14th Street into Calgary-Lougheed to keep all of Canyon Meadows in a single district.
|9 Calgary-Fish Creek 2003 Boundaries|
|Calgary-Egmont and Calgary-Glenmore||Calgary-Hays||Calgary-Lougheed and Calgary-Shaw||Calgary-Shaw|
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|Legal description from the Statutes of Alberta 2003, Electoral Divisions Act.|
|Starting at the intersection of Elbow Drive SW with Anderson Road SW; then 1. east along Anderson Road SW and Anderson Road SE to Deerfoot Trail SE; 2. east along Deerfoot Trail SE to the right bank of the Bow River; 3. south along the right bank of the Bow River to Fish Creek; 4. northwest along Fish Creek to the intersection with Macleod Trail S; 5. north along Macleod Trail S to Canyon Meadows Drive SW; 6. northwest along Canyon Meadows Drive SW to Elbow Drive SW; 7. north along Elbow Drive SW to the starting point.|
|10 Calgary-Fish Creek 2010 Boundaries|
|Calgary-Acadia||Calgary-Hays||Calgary-Glenmore and Calgary-Lougheed||Calgary-Shaw|
|Legal description from the Statutes of Alberta 2010, Electoral Divisions Act.|
|Members of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-Fish Creek|
|See: Calgary-Egmont 1971-1979 and Calgary-Glenmore 1959-1979|
|19th||1979–1982||William Payne||Progressive Conservative|
|29th||2015–2017||Richard Gotfried||Progressive Conservative|
The electoral district was created in the 1979 boundary redistribution. The first election that year saw Progressive Conservative candidate William Payne win a landslide majority. Payne would almost double his popular vote in the 1982 general election, taking almost 80% of the total vote.
After the election Premier Peter Lougheed appointed Payne as a Minister without portfolio. Payne lost almost 10,000 votes running for his third term in office in the 1986 election. He still won the district with a landslide majority. After the election he was shuffled out of cabinet. He would run for his final election in 1989 and win his fourth term after facing a strong challenge from Liberal candidate Wayne Gillis. Payne retired at dissolution in 1993.
The second representative elected to the district was Heather Forsyth, who was elected in 1993 as Progressive Conservative candidate. She won a comfortable majority over Liberal candidate Marie Cameron to hold the seat for her party. Cameron and Forsyth would face each other in the 1997 general election with Forsyth winning a landslide. She would win her third term in 2001 with an even bigger landslide. After the election Premier Ralph Klein appointed Forsyth to the provincial cabinet as Solicitor General and Minister of Public Security.
Forsyth won her fourth term in the 2004 general election. After the election Klein shuffled her to the Children and Youth Services portfolio which she served until 2006. She won her fifth term in 2008. On January 4, 2010 Forsyth crossed the floor to the Wildrose Alliance. She was re-elected in the 2012 provincial election, and was one of only five Wildrose MLAs who chose not to cross the floor to the governing Progressive Conservatives along with Danielle Smith in 2014. She retired from politics in 2015.
In the 2015 election, Richard Gotfried picked up Calgary-Fish Creek for the Progressive Conservatives, despite a landslide defeat in the rest of the province. He subsequently joined the United Conservative Party when the two right-wing parties merged, and was re-elected in 2019.
1979 general election
|1979 Alberta general election results||Turnout 60.06%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||William Payne||9,187||76.03%|
|Social Credit||Al Green||1,190||9.85%|
|New Democratic||Margaret Young||481||3.98%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||15|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||20,144||%|
1982 general election
|1982 Alberta general election results||Turnout 65.49%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||William Payne||17,376||79.75%||3.72%|
|Western Canada Concept||Byron Chenger||2,252||10.34%||*|
|New Democratic||Tom Polmear||1,501||6.89%||2.91%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||34|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||33,321||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||7.03%|
1986 general election
|1986 Alberta general election results||Turnout 41.87%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||William Payne||7,852||69.57%||-10.18%|
|New Democratic||Kerin Spaargaren||1,882||16.67%||9.78%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||26|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||27,018||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-9.98%|
1989 general election
|1989 Alberta general election results||Turnout 47.42%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||William Payne||6,996||47.97%||-21.60%|
|New Democratic||Tom Polmear||2,071||14.20%||0.44%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||35|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||30,831||%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-22.84%|
1993 general election
|1993 Alberta general election|
|Progressive Conservative||Heather Forsyth||7,855||54.65%||6.68%|
|New Democratic||Kerin Spaargaren||558||3.88%||-10.32%|
|Natural Law||Darlene Holt||70||0.49%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||18|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||22,447||64.11%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||3.66%|
|Source: "Calgary-Fish Creek results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 15, 2010.|
1997 general election
|1997 Alberta general election|
|Progressive Conservative||Heather Forsyth||8,274||66.62%||11.97%|
|Social Credit||Jeff Willerton||778||6.26%|
|New Democratic||Muriel Turner-Wilkinson||348||2.80%||-1.08%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||27|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||22,697||54.84%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||12.43%|
|Source: "Calgary-Fish Creek results 1997 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 15, 2010.|
2001 general election
|2001 Alberta general election|
|Progressive Conservative||Heather Forsyth||9,716||74.54%||7.92%|
|New Democratic||Ryan Todd||465||3.57%||0.77%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||42|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||22,554||58.01%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||5.18%|
|Source "Calgary-Fish Creek Official Results 2001 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 27, 2010.|
2004 general election
|2004 Alberta general election|
|Progressive Conservative||Heather Forsyth||6,829||57.83%||−16.71%|
|New Democratic||Eric Leavitt||793||6.72%||3.15%|
|Alberta Alliance||Mike Kuipers||781||6.61%|
|Rejected, spoiled, and declined||52|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||26,174||45.32%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||−9.46%|
|Source: "Calgary-Fish Creek Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 28, 2010.|
2008 general election
|2008 Alberta general election|
|Progressive Conservative||Heather Forsyth||6,884||52.30%||−5.53%|
|Wildrose Alliance||Jamie Buchan||1,261||9.58%||2.97%|
|New Democratic||Eric Leavitt||423||3.22%||−3.50%|
|Rejected, spoiled, and declined||41|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||31,180||42.35%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||−6.06%|
|Source: The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 202–205.|
2012 general election
|2012 Alberta general election|
|Progressive Conservative||Wendelin Fraser||7,634||43.72||−8.58|
|New Democratic||Eric Leavitt||894||5.12||+1.91|
|Wildrose gain from Progressive Conservative||Swing||+21.47|
2015 general election
|2015 Alberta general election|
|Progressive Conservative||Richard Gotfried||6,198||32.9|
|New Democratic||Jill Moreton||6,069||32.2|
|Alberta Party||Allison Wemyss||850||4.5|
|Social Credit||Martin Owen||148||0.8|
|Total valid votes||18,833|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||69|
|Source: Elections Alberta|
|2019 Alberta general election|
|United Conservative||Richard Gotfried||15,975|
|New Democratic||Rebecca Bounsall||7,476|
|Alberta Party||Robert Tremblay||1,699|
|Total valid votes||25,966|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined|
Senate nominee results
2004 Senate nominee election district results
|2004 Senate Nominee Election results: Calgary-Fish Creek||Turnout 45.30%|
|Affiliation||Candidate||Votes||% Votes||% Ballots||Rank|
|Progressive Conservative||Bert Brown||5,485||18.13%||55.46%||1|
|Progressive Conservative||Jim Silye||4,647||15.36%||46.98%||5|
|Progressive Conservative||Betty Unger||4,210||13.92%||42.56%||2|
|Progressive Conservative||David Usherwood||2,924||9.67%||29.56%||6|
|Progressive Conservative||Cliff Breitkreuz||2,864||9.47%||28.95%||3|
|Alberta Alliance||Vance Gough||1,886||6.24%||19.06%||8|
|Alberta Alliance||Michael Roth||1,728||5.71%||17.47%||7|
|Alberta Alliance||Gary Horan||1,565||5.18%||15.82%||10|
|Total Ballots||9,891||3.06 Votes Per Ballot|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||1,966|
|26,174 Eligible Electors|
Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot
2012 Senate nominee election district results
Student Vote results
|2012 Student Vote Canada results for Alberta|
|Progressive Conservative||Wendelin Fraser||53||22.36%|
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