I am excited to collaborate with ParityYeg to help them with a live dashboard tracking how many women are being nominated as candidates to run in Alberta’s next provincial general election. The leaders of the three main political parties have expressed their intent to recruit and nominate more women to run as candidates in the next provincial election.
As of today, in Alberta’s 87 electoral districts:
- 19 of 60 nominated United Conservative Party candidates are women (31 percent)
- 14 of 42 nominated Alberta Party candidates are women (33 percent)
- 13 of 25 nominated New Democratic Party candidates are women (52 percent)
- 2 of 3 nominated Green Party candidates are women (66 percent)
- 0 of 5 nominated Alberta Liberal Party candidates are women (0 percent)
Earlier today I posted maps showing where each of Alberta’s major political parties have nominated candidates. The maps in this post show where the NDP, UCP and Alberta Party have nominated women candidates, as of November 9, 2018.
As noted in my previous post, I realize that these maps do not clearly show the electoral districts in Lethbridge, Grande Prairie, Red Deer and the Edmonton area. I hope to have updated maps with those communities included in the near future.
In the districts missing from these maps, the New Democratic Party has nominated Maria Fitzpatrick in Lethbridge-East, Shannon Phillips in Lethbridge-West, and Barb Miller in Red Deer-South, the Alberta Party has nominated Ryan Mcdougal in Red Deer-South, and the United Conservative Party has nominated Tracy Allard in Grande Prairie Adriana LaGrange in Red Deer-North.
Note: I am a little embarrassed to admit that I forgot to shade-in Calgary-North West for the UCP, where Sonya Savage is nominated to run. I will fix this in my next map update.
If you know any candidates who have announced their intentions to stand for party nominations, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will add them to the list. Thank you!