Edmonton municipal election, 1925

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The 1925 municipal election was held December 14, 1925 to elect a mayor and seven aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council and four trustees to sit on each of the public and separate school boards. In the election's only plebiscite, the voters also rejected a proposal to increase the mayor's term from one year to two.

There were ten aldermen on city council, but three of the positions were already filled: Will Werner, Charles Gibbs, and Daniel Knott were all elected to two-year terms in 1924 and were still in office. James Collisson and Joseph Clarke had also been elected in 1924, but both resigned to run for mayor. Accordingly, Charles Robson and Alfred Farmilo were elected to one-year terms.

There were seven trustees on the public school board, but three of the positions were already filled: Joseph Adair, Thyrza Bishop, and T J Johnston had all been elected to two-year terms in 1924 and were still in office. The same was true on the separate board, where C E Barry, E A Carrigan, and P M Dunne were continuing.

The election was conducted using the single transferable vote system.

Voter turnout[edit]

There were 15304 ballots cast out of 35343 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 43.3%.

Results[edit]

Mayor[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  % Elected
Independent Kenneth Alexander Blatchford 8,463 55.36% Green tickY
Independent James Collisson 2,301 15.05%
Independent Joseph Clarke 2,098 13.72%
Independent Rice Sheppard 1,445 9.45%
Independent Joseph Adair 948 6.20%
Independent Gertrude McBain 31 0.20%

Aldermen[edit]

Party Candidate Votes Elected
Civic Government Association James McCrie Douglas 3,587 SS Green tickY
Labour James East 2,839 Green tickY
Civic Government Association A C Sloane 1,541 Green tickY
Civic Government Association Frederick Keillor 1,273 SS Green tickY
Labour James Findlay 1,071 Green tickY
Civic Government Association Robert Dolphin Tighe 1,028
Civic Government Association Charles Robson 988 Green tickY
Labour Alfred Farmilo 855 Green tickY
Civic Government Association C. W. Gimby 728
Labour James Herlihy 552
Labour Edward James Thompson 380

Because of the single transferable vote system, Tighe received more initial votes, but Farmilo won (and Robson held) based on votes subsequently transferred from other candidates.

Public school trustees[edit]

Party Candidate Votes Elected
Civic Government Association Ralph Bellamy 3,478 Green tickY
Labour Frank Crang 2,832 SS Green tickY
Civic Government Association F. S. McPherson 2,825 Green tickY
Labour Elmer Roper 2,658 Green tickY
Labour Sophie N. Bell 1,503
Civic Government Association W. W. McBain 1,147

Separate (Catholic) school trustees[edit]

Party Candidate Votes Elected
Independent Thomas Magee 371 Green tickY
Independent Charles Gariepy 365 Green tickY
Independent A J Ryan 336 Green tickY
Independent Paul Jenvrin 141
Independent Robert Crossland 133 SS Green tickY

Under the minimum South Side representation rule, Crossland was elected over Jenvrin.

Mayoral Term Plebiscite[edit]

Are you in favour of the Mayor holding office for the term of two years?

  • Yes - 7251
  • No - 8945

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