Ralph Klein's old seat is up for grabs in the Tue., Jun. 12 provincial by-election.
The Calgary Elbow riding was created in 1971 and has been held by the Conservatives since its creation, boasting only two representatives. Former deputy premier David Russell held the seat from 1971-1989, and former premier Ralph Klein held the seat from 1989 until Jan., 15, 2007. While by-elections generally act as a litmus test for any sitting government, the Calgary by-election is no exception.