Michael McLeod (politician)

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Michael McLeod

Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Northwest Territories
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byDennis Bevington
Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories
In office
December 6, 1999 – October 3, 2011
Preceded bySamuel Gargan
Succeeded byMichael Nadli
Personal details
Born (1959-09-06) September 6, 1959 (age 60)
Fort Providence, Northwest Territories, Canada
Political partyLiberal Party of Canada

Michael McLeod MP (born September 6, 1959) is the current Member of Canadian Parliament representing the Northwest Territories. He was first elected in 2015 Canadian federal election unseating Dennis Bevington, who was the former New Democratic Party MP for the riding. McLeod was a former member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, Canada, as well as the former mayor of Fort Providence.

Political career[edit]

McLeod was born in Fort Providence, Northwest Territories. When he was 22, he served as a mayor of Fort Providence after being chosen by the local Dene council.[1]

McLeod first ran for a seat in the 1999 Northwest Territories general election. He won an upset election defeating Speaker Samuel Gargan to win the Deh Cho electoral district. He was re-elected in the 2003 Northwest Territories general election winning a hotly contested election over challenger Michael Nadli by just 13 votes.[citation needed]

McLeod was returned by acclamation in the 2007 Northwest Territories general election, and served in cabinet as Minister of Transportation and Minister of Public Works and Services. He was defeated by Michael Nadli in the 2011 election.[citation needed]

After his defeat in 2011, McLeod became the director of the Mackenzie River Environmental Impact Review Board and worked to promote tourism in the South Slave for the territorial government.[1] He won the Liberal Party of Canada nomination for the Northwest Territories riding for the 2015 Canadian federal election over Gail Cyr,[2] after a third competitor, Kieron Testart, withdrew from the race and endorsed McLeod.[3] On October 19, 2015, McLeod defeated New Democrat incumbent Dennis Bevington to win the seat.[4]

His brother Bob McLeod is also a current member of the legislature and Premier of the NWT.[5]

Electoral record[edit]

2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Michael McLeod 9,166 48.3
New Democratic Dennis Bevington 5,845 30.8
Conservative Floyd Roland 3,415 18.0
Green John Moore 535 2.8
Total valid votes/Expense limit 18,961 100.0     $213,000.55
Total rejected ballots
Turnout
Eligible voters 29,432
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +22.45%
Source: Elections Canada[6][7]
2011 Northwest Territories general election
Name Vote %
     Michael Nadli 394
     Michael McLeod 226
2007 Northwest Territories general election
[8] Name Vote %
     Michael McLeod Acclaimed
2003 Northwest Territories general election
[9] Name Vote %
     Michael McLeod 318 51.04%
     Michael Nadli 305 48.96%
Total Valid Ballots 623 100%
Voter Turnout 79.35% Rejected Ballots 7
1999 Northwest Territories general election
[10] Name Vote %
     Michael McLeod 382 62.62%
     Samuel Gargan 228 37.38%
Total 610 100%
Voter Turnout 84.25% Rejected Ballots 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gleeson, Richard (May 23, 2017). "Michael McLeod, Liberal, wants to bring people together". CBC News. Retrieved October 9, 2015.
  2. ^ "Michael McLeod wins N.W.T. Liberal nomination". CBC News. August 10, 2015. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
  3. ^ "Kieron Testart drops out of N.W.T. Liberal race, supports Michael McLeod". CBC News. July 30, 2015. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
  4. ^ "Liberal's Michael McLeod wins Northwest Territories". CBC News. October 19, 2015. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
  5. ^ Jack Danylchuk (October 3, 2007). "MLAs angle for top jobs". Northern News Services. Retrieved October 8, 2007.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Northwest Territories, 30 September 2015
  7. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Official Voting Results 2007 General Election" (PDF). Elections NWT. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-04-11. Retrieved 2008-02-18.
  9. ^ "Official Voting Results 2003 General Election" (PDF). Elections NWT. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-04-11. Retrieved 2008-02-18.
  10. ^ "Official Voting Results 1999 General Election" (PDF). Elections NWT. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-04-11. Retrieved 2008-02-18.

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