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|Beverly T. Shipley|
|Member of Parliament
January 23, 2006
|Preceded by||Rose-Marie Ur|
June 22, 1947 |
Middlesex Centre, Ontario
|Religion||Community Bible Church|
Beverly T. "Bev" Shipley (born June 22, 1947 in Middlesex Centre, Ontario) is a farmer and Conservative Party politician in Ontario, Canada. He was first elected as Member of Parliament for the Lambton—Kent—Middlesex electoral district in 2006, re-elected in 2008 and 2011.
A graduate of the Centralia College of Agricultural Technology, Shipley is married to Barb Shipley (née: Stewart) and has three children. His father-in-law is Bill Stewart, former Bill Davis - era Minister of Agriculture for the Province of Ontario (1961–1975). Shipley is the director of the Western Farm Association and of the Middlesex County Agriculture Hall of Fame. He is the Vice-Chair, and the former Chair of the Lake Huron Primary Water System. He is also a member of the Community Bible Church and is a volunteer with the London-Middlesex United Way. He was elected as a councillor in Lobo Township in 1986 and as the Warden of Middlesex County in 1995. He was the mayor of Middlesex Centre for six years. He ran in the 2004 election for the Conservatives in Lambton—Kent—Middlesex but lost to Rose-Marie Ur of the Liberal Party of Canada by 164 votes. After Ur did not seek reelection in 2006, Shipley won the seat handily and has held the seat comfortably ever since.
- "Bev Shipley Bio Page". Retrieved 11 November 2012.