PC, BA, BSc, MP
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
|Preceded by||Louise Hardy|
|Succeeded by||Ryan Leef|
December 19, 1949 |
Lawrence "Larry" Bagnell, PC, MP (born December 19, 1949) is a former Canadian politician. He served as a Member of the House of Commons of Canada from 2000 until 2011 sitting with the Liberal caucus in both government and opposition.
Bagnell ran for a seat to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2000 Canadian federal election. He won the Yukon defeating incumbent Louise Hardy by 70 votes. He was re-elected in the 2004 federal election with close to half of the votes. Under the Martin government, he served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources.
He was again re-elected in the 2006 election, increasing both his number and percentage of votes. In February 2006, a local newspaper in Whitehorse, Yukon suggested that he be a candidate in the upcoming Liberal leadership race.
On January 18, 2006, Stéphane Dion, the new leader of the Liberal Party named Bagnell the Critic for Northern Affairs in his Shadow Cabinet.
Bagnell ran for his fifth term in the 2011 Canadian federal election but was defeated by Conservative candidate Ryan Leef finishing second place out of four candidates in a closely contested election. Leef had campaigned on Bagnell voting in favour of the long gun registry which was unpopular in the constituency.
- "Larry Bagnell, Yukon". Liberal Party of Canada. Retrieved 15 April 2011.
- Official site
- How'd They Vote?: Larry Bagnell's voting history and quotes
- Larry Bagnell – Parliament of Canada biography
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