Alfie MacLeod

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Alfie MacLeod
Speaker of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
In office
2007–2009
Preceded by Cecil Clarke
Succeeded by Charlie Parker
MLA for Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg
Incumbent
Assumed office
2013
Preceded by riding established
MLA for Cape Breton West
In office
2006–2013
Preceded by Russell MacKinnon
Succeeded by riding dissolved
In office
1995–1998
Preceded by Russell MacKinnon
Succeeded by Russell MacKinnon
Personal details
Born (1956-03-10) March 10, 1956 (age 59)
Political party Progressive Conservative
Spouse(s) Shirley
Residence Gabarus Lake, Nova Scotia
Occupation community relations manager

Alfred Wallace MacLeod (born March 10, 1956) is a Canadian politician. He represents the electoral district of Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. He is a member of the Progressive Conservatives.[1]

From 1976 to 1995, he worked a variety of positions with the Cape Breton Development Corporation.

MacLeod was first elected in an October 1995 by-election in Cape Breton West.[2][3] He was defeated by Liberal Russell MacKinnon when he ran for re-election in 1998.[4][5]

In the 2000 federal election, MacLeod was the Progressive Conservative candidate in the electoral district of Bras d'Or—Cape Breton.[6][7] He lost to Liberal Rodger Cuzner, finishing second, ahead of NDP incumbent Michelle Dockrill.[8][9]

MacLeod returned to provincial politics in 2006, defeating former Liberal MLA Russell MacKinnon for the Progressive Conservative nomination in Cape Breton West,[10] then winning the seat in the 2006 general election.[11][12] On October 25, 2007, MacLeod was elected Speaker of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly.[13]

MacLeod was re-elected in the 2009,[14][15] and 2013 elections.[16]

Family[edit]

Married to the former Shirley MacDonald; they have three children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral History for Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg" (PDF). Nova Scotia Legislative Library. Retrieved 2015-06-22. 
  2. ^ "Return of By-election for the House of Assembly 1995" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. Retrieved 2015-06-22. 
  3. ^ "Liberal hold broken". The Globe and Mail. October 11, 1995. 
  4. ^ "Grit veterans swept away by 'orange tide'". The Chronicle Herald. March 25, 1998. Archived from the original on January 24, 2005. Retrieved 2014-09-29. 
  5. ^ "Election Returns, 1998 (Cape Breton West)" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. Retrieved 2015-06-22. 
  6. ^ "MacLeod unopposed for Tories in Bras d'Or". The Chronicle Herald. October 29, 2000. Archived from the original on January 24, 2005. Retrieved 2015-06-22. 
  7. ^ "Dingwall factor still dominates Bras d'Or". The Chronicle Herald. November 12, 2000. Archived from the original on January 24, 2005. Retrieved 2015-06-22. 
  8. ^ "Cuzner pushes out Dockrill from Bras d'Or seat". CBC News. November 28, 2000. Retrieved 2014-09-29. 
  9. ^ "Liberals stage C.B. comeback". The Chronicle Herald. November 28, 2000. Archived from the original on January 24, 2005. Retrieved 2014-09-29. 
  10. ^ "MacLeod defeats MacKinnon in battle to represent Tories in Cape Breton West". Cape Breton Post. May 19, 2006. 
  11. ^ "Election Returns, 2006 (Cape Breton West)" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. Retrieved 2015-06-22. 
  12. ^ "MacLeod wallops opponents in Cape Breton West". Cape Breton Post. June 14, 2006. 
  13. ^ "Alfie Macleod chosen as Speaker". Cape Breton Post. October 26, 2007. Retrieved 2015-06-22. 
  14. ^ "Voters of Cape Breton West re-elect MacLeod". Cape Breton Post. June 10, 2009. Retrieved 2015-06-22. 
  15. ^ "Election Returns, 2009 (Cape Breton West)" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. Retrieved 2015-06-22. 
  16. ^ "MacLeod takes Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg". Cape Breton Post. October 8, 2013. Retrieved 2015-06-22. 

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