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Ben Henderson (politician)

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Ben Henderson
Edmonton City Councillor Ward 8
In office
2010 – October 18, 2021
Preceded byNew ward
Edmonton City Councillor Ward 4
In office
Preceded byMichael Phair
Succeeded byWard abolished
Personal details
Born (1957-11-13) November 13, 1957 (age 66)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyLiberal
SpouseLaurie Blakeman
Residence(s)Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
OccupationTheatre director and Mediator

Ben Henderson (born November 13, 1957) was a member of the Edmonton City Council, had represented Ward 8.

He was a candidate in the 2001 municipal election and 2004 municipal election and gained his seat on City Council in the 2007 municipal election, following Michael Phair's retirement.

He is married to former Edmonton-Centre Liberal MLA, Laurie Blakeman.[1]

Henderson was the Liberal Candidate for Edmonton Mill Woods in the 2021 Canadian Federal Election.[2] He came second to incumbent Tim Uppal.[3]

Electoral history[edit]

2021 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tim Uppal 18,392 37.9%
Liberal Ben Henderson 16,499 34.0%
New Democratic Nigel Logan 10,553 21.8%
People's Paul Edward McCormack 2,898 6.0%
Communist Naomi Rankin 172 0.4%
Total valid votes 48,514
Total rejected ballots 380
Eligible voters
Source: Elections Canada[4]


  1. ^ "Laurie Blakeman". Alberta Liberal Party. Archived from the original on 2015-12-15. Retrieved 2020-04-16.
  2. ^ "Edmonton Mill Woods Acclamation Notice | Liberal Party of Canada". liberal.ca. Retrieved 2021-10-20.
  3. ^ "Uppal bests Henderson in Edmonton Mill Woods, according to final count". Edmonton. 2021-09-22. Retrieved 2021-10-20.
  4. ^ "List of confirmed candidates – September 20, 2021 Federal Election". Elections Canada. Retrieved 2 September 2021.

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