|Member of Parliament|
for Calgary South (1984-1988)
Calgary Southwest (1988-1993)
|Preceded by||John William Thomson|
|Succeeded by||Preston Manning|
Barbara Jane Sparrow
July 11, 1935
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
|Profession||Registered Nurse, businessperson, politician|
Sparrow, a Registered Nurse and businessperson, was first elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 1984 federal election as Member of Parliament for Calgary South, Alberta. That election brought the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada to power under the leadership of Brian Mulroney. In that election she won the biggest plurality in Canadian history up to that time, winning by a landslide of 55,590 votes. The plurality was 47,763 more votes than second place runner-up Harold Millican from the Liberal Party of Canada.
Both Sparrow and the Campbell government were defeated in the subsequent 1993 federal election that reduced the Tories to only two seats in the House of Commons. Sparrow lost her seat to Reform Party leader Preston Manning.