Cathy McLeod

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Cathy McLeod
MP
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Official Opposition Critic for Indigenous & Northern Affairs
Assumed office
20 November 2015
Leader Rona Ambrose
Preceded by Niki Ashton
Member of Parliament
for Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo
Assumed office
October 14, 2008
Preceded by Betty Hinton
Personal details
Born (1957-06-12) 12 June 1957 (age 59)
Kingston, Ontario
Political party Conservative
Residence Kamloops, British Columbia
Profession nurse, administrator

Cathy McLeod (born 12 June 1957) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to represent the electoral district of Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo in the 2008 Canadian federal election. She is a member of the Conservative Party.[1]

Biography[edit]

McLeod was born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.[1]

In 1981, McLeod completed training from the University of Western Ontario as a registered nurse, practicing for some years thereafter.[2]

McLeod was a municipal politician in Pemberton, British Columbia, serving as a town councillor from 1993 to 1996 and then as mayor from 1996 to 1999, before moving to Kamloops, where she worked as a nurse and a health care administrator.[1][2]

In 2008, McLeod was elected Member of Parliament for the Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo riding.[1] She was re-elected in the 2011 federal election with 52% of the riding's vote.[3]

On Jan. 30, 2011, she became Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue. On Sept. 19, 2013, she became Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and for Western Economic Diversification.[4]

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015: Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Cathy McLeod 24,595 35.25 -17.04
New Democratic Bill Sundhu 21,466 30.77 -6.17
Liberal Steve Powrie 21,215 30.41 +25.05
Green Matt Greenwood 2,489 3.57 -1.52
Total valid votes/Expense limit 69,765 100.00   $269,665.48
Total rejected ballots 174 0.25
Turnout 69,939 73.35
Eligible voters 95,347
Conservative hold Swing -5.43
Source: Elections Canada[5][6][7]
Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Cathy McLeod 29,682 52.24 +6.08
New Democratic Michael Crawford 20,983 36.93 +1.04
Liberal Murray Todd 3,026 5.33 -4.51
Green Donovan Grube Cavers 2,932 5.16 -2.95
Christian Heritage Christopher Kempling 191 0.34
Total valid votes 56,814 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 164 0.3 ±0
Turnout 56,978 63.3 +1.2
Eligible voters 89,964
Conservative hold Swing +2.52
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Cathy McLeod 25,209 46.16 +6.89 $82,161
New Democratic Michael Crawford 19,601 35.89 +5.11 $74,451
Liberal Ken Sommerfeld 5,375 9.84 -15.38 $61,963
Green Donovan Grube Cavers 4,430 8.11 +3.39 $1,996
Total valid votes/Expense limit 54,615 100.0     $107,718
Total rejected ballots 137 0.3 +0.1
Total votes 54,752 62.0 +1
Conservative hold Swing +0.89

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