Christina Gray

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Christina Gray

Alberta NDP House Leader
Assumed office
February 8, 2021
Preceded byHeather Sweet (politician)
Alberta Minister of Labour
Minister Responsible for Democratic Renewal
In office
February 2, 2016 – April 30, 2019
Preceded byLori Sigurdson
Succeeded byJason Copping
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Edmonton-Mill Woods
Assumed office
May 5, 2015
Preceded bySohail Quadri
Personal details
Born (1978-11-01) November 1, 1978 (age 42)
Edmonton, Alberta
Political partyAlberta New Democratic Party
ResidenceEdmonton, Alberta
OccupationSoftware Development Project Manager

Christina Gray (born November 1, 1978) is a Canadian politician. She is a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. First elected in 2015, in 2019 Gray was re-elected as the member representing Edmonton-Mill Woods.[1]

She is the Official Opposition's Critic for the Ministry of Labour and Immigration.[2] Gray also serves on the Legislative Assembly's Standing Committee on Legislative Offices and on the Standing Committee on Alberta's Economic Future.[3]

In the 29th Alberta Legislature Gray served as Chair of the Select Special Ethics and Accountability Committee and Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.[4]

Political Career[edit]

Minister of Labour and Minister Responsible for Democratic Renewal[edit]

On February 2, 2016 MLA Gray was appointed to be Minister of Labour and Minister Responsible for Democratic Renewal in Premier Notley's Cabinet.[5]

Official Opposition[edit]

Gray serves as the Official Opposition Critic for Labour and as the Alberta NDP House Leader. She currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund.[6]

Electoral history[edit]

2019 general election[edit]

2019 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Mill Woods
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Christina Gray 10,461 50.0% -14.86%
United Conservative Heather Sworin 8,008 38.3% --
Alberta Party Anju Sharma 1,560 7.5% --
Liberal Abdi Bakal 572 2.7% -2.85%
  Independence Dallas Price
254
1.2%
--
Communist Andrew J. Janewski 69 0.3% +0.01
Total valid votes 20,924
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 78 75 17
Registered electors and turnout 33.973 61.9%
Source(s)
Elections Alberta. "Electoral Division Results: Edmonton-Mill Woods".

2015 general election[edit]

2015 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Mill Woods
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Christina Gray 9,930 64.86 +50.30
Progressive Conservative Sohail Quadri 2,920 19.07 -15.13
Wildrose Baljit Sall 1,437 9.39 -14.50
Liberal Roberto Maglalang 850 5.55 -15.81
Independent Aura Leddy 129 0.84
Communist Naomi Rankin 44 0.29
Total valid votes 15,310 99.31
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 107 0.69
Registered electors / Turnout 28,130 54.81
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +32.72

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Carl Benito 4,752 43.87%
Liberal Weslyn Mather 3,996 36.89%
New Democratic Christina Gray 1,474 13.61%
Wildrose Alliance Robert Leddy 320 2.95%
Green David Hruska 290 2.68%

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