|Leader of the Alberta Liberal Party|
Assumed office |
June 4, 2017
|Preceded by||David Swann (interim)|
|Political party||Alberta Liberal Party|
David Khan (born 1974/1975) is the leader of the Alberta Liberal Party and a Calgary lawyer who practices indigenous law. He was previously the party's 2014 by-election candidate in Calgary-West and 2015 provincial election candidate in Calgary-Buffalo, finishing third both times. Prior to running for leader, Khan served as the party's executive vice-president. He was elected leader on June 4, 2017.
Khan does support forging closer ties with the Liberal Party of Canada. Khan's leadership platform included a basic income pilot project, elimination of the small business tax, proportional representation for the Legislature, more free votes for MLAs, bringing private schools into the public system, and establishing universal pharmacare for those under 24.
He is the first openly gay leader of a major Alberta political party.
His father was an immigrant from "Pakistan and India" while his mother is English. More specifically, his father was born and raised in India but later fled to Pakistan during the Partition of India.
Khan was the Liberal candidate in the December 14, 2017 by-election held in Calgary-Lougheed and unsuccessfully attempted to defeat United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney who was also a candidate. He placed third, behind both Kenney and the NDP candidate.
|Calgary-WestAlberta provincial by-election, October 27, 2014: |
Resignation of Ken Hughes
|Progressive Conservative||Mike Ellis||4,843||44.44||-5.51|
|New Democratic||Brian Malkinson||336||3.08||+0.07|
|Alberta Party||Troy Millington||265||2.43||+1.46|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-|
|Alberta general election, 2015: Calgary-Buffalo|
|New Democratic||Kathleen Ganley||4,671||35.11||+30.15||$3,118|
|Progressive Conservative||Terry Rock||3,738||28.09||-2.52||$92,068|
|Total valid votes||13,305||100.0|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||193|
|New Democratic gain from Liberal||Swing||+16.34|
|Source: Elections Alberta|
|Alberta provincial by-election, December 14, 2017: Calgary-Lougheed|
Resignation of Dave Rodney
|United Conservative||Jason Kenney||7,760||71.51||+8.35[a]|
|New Democratic||Phillip van der Merwe||1,822||16.79||-15.24|
|Total valid votes||10,852||98.84|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||127||1.16||-0.30|
|Eligible voters / Turnout||31,067||35.34||-16.01|
|United Conservative notional hold||Swing||+11.80|
- Swing is calculated from the sum of Progressive Conservative and Wildrose vote shares.
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