|Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament|
for Scarborough Southwest
|Assumed office |
June 7, 2018
|Preceded by||Lorenzo Berardinetti|
|Born||c. 1989 (age 30–31)|
Moulvibazar District, Bangladesh
|Political party||New Democratic|
|Residence||Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario|
Doly Begum (Bengali: ডলি বেগম) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 2018 provincial election. She represents the riding of Scarborough Southwest as a member of the Ontario New Democratic Party. At 29, Doly Begum was the youngest New Democrat among the party's caucus.
Begum comes from the Moulvibazar District in Bangladesh. She immigrated to Canada as a child with her family. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto in political science, and has a masters in development, administration and planning from University College London. She was co-chair of the Scarborough Health Coalition, vice-chair of Warden Woods Community Centre, a research analyst at the Society of Energy Professionals, and was the chief coordinator of the province-wide Keep Hydro Public campaign.
|2018 Ontario general election: Scarborough Southwest|
|New Democratic||Doly Begum||19,835||45.66||+22.01|
|Progressive Conservative||Gary Ellis||13,565||31.22||+10.58|
|Green||David Del Grande||1,174||2.70||-1.37|
|None of the Above||Allen Atkinson||222||0.51|
|Special Needs||Willie Little||160||0.37|
|Total valid votes||43,443||100.0|
|Source: Elections Ontario|
- Palamarchuk, Andrew (June 7, 2018). "NDP candidate Doly Begum ends Liberal reign in Scarborough Southwest". Toronto Star. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
- "73 new MPPs ride Ontario's wave of change to Queen's Park". CBC News Toronto, June 16, 2018.
- "Doly Begum makes history, wins big in Ontario provincial polls". The Daily Star. June 8, 2018. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
- "NDP candidate Doly Begum ends Liberal reign in Scarborough Southwest". Toronto Star. June 7, 2018. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
- "Summary of Valid Votes Cast for each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. p. 8. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
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