Frank Whitehead

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Frank Whitehead
MLA for The Pas
In office
Preceded by Oscar Lathlin
Succeeded by Amanda Lathlin
Personal details
Political party New Democratic Party
Occupation First Nations band chief

Frank Whitehead is a Canadian politician. Formerly a chief of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation in northern Manitoba and a political advisor to Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs head Ron Evans,[1] he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba in a by-election on March 24, 2009, representing the electoral district of The Pas as a member of the New Democratic Party of Manitoba.[2]

Whitehead was reelected in the 2011 general election.[1]

He resigned on May 16, 2014 citing health reasons.[1]

Electoral record[edit]

Manitoba provincial by-election, March 24, 2009: The Pas
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Frank Whitehead 2,949 75.11 +6.25
     Prog. Cons. Edna Nabess 722 18.39 −3.06
Liberal Maurice Berens 255 6.50 −3.19
Total valid votes 3,926 99.32
Rejected and declined ballots 27 0.68
Turnout 3,953 29.65
Electors on the lists 13,334
New Democratic hold Swing +4.66


  1. ^ a b c "The Pas MLA Whitehead stepping down". Winnipeg Free Press. May 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ "NDP retain seats in byelection". Winnipeg Sun. March 24, 2009.