Jessica Bell (politician)

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Jessica Bell
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Critic, Housing
Assumed office
July 13, 2022
LeaderPeter Tabuns (interim)
Critic, Transit
In office
August 23, 2018 – June 2, 2022
LeaderAndrea Horwath
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for University—Rosedale
Assumed office
June 7, 2018
Preceded byConstituency established
Personal details
NationalityCanadian
Political partyNew Democratic
Residence(s)Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationPolitician, community organizer

Jessica Bell is a Canadian politician who has represented University—Rosedale in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 2018, as a member of the Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP).

Bell is as the Opposition Transit Critic in the legislature. Prior to being elected, she was the founding executive director of TTCriders, an advocacy group campaigning for improvements to the Toronto Transit Commission.[1] She has a long history of community organizing and grassroots activism.

Bell has also been a lecturer at Toronto Metropolitan University, and director of the California Food & Justice Coalition.[1]

Politics[edit]

In 2018 Bell was named the ONDP's critic for transit. After the 2022 Ontario general election her critic portfolio changed to housing.[2]

Electoral record[edit]

2022 Ontario general election: University—Rosedale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Jessica Bell 13,961 37.55 -12.11
Liberal Andrea Barrack 10,172 27.36 +5.30
Progressive Conservative Carl Qiu 6,535 17.58 -3.53
Green Dianne Saxe 5,904 15.88 +10.51
New Blue James Leventakis 469
Stop the New Sex-Ed Agenda John Kanary 140
Total valid votes 37,181 99.49 +0.45
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 189 0.51 -0.45
Turnout 37,370 42.53 -14.10
Eligible voters 87,858
New Democratic hold Swing
Source:Elections Ontario[3]
2018 Ontario general election: University—Rosedale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Jessica Bell 24,537 49.66 +25.39
Liberal Jo-Ann Davis 10,898 22.06 -26.04
Progressive Conservative Gillian Smith 10,431 21.11 +2.98
Green Tim Grant 2,652 5.37 -1.69
New People's Choice Daryl Christoff 284 0.57
Independent Doug MacLeod 220 0.45
Libertarian Ryan Swim 206 0.42
Go Vegan Paulo Figueiras 106 0.21
Special Needs Hilton Milan 78 0.16
Total valid votes 49,412 99.04
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 480 0.96
Turnout 49,892 56.63
Eligible voters 88,097
New Democratic pickup new district.
Source: Elections Ontario[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b https://unr.ontariondp.ca/
  2. ^ "Interim Official Opposition Leader Peter Tabuns names NDP deputy leaders, critics". 13 July 2022.
  3. ^ "Candidates in: University—Rosedale (112)". Elections Ontario. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  4. ^ "Summary of Valid Votes Cast for each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. p. 8. Retrieved 20 January 2019.