Laila Goodridge

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Laila Goodridge

Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche
Fort McMurray-Conklin (2018–2019)
Assumed office
July 12, 2018
Preceded byBrian Jean
Personal details
Born1986/1987 (age 31–32)
Fort McMurray, Alberta
Political partyUnited Conservative Party
Other political
affiliations
Wildrose Party (before 2017)
EducationBA Political Studies
Alma materUniversity of Alberta (Campus Saint-Jean)

Laila Goodridge is a politician in Alberta, Canada, currently serving as Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche.

Political career[edit]

Goodridge stood as the Wildrose candidate in Grande Prairie-Wapiti in 2015, even though she lived in Fort McMurray at the time.[1] She placed third.

A previous staffer for Brian Jean, she won the United Conservative nomination to succeed him as MLA for Fort McMurray-Conklin in 2018, and won the following by-election on July 12, 2018.

Personal life[edit]

Goodridge had experience in the oil and gas industry before going into politics.[1]

Electoral results[edit]

2019 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2019: Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Conservative Laila Goodridge
New Democratic Jane Stroud
Alberta Party Jeffrey Fafard
  Independence Mark Grinder
Green Brian Deheer
Total valid votes
Rejected, spoiled and declined
Eligible electors
Turnout
United Conservative notional hold Swing

2018 by-election[edit]

Alberta provincial by-election, July 12, 2018: Fort McMurray-Conklin
Upon the resignation of Brian Jean on March 5, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Conservative Laila Goodridge 2,689 67.02 +0.84
New Democratic Jane Stroud 1,149 28.64 -2.15
Alberta Party Sid Fayed 103 2.57
Liberal Robin Le Fevre 42 1.05 -1.98
Green Brian Deheer 29 0.72
Total valid votes 4,012
Rejected, spoiled and declined 20
Turnout 4,032 32.59 -11.86
Eligible voters 12,370
United Conservative notional hold Swing +1.50
Source(s)
Elections Alberta. "Election results". Retrieved August 13, 2018.

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015: Grande Prairie-Wapiti
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Wayne Drysdale 6,229 35.57 -16.06
New Democratic Mary Dahr 5,062 28.90 +19.60
Wildrose Laila Goodridge 4,175 23.84 -10.84
Alberta Party Rory Tarant 2,048 11.69
Total 17,514 100.00
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 77
Eligible electors / Turnout 37,445 46.98 +4.41
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -17.55

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McDermott, Vincent (2018-07-13). "United Conservatives win Alberta byelections". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 2018-07-13.