Len Skowronski

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Leonard "Len" Skowronski (born c. 1941)[1] was the leader of the provincial Social Credit Party in Alberta, Canada, between 2007 and 2016. He was elected at a leadership convention held on November 3, 2007 in Red Deer to replace Lavern Ahlstrom who resigned.

Skowronski lives in Calgary, and ran as a candidate in the 2004 Alberta election as a Social Credit candidate in Calgary Varsity. He was defeated, finishing last in a field of six candidates. He contested the 2008 election in the electoral district of Calgary-Bow and again finished last in a field of six.[2] He contested the 2009 by-election in Calgary-Glenmore, placing sixth out of seven candidates, and receiving 28 votes more than the independent candidate who placed seventh.

In 2016, Skowronski denounced the "invalid takeover" of the party by anti-abortion activists leading to his replacement as party leader by Jeremy Fraser.[3]

Electoral record[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015: Calgary-Hawkwood
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Michael Connolly 7,443 36.4
Progressive Conservative Jason Luan 6,378 31.2
Wildrose Jae Shim 4,448 21.7
Alberta Party Beth Barberree 925 4.5
Liberal Harbaksh Singh Sekhon 736 3.6
Green Polly Knowlton Cockett 455 2.2
Social Credit Len Skowronski 90 0.4
Total valid votes 20,475 100.0
Rejected, spoiled and declined 114
Turnout 20,589 61.4
Eligible voters 33,523
Source: Elections Alberta[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Social Credit Leaders bio". Alberta Social Credit Party. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  3. ^ "Anti-Abortion activists stage an "invalid takeover" of Alberta's Social Credit Party | daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics". daveberta.ca. Retrieved 2017-06-23. 
  4. ^ "2015 Provincial General Election Results". Elections Alberta. Archived from the original on 2017-07-30. Retrieved 2017-07-30. 

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Lavern Ahlstrom
Social Credit Party of Alberta Leader
2007–2016
Succeeded by
Jeremy Fraser