Leslie Young

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Leslie "Les" Gordon Young
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
1971–1989
Preceded by John Horan
Succeeded by John McInnis
Constituency Edmonton Jasper Place
Minister of Labour
In office
March 1979 – May 1986
Preceded by Neil Stanley Crawford
Succeeded by Ian Reid
Minister of Technology, Research, and Telecommunications
In office
May 1986 – March 1989
Preceded by David Thomas King
Succeeded by Fred Stewart
Personal details
Born (1931-08-19) August 19, 1931 (age 85)
Political party Progressive Conservative

Leslie "Les" Gordon Young (born August 19, 1931) was a provincial level politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1971 to 1989. During his time in the legislature served as a member of the Executive Council of Alberta from 1979 to 1989.

Political career[edit]

Young ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature in the 1971 Alberta general election. He picked up the electoral district of Edmonton-Jasper for the Progressive Conservative party who also formed government in that election. In that election he defeated three other candidates to win the hotly contested race.[1]

Young ran for a second term in office in the 1975 Alberta general election. His popular vote increased he ended up winning the electoral district in a landslide.[2] He would be re-elected to his third term in the 1979 Alberta general election. His margin of victory would drop slightly compared to his 1975 win, but he still won it with a landslide margin.[3]

After the 1979 election Young was appointed by Premier Peter Lougheed to serve on the Executive Council of Alberta as Minister of Labour. He ran for a fourth term in office in the 1982 Alberta general election. In that election Young won the highest plurality of his career.[4] After Don Getty became Premier in 1985, Young was kept as Minister of Labour in the new cabinet.

He ran for a fifth term in office in the 1986 Alberta general election. The race for the district was hotly contested with Young finishing just 71 votes ahead of second place Vair Clendenning of the New Democrats.[5]

Young ran a sixth term in the 1989 Alberta general election. He was defeated in a hotly contested three way race by John McInnis of the New Democrats.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edmonton-Jasper Place results 1971". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Edmonton-Jasper Place results 1975". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Edmonton-Jasper Place results 1979". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Edmonton-Jasper Place results 1982". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Edmonton-Jasper Place results 1986". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Edmonton-Jasper Place results 1989". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 

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