Lloyd Longfield

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Lloyd Longfield

Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Guelph
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byFrank Valeriote
Personal details
Born (1956-10-08) October 8, 1956 (age 62)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Political partyLiberal
Alma materUniversity of Manitoba
Red River College

Lloyd Longfield MP (born October 8, 1956)[1] is a Canadian Liberal politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Guelph in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election.[2] The riding was previously held by Liberal MP Frank Valeriote who had opted not to run for re-election.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

A native of Winnipeg, he moved to Guelph in 1992. Longfield has a BA in English and Mathematics from the University of Manitoba and a diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Red River College.[4]


Prior to running for federal office, Longfield was the president of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce for "about" eight years.[5]

Political career[edit]

Longfield was successful in retaining the Guelph seat in the House of Commons for the Liberals in 2015 by an overwhelming margin, with nearly 50 percent of the popular vote or over 15,000 votes ahead of the Conservative candidate Gloria Kovach.[6]

After being elected, Longfield promised to vote to increase funding to the CBC and to stop the phase-out of door-to-door mail delivery.[7] The latter was a part of the Liberal platform as described by Justin Trudeau in a September 25, 2015 letter: "we will also stop the Harper Conservatives' plan to end door-to-door mail delivery and ensure Canadians receive the postal service on which they rely."[8]

Personal life[edit]

Longfield and his wife, Barbara, have three daughters and one grandchild.[4][5]

Electoral record[edit]

2015 Canadian federal election: Guelph
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Lloyd Longfield 34,303 49.10 +5.80
Conservative Gloria Kovach 18,407 26.35 -6.52
New Democratic Andrew Seagram 8,392 12.01 -4.72
Green Gord Miller 7,909 11.32 +5.19
Libertarian Alex Fekri 520 0.74  
Marijuana Kornelis Klevering 193 0.28  
Communist Tristan Dineen 144 0.21  
Total valid votes 69,868 100.0    
Total rejected ballots 298 0.42
Turnout 70,166 71.3
Eligible voters 98,453
Source: Elections Canada[9]


  1. ^ "Lloyd Longfield on Twitter: "What a great gift!"". twitter.com. Twitter. October 8, 2015. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  2. ^ http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/in-battle-with-no-incumbent-guelph-remains-liberal-red-1.2617709
  3. ^ http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/liberal-mp-frank-valeriote-won-t-run-in-next-federal-election-1.2102655
  4. ^ a b https://lloydlongfield.liberal.ca/biography/
  5. ^ a b O'Flanagan, Rob. "Longfield touts Guelph's qualities after cruising to election win". guelphmercury.com. Metroland Media Group Ltd. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  6. ^ http://www.guelphmercury.com/news-story/5969556-longfield-not-overwhelmed-by-overwhelming-victory/
  7. ^ http://www.guelphtribune.ca/news-story/5972852-guelph-s-new-mp-reinforces-liberal-promises-to-bolster-cbc-and-keep-door-to-door-mail-delivery/
  8. ^ http://www.kelownadailycourier.ca/opinion/article_1eed7db0-79e7-11e5-9d36-a35c6c3a2ed2.html
  9. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Guelph, 30 September 2015

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