|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
|Assumed office |
October 19, 2015
|Preceded by||Frank Valeriote|
|Born||October 8, 1956|
|Alma mater||University of Manitoba|
Red River College
Lloyd Longfield MP (born October 8, 1956) 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. The riding was previously held by Liberal MP Frank Valeriote who had opted not to run for re-election.
Early life and education
Prior to running for federal office, Longfield was the president of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce for "about" eight years.
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.
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. 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."
|2015 Canadian federal election: Guelph|
|New Democratic||Andrew Seagram||8,392||12.01||-4.72|
|Total valid votes||69,868||100.0|
|Total rejected ballots||298||0.42||–|
|Source: Elections Canada|
- "Lloyd Longfield on Twitter: "What a great gift!"". twitter.com. Twitter. October 8, 2015. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
- O'Flanagan, Rob. "Longfield touts Guelph's qualities after cruising to election win". guelphmercury.com. Metroland Media Group Ltd. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
- Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Guelph, 30 September 2015