Martin Shields

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Martin Shields

Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Bow River
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byRiding Created
Mayor of Brooks
In office
October 22, 2007 – October 27, 2015
Preceded byDon Weisbeck
Succeeded byFred Rattai (acting)
Brooks City Councillor
In office
October 26, 2004 – October 22, 2007
Personal details
Born (1948-04-28) April 28, 1948 (age 70)
Lethbridge, Alberta
Political partyConservative
Children3
ResidenceBrooks, Alberta

Martin Shields MP (born April 28, 1948) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Bow River in the House of Commons of Canada in the Canadian federal election, 2015.[1]

Prior to his election, he served as the mayor of Brooks, Alberta since 2007.[2] He was born in 1948[3] in Lethbridge, Alberta. Prior to his career in politics, Shields served as a teacher and school administrator for 30 years. He was also a part time University instructor for 20 years.

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Martin Shields 38,701 77.42 –5.97
Liberal William MacDonald Alexander 6,840 13.68 +10.14
New Democratic Lynn MacWilliam 2,622 5.25 –2.91
Green Rita Ann Fromholt 919 1.84 –1.57
Independent Andrew Kucy 543 1.09
Christian Heritage Frans VandeStroet 280 0.56
Democratic Advancement Fahed Khalid 83 0.17
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,988 100.00   $228,413.98
Total rejected ballots 151 0.30
Turnout 50,139 66.72
Eligible voters 75,146
Conservative hold Swing –8.06
Source: Elections Canada[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin Shields – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/brooks-mayor-martin-shields-selected-over-rob-anders-in-bow-river-tory-nomination-1.2016854
  3. ^ http://lethbridgeliving.com/previous-articles/item/meet-your-federal-candidates
  4. ^ "October 19, 2015 Election Results — Bow River (Validated results)". Elections Canada. 20 October 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  5. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine