Michael Lee (Canadian politician)

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Michael Lee

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Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Vancouver-Langara
Assumed office
May 9, 2017
Preceded byMoira Stilwell
Personal details
BornVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Political partyBC Liberal (Provincial)
Conservative (Federal)
ResidenceVancouver, British Columbia
Alma materUniversity of Victoria
ProfessionLawyer

Michael Lee is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in the 2017 provincial election.[1] He represents the electoral district of Vancouver-Langara as a member of the British Columbia Liberal Party caucus.

Prior to his election to the legislative assembly, Lee worked as a partner at Lawson Lundell LLP, a business law firm. Lee also worked as an assistant to former Conservative Prime Minister Kim Campbell and was a youth organizer for the party.[2] He is the son of immigrants from Hong Kong.[3]

In September 2017, Lee announced he would run for the leadership of the BC Liberals. Despite winning the most votes over the first 4 rounds, he finished in third place behind winner Andrew Wilkinson and Dianne Watts.

Electoral record[edit]

British Columbia general election, 2017: Vancouver-Langara
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Michael Lee 10,047 47.46
New Democratic James Wang 8,057 38.06
Green Janet Rhoda Fraser 2,894 13.67
Your Political Party Surinder Singh Trehan 172 0.81
Total valid votes 21,170 100.00
Source: Elections BC[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "B.C. election 2017: BC Liberals’ Michael Lee elected in Vancouver Langara riding". Global News, May 9, 2017.
  2. ^ https://www.straight.com/news/942281/why-bc-liberals-might-lean-michael-lee-be-their-next-leader-after-christy-clark
  3. ^ Michael Lee Ready to Run for BC Liberals in Vancouver-Langara
  4. ^ "2017 Provincial General Election Final Voting Results". Elections BC. Retrieved 29 May 2017.