Michael McLeod (politician)
|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
for Northwest Territories
|Assumed office |
October 19, 2015
|Preceded by||Dennis Bevington|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories|
December 6, 1999 – October 3, 2011
|Preceded by||Samuel Gargan|
|Succeeded by||Michael Nadli|
|Born||September 6, 1959|
Fort Providence, Northwest Territories, Canada
|Political party||Liberal Party of Canada|
Michael McLeod MP (born September 6, 1959) is the current Member of Canadian Parliament representing the Northwest Territories. He was first elected in 2015 Canadian federal election unseating Dennis Bevington, who was the former New Democratic Party MP for the riding. McLeod was a former member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, Canada, as well as the former mayor of Fort Providence.
McLeod first ran for a seat in the 1999 Northwest Territories general election. He won an upset election defeating Speaker Samuel Gargan to win the Deh Cho electoral district. He was re-elected in the 2003 Northwest Territories general election winning a hotly contested election over challenger Michael Nadli by just 13 votes.
McLeod was returned by acclamation in the 2007 Northwest Territories general election, and served in cabinet as Minister of Transportation and Minister of Public Works and Services. He was defeated by Michael Nadli in the 2011 election.
After his defeat in 2011, McLeod became the director of the Mackenzie River Environmental Impact Review Board and worked to promote tourism in the South Slave for the territorial government. He won the Liberal Party of Canada nomination for the Northwest Territories riding for the 2015 Canadian federal election over Gail Cyr, after a third competitor, Kieron Testart, withdrew from the race and endorsed McLeod. On October 19, 2015, McLeod defeated New Democrat incumbent Dennis Bevington to win the seat.
|Canadian federal election, 2015|
|New Democratic||Dennis Bevington||5,845||30.8||–||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||18,961||100.0||$213,000.55|
|Total rejected ballots||–||–||–|
|Liberal gain from New Democratic||Swing||+22.45%|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|2011 Northwest Territories general election|
|2007 Northwest Territories general election|
|2003 Northwest Territories general election|
|Total Valid Ballots||623||100%|
|Voter Turnout 79.35%||Rejected Ballots 7|
|1999 Northwest Territories general election|
|Voter Turnout 84.25%||Rejected Ballots 5|
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- "Michael McLeod wins N.W.T. Liberal nomination". CBC News. August 10, 2015. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
- "Kieron Testart drops out of N.W.T. Liberal race, supports Michael McLeod". CBC News. July 30, 2015. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
- "Liberal's Michael McLeod wins Northwest Territories". CBC News. October 19, 2015. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
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- Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Northwest Territories, 30 September 2015
- Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
- "Official Voting Results 2007 General Election" (PDF). Elections NWT. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-04-11. Retrieved 2008-02-18.
- "Official Voting Results 2003 General Election" (PDF). Elections NWT. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-04-11. Retrieved 2008-02-18.
- "Official Voting Results 1999 General Election" (PDF). Elections NWT. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-04-11. Retrieved 2008-02-18.
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