Michael Redmond (politician)
|Michael (Mike) Redmond|
|Leader of the New Democratic Party of Prince Edward Island|
October 13, 2012
|Preceded by||James Rodd|
|Political party||New Democratic Party|
|Residence||Stratford, Prince Edward Island|
Michael (Mike) Redmond is a Canadian politician, currently the leader of the New Democratic Party of Prince Edward Island. A facilities director at the Murphy's Community Centre in Charlottetown, he won the leadership over activist Trevor Leclerc on October 13, 2012, following the resignation of James Rodd.
Under Redmond's leadership, the party — which has only ever elected one MLA, Herb Dickieson, to the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island — had seen significant increases in voter support, moving into second place in public opinion polls, ahead of the Prince Edward Island Progressive Conservative Party, for the first time in its history. This voter support drastically changed after a late campaign decision by Redmond to change potential ridings was seen as a sign of desperation and weakness.
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