Nathan Cooper (Canadian politician)

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Nathan Cooper

Headshot of Nathan Cooper
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills
Assumed office
May 5, 2015
Preceded byBruce Rowe
Leader of the Opposition in Alberta
In office
July 24, 2017 – October 30, 2017
Preceded byBrian Jean
Succeeded byJason Nixon
Leader of the United Conservative Party
In office
July 24, 2017 – October 28, 2017
Deputy Mike Ellis
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byJason Kenney
Carstairs Municipal Councillor
In office
October 18, 2010 – May 5, 2015
Succeeded byMarty Ratz
Personal details
Born1980 (age 38–39)
York, Ontario, Canada
(now part of Toronto)
Political partyUnited Conservative
Other political
Wildrose (until 2017)
ResidenceOlds, Alberta

Nathan Matthew Cooper (born 1980) is a Canadian politician who was elected in the 2015 Alberta General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills.[1] Cooper was a municipal councillor in Carstairs, Alberta prior to being elected to the Legislative Assembly. Cooper also served as Chief of Staff to the Wildrose Official Opposition caucus.[2][3]

On July 24, 2017 Cooper was elected interim leader of the new United Conservative Party caucus, becoming the Leader of the Opposition in that process. On 28 October 2017, Cooper's tenure as UCP interim leader ended when Jason Kenney was elected United Conservative party leader.

Electoral history[edit]

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes %
Wildrose Nathan Cooper 10,692 53.4%
Progressive Conservative Wade Bearchell 5,274 26.3%
New Democratic Glenn Norman 3,366 16.8%
Alberta Party Jim Adamchick 685 3.4%
Total valid votes 20,017