Neil Webber

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P. Neil Webber
MLA for Calgary-Bow
In office
1975–1989
Preceded by Roy Wilson
Succeeded by Bonnie Laing
Personal details
Born Patrick Neil Webber
(1936-04-17) April 17, 1936 (age 81)
Hanna, Alberta
Political party Progressive Conservative
Relations Len Webber (son)
Occupation educator, former politician

Patrick Neil Webber (born April 17, 1936) is a former provincial level politician and cabinet minister from Alberta, Canada.

Political career[edit]

Born in 1936 in Hanna, Alberta,[1] Webber was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in the 1975 Alberta general election to pick up the electoral district of Calgary-Bow for the Progressive Conservatives. Webber defeated incumbent Roy Wilson who held the district for Social Credit.

Webber was re-elected to his second term in office with a landslide majority in the 1979 Alberta general election. He defeated four other candidates winning well over 70% of the popular vote. Webber won his third term in office in the 1982 Alberta general election. In this election he defeated four other candidates winning the highest popular vote of his political career.[2]

Webber was re-elected to his fourth and final term in the 1986 Alberta general election. He defeated Scott Jeffry from the NDP and two other candidates in his most closely contested election since he came to office in 1975. He retired from office in 1989.[2]

During his time in office, Webber was appointed to the provincial cabinet as Minister of Community Health.[3]

His son Len Webber serves as the current Member of Parliament for the electoral district of Calgary Confederation.[4]

Upon retirement, Dr. Neil Webber founded Webber Academy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Who, W. (1996). Who's who in the West. Marquis-Who's Who. ISSN 0083-9817. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  2. ^ a b "Calgary-Bow and Calgary Bowness election results". Alberta Heritage Foundation. Retrieved 2008-02-20. 
  3. ^ https://www.assembly.ab.ca/isys/LADDAR_files/docs/hansards/han/legislature_23/session_4/19960506_1330_01_han.pdf |chapter-url= missing title (help) (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. May 6, 1996. p. 883. 
  4. ^ Len Webber. "About Len Webber". Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta. Retrieved 2008-03-08. 

External links[edit]

Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Preceded by
Roy Wilson
MLA Calgary-Bow
1975-1989
Succeeded by
Bonnie Laing