Rob Milligan (politician)

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Rob Milligan
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Ontario MPP
In office
2011–2014
Preceded by Lou Rinaldi
Succeeded by Lou Rinaldi
Constituency Northumberland—Quinte West
Personal details
Born (1971-02-06) February 6, 1971 (age 44)
Toronto, Ontario
Political party Progressive Conservative
Spouse(s) Rebecca
Children 2
Occupation Teacher

Rob Milligan (born February 6, 1971) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 2011 to 2014. He represented the riding of Northumberland—Quinte West.

Background[edit]

Milligan grew up in Warkworth, Ontario in the municipality of Trent Hills. He taught History and English at Campbellford District High School from 1998 until his election to the legislature. He is married with two young daughters and operates a small beef farm.[1]

Politics[edit]

In the 2011 provincial election he ran as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the riding of Northumberland—Quinte West. He defeated Liberal incumbent Lou Rinaldi by 707 votes.[1][2] In the 2014 election he was in rematch with Rinaldi but this time lost to him by 3,887 votes.[3]

During his tenure in parliament, he served as critic for interprovincial trade and education issues.[4]

Electoral record[edit]

Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Rob Milligan 19,279 39.80 +8.59
Liberal Lou Rinaldi 18,572 38.34 -7.03
New Democratic Kira Mees 8,589 17.73 +4.52
Green Judy Smith Torrie 1,483 3.06 -7.14
Libertarian Jeffrey McLarty 357 0.74  
Independent Richard Martin Rieger 159 0.33  
Total valid votes 48,439 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 182 0.37
Turnout 48,621 51.88
Eligible voters 93,720
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +7.81
Source: Elections Ontario[2]
Ontario general election, 2014
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Lou Rinaldi 23,415 43.01 +4.67
Progressive Conservative Rob Milligan 19,528 35.87 -3.93
New Democratic Kira Mees 9,216 16.93 -0.80
Green Gudrun Ludorf-Weaver 2,283 4.19 +1.13
Total valid votes 54,442 100.00
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +4.30
Source: Elections Ontario[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Milligan new MPP for Northumberland-Quinte West". Northumberland News. October 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 6, 2011. p. 11. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  3. ^ a b "General Election by District: Northumberland-Quinte West". Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ontario PC Shadow Cabinet". Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. Archived from the original on November 19, 2011. 

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