Robyn Luff

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Robyn Luff
MLA
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Calgary-East
Assumed office
May 5, 2015
Preceded byMoe Amery
Personal details
Born (1980-06-03) June 3, 1980 (age 38)
Duncan, British Columbia
Political partyIndependent (2018-)
Other political
affiliations
New Democratic (2015–2018)
ResidenceCalgary, Alberta
Occupationteacher

Robyn Luff (born June 3, 1980) is an Alberta politician who was elected in the Alberta general election, 2015 to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Calgary-East as a member of the Alberta NDP caucus. Effective November 5, 2018, Luff sits as an Independent. [1][2]

Luff pulled off one of the biggest upsets on election night, as she defeated long time MLA Moe Amery to win the riding of Calgary-East.

On November 5, 2018 Luff made news when she stated that she refuses to sit in the Alberta legislature until changes are made that allow MLA's to properly represent their constituents, claiming that the Rachel Notley government is one of fear and intimidation.[3][4] Later that evening, the Alberta New Democratic Party removed Luff from caucus claiming she was neither trustworthy nor productive.[5]

Electoral record[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015: Calgary-East
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Robyn Luff 5,506 39.2
Progressive Conservative Moe Amery 3,971 28.3
Wildrose Ali Waissi 3,633 25.9
Liberal Naser Al-Kukhun 806 5.7
Communist Bonnie Devine 138 1.0
Total valid votes 14,054
Rejected, spoiled and declined 133
Turnout 14,187 41.0
Eligible voters 34,585
Source: Elections Alberta[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Trevor Howell, Calgary Herald Updated: April 25, 2015 (2015-04-25). "Calgary East: Naser Al-Kukhun, Moe Amery, Bonnie Devine, Robyn Luff, Ali Waissi". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  2. ^ Emma McIntosh, Calgary Herald Updated: May 6, 2015 (2015-05-06). "Newly-elected NDP Luff wants focus on education in Calgary-East". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  3. ^ Gregory Strong (2018-11-06). "MLA turfed from caucus after saying Notley's NDP gov't 'a culture of fear and intimidation'". Cbc.ca. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  4. ^ Clare Clancy & Emma Graney Updated: November 5, 2018 (2018-11-05). "NDP MLA Robyn Luff alleges bullying within party, leaves legislature in protest". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  5. ^ "MLA Luff Removed from Government Caucus". albertandpcaucus.ca.
  6. ^ "2015 Provincial General Election Results". Elections Alberta. Archived from the original on 2017-07-30. Retrieved 2017-07-30.