|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
for Scarborough Centre
Assumed office |
October 19, 2015
|Preceded by||Roxanne James|
|Born||Coventry, England, UK|
|Residence||Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario|
University of London|
|Awards||Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal|
Salma Zahid is an English-born Pakistani-Canadian politician, who was elected as a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons of Canada to represent the federal riding of Scarborough Centre during the 2015 Canadian federal election. She succeeded the Conservative Roxanne James.
Zahid was born in Coventry, England. She holds a Masters in Educational Management and Administration from the University of London’s Institute of Education, and an MBA from Quaid e Azam University in Pakistan. She is Pakistani Canadian, mother of 2 and has resided in Scarborough since 2000. She is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
|Canadian federal election, 2015: Scarborough Centre|
|New Democratic||Alex Wilson||5,227||11.6||-19.06||$24,264.68|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||45,029||100.00||+22.33||$203,985.80|
|Total rejected ballots||407||0.90||+0.33|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||+10.39%|
- "Liberal candidate Salma Zahid wins Scarborough Centre". Toronto Star. October 19, 2015.
- "Biography: Salma Zahid". Liberal Party of Canada. October 15, 2016.
- "Two Pakistani women emerge victorious in Canadian general elections". ARY News. October 20, 2015.
- "Scarborough area Liberal MPs endorse John Tory".