Sue Barnes

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The Honourable
Sue Barnes
Member of Parliament
for London West
In office
January 17, 1994 – September 7, 2008
Preceded by Tom Hockin
Succeeded by Ed Holder
Personal details
Born (1952-09-08) September 8, 1952 (age 64)
Rabat, Malta
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) John Barnes
Residence London, Ontario
Profession Lawyer
Religion United

Susan "Sue" Barnes, PC (born September 8, 1952) is a Canadian former politician. Barnes represented the riding of London West from 1994 (following her election in 1993) to 2008 as a Liberal member of the House of Commons of Canada. She was the first Maltese-born Member of Parliament.[1]

Barnes was born in Rabat, Malta and immigrated to Canada with her family in 1957.[1] A former lawyer, she was the Official Opposition critic for the Minister of Justice, and served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, the Minister of National Revenue and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada with special emphasis on Judicial Transparency and Aboriginal Justice.

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Ed Holder 22556 39.09%
Liberal Sue Barnes 20435 35.42%
New Democratic Peter Ferguson 8409 14.57%
Green Monica Jarabek 5601 9.71%
Progressive Canadian Steve Hunter 443 0.77%
Christian Heritage Leslie Bartley 253 0.44%
Total valid votes
Total rejected ballots
Turnout  %
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Sue Barnes 23,019 37.9%
Conservative Al Gretzky 21,690 35.7%
New Democratic Gina Barber 13,056 21.5%
Green Monica Jarabek 2,900 4.8%
Marxist–Leninist Margaret Villamizer 59 0.1%
Total valid votes 60,724
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Sue Barnes 25,061
Conservative Mike Menear 17,335
New Democratic Gina Barber 9,522
Green Rebecca Bromwich 2,611
Progressive Canadian Stan Winters 511
Marxist–Leninist Margaret Villamizar 67
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Sue Barnes 23,794
Alliance Salim Mansur 10,162
Progressive Conservative Jeff Lang 9,788
New Democratic George Goodlet 3,596
Green Jeremy Price 614
Canadian Action Stan Winters 162
Marxist–Leninist Margaret Villamizar 80
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Sue Barnes 24,710
Progressive Conservative Frank Mazzilli 10,958
Reform Terry Biggs 8,839
New Democratic Sandra McNee 5,291
Christian Heritage Stan Winters 515
Green Rachelle Small 497
Marxist–Leninist Margaret Villamizar 83
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Sue Barnes 31,084
Progressive Conservative Tom Hockin 15,169
Reform Todd Christensen 12,900
New Democratic Margaret Hoff 2,551
National Michael Van Holst 1,219
Green Heidi Strasser 401
Natural Law Mark Hawkins 381
Christian Heritage Ken Devries 308
Canada Party Tom Ha 178
Independent Ivan W. Kasiurak 111
Abolitionist Judith Foster 33


  1. ^ a b "Sue Barnes Maiden Speech" (PDF). PARLINFO. Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 

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