Wes Sheridan

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Wesley J. Sheridan
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island for
In office
June 12, 2007 – February 23, 2015
Preceded by Mitch Murphy
Succeeded by Matthew MacKay
Personal details
Born Shediac, New Brunswick
Political party Liberal
Residence Malpeque

Wesley J. Sheridan is a Canadian politician. He represented the electoral district of Kensington-Malpeque in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island from 2007 to 2015. He was a member of the Liberal Party.[1]

A native of Shediac, New Brunswick and a graduate of Dartmouth College, Sheridan was an assistant manager at the Malpeque Bay Credit Union prior to entering politics.[1]

Sheridan was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island in the 2007 provincial election, defeating Progressive Conservative cabinet minister Mitch Murphy in the Kensington-Malpeque riding.[2] On June 12, 2007, Sheridan was appointed to the Executive Council of Prince Edward Island as Provincial Treasurer.[3] In January 2010, he was given the additional responsibility of municipal affairs, with the cabinet position being styled Minister of Finance and Municipal Affairs.[4] Sheridan was re-elected in 2011,[5] and retained his position in cabinet.[6]

On January 23, 2015, Sheridan announced that he would not reoffer in the 2015 election.[7] Sheridan was dropped from cabinet when Wade MacLauchlan took over as premier on February 23, 2015,[8] and he resigned as MLA the same day.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island biography". Government of Prince Edward Island. Archived from the original on August 1, 2014. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  2. ^ "6 ministers defeated as P.E.I. cabinet trounced". CBC News. May 28, 2007. Archived from the original on July 3, 2007. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  3. ^ "Prince Edward Island Cabinet Appointed". June 12, 2007. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  4. ^ "Ghiz shuffles cabinet". CBC News. January 13, 2010. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  5. ^ "PEI Votes 2011 Kensington-Malpeque". CBC News. October 3, 2011. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  6. ^ "Veterans bounced from P.E.I. cabinet". CBC News. October 18, 2011. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  7. ^ "4 Liberals announce they are out for next election". CBC News. January 23, 2015. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  8. ^ "Experienced faces make up Wade MacLauchlan cabinet". CBC News. February 23, 2015. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  9. ^ "Wes Sheridan quietly resigns". The Guardian. February 24, 2015. Retrieved 2016-06-10.