Ed Holder

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Ed Holder

Mayor of London, Ontario
Assumed office
December 1, 2018
Preceded byMatt Brown
Member of the Canadian Parliament for London West
In office
October 14, 2008 – October 19, 2015
Preceded bySue Barnes
Succeeded byKate Young
Minister of State for Science and Technology
In office
March 19, 2014 – November 3, 2015
Preceded byGreg Rickford
Succeeded byKirsty Duncan
Personal details
Born
Edwin Anthony Holder

(1954-07-14) July 14, 1954 (age 65)
Toronto, Ontario
Political partyConservative
ResidenceLondon, Ontario

Edwin Anthony Holder, PC (born July 14, 1954) is a Canadian politician, currently the mayor of London, Ontario.[1] He previously represented the electoral district of London West from 2008 to 2015 as a member of the Conservative Party.

On March 19, 2014, Holder was appointed Minister of State (Science and Technology)[2] and sworn in as a member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada.[3]

On October 19, 2015, Holder was defeated in the Canadian federal election, losing in the riding of London West to Kate Young.

In October 2017, Holder announced that he was seeking the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario nomination in London West for the 42nd Ontario general election. In January 2018, he withdrew from the nomination contest.[4]

On July 12, 2018, Holder declared his candidacy for the mayoralty of London, Ontario to be decided during the 2018 municipal election.[5] On October 23, 2018, Holder was elected mayor, winning on the 14th round of counting in the city's and Canada's first-ever ranked ballot municipal election.[1]

Electoral record[edit]

London, Ontario mayoral election, 2018[6]
Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11 Count 12 Count 13 Count 14
Ed Holder 34.2 33,042 33,056 33,073 33,101 33,135 33,183 33,240 33,280 33,325 33,391 33,543 38,690 44,373 57,609
Paul Paolatto 22.2 21,456 21,464 21,471 21,487 21,516 21,541 21,579 21,604 21,637 21,675 21,856 25,943 31,061
Tanya Park 20.3 19,656 19,676 19,690 19,740 19,781 19,801 19,828 19,960 20,071 20,199 20,434 22,415
Paul Cheng 19.8 19,161 19,175 19,190 19,211 19,238 19,254 19,329 19,362 19,396 19,442 19,616
Mohamed Moussa 1.0 919 922 925 933 949 1,023 1,035 1,043 1,063 1,077
Sean M. O'Connell 0.4 370 372 380 389 401 406 416 442 483
David Millie 0.3 337 343 347 358 380 385 391 401
Nina McCutcheon 0.4 340 344 351 361 364 375 384
Vahide Bahramporian 0.4 348 351 351 357 363 368
Ali Hamadi 0.3 304 304 304 306 311
Dan Lenart 0.3 255 258 263 275
Jordan Minter 0.2 212 217 224
Carlos Murray 0.1 127 131
Jonas White 0.1 111
Electorate: 244,962   Valid: 96,638   Spoilt: 1,297   Quota: 48,320   Turnout: 40.0%
2015 Canadian federal election: London West
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Kate Young 31,167 45.8 +19.07
Conservative Ed Holder 24,306 35.3 −9.77
New Democratic Matthew Rowlinson 10,087 14.8 −10.62
Green Dimitri Lascaris 1,918 2.8 +0.12
Libertarian Jacques Y. Boudreau 732 1.1
Communist Michael Lewis 87 0.1
Total valid votes/Expense limit 68,027 100.0     $234,017.17
Total rejected ballots 286
Turnout 68,313 73.9%
Eligible voters 92,326
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +14.42
Source: Elections Canada[7][8]
2011 Canadian federal election: London West
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Ed Holder 27,673 44.50% +5.41%
Liberal Doug Ferguson 16,652 26.78% −8.63%
New Democratic Peter Ferguson 16,109 25.90% +11.33%
Green Brad Arthur Corbett 1,688 2.71% −7.04%
United Rod Morley 66 0.11% +0.11%
Total valid votes 100.00%
2008 Canadian federal election: London West
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  %

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ed Holder is London's new mayor after historic vote". CBC London, October 23, 2018.
  2. ^ Josh Wingrove, Steven Chase, Bill Curry And Shawn McCarthy (March 19, 2014). "New Finance Minister Joe Oliver enters with a whisper". The Globe and Mail.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ http://www.pco-bcp.gc.ca/index.asp?lang=eng&page=information&sub=council-conseil&doc=members-membres/chronolog-eng.htm
  4. ^ https://www.electipedia.ca/london-ontario-2018/candidates/mayor/ed-holder/
  5. ^ "Former Conservative MP Ed Holder officially declares candidacy for London mayor". CBC London, July 12, 2018.
  6. ^ "Mayor". london.ca. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  7. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for London West, 30 September 2015
  8. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived August 15, 2015, at the Wayback Machine

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