Cindy Lamoureux

Cindy Lamoureux (born November 13, 1991) is a Canadian provincial politician, who was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba for the riding of Burrows in the 2016 election.[1] She defeated NDP incumbent Melanie Wight, who had held the riding since the 2011 election.[2]

Cindy Lamoureux

Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
Assumed office
September 10, 2019
Preceded byTed Marcelino
ConstituencyTyndall Park
In office
April 19, 2016 – September 10, 2019
Preceded byMelanie Wight
Succeeded byDiljeet Brar
ConstituencyBurrows
Personal details
Born (1991-11-13) November 13, 1991 (age 28)
Political partyLiberal
ResidenceWinnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

She is from an active political family in western Canada. She is the daughter of federal Member of Parliament Kevin Lamoureux, and her uncle Darrin Lamoureux previously served as the leader of the Saskatchewan Liberal Party.

On April 21, 2017, she announced that she was running to become the leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party.[3] Former Manitoba Liberal leader and longtime MLA Jon Gerrard and entrepreneur and teacher Dougald Lamont also contested the leadership. Lamoureux led on the first ballot at the leadership election but lost to Lamont on the second ballot.

She was reelected in the 2019 Manitoba general election, in which she shifted from Burrows to the neighbouring constituency of Tyndall Park. Gerrard and Lamont were the only other two Liberals elected, winning their respective constituencies of River Heights and St. Boniface.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Manitoba election results". Global News. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Cindy Lamoureux steals Burrows from NDP". Winnipeg Free Press. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Cindy Lamoureux makes leadership bid for Manitoba Liberals". CBC News. 21 April 2017. Retrieved 21 April 2017.