Doly Begum is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 2018 provincial election. She represents the riding of Scarborough Southwest as a member of the Ontario New Democratic Party. At 29, Doly Begum was the youngest New Democrat among the party's caucus.
|Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament|
for Scarborough Southwest
|Assumed office |
June 7, 2018
|Preceded by||Lorenzo Berardinetti|
|Born||c. 1989 (age 29–30)|
|Political party||New Democratic|
|Residence||Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario|
Begum comes from the Moulvibazar District in Bangladesh. She immigrated to Canada as a child with her family. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto in political science, and has a masters in development, administration and planning from University College London. She was co-chair of the Scarborough Health Coalition, vice-chair of Warden Woods Community Centre, a research analyst at the Society of Energy Professionals, and was the chief coordinator of the province-wide Keep Hydro Public campaign.
|Ontario general election, 2018: Scarborough Southwest|
|New Democratic||Doly Begum||19,835||45.66||+22.01|
|Progressive Conservative||Gary Ellis||13,565||31.22||+10.58|
|Green||David Del Grande||1,174||2.70||-1.37|
|None of the Above||Allen Atkinson||222||0.51|
|Special Needs||Willie Little||160||0.37|
|Total valid votes||43,443||100.0|
|Source: Elections Ontario|
- Palamarchuk, Andrew (June 7, 2018). "NDP candidate Doly Begum ends Liberal reign in Scarborough Southwest". Toronto Star. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
- "73 new MPPs ride Ontario's wave of change to Queen's Park". CBC News Toronto, June 16, 2018.
- "Doly Begum makes history, wins big in Ontario provincial polls". The Daily Star. June 8, 2018. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
- "NDP candidate Doly Begum ends Liberal reign in Scarborough Southwest". Toronto Star. June 7, 2018. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
- "Summary of Valid Votes Cast for each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. p. 8. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
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