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Heather Dawn Sweet (born 1981 or 1982) is a Canadian politician who serves as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the riding of Edmonton-Manning. She was elected in the 2015 Alberta election as a member of the New Democratic Party, and she was re-elected in 2019 with 71.5% of the popular vote.[1]

Heather Sweet

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Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Edmonton-Manning
Assumed office
May 5, 2015
Preceded byPeter Sandhu
Personal details
Born (1981-08-23) August 23, 1981 (age 37)
Political partyAlberta New Democratic Party
ResidenceEdmonton, Alberta
OccupationSocial worker

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Personal LifeEdit

Before entering politics Sweet worked as a registered social worker for more than 10 years, with one year working with the Métis Child and Family Services Society.[2] Sweet worked in child protection services focusing on high-risk youth from 2005 to 2015.[2]

Electoral historyEdit

2019 general electionEdit

2019 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Manning
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Heather Sweet 9,782 50.08% -21.76%
United Conservative Harry Grewal 7,468 38.23% +14.58%
Alberta Party Manwar Khan 1,692 8.66%
  Alberta Advantage Adam Cory
212
1.09%
Green Chris Vallee 204 1.04%
  Independence Terris Kolybaba
176
0.90%
Total valid votes 19,534
Rejected, spoiled and declined 110
Registered electors and turnout 32,279 60.7%
New Democratic hold Swing %
Source(s)
Elections Alberta. "Electoral Division Results: Edmonton-Manning". Retrieved May 1, 2019.

2015 general electionEdit

2015 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Manning
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Heather Sweet 12,376 71.84 +47.20
Progressive Conservative Gurcharan Garcha 2,599 15.09 -24.64
Wildrose Atiq Rehman 1,475 8.56 -16.29
Liberal Adam Mounzer 776 4.50 -3.43
Total valid votes 17,226
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 670
Registered electors / Turnout 34,664 51.63 +3.66
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +35.92
Source(s)
Elections Alberta. "Electoral Division Results: Edmonton-Manning". Retrieved July 16, 2018.

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