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Salma Zahid

Salma Zahid
MP
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Scarborough Centre
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded by Roxanne James
Personal details
Political party Liberal Party of Canada
Residence Toronto, Ontario

Salma Zahid is a Canadian politician, who was elected as a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons of Canada to represent the federal electoral ward Scarborough Centre during the 2015 Canadian federal election. She succeeded Conservative Roxanne James.[1] She is Pakistani Canadian, mother of 2 and has resided in Scarborough since 2000.[2] She is also a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.[3]

Election results

Canadian federal election, 2015: Scarborough Centre
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Salma Zahid 22,753 50.5 +18.61
Conservative Roxanne James 14,705 32.7 -2.18
New Democratic Alex Wilson 5,227 11.6 -19.06
Libertarian Katerina Androutsos 1,384 3.1  
Green Lindsay Thompson 960 2.1 -0.47
Total valid votes/Expense limit 45,029 100.00 +22.33 $203,470.78
Total rejected ballots 407 0.90 +0.33
Turnout 45,436 64.36 +10.02
Eligible voters 70,594   +0.46
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +10.39%


References

  1. ^ http://www.thestar.com/news/federal-election/federal-ridings-toronto-gta/2015/10/19/liberal-candidate-salma-zahid-wins-scarborough-centre.html
  2. ^ "Two Pakistani women emerge victorious in Canadian general elections".  
  3. ^ http://www.johntory.ca/scarborough-area-liberal-mps-candidates-endorse-john-tory/
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