Elizabeth May Elected First Canadian MPGreen Party Watch
In May 2 Federal Elections in Canada, Elizabeth May became the first Green Party candidate elected as a Member of Parliament.
Elizabeth May, 56, has been the leader of the Green Party of Canada since 2006, vowing to raise the Green Party’s profile in Canada, particularly in the nationally televised debates. Although she was included in a debate several years ago, this election she was barred from the debate, which she used as a campaign issue in her campaign for MP representing Saanich-Gulf Islands on Vancouver Island.
Preliminary results show that Elizabeth May won the May 2, 2011 election with 48.13% of the vote, defeating Conservative MP Gary Lunn (33.73%) and NDP candidate Edith Loring-Kuhanga (12.28%).
In an Election Day message, Elizabeth May wrote: “Voting Green sends a clear message. It sends a message of hope. It sends a message that demands something better. It’s time. Vote Green.”