Ben Lobb

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Ben Lobb
MP
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Huron—Bruce
Assumed office
October 14, 2008
Preceded by Paul Steckle
Personal details
Born (1976-09-10) September 10, 1976 (age 42)
Huron, Ontario, Canada
Political party Conservative
Alma mater Lee University

Benjamin T. Lobb MP (born September 10, 1976) is a Canadian politician, who represents the federal riding of Huron-Bruce in the House of Commons, previously held by Liberal MP Paul Steckle. He is a member of the Conservative Party.

Early life

Ben Lobb attended Lee University, an evangelical Christian University located in Cleveland, Tennessee where he earned his B.Sc. in business administration.[1] He is the son of a prominent local auctioneer.


Political career

Lobb was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 2008 and has subsequently been re-elected in 2011 and for a third term in the 2015 federal election, when he successfully defended against Liberal candidate Allan Thompson.[2]

During the Conservative Party of Canada leadership election of 2017, Lobb was one of three Conservative MPs to endorse MP Kellie Leitch.[3]

Electoral record

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Ben Lobb 26,174 44.94 -10.01
Liberal Allan Thompson 23,129 39.71 +23.21
New Democratic Gerard Creces 7,544 12.95 -12.39
Green Jutta Splettstoesser 1,398 2.40 -0.33
Total valid votes/Expense limit 58,245 100.00   $214,719.74
Total rejected ballots 232 0.40
Turnout 58,477 72.77
Eligible voters 80,355
Conservative hold Swing -16.61
Source: Elections Canada[4][5]
Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Ben Lobb 29,255 54.95 +10.1
New Democratic Grant Robertson 13,493 25.34 +10.3
Liberal Charlie Bagnato 8,784 16.50 -16.5
Green Eric Shelley 1,455 2.73 -2.6
Independent Dennis Valenta 254 0.48 0.0
Total valid votes 53,241 100.0
Total rejected ballots 247 0.5
Turnout 53,488 68.8
Eligible voters 77,743
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Ben Lobb 22,202 44.8 +6.8 $59,966
Liberal Greg McClinchey 16,346 33.0 -5.0 $74,928
New Democratic Tony McQuail 7,426 15.0 -1.3 $37,499
Green Glen Smith 2,617 5.3 +1.9
Christian Heritage Dave Joslin 747 1.5 -0.4 $5,359
Independent Dennis Valenta 242 0.5 0.0 $3,622
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,580 100.0 $83,704
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Paul Steckle 21,260 39.8 -10.0
Conservative Ben Lobb 20,289 38.0 +6.9
New Democratic Grant Robertson 8,696 16.3 3.2
Green Victoria Serda 1,829 3.4 +0.4
Christian Heritage Dave Joslin 1,019 1.9 0.0
Independent Dennis Valenta 270 0.5
Total valid votes 53,363 100.0

References

  1. ^ "Huron - Bruce - Canada Votes". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  2. ^ nurun.com. "Huron-Bruce Conservative MP Ben Lobb re-elected". Owen Sound Sun Times. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  3. ^ David Akin 🇨🇦 [@davidakin] (November 1, 2016). "MPs @PeterVanLoan and @BenLobbMP endorse @KellieLeitch for #CPCLdr . Believe those are the first from caucus to endorse her" (Tweet). Retrieved November 14, 2016 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ "Voter Information Service - Who are the candidates in my electoral district?". www.elections.ca. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Elections Canada On-line - Élection Canada en-ligne". www.elections.ca. Archived from the original on 15 August 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2017.

External links

  • Ben Lobb
  • Ben Lobb – Parliament of Canada biography
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