Liberal Hedy Fry re-elected in Vancouver Centre, winning ninth consecutive mandate


Hedy Fry is the longest serving female MP in Canadian history. Photo courtesy Hedy Fry Campaign

Death, taxes and Hedy Fry. She’s the longest serving female MP in Canadian history, having won now nine consecutive mandates dating back to 1993.

Independent – Lily Bowman
Green Party – Jesse Brown
Conservative – David Cavey
Libertarian – John Clarke
Liberal – Hedy Fry (INCUMBENT)
People’s Party – Louise Kierans
NDP-New Democratic Party – Breen Ouellette
Independent – Imtiaz Popat

Originally from the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago, Fry became a family physician who worked at St. Paul’s Hospital for 20 years after immigrating to Canada. Fry’s past posts in the healthcare field include president of the Vancouver Medical Association, B.C. Medical Association and the Federation of Medical Women.

The lone rookie MP to have defeated a sitting prime minister, Fry has passed her flare for politics onto her son Pete, who was elected to Vancouver council in 2018 under the Green Party banner.

With files from John Kurucz/Vancouver Courier

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