Iqra Khalid

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Iqra Khalid
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Mississauga—Erin Mills
Assumed office
2015
Preceded by district created
Personal details
Born 1986
Rukanpur, Rahim Yar Khan District, Punjab, Pakistan
Political party Liberal
Residence Mississauga, Ontario
Alma mater York University
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Profession Legal Clerk

Iqra Khalid is a Canadian Liberal politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Mississauga—Erin Mills in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election.[1]

Khalid was born in Rukanpur, a village in the Rahim Yar Khan District of Pakistan.[2] She immigrated to Canada from England in the 1990s, and attended York University, graduating in 2007 with a degree in criminology and professional writing. She later attended Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, and began working as a legal professional for the city government of Mississauga.[3]

Khalid was one of two Pakistani-Canadian women elected to the House of Commons in the 2015 election, along with fellow Liberal Salma Zahid.[4]

Electoral record

Canadian federal election, 2015: Mississauga—Erin Mills
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Iqra Khalid 27,520 49.7 +15.31
Conservative Bob Dechert 21,716 39.2 -7.38
New Democratic Michelle Bilek 5,206 9.4 -6.75
Green Andrew Roblin 905 1.6 -1.14
Total valid votes/Expense limit 55,347 100.0     $216,923.79
Total rejected ballots 245
Turnout 55,592 67.5
Eligible voters 82,348
Source: Elections Canada[5][6]

References

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External links

  1. http://www.thestar.com/news/federal-election/federal-ridings-toronto-gta/2015/10/19/iqra-khalid-wins-mississauga-erin-mills.html
  2. Iqra Khalid’s amazing success story — from Rahimyar Khan to Canada’s Parliament, ARY News, October 22, 2015.
  3. Meet Iqra Khalid, Liberal.ca.
  4. Two Pakistani women win in Canadian poll, The Express Tribune, October 21, 2015.
  5. Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Mississauga—Erin Mills, 30 September 2015
  6. Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates