Kamal Khera

Kamalpreet Khera MP (born February 4, 1989) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Brampton West in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election.[2][3]

Kamal Khera

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue
In office
January 30, 2017  August 31, 2018
MinisterDiane Lebouthillier
Preceded byEmmanuel Dubourg
Succeeded byDeb Schulte
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health
In office
December 2, 2015  January 27, 2017
MinisterJane Philpott
Preceded byCathy McLeod
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Brampton West
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byKyle Seeback
Personal details
Born (1989-02-04) February 4, 1989[1]
Delhi, India
Political partyLiberal
ResidenceBrampton
Alma materYork University
ProfessionRegistered Nurse

Early life and education

Khera was born in Delhi, India, and immigrated to Canada at a young age. She attended York University, where she earned degrees in psychology and nursing, and became a registered nurse.

Political career

She was nominated as the Liberal Party's candidate in Brampton West in December 2014, and won the seat in the federal election in the following October.[4] She was recruited and mentored by longtime Liberal organiser and social activist Raj Jhajj for this position.[5] At the age of 26, she is the youngest Liberal MP in the current House, and the second-youngest overall behind the NDP's Pierre-Luc Dusseault.[6] On December 2, 2015, Khera was appointed as parliamentary secretary to the minister of health by Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.[7]

Electoral record

2015 Canadian federal election: Brampton West
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
LiberalKamal Khera24,25655.9+19.82$186,667.41
ConservativeNinder Thind13,06830.1-11.92
New DemocraticAdaoma Patterson5,40012.4-7.22
GreenKarthika Gobinath6741.6+0.02
Total valid votes/Expense limit 43,398100.0   $202,391.14
Total rejected ballots 245
Turnout 43,643
Eligible voters 68,796
Source: Elections Canada[8][9]

References

  1. "David Akin 🇨🇦 on Twitter: "Happy 30th birthday to Brampton West MP @KamalKheraLib 1"". twitter.com. Twitter. February 4, 2019. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  2. Liberal Kamal Khera wins Brampton West, The Brampton Guardian, October 20, 2015.
  3. "19 Indian-Canadians elected to Canadian parliament". The Economic Times. 20 October 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  4. Liberals find candidate in Brampton West for next federal election, The Brampton Guardian, December 10, 2014.
  5. John Paul Tasker, Meet the Class of 2015: Notable Rookies headed to Parliament Hill, CBC.ca, October 22, 2015.
  6. She was later appointment parliamentary secretary to the Minister of National Revenue (2016-2018) and in September 2018,she was appointed parliamentary secretary to the minister of International Development.
  7. Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Brampton West, 30 September 2015
  8. Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2015-08-15 at the Wayback Machine
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