Bob Turner (Canadian politician), Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Bob Turner (Canadian politician)

Canadian politician

Date of Birth: 23-Jun-1948

Place of Birth: Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

Profession: politician, hematologist

Nationality: Canada

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Bob Turner (Canadian politician)

  • Andrew Robert "Bob" Turner (born June 23, 1948) is a Canadian politician who was elected in the 2015 Alberta general election to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Edmonton-Whitemud as a member of the Alberta New Democratic Party.
  • He won his seat with 12,803 votes, defeating incumbent health minister and former mayor of Edmonton, Stephen Mandel by 5,622 votes, or around 57% of the vote to Mandel's 32%.
  • Mandel had previously beaten Turner in an October, 2014 by-election after Mandel was appointed as an unelected minister by then-Premier Jim Prentice.Turner chose not to run for re-election in the 2019 election, stating "From the beginning, I spoke about the need to move forward in building Nellie Carlson School, with upgrading the Misericordia Hospital and eliminating flavoured tobacco...I've been proud to see all of these goals accomplished".
  • In his place, Rakhi Pancholi was nominated by the NDP, who won the riding, defeating Elisabeth Hughes of the United Conservative Party.

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