I am running for the Conservative Party nomination for the Lambton—Kent—Middlesex electoral district.
My name is Bruce Lamb and I am running for the Conservative Party nomination for the Lambton-Kent-Middlesex electoral district.
Our riding has been incredibly well-served by Bev Shipley over the past 12+ years -- almost 14 years by the time we're done the next election, scheduled for October 21, 2019. I've come to know Bev quite well over the years, and especially since serving on the Lambton-Kent-Middlesex Conserative EDA campaign team and Board of Directors leading up to and since the last election.
Bev won that last election with over 50% of the vote, almost doubling the Liberal contender's showing, who had 29% of the vote. But it wasn't always like that. In fact, in Bev's first election in the riding in 2004, he narrowly lost -- by just 164 votes. Bev and his team throughout the years have done remarkable work in making the Lambton-Kent-Middlesex riding a very safe riding, as long as Bev's name is on the ballot.
At the LKM Conservative EDA's barbecue on July 8 this year, Bev got up to give one of his usual rousing speeches about how the Liberals in government are doing all sorts of things to which we, as Conservatives, don't subscribe. About how the Liberals have made a mess of the refugee claim situation, paid out over 10 million dollars to a convicted terrorist, and are running a $30 billion (totally unneeded) deficit. And about how we Conservatives need to keep the pressure on and show Canadians it is the Conservatives who will run the federal government properly for today's and future generations. And then he let us know that his name won't be on the ballot in the next election. I know Bev had a lump in his throat when he told us -- and I suspect the rest of us had lumps in our throats afterwards. I know I did.
I decided then and there that -- subject to my family's support (which I received that night) -- I'd run for the nomination to represent the Conservative party in Lambton-Kent-Middlesex in the next election. I let Barb and Bev know at the Conservative Policy Convention in Vancouver in 2016 that when he was ready to step down, I was ready to step up. Now is the time.
Please continue to read in the pages on this website the reasons you should sign up for a Conservative Party of Canada membership if you don't already have one, and support me at the nomination meeting (yet to be announced) to be your next federal candidate and Member of Parliament for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex.
Feel free to call or text me at 519-318-5562 if you have any questions or if you'd like to volunteer on my nomination campaign team.
I grew up in London. I went to Western where I got my degree from the Ivey Business School in 1985. My wife Jenny and I now live on a small farm on Sunningdale Road in Middlesex Centre, just outside of London. Before that, we lived in North Middlesex, just a few kilometres outside of Lucan.
In Lucan, I got very involved with the Lucan District Lions Club (and have held both the Treasurer and President positions in that club). I founded the Lucan Area Trails Association. I help manage our Lucan Leprechauns Old-Timers hockey team. And I've been race director of several running races, including the St. Pats 5K and the Annual Canada Day Half Marathon, which just completed its 12th running. All of these runs are free to participants, although we do pass the hat to cover expenses.
We purchased our farm on Sunningdale Road West in 2015, which is where I keep my horse Gamble, and we have been quite busy over these past three years replacing fences, clearing trails and doing renovations to the inside of the house.
Since 1984, I've worked on 16 municipal, provincial or federal campaigns, including two campaigns for myself where I was elected as an Alderman in the Township of West Lincoln (Niagara). I (voluntarily) retired from municipal politics in 1997.
As a blood donor, I've given whole blood donations over 50 times.
I've run 24 marathons, including 5 Boston marathons, and at least that many half-marathons as well.
Jenny and I run a small business doing Internet marketing for small and medium sized businesses, most of whom are located in the GTA. We can run our business from anywhere -- but we choose to stay in Lambton-Kent-Middlesex!
With Bev Shipley's decision not to run in the next election, there are some pretty big shoes to fill in Lambton-Kent-Middlesex. I know how hard Bev and Barb have worked over the years. I'm ready to step up.
Please sign up for a Conservative Party of Canada membership if you don't already have one, and support me at the nomination meeting (yet to be announced) to be your next federal candidate and Member of Parliament for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex.
..and if that isn't enough .. please feel free to read more here.
Wow! Nice to get an endorsement from Dean Allison, Conservative shadow minister for International Trade in Ottawa. Bruce worked with Dean when he lived in Niagara until 2006 and then moved back to the Lucan area.
Endorsement Letter from Dean Allison, Conservative Shadow Minister for International Trade
This is our riding and while I believe I have the leadership skills necessary to be your candidate and succeed in the next election, it can't happen without us working together.
I'm running in this nomination race because I believe I have the drive and experience to win the election and continue where Bev leaves off in October 2019 to work hard supporting the people of this great riding. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I'm a hard worker, and that I work to give back to the community, whether it be through the Lions club, managing a 5k or half-marathon race, building a trail or simply walking in a Christmas parade with my horse Gamble.
To have the honour of serving the consituents of Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, though, I first need to win this nomination race. If you don't already have a Conservative Party of Canada membership, please purchase one now. And then set aside a few hours to support me at the nomination meeting (yet to be announced) to be your next federal candidate and Member of Parliament for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex.
If you prefer to join the Conservative Party directly please click here.
If you could then let me know I have your support that would be great. Thank you!
Thank you for your support!
Bruce recently visited the 105.7 MyFM studios to discuss his entry into race for the Conservative Party nomination.
Check out excerpts of the interview here (opens on new page).