The Honourable
Christina Gray
Alberta NDP House Leader
Assumed office
February 8, 2021
Preceded byHeather Sweet (politician)
Alberta Minister of Labour
Minister Responsible for Democratic Renewal
In office
February 2, 2016 – April 30, 2019
Preceded byLori Sigurdson
Succeeded byJason Copping
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Edmonton-Mill Woods
Assumed office
May 5, 2015
Preceded bySohail Quadri
Personal details
Born (1978-11-01) November 1, 1978 (age 43)
Edmonton, Alberta
Political partyAlberta New Democratic Party
Residence(s)Edmonton, Alberta
OccupationSoftware Development Project Manager

Christina Gray ECA MLA (born November 1, 1978) is a Canadian politician. She is a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. First elected in 2015, in 2019 Gray was re-elected as the member representing Edmonton-Mill Woods.[1]

She is the Official Opposition's Critic for the Ministry of Labour and Immigration.[2] Gray also serves on the Legislative Assembly's Standing Committee on Legislative Offices and on the Standing Committee on Alberta's Economic Future.[3]

In the 29th Alberta Legislature Gray served as Chair of the Select Special Ethics and Accountability Committee and Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.[4]

Political career

Minister of Labour and Minister Responsible for Democratic Renewal

On February 2, 2016 MLA Gray was appointed to be Minister of Labour and Minister Responsible for Democratic Renewal in Premier Notley's Cabinet.[5]

Official Opposition

Gray serves as the Official Opposition Critic for Labour and as the Alberta NDP House Leader. She currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund.[6]

Electoral history

2019 general election

2019 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Mill Woods
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Christina Gray 10,461 50.00% -14.86%
United Conservative Heather Sworin 8,008 38.27% 9.81%
Alberta Party Anju Sharma 1,560 7.46%
Liberal Abdi Bakal 572 2.73% -2.82%
Alberta Independence Dallas Price 254 1.21%
Communist Andrew J. Janewski 69 0.33% 0.04%
Total 20,924
Rejected, spoiled and declined 78 75 17
Eligible electors / turnout 32,353 64.97% 10.27%
New Democratic hold Swing -17.03%
Source(s)
Source: "38 - Edmonton-Mill Woods, 2019 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
Alberta. Chief Electoral Officer (2019). 2019 General Election. A Report of the Chief Electoral Officer. Volume II (PDF) (Report). Vol. 2. Edmonton, Alta.: Elections Alberta. pp. 148–151. ISBN 978-1-988620-12-1. Retrieved April 7, 2021.

2015 general election

2015 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Mill Woods
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Christina Gray 9,930 64.86% 50.72%
Progressive Conservative Sohail Quadri 2,920 19.07% -16.14%
Wildrose Baljit Sall 1,437 9.39% -11.21%
Liberal Roberto Maglalang 850 5.55% -15.74%
Independent Aura Leddy 129 0.84%
Communist Naomi J. Rankin 44 0.29%
Total 15,310
Rejected, spoiled and declined 55 30 22
Eligible electors / Turnout 28,130 54.70% 0.10%
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing 17.09%
Source(s)
Source: "41 - Edmonton-Mill Woods, 2015 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
Chief Electoral Officer (2016). 2015 General Election. A Report of the Chief Electoral Officer (PDF) (Report). Edmonton, Alta.: Elections Alberta.

2008 general election

2008 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Carl Benito 4,752 43.87%
Liberal Weslyn Mather 3,996 36.89%
New Democratic Christina Gray 1,474 13.61%
Wildrose Alliance Robert Leddy 320 2.95%
Green David Hruska 290 2.68%

References