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Former Delta-Richmond East MP becomes first female Tory whip

Kerry-Lynne Findlay, who was elected to the old Delta-Richmond East riding in 2011, said she is “honoured to be the first woman appointed to the role"
Kerry-Lynne Findlay
Kerry-Lynne Findlay, after he defeat in Delta in 2015

A former Richmond MP has become the first woman to be appointed Chief Opposition Whip for the federal Conservative Party.

Kerry-Lynne Findlay, who was elected to the old Delta-Richmond East riding in 2011, said she is “honoured to be the first woman appointed to the role,” adding that she is “proud to represent British Columbians and all Canadians and will continue to advocate for their interests in the House of Commons.”

After serving Richmond for one term, Findlay lost the 2015 election in the new Delta riding to the Liberal’s Carla Qualtrough before winning the 2019 and 2021 elections in the South Surrey-White Rock riding.

“This appointment is a continuation of the (party’s) history of women holding significant positions in leadership, including Prime Minister. I am pleased that our new leader Pierre Poilievre is upholding this tradition,” added Findlay.

In August 2020, Findlay was forced to apologize after she retweeted and commented on a Twitter post which tried to connect the Liberal’s Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland with Hungarian billionaire George Soros.

She admitted she "thoughtlessly" spread the material from a source she later discovered is steeped in conspiracy theories.

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