J. Edward "Ed" Broadbent
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: 1936.03.21 - Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.
OCCUPATION: University Professor.
POLITICAL PARTY: New Democratic Party.
Candidate for Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, July 1975. First ballot: 1st place (out of five candidates) with 536 votes - 33%. Second ballot: 1st place with 586 votes (36%). Third ballot: 1st place with 694 votes (43%). Fourth ballot: Broadbent won by a vote of 984 (60%) to 658 (40%) over Rosemary Brown.
Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada (1975.07.07 - 1989.12.04). In the 1979 elections, the NDP won 26 seats (gain of 10 seats) and 17.9% of the vote. In the 1980 elections, the NDP won 32 seats (gain of 6 seats) and 19.8% of the vote. In the 1984 elections, the NDP won 30 seats (loss of 2 seats) and 18.8% of the vote. In the 1988 elections, the NDP won 43 seats (gain of 13 seats) and 20.4% of the vote -- scoring the best showing in NDP history. Broadbent voluntarily stepped down as Leader a year after the 1988 elections.
Vice President, Socialist International (1979 - 1990).
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