(Ernest Preston Manning)
AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
1942.06.10 - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Management Consultant. Businessman. Author.
Conservative: 2003 -.
Canadian Alliance: 2000-2003.
Social Credit: 1965.
2004 - Did not seek re-election.
2000.11.27 - Calgary Southwest, Alberta - Re-Elected.
1997.06.02 - Calgary Southwest, Alberta - Re-Elected.
1993.10.25 - Calgary Southwest, Alberta - Elected.
1988.11.21 - Yellowhead, Alberta - Defeated.
1965.11.08 - Edmonton East, Alberta - Defeated.
Leader of the Official
Reform Party House Leader (1993-1997).
Leader, Reform Party of Canada (October 1987 - March 2000). Founded
the Reform Party in October 1987 and acclaimed as Leader without opposition.
In the 1988 elections, Reform fielded 72 candidates but won no seats.
Reform won one seat in a 1989 by election. In 1993, Reform fielded 207
candidates and won 52 seats (gain of 51 seats) and 18.7% of the vote.
In 1997, Reform fielded 227 candidates and won 60 seats (gain of 8 seats),
19.4% of the vote, and captured Official Opposition status. Reform disbanded
in March 2000 and was folded into the new Canadian Alliance party (Canadian
Reform Conservative Alliance).
Leader of the Canadian Alliance, June/July 2000. First ballot: 2nd
place (out of five candidates) with 43,527 votes - 36.1%. Second ballot:
Stockwell Day defeated Manning for Leader by a vote of 72,349 (63%)
to 41,869 (37%).
Son of Senator Ernest C. Manning (Social Credit), who served as Premier
of Alberta in 1943-1968.
and Manning Centre
for Building Democracy