Lesley Sprague Chosen as Oakville NDP Candidate for Ontario Election

On May 1, 2018, the Oakville NDP nominated social activist Lesley Sprague as its candidate for the upcoming Ontario election on June 7th.

Two highly-experienced and noteworthy candidates put their names forward for the nomination: Lesley Sprague, and Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) local political action committee chair Jerome Adamo, who is now the Oakville NDP Provincial Vice President.

Sprague is a personal support worker/family caregiver, who understands the devastation caused by Liberal and PC cuts and neglect in the health-care and long-term care systems.

Sprague is a member of Poverty Free Halton and a founding member of the Halton Healthcare, Mental Health, Community Advisory Committee, and is a strong advocate for accessibility for all. Lesley is also an activist and executive member of the Oakville NDP riding association. Her experience in front-line hospital and long-term care support work drives her passion to improve, as she says, “services that are delivered with a sense of purpose and dignity, services that actually help.”

Campaign Director Diana Clarke is inspired by recent polls which show the Ontario NDP in second place ahead of the Liberals. “Numerous polls show that Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is the most liked and trusted out of the main three party leaders,” she says, “and we think that Lesley will enjoy similar increases in support with voters in Oakville.”

Sprague is looking forward to running a progressive and principled campaign in Oakville.

See the photos from the event on Facebook

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