Conservative Party members in Milton have nominated Nadeem Akbar to carry the party’s banner in the next election. Hundreds of grassroots party members in Milton participated in the process and voted online over the weekend to select their next candidate, a significant step towards getting election ready.
“I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve the great people of Milton, and to carry on the strong leadership shown by our previous Conservative Member of Parliament, Lisa Raitt,” said Nadeem Akbar. “Our team is ready to hit the ground running. We will work tirelessly to elect Erin O’Toole as Prime Minister and bring back certainty, clarity and competence to government.”
Akbar has been a corporate IT consultant for over 17 years, and a dedicated advocate in his community. He has mentored local youth, fundraised for hospitals like Credit Valley and Trillium, and is a devoted husband and proud father of three.
The nomination process involved an extensive candidate search as well as an adaptation to the voting process as a result of health guidelines due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“I want to thank the committee for the work they did in ensuring we had a good slate of candidates, and for helping ensure a smooth voting process,” said Darryl Demille, Chair of the Milton Candidate Nomination Committee. “Despite the ongoing pandemic, the entire team really worked to show that we could have a nomination and a candidate in place for the members of the riding, and we’re pleased to have Nadeem on our team.”
“We’re pleased the nomination process has concluded, and we now have a candidate in Nadeem representing Erin O’Toole’s Conservative team on the ballot here in Milton for the next election,” said Richard Lewis, President of the Milton Conservative Association. “Our members in the riding have been looking forward to getting our candidate in place so we can get to work on bringing back ethical, intelligent, and compassionate representation to our federal government.”
With the nomination of Nadeem Akbar, the Conservative Party has nearly a quarter of its candidates nominated for the next election.