The Sarnia – Lambton EDA or Electoral District Association of the Conservative Party of Canada is the organization which acts on behalf of the Conservative Party of Canada locally.

The EDA has important tasks to perform such as:

  1. Ensuring a unified local presence of Conservative Party supporters
  2. Participating in the development and promotion of Conservative Party policies
  3. Promoting  the Conservative Party and to build party membership
  4. Nominating and supporting a Conservative Party election candidate.
  5. Fundraising to support locally and nationally, the Conservative Party of Canada including election fundraising.
  6. Maintaining a local election readiness plan, and supporting the Conservative Party candidate during an election.

We are very pleased our candidate Marilyn Gladu was elected Member of Parliament in the 2015 federal election, and while it is in our mandate to support and work closely with our local candidate or in this case M.P. The EDA does not actually work for the M.P. or candidate. Instead the EDA is a separate and distinct organization, which performs on behalf of the Conservative Party of Canada. The M.P. always maintains his own office, staff, and resources separate from that of the EDA to handle government matters.

The electoral district of Sarnia–Lambton (Ontario) has a population of 106,293 with 81,362 registered voters and 227 polling divisions.

Consisting of that part of the County of Lambton comprised of: the City of Sarnia; the towns of Petrolia and Plympton-Wyoming; the villages of Oil Springs and Point Edward; the townships of Enniskillen and St. Clair; Sarnia Indian Reserve No. 45.

Riding Map

Board of Directors

President – Gordon Perry
Vice President  – Anne Denham
Vice President – Howard Bartlett
Chief Financial Officer – Anne Denham

Secretary – Angela Sheppard  
Membership Chair – Richard Podlacha
Director –  Iain Baxter
Director – Dick Carpani
Director –  Glynn Cole
Director – Vic Dudek
Director –  Lorne Given
Director –  Garrett Hein
Director – Louyse Larochelle
Director – Matt Mitro
Director – 
Gus Mumby
Director – Koert Nieuwenhuis
Director – Joan Pickett

Director –  Andrew Esser
Director –  Russell McPhee
Director – Muriel Wright

Advisor –  Mike Hanki
Advisor – William Lessard

Advisor – Ed Allin
Advisor – Ian Bagnell 

Historical Results

Members of Parliament

  1. Bud Cullen, Liberal (1968-1979)
  2. Bill Campbell, Progressive Conservative (1979-1980)
  3. Bud Cullen, Liberal (1980-1984)
  4. Ken James, Progressive Conservative (1984-1993)
  5. Roger Gallaway, Liberal (1993-2006)
  6. Pat Davidson, Conservative (2006-2015)
  7. Marilyn Gladu, Conservative (2015 –     )

Our Riding Since 1867

At Confederation, what is essentially our riding, was called Lambton. In the first election on August 7th, 1867, Liberal Alexander Mackenzie, a contractor, defeated Conservative Alexander Vidal, a land surveyor, 1,999 votes to 1,311 votes.

From 1862 to 1966, the riding was called Lambton West. Since then, the boundaries and the name have changed somewhat, but the riding has remained the westerly part of Lambton County.

In 1970, the riding became Sarnia-Lambton; then Sarnia in 1976, and Sarnia-Lambton again in 1981, which it has remained to this day.

The boundaries of the riding were changed in 2003 to include: the City of Sarnia; the Towns of Petrolia and Plympton-Wyoming; the Villages of Oil Springs and Point Edward; the Townships of Enniskillen and St. Clair and Sarnia Indian Reserve No. 45.

For an complete History of our Riding since 1867 see the Parliamentary Website (click to enter)

Candidate for Leader of Conservative Party of Canada

OTTAWA, ON— Sarnia-Lambton MP Marilyn Gladu is excited to announce her candidacy in the race for
the Conservative leadership. “Conservatives need to win the next election. To do that, we need to
expand the base. And to do that, we need a better balance of fiscal responsibility and social compassion.
Canadians care about having a good economy with job creation and lower taxes, but they are also
looking for a credible plan for climate change and the environment, support for our struggling Health
care system and compassion for people like seniors who can’t afford to live, veterans who are homeless,
and people who can’t afford their medications”.
MP Gladu has represented the riding of Sarnia-Lambton in Parliament since her election in 2015. She
served as the Official Opposition Science Critic, as well as the Chair for the Status of Women, as well as
the Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Rail Caucus, in addition to the Vice-Chair of the Aerospace Caucus. She
is currently the Shadow Minister of Health, and the Vice Chair on the Standing Committee on Health. As
one of the most respected leading members of the current Parliament, Marilyn works cooperatively and
respectfully with her parliamentary peers, having been named “The Most Collegial Parliamentarian” by
all party members of parliament in 2016.
A professional chemical engineer by training and profession, MP Gladu has had a broad range of
experience in her 32-year career, including global work in the energy sector, plastics, building
construction, automotive, mining, nuclear, the bio-industry and medical products industry. She worked
for Dow Chemical for 21 years both domestically and globally, before becoming the Engineering
Manager, and subsequently, the Director of Engineering at Suncor. From there, she became a business
director as a consultant at WorleyParsons.
She was recently named as a prestigious “Fellow” by the Canadian Academy of Engineers and Engineers
Canada. She is the first female engineer to be elected to the House of Commons.
A special moment in her early political career is her private members bill, C-277 (on palliative care)
receiving unanimous consent of the House of Commons and Senate. By achieving Royal Assent. Her
palliative care bill will now make a positive difference in the lives of millions of Canadians choosing to
live as well as they can, for as long as they can.
MP Marilyn Gladu is a strong leader with experience in both the real world and in parliament who can
bring new vision to the Conservative Party.