| Jagmeet Singh |
|Born||January 2, 1979|
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
|Alma mater||University of Western Ontario, Osgoode Hall Law School|
|Member of||WEF/Young Global Leaders 2018|
|Party||New Democratic Party (Canada)|
Singh began his career as a criminal defence lawyer. His political career began in 2011 where he contested the 2011 federal election in the federal riding of Bramalea—Gore—Malton which resulted in a narrow victory for Conservative opponent Bal Gosal; he became a member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) in the overlapping provincial riding later that year. In 2015, he became deputy leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party, serving under leader Andrea Horwath until 2017. Singh announced his candidacy for the federal New Democratic Party leadership following a leadership review that resulted in a leadership election to replace Tom Mulcair. Singh was elected leader on October 1, 2017, with a first round vote of 53.8 per cent in a field of four. In the 2019 federal election, the New Democrats under Singh won 24 seats and dropped from third party to fourth party status. In the 2021 federal election, the NDP under Singh won 25 seats and remained the fourth party.