As you may have heard, Lloyd Longfield was re-elected as Guelph’s Member of Parliament earlier this week. If you thought that it would be back to business as usual at Longfield’s Cork Street East constituency office you’re half right, because while Longfield and his staff are getting back to focusing on constituency matters, they’re also getting ready for a move.
In a media statement Wednesday, Longfield announced that his constituency office will be moving from its current locale on Cork Street, to a new office at 111 Farquhar Street, Suite 103. That’s the Granary Building on the other side of the tracks from Guelph Central Station, the same building that houses the Chamber of Commerce, which is Longfield’s old employer.
The new constituency office will open on November 12. If you have an immediate concern, you can email Longfield’s staff at Lloyd.longfield [at] parl.gc.ca.
This is a big change because the constituency office for Guelph’s Member of Parliament has been based out of the same Cork Street office since Brenda Chamberlain served from 1993 to 2008. Chamberlain’s predecessor, William Winegard, was based out of a constituency office on Wyndham Street North before that.
In the release, Longfield offered gratitude to the people of Guelph for giving him his job back Monday. “Thank you to the residents of Guelph for your continued support,” he said. “I look forward to serving the people of Guelph in the upcoming 43rd session of Parliament.”
Longfield said that he expects to be sworn in again as Guelph’s MP on November 8. At a press conference yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that cabinet will be sworn in on November 20. No date has yet been set for the Speech from the Throne.
Longfield won re-election Monday with 40.4 per cent of the vote, and with over 11,000 more votes than his nearest competitor, the Green Party’s Steve Dyck.