The new MP for Guelph, Lloyd Longfield, has lived in and been an active member of the community since 1992. He was born and raised in Winnipeg.
Before running for Parliament, Longfield was President and Chief Administrative Officer of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce. In this role he helped recruit 10 new physicians the the region, established Innovation Guelph and worked with the city to establish Guelph Sustainable Solutions.
Innovation Guelph is now a standalone community organization that has brought over $10 million of investment into the local economy. Longfield worked for the organization as a Mentor-inResidence, helping recent graduates, new immigrants and the under-employed connect with local businesses.
He also worked with the City of Guelph to launch Prosperity 2020, a 10year plan for economic development for the city. The project has helped create approximately 30,000 jobs so far.
He has a Bachelor of Arts in English and mathematics from the University of Manitoba and a diploma in mechanical engineering from Red River College. He worked in hydraulic and pneumatic machine automation for 28 years. In 1986 he started his own business, offering machine automation design and service.
He and his wife have three daughters and one grandchild.