A Messaqe from Irene on her Re-Election

I am extremely grateful and humbled by this opportunity to once again serve London families and our community.

I am very proud of the work of my London and Ottawa staff, my campaign team and my Leader, Jack Layton. New Democrats elected a record number of members and once again have elected the highest percentage of women of any of the parties.

My new mandate in Parliament gives me the opportunity to continue our work in London and Ottawa to ensure that my constituents are well-served and that my community’s voice is heard in the House of Commons.

I am very aware that the current economic uncertainty creates anxiety among working families; there is anxiety about jobs, pensions and savings because so many families are having a tough time making ends meet.

In the upcoming Parliament, my caucus colleagues and I will hold the government to account, but also constructively to ensure that no family, no individual, no senior, veteran, single parent or child is left behind.

It was a great honour and privilege to be your MP in Canada’s 40th Parliament. I promise I will work very hard to serve you in Canada’s 41st Parliament. I will continue to work in the constituency and will continue to inform you of federal programs and services that will help you and your family.

Thank you again to the hard-working community of London Fanshawe. I am so very appreciative of your support and will do everything I can to deserve the trust you’ve placed in me.