Bev Shipley has worked and lived in the Middlesex-Kent-Lambton riding his entire life, similar to his family since 1819. After graduating from Agriculture Technology, Bev took over the family farm, which he expanded to include cash crops and purebred dairy cattle.
Over the years, Bev Shipley has demonstrated a strong commitment to his family, community and public service, which all contribute to his excellent leadership skills and his understanding of the needs of constituents.
It is in the Township of Middlesex Centre that Bev and his wife of 32 years, Barb, raised three now grown children. Bev is the proud grandfather of two grandchildren, with the third one expected in June.
His involvement within the community has touched many individuals throughout the riding. He is a Director and a volunteer of the Western Fair Association, London and a Director of the Middlesex County Agriculture Hall of Fame. Bev was past Chair and is current Vice-Chair of the Lake Huron Primary Water System. Bev is an active member of Community Bible Church, Middlesex Centre, and is a volunteer with the London-Middlesex United Way.
His commitment to public service is extensive, which includes over 18 years of dedication to municipal government. Bev has been serving on Middlesex County Council for 15 years and was Warden in 1995.
Bev has served the last 6 years as Mayor of Middlesex Centre. Through these positions, he has gained a strong understanding of fiscal and management issues. Along with these skills and an open and decisive attitude, Bev is committed to promoting the best interests of the constituents of Middlesex-Kent-Lambton.
Bev understands agriculture and believes our farmers are as efficient as any in the world. However, they must be supported so that they can compete against the trade tariffs and the treasuries of our competing trading partners.
He believes healthcare funding must come in line with the provisions of the Health Accord to allow provinces flexibility to implement new services and delivery options.
Bev Shipley cares about the people within the Middlesex-Kent- Lambton riding. His skills and experience have made him confident he would be an excellent representative in the federal government for your riding.
Bev believes Canada needs change, and hopes you can help him implement change with your vote.