Derek Fletcher

Derek Fletcher
Derek Fletcher
MPP for Guelph
In office
Preceded by Rick Ferraro
Succeeded by Brenda Elliott
Personal details
Political party New Democrat
Occupation Press operator

Derek Fletcher is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a New Democratic Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1990 to 1995, representing Guelph–Wellington.



Fletcher worked as a flexographic press operator for sixteen years at Macmillan Bathurst Industries in Guelph, Ontario. He served as president of the Guelph and District Labour Council from 1984 to 1988, and was a school board trustee on the Wellington County Public School Board from 1985 to 1990.


Fletcher first ran for the Ontario legislature in the 1985 provincial election, finishing a distant third in the riding of Wellington South. In the 1987 provincial election, he finished second in the redistributed riding of Guelph. In both cases, the winning candidate was Liberal Rick Ferraro.

The NDP won a majority government in the 1990 provincial election, and Fletcher defeated Ferraro by 3,107 votes in his third run for office. He served as a parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Consumer and Commercial Relations from 1990 to 1993. For the remainder of the term he was parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Citizenship. In early 1995, Fletcher announced that the University of Guelph was being given $93,900 from a provincial University Research Incentive Fund.

The NDP were defeated in the 1995 provincial election, and Fletcher finished third in his bid for re-election. The winning candidate was Brenda Elliott of the Progressive Conservatives.


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