Kate Young was first elected Member of Parliament for London West in October 2015. Since being elected in 2015, Kate has served in several Parliamentary Secretary roles, most recently the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (FedDev Ontario) from 2019 to 2021. She had previously served as Parliamentary Secretary for Science and Sport; Parliamentary Secretary for Public Services and Procurement (Accessibility); and Parliamentary Secretary for Transport.
Prior to being elected, Kate had a lengthy career in journalism and public relations in both the private and public sector. Best known as the first female news anchor at CFPL-TV in London, Kate was also the Manager of Public Affairs and Community Relations for the Thames Valley District School Board and Manager of Community Relations at TD Financial Group.
As a community organizer, Kate has volunteered much of her free time with organizations that directly impact London West, including the London Health Sciences Foundation Board of Directors, the Fanshawe College Board of Directors, and the Museum London Board of Directors. In 2007, London City Press Club named Kate Newsmaker of the Year for her outstanding service to the London community.
Kate has a diploma in Journalism (Broadcast) from Fanshawe College and is the proud mother of two children. She is also a grandma to twin boys. Kate grew up in London West, attended Westminster Secondary School, and continues to live in the riding with her partner Brian.