Sukh Daliwal has taken the first step toward regaining a seat in Ottawa as Member of Parliament (MP) for Surrey-Newton.
Dhaliwal defeated Surrey lawyer Randeep Sarai for the Liberal party nomination Saturday at Tamanawis Secondary School. The next federal election is expected in October, 2015, which would be Dhaliwal’s fourth attempt at winning the Newton-North Delta seat.
After an unsuccessful try in 2004, losing to Conservaitve incumbent Gurmant Grewal, Dhaliwal was elected Liberal MP for the riding in 2006. He was re-elected in 2008 but lost the seat to Jinny Sims of the NDP in 2011.
Dhaliwal was nominated in October, 2012 by the governing Liberal party as its candidate for Surrey-Panorama for the 2013 provincial election, but he withdrew four months later after he learned he was facing six charged under the Income Tax Act. Earlier this year, Dhaliwal pled guilty to three counts and paid a $3,000 fine.