Cheryl Hardcastle was elected Member of Parliament for Windsor—Tecumseh in 2015.
In 2016 Cheryl was appointed by NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair to the Subcommittee for International Human Rights, where she sits as Vice Chair. She is also the party critic for Sports and Persons with Disabilities.
Prior to becoming an MP, Cheryl earned her reputation as an effective, inclusive leader as Tecumseh’s Deputy Mayor (2011-2014), serving on both Tecumseh Council and Essex County Council. She was also a member of the Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority Board and the Essex Region Conservation Authority Board.
Before entering politics, Cheryl worked for almost 20 years as a reporter and editor of the former Tecumseh Tribune, where she gained extensive knowledge of the issues affecting our community. A past member of Pathway to Potential and the National Pension Reform Committee, she has worked to reduce poverty in Windsor-Essex County and to help more Canadians retire with dignity.
Cheryl has organized minor sports programs and tournaments, serving as director of the Tecumseh Baseball Club and president of Sun Parlour Female Hockey Association. She supports adult literacy as an instructor and author of beginning-level readers for adults. She’s also a founding member of the Tecumseh Area Historical Society.
Cheryl is a native of Tecumseh and the proud mother of four adult children.