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Howard Hampton

Personal data
Date of birthMay 17, 1952(age 64)
Place of birthFort Frances, Ontario
Birth nameHoward George Hampton
Political partyNew Democratic Party
SpouseShelley Martel
RelationsElie Martel, father-in-law
ChildrenSarah and Jonathan
ResidenceFort Frances and Toronto, Ontario
Occupationlawyer
ReligionUnited Church of Canada
Leader of the Ontario NDP
In officeJune 22, 1996 - March 7, 2009
Succeeded byAndrea Horwath
Preceded byBob Rae
MPP for Kenora-Rainy River
In officeJune 3, 1999 - 2011
Succeeded bySarah Campbell
Preceded byfirst member
MPP for Rainy River
In officeSeptember 10, 1987 - June 3, 1999
Succeeded byriding dissolved
Preceded byJack Pierce

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Howard George Hampton, MPP (born May 17, 1952) is a Canadian lawyer and politician. He has served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Canada, since 1987 as the Member of Provincial Parliament from the northern riding of Kenora-Rainy River. A member of the Ontario New Democratic Party, he was also the party's leader from 1996 to 2009. Hampton is not standing as a candidate in the Ontario provincial election scheduled for October 6, 2011.

His wife, Shelley Martel, was also an MPP until 2007, representing Nickel Belt.


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