Harry Bains was re-elected as the MLA for Surrey-Newton in May 2017. He was first elected in May 2005, and re-elected in 2009 and 2013. Harry currently serves as the Minister of Labour.
Harry has previously served as Opposition Spokesperson for Forests, Land and Natural Resource Operations, Transportation and Infrastructure, Jobs, Employment, Labour and WorkSafeBC and the 2010 Olympics.
Harry has been active in the Surrey community for many years. He served on the Kwantlen University College Board of Governors from 1993 to 1999, serving as vice-chair for three of those years. He has also volunteered with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity.
Harry has an extensive background in community service. He was an elected officer of Steelworkers-IWA Canada Local 2171 for over 15 years. He served most recently as vice-president of his local, where he led negotiations and engaged in bargaining for better working conditions for working people.
Harry and his wife Rajvinder live in Surrey. They have two grown children, Kulpreet and Jasmeen, their daughter in law Parveen a grand daughter Rhianna and a grand son Brayden.