Andrew Scheer has won the Conservative Party of Canada leadership.
Scheer is a former speaker.
The question came up: has a speaker ever become party leader before.
The answer; from my prior research, is no. However, I will begin looking once more to see if this is truly the case or if I missed something.
As well, it was asked if any leadership this close (Scheer won 51%-49%) has ever produced a leader that won the next election, so I will look at that as well.