N.B. Liberal Leader Confirms Plans To Run In Bathurst Region

The leader of the New Brunswick Liberal Party said Monday that she soon hopes to earn a seat in the legislature during a yet-to-be-called byelection.

Susan Holt announced at an afternoon press conference her intentions to run in the Bathurst East-Nepisiguit-Saint-Isidore riding, replacing current Liberal MLA Denis Landry.

“If we can work together as a team, it would be my honour to represent the people of Bathurst East-Nepisiguit-Saint-Isidore,” said Holt.

Moncton Centre MLA Rob McKee currently serves as the Opposition leader in the legislature since Holt doesn’t have a seat within the government.

While Holt lives in Fredericton, she is seeking a seat in the Bathurst area riding after Landry announced he would move into municipal politics after 23 years with the province.

He was recently acclaimed as the first mayor of Hautes-Terres, N.B.

“We can only hope the Higgs Government calls the byelections in a timely manner to ensure people don’t go without representation for too long,” said Landry.

The process for a byelection will begin once the riding becomes vacant, which won’t happen after Landry officially resigns.

“I would like to thank Denis Landry for his decades of dedicated service to not only the people of this riding but to the entire province of New Brunswick as a former minister and leader of the Opposition,” said Holt.

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