SMITHERS (NEWS 1130) — The NDP will have one-less well known name running for re-election this fall.
Nathan Cullen has been the MP for the riding of Skeena — Bulkley Valley for four terms. He joins a long list of 13 of the 44 New Democrats elected in 2015 who won’t be running again.
— Nathan Cullen (@nathancullen) March 1, 2019
If Singh lost the by-election, it was expected he would have been pressured to run for leader of the party.
His announcement comes a day after Victoria NDP MP Murray Rankin announced he too wouldn’t run in October’s federal election.
Both men join a long list of federal New Democrats leaving their positions in October.
– With files from the Canadian Press