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NDP MP Nathan Cullen not running for re-election in October

Last Updated Mar 1, 2019 at 4:47 pm PDT

FILE: NDP MP Nathan Cullen rises in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Cullen says women and social media companies should be brought in to a critical discussion about how parliamentarians conduct themselves in the online word. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

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.

RELATED: NDP MP Murray Rankin won’t seek re-election in October campaign

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