NDP now accepting candidates for 2016 election

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The P.E.I. NDP says it has taken another step towards election readiness for 2016, a call for candidates.

The New Democratic Party of Prince Edward Island says it has reached another milestone in election readiness by approving new candidate nomination rules for provincial candidates and opening up the process for people seeking to be elected as NDP MLAs in the next election.

“The NDP has established a process whereby well-organized district associations will conduct fair, orderly and exciting nomination events for the women and men who will run for the party in all 27 districts in the next provincial election,” said Sibyl Frei, president of the New Democratic Party of Prince Edward Island.

NDP Leader Mike Redmond has already announced he will seek the nomination in District 12, Charlottetown-Victoria Park, currently held by former Liberal cabinet minister Richard Brown. Charlottetown entrepreneur, fitness instructor and motivational speaker Gord McNeilly has indicated he will seek the NDP nomination for Charlottetown-Lewis Point District 14 now represented by Liberal MLA Kathleen Casey.

“We have already seen federal Conservatives push aside fixed election dates and we think it is certainly possible that provincial Liberals would do the same. We are planning to have almost all of our great candidates in place by April 2015," Sibyl Frei, president of the New Democratic Party of Prince Edward Island

NDP PEI Leader Mike Redmond says the NDP is a party getting ready to elect a big number of MLAs.

“We are debt free now and we are getting organized in the ridings,” said Redmond.

“I am very impressed by the hard work done by Sibyl, the executive and the whole party over the last year. We are definitely going to be in a position to challenge for government in the next election.”

 The next election is expected to be April 25, 2016.

“But we are not working on the government’s timetable,” added Frei.

“We have already seen federal Conservatives push aside fixed election dates and we think it is certainly possible that provincial Liberals would do the same. We are planning to have almost all of our great candidates in place by April 2015. Our candidates will be ready and have plenty of time to work with their communities to win their seats.”

 

 

 

Organizations: New Democratic Party, Charlottetown-Lewis Point District 14

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown-Victoria Park, Charlottetown

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  • Get real
    February 07, 2014 - 22:39

    First of all Mule Redmond- the NDP do not elect candidates. The constituents (aka the PEOPLE) elect ...until then they are just candidates. OMG - between you and your newly 'elected' fitness jock - we are supposed to take the NDP seriously??? Better go back to the drawing board!!

  • PLEASE
    February 07, 2014 - 08:22

    This is your chance to start making a difference in Island politics. We truly need some hope that our future can be salvaged from years of neglect. You do have the potential Mike, and I agree with other comments....you must rally a legitimate group of candidates.

  • Shawn
    February 07, 2014 - 04:03

    The NDP of PEI needs too get more creditable people too run if they want too thrive too win seats. Teachers, Doctors, Lawyers among others. I have maor hopes for Redmond winning in 16'.

  • Danny boy
    February 06, 2014 - 17:46

    My cat would be interested in running in Winsloe-West Royalty. Where can I nominate him?

    • funny
      February 07, 2014 - 12:32

      I think you are getting the NDP confused with the Liberals or the Cons. They are the ones that have fat cats running for them.

    • Danny Boy
      February 07, 2014 - 14:14

      I wish it were true. But, the NDP have a history of putting anyone with a heartbeat and no real world experience as a candidate. Hence, i would like them to consider my cat, Mr. Bojangles, as a candidate.

  • Hope
    February 06, 2014 - 17:43

    Your our only hope for a future in PEI, Mike, but if you have industry in your pocket you won't be any different than the rest. Please find some candidates who care about the Island for real not just for four years and a big pension.

  • Go all in mike
    February 06, 2014 - 12:04

    Put together a good group mike.. People are soooo sick and tired of the other 2 corrupt parties that if you get a good group together you can win this thing... If you Put recall legislation in place and you will get a lot of support..