Liberals start nomination process for 25 unheld ridings
By Peter Mazereeuw Aug. 6, 2018
The ridings were opened for candidate applications after their Liberal electoral district associations met fundraising, membership, and diversity targets set out for them by the party, a new set of requirements for this electoral cycle, according to party spokesperson Braeden Caley.
Liberal MP Raj Grewal, who won Brampton East in the last election with 52 per cent of the vote, and his volunteers knocked on doors in his riding last summer, a staple of retail politics and now a requirement set by the party for Liberal MPs who wish to run for re-election. Liberals who want to run for an opposition-held seat have to wait until their local riding association meets a different set of criteria set by the party. Photograph courtesy of Twitter
The federal Liberal Party opened up applications for potential candidates in 25 unheld ridings in late June, the first formal step towards candidacy for Grits in 2019, according to the party’s website.
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