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Singh’s byelection win brings ‘stability,’ say politicos, but NDP still has a long road before October

By Samantha Wright Allen      

After months focusing on the leader’s bid to become an MP, the party has to shift gears to speed up nominations and boost fundraising as the clock ticks down to the general election.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh celebrates his byelection win on Feb. 25 allowing him to sit with his 41-member caucus in the House of Commons now that he's the MP for Burnaby South, B.C. Photograph courtesy of the NDP

After a rocky start as NDP leader, Jagmeet Singh’s byelection win should quiet internal concerns about his future and bring at least a period of stability for the party as it seeks to “change the channel” and capitalize on an opening for the leader to prove himself on the national stage, say political pundits. But after months of focusing on Mr. Singh’s campaign, the party still has a long way to go to catch up to other parties in nominations and fundraising strength to ready itself for October’s general election. 

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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