City councillor Scott Fielding will not seek the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba.
“After careful consideration and discussions with my family I have decided not to put my name forward to seek the leadership of the PC Party,” Fielding said in a release on Thursday. “With 3 young children, including a 5 month old new born, the timing is not right. I want to continue to focus on municipal issues to make the City of Winnipeg a greater place to live, work and play.”
“I want to thank the many individuals who contacted me to provide support and words of encouragement.”
Fielding has been a councillor in the St. James-Brooklands ward since 2006.
Brian Pallister is currently running to replace outgoing PC leader Hugh McFadyen.