Nathan Cullen announced that he wouldn’t take another run at the leadership of the NDP in order to spend more time with his family. He also wants to focus his political energy on the electoral reform and climate change files.
Cullen was once seen as a front-runner to succeed current leader Tom Mulcair.
Cullen, first elected in 2004 to the northwestern B.C. riding of Skeena-Bulkley Valley, ran against Mulcair in the party’s 2012 leadership race, ultimately coming in third behind runner-up Brian Topp.
Already, a number of expected front-runners and contenders have publicly rejected a bid for the job. Former deputy leader Megan Leslie has ruled out a run, as has Topp, now serving as chief of staff to Alberta Premier Rachel Notley. She, too, has indicated she’s not looking to make a jump to federal politics.
Source: Huffington Post