Rempel Garner runs for UCP leadership in Alberta, citing caucuses


Conservative Rep. Michelle Lempel Garner has said he will not run for the leadership of the Unified Conservative Party in Alberta.

She announced her decision today in a long social media post.

In it, Calgary’s longtime MP said he realized he was concerned about the UCP caucuses while making final preparations to launch the campaign on Wednesday.

Alberta’s current team, led by Jason Kenny, announced last month that he would resign after slightly surviving a leadership review, Lempel Garner said. He said he heard.

A member of parliament said there was a division within the caucuse and asked how she could lead it as an outsider.

“Not running was the most difficult decision I had to make so far,” says Lempel Garner.

Her announcement came after she left Patrick Brown’s Federal Conservative leadership campaign, and Brown’s campaign manager also left to help Lempelgarner in her possible bid to lead the UCP. rice field.

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