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Kamloops MP Cathy McLeod announces retirement

FILE PHOTO - Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod has announced she will not be running in the next federal election.
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February 04, 2021 - 8:53 AM

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod has announced she will not be running in the next federal election.

The Conservative member of parliament made the announced in a media release today, Feb. 4, saying it had been an "honour" and a "privilege" to serve the community over the last 12 years.

“As I go throughout the riding, I look at the many initiatives that we worked on together, the wonderful people I've met, and of course in Ottawa the opportunity to make a real difference on the national stage in terms of influencing the direction of our country," McLeod said in the release.

"As I look forward there certainly is going to be enormous challenges ahead and I believe that Erin O’Toole and his team are the only ones that are going to be able to meet those challenges," McLeod said. "I personally will do whatever I can to make sure he does get elected."

McLeod was first elected as the Conservative MP for the Kamloops–Thompson–Cariboo in 2008 and won her fourth federal election in 2019.

"I want to thank the people in my riding office and in Ottawa who have done so much over the years. The party support locally and in Ottawa again who've been behind me and most of all the constituents who have had faith in me for four elections. I hope to write a few more chapters in my life before the final conclusion, and I thank you all so very much," she said.

McLeod does not give a reason for her upcoming retirement.

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